2012 is the first year of beginning another new 10 years for KORIL-RDF. In 2001, Korean and Israeli governments
agreed to establish KORIL-RDF to promote and support R&D collaboration between two countries. As a result, KORIL-RDF
has approved 111 R&D projects with funding amount around 30 million USD. In addition, we have 22 successful
commercialization cases and it is reached to the sales volume of 23 million USD. With these numbers, I am proud to say
that KORIL-RDF has taken charge of the motive power to facilitate the technology cooperation between two countries
over the past 10 years. I promise that KORIL-RDF will make a series of efforts to accelerate the industrial cooperation
between Israel and Korea.
As always, your suggestion to improve the contents of our newsletter is welcome.
Thank you very much.
Dr. Han Joo Kim
KORIL-RDF board of directors approved to increase in the grant size of full-scale projects up to USD 1 million from the
1st RFP in 2012. Consequently, the amount of full-scale project grant is doubled from its previous grant amount USD
500,000. Furthermore, the process of ratification for increasing the annual contribution of both governments is under
process. As soon as the ratification is finalized, the amount of annual contribution will be USD 4 million.
In addition, the directors approved new project grant award criteria as the maximum project grant sizes is increased.
The grant percentage of funding criteria will be applied from the next BOD round.
New KORIL Grant award criteria up to:
Overall evaluation grade
Maximum grant (USD)
The 21st Board of Director's meeting was successfully held
in Seoul, Korea in 21st Dec, 2011. The directors approved
4 proposals (2 full-scale proposals and 2 feasibility studies)
with an approximate total project funding of about USD 1 mil.
KORIL-RDF organized 2011 Korea-Israel Innovation Forum in Seoul, Korea in 21st Dec 2011. The title of the forum was
"How to faciliate Korea-Israel R&D collaboration" and around
80 people participated to discuss for better collaboration
between two countries. Keynote speakers were Mr. Avi
Hasson, Chairman of KORIL-RDF and Chief Scientist of MOITaL,
Mr. Seong-pil Shin, Director of Korean Ministry of Knowlege
Economy(MKE), Mr. Sangdo Park, LSIS, and Dr. Hunkyu Choi,
CEO of Spina Systems.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of KORIL-RDF, the Friendship Night was held in the Renaissance Seoul Hotel,
Korea on 21st Dec, 2011. Over 80 guests including KORIL member companies, government officials, and other guests
from both countries gathered to celebrate the achievements of 2011. Mr. Youngsam Ma, Ambassador for Public
Diplomacy in Korea, who was the former Korean Ambassador in Israel, was invited as a special guest as well as Mr. Tuvia
Israeli, Israeli Ambassador in Korea. During the event, several representatives of companies donated their talent such as
singing and playing musical instruments.
A delegation of Korean Cleantech companies including 13
representatives from 8 companies participated in the 2011
WATEC Exhibition. The program was co-organized by KORIL-
RDF, GT Korea Israel office, KOTRA, KOITA and the Embassy
of Israel, Korea. The visiting companies had a total of 21 B2B
meetings during the event. In addition, the Korean delegation
had opportunities to learn about the Israeli Cleantech industry
closely while visiting Emfecy, Better Place, Desalination Plant in,
L.N. Green Incubator and Technion Univ in Haifa
2011 Korea Technology Awards
Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy held 2011 Korean Technology Awards in Seoul, Korea in Dec 8th 2011.
The ceremony is one of the distinguished annual events in Korea that recognizes and promotes excellence and
innovation in industry and technology. In this year, Boryung Pharmaceutical's new antihypertensive drug won the
The best 10 new technologies in 2011
New Medicine 'Kanarb'
High-quality Lubricant Base Oil Catalyst
3D FPR Production Original Technology
Theta Turbo GDi Engine
Open-type Web-based Smart TV
Information & Communication
Printing Electronic Equipment Technology for
20㎛Narrow Line Width Mass Production
Small & Medium-sized Business
Ultrahigh-intensity Optical Film for LCD
LG Life Sciences
Inosculation Vaccine Production Technology for
Preventing Bacterial Encephalomeningitis
Cinema 3D Smart TV
Small & Medium-sized Business
Hybrid Enterprise DBMS Products and
KAMEDIS, a KORIL member company, won the innovation
prize in Seoul International Inventions Fair(SIIF)
Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2011 is the largest annual
invention fair in Asia and is organized by the Korea Invention Promotion
Association (KIPA), a special corporation established under the provision
of the Invention Promotion Act whose mission is to promote invention
SIIF is supported internationally by the World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO) and the International Federation of Inventors'
Inventors and innovators from all over the world exhibit their inventions
at the SIIF. The Israeli company Kamedis, a KORIL member company,
participated in SIIF and was presented the highly-regarded innovation award to for one of its latest developments. This
product was developed in cooperation with the Korean company BIO-FD&C under the support and partial funding of the
The product is an innovative dermatological product, composed of natural herbal sources that treat skin infections,
including secondary infections in atopic dermatitis (AD) by stimulating human beta-defensin and by inhibiting TH2
cytokines. The product is safe for long-term application and reduces the chronicity and lesions severity of AD patients.
CellMotive Co. Ltd. was established in September 2011 as a technology-based start-up company, supported by
Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea.
The president of the CellMotive, Heeman Choe is currently an assistant professor at Kookmin University.
CellMotive has established substantially firm materials technologies in the areas of functional metallic materials,
alloys/composite materials, and mechanical materials, which is proven by more than 50 peer-reviewed papers
published in international journals and more than 20 patents issued or filed.
CellMotive is currently looking for an Israeli research partner, who can join in developing together materials technology
in energy, defense, and other high-tech areas.
R&D collaboration area:
1. Defense materials: Tough, hard, and strong materials, e.g., alloys or composites for bullet-proof applications
2. Energy materials: Development of secondary batteries and their advanced materials, e.g., Li-Air cells with
3. Metallic foams for mechanical or functional applications
4. Advanced microelectronic packaging materials: e.g., solder alloys for extreme conditions
If you are interested in cooperation with this Korean company, please contact to:
Prof. Heeman Choi
Tel : +82-2-910-5020
Fax : +82-2-910-4320
E-mail : email@example.com
The issue of bird hazards concerns several industries - electric-power, aviation, and agriculture (primarily fishpond farms
and open water reservoirs) in particular.
The Israeli company BirdsVision Ltd., develops, manufactures, markets and supports solutions for the detection,
identification, automatic deterrence and risk management of these bird hazards
The company's goal is to become a leading provider of bird detection and deterrence systems.
Our unique system is developed to solve the conflict between birds and various industries and infrastructures.
It provides an automatic stand-alone device that detects, identifies and deters birds at sensitive areas, in all weather,
day and night, year round.
The system has several configurations, each of which is adapted to a different application. There is one for the
electricity industry and another for civilian and military aviation. Future models are being designed for the agricultural