Hope all of you have enjoyed your summer vacation with your loved ones. I guess for some people, this summer might
be particularly frustrating surrounded by many unfortunate incidents and conflicts.
As the New Year on the Jewish calendar is coming up, my prayers go out to those who suffer and hope peace settles
down there soon.
In Seoul, we now can sense the fall in the air, as I sit in my office, looking back to what KORIL-RDF has done during this
With your strong support, we successfully held the 2014 Korea Israel Industrial Collaboration Conference (KIICC 2014) in
July with outstanding achievements.
Some participants have found great Israeli business partners through KIICC and our organization has also reinforced the collaborative relationship with Israel more than ever.
I believe this kind of event is a beneficial tool for those who are eager to find innovative technologies.
May peace, love and health be with you all in the New Year.
Tae Hoon Choi, Ph.D
Chief Executive, the KORIL-RDF
KORIL-RDF’s 26th Board of Directors’ meeting was successfully held on August 6, 2014 and
approved three full-scale joint projects.
The 26th Board of Directors' meeting of KORIL-RDF was held via video conference. Mr. Avi Hasson, the Chairman of
KORIL-RDF, Chief Scientist of Ministry of Economy (MoE) represented the Government of Israel, while Mr. Young
Ghil Cheon, Director of Industrial Technology Development Divisionin, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE)
represented the Government of Korea.
The Board of Directors approved 3 full-scale project proposals from the medical device & wearable sectors.
Two feasibility study proposals were also approved during the first half of 2014.
The next Board of Directors' meeting is scheduled to be held in Israel on December 10, 2014.
1st Korea-Israel Industrial Collaboration Conference (KIICC 2014) held in Seoul, Korea
The first “Korea-Israel Industrial Collaboration Conference” was held on
July 22, 2014 by the Korea-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation. In an effort
to explore a creative economic cooperation model, while proceeding with
various events including a forum for the transfer of creative technologies
fromIsraeltoKorea, the conference focused on expanding Korea-Israel
cooperative areas into industrial R&D areas and increasing the synergy
effects of industrial development in the two countries.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy established an LOI on
cooperation in the strategic technology sector with the Ministry of Economy in Israelduring this event.About 50 B2B
meetings were also held to conduct technological consulting in various sectors, including UAV, cyber security,medicine,
environmental measurement and control, and mobile technology covering sensor cameras. The Korea-Israel Industrial
Collaboration Conference appears to have greatly helped domestic companies explore various business models, as
they have desired to do for a long time. The KORIL-RDF is expected to enhance cooperative relations in various sectors
with Israel under the support of both governments. This event will be further expanded on a gradual basis from next year
as the 2nd Korea-Israel Industrial Collaboration Conference.
2014 Osong Bio Industry Expo, Osong, Korea (Sep.26~Oct.12, 2014)
Israeli companies in the areas of bio, medical and cosmetics are invited to 2014 Osong Bio Industry Expo. They will
promote their products and developments at the Israeli pavilion from Sep. 29 to Oct. 2, 2014. Agate Mac Fund and
Israel-Korea Chamber of Commerce are co-organizing this visit and participating Israeli companies are as follows:
Den Tack Implants, Eye Yon Mdical, Mineral, MST, Sanoculis, SHL Telemedicine Bio Korea, STI Laser, and Tulip
In the expo, 223 international companies in bio, medical and cosmetic sectors are participating to explore new
opportunities and promote their products. Osong is a hub of high-tech bio and health in Korea as major research
institutes, industrial complexes, and academies are clustered in this area.
Israel's New Year
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is observed for two days beginning on the 1 of Tishrei, the first day of the Jewish
year (usually in September). Rosh Hashanah literally means “Head of the Year” in Hebrew, it is believed to be the
month in which God created the world, the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve and their first actions realizing
humanity's role in God's world.
The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is the sounding of the shofar, the ram’s horn, which also represents the
trumpet blast of a king's coronation, andan awakening call to repentance.
It serves as the first of the “Ten Days of Repentance” culminating in Yom Kippur on the 10 of Tishrei.
Additional Rosh Hashanah customs include eating sweet foods, to symbolize our desire for a sweet year, blessing one
another with the words “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year", special prayers said near a body of water,
in evocation of the verse, “And You shall cast sins into the depths of the sea”.
It is all about making peace in the community and striving to be a better person filled with hope for the New Year.
The purpose of the fast of Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement- is to bring about reconciliation between individuals
It is the holiest day of the Jewish year, and according to tradition, the day when God decides the fate of each human
being. It is ritually observed in fasting and prayer – a day of retreat from the world of material needs & desires.
Happy New Year
Korea's Thanksgiving day
Chuseok is one of the biggest and most important holidays in Korea. Family members from near and far come together
to share food and stories and to give thanks to their ancestors for an abundant harvest. In 2014, Chuseok Day falls on
September 8, but the holiday is observed for a total of three days (September 7–9).
Fortunately, this year's Chuseok holiday period makes for a 5-day weekend since Wednesday, September 10 was also
designated a day off during this national holiday period. Many Koreans will visit their family homes to spend quality time
together, and the holidays provide a good opportunity to enjoy traditional cultural experiences throughout Korea. Let's
take a closer look at the traditional Korean holiday of Chuseok.
Although the exact origin of Chuseok is unclear, the tradition may be found in ancient religious practices that centered
around the moon. The sun’s presence was considered routine, but the full moon that came once a month was
considered a special and meaningful event. Therefore, harvest festivities took place on the day of the bright, full moon
or August 15 on the lunar calendar system.
On the morning of Chuseok Day, foods prepared with the year’s fresh harvest are set out to give thanks to ancestors through Charye (ancestor memorial service). After Charye, families visit their ancestors’ graves and engage in Beolcho,
a ritual of clearing the weeds that may have grown up over the burial mound. After dusk, families and friends take walks
and gaze at the beauty of the full harvest moon or play folk games such as Ganggangsullae (Korean circle dance).
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