STEPI IICC Newsletter

Vol.1 July 2014

Editor : Gunhee Park

Letter from the President

It is my great pleasure to announce the first issue of STEPI IICC newsletter.

Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) are the key elements behind the rapid Korean economic development which also addresses socioeconomic challenges. Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) has long been working with our partner countries in harnessing science, technology and innovation to promote socioeconomic development; furthermore it has played a key role in the development of STI policies and STI advancement promoting national competitiveness.

We firmly believe that building national STI capacities is pivotal for achieving sustainable development. In order to strengthen this initiative for cooperation and to channel our efforts STEPI established International Innovation Cooperation Center (IICC) in January 2014.

IICC includes three departments which are Research and Survey, Technology Cooperation and Education and Training Programs. The combination of three components will therefore provide the base for the center to become a global STI hub and central point where active cooperation with partner countries will take place.

IICC will continuously make efforts in STI cooperation by sharing our experience and expertise in planning and implementation of STI policies to help partner countries to achieve their socioeconomic advancement and national development goals.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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We welcome active involvement from participants : we would like to hear more from you so please share your views and ideas on STI activities.

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