To enhance R&D cooperation between two countries, we have created a new section “Looking for partners” in the newsletter. The same section is also being developed on our website. I believe that it will help all of us for easier partner searching and R&D networking.
As I mentioned last newsletter, May 2011 is the 10th anniversary of KORIL-RDF. The Foundation was established in May 2001 on the basis of the treaty between the two governments. Appropriately, the approval of the 100th joint R&D project was celebrated at the 19th Board of Directors Meeting in Seoul last November .
This coming June we are going to celebrate our 10th anniversary with some events in Tel Aviv, Israel. We believe that this year is providing the momentum for the next 10-year leap of successful industrial R&D collaboration between our two countries.
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In February a Korean delegation visited the EILAT-EILOT Renewable Energy Conference and had a chance to learn about international trends and future prospects of the renewable energy sector. The 33 participants included representatives from Korean industry and academia. The Delegation was co-organized by KORIL-RDF, KOTRA, GT Korea Israel office and Israel Embassy in Korea.
Before going down to Eilat, a seminar and 1:1 individual business meetings were held in the Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv.
The Deputy Chief Scientist Ms. Mina Goldiak and representatives from YEDA, Yissum, BGN Technology, Technion Univ. and NEWTech presented technology trends and high-tech cases in Israel for the Korean delegation.
Following the seminar, Korean companies had opportunities to have 1:1 business meetings with Israeli companies. Total 91 meetings were held and now they are following up the business cases.
In Eilat, the delegation members participated in several conferences and visited the Exhibition to experience Israeli high-tech. But the most important activity was to meet people of all walks of the industry in one place.
Leaving on an airplane, one Korean delegation member said, “With the beautiful scenery in Eilat, the passion for renewable energy industry in Israel will be unforgettable.”
The 20th Board of Directors Meeting will be taking place on 21st June in Tel Aviv, Israel. Six Directors (4 from Israel, 2 from Korea) including the new Chief Scientist, Mr. Avi Hasson, will attend the meeting to discuss about project selection and some issues on industrial cooperation between the two countries.
This BOD will be held together with the 10th Anniversary Event of KORIL-RDF.
Following approval at the Board of Directors meeting last June, KORIL-RDF has started to build the Korean companies‘ English database in its website. To date, Israeli companies have had many difficulties accessing Korean companies‘ information in English for partnering and matchmaking. To solve this structural issue, KORIL-RDF created a new section in the website and updated English information of Korean companies. This project is expected to accumulate information of approximately 3,000 Korean companies by June 2011, & will be be updated on an ongoing basis..
A Delegation of Korean biotechnology companies will participate in the 10th ILSI-BioMed Conference, in Tel Aviv from May 22~23. This Delegation is co-organized by KORIL-RDF, GT Korea Israel office and the Embassy of Israel, Korea. B2B meetings between Korean participants and Israeli biotechnology companies will be scheduled.
ILSI-BioMed Conference is among the world’s leading platforms for presenting technological innovation, business opportunities, policies and implementation in the Bio technology and medical field. For further information, please click : www2.kenes.com/biomed
Companies who are interested in participating in Delegation can request further information by registering on the KORIL-RDF website:www.koril.org
KORIL project is selected as one of the best practices of international joint development projects in Korea
Recently, Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology(KIAT) investigates the best practice of international joint development projects in Korea to promote international collaboration R&D. KIAT will publish the booklet called “Excellent International Cooperation Case” in July 2011.
In this process, the following KORIL-RDF project is selected as one of the best practice.
• Project: Development and Commercialization of Novel Herbal Sources that Produce Stimulating Activity on Human Skin B-defensin for Atopic Dermatitis.
• Korean company: Bio FD&C
• Israeli company: KAMEDIS
• Project period: Jan 2008 ~ July 2011
In 2010 the Misgav Venture Accelerator was named "Best Incubator" by Israel's Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor.
Misgav is part of The Trendlines Group, which invests in and develops innovation-based businesses in life sciences, agrotech, cleantech, and other fields.
The Israeli company MCL, a member of this incubator, develops and produces ceramic- and metal-based advanced multilayer packages and substrates for the electronics industry.
MCL and its Korean partner Senplus have collaborated in a KORIL project "Metal Foil Substrate for Flexible Display", utilizing MCL's proprietary ALOX technology (patent-protected).
“LG Innotek(www.lginnotek.com)” is looking for a Israeli company specializing in the area of vacuum process monitoring during CIGS solar cell manufacturing process.
As part of this requested cooperation, LGIT will provide the CIGS module manufacturing R&D line for testing the proposed in-line inspection methodology. The Israeli partner should provide the process monitoring tool for controlling the CIGS composition under Se vapor environment at high temperature.
MicroPointing is developing a 1 sq mm mouse for mobile devices. Its size allows for tremendous device design flexibility. This electronic tracking device can be used as a high resolution mouse, four way switch or control, enabling mobile product producers to replace larger buttons and mechanical switches. The MicroPointer has no moving parts, is incredibly durable, and can be placed on any part of the device, including the back or sides.
The business model is that MicroPointing will sell its plug and play chip to manufacturers of mobile phones, tablet computers and internet TV remote control manufacturers.
If you are interested in cooperation with this Israeli company, please contact to:
Mr. Ailon Tamir, Founder & CEO
Office : +972-2-996-3880
Mobile : +972-52-688-4851
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.micropointing.com