What is technology transfer?
- It is aimed to transfer the research / development results from specialized research institutes such as research institutes and universities to industrial companies, commercialize them, and contribute to the national industrial economy.
As the technology is being sold as a product, 'Technology commercialization age' is opened, and as venture start-ups boom, the perception that technology is money soon spreads rapidly, and competition trend to commercialize technology to money is on the rise.
Despite these advantages, however, the number of registered patents reached 160,000 is currently only about 30%, which means that there are a lot of technologies that can not be commercialized even though they are excellent technologies.
Technology transfer operating institution
- Representative organizations performing domestic mediation services are : Korea Technology Exchange, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology Evaluation, Small and Medium Industry Promotion Corporation (KSE), Korea Information and Communications Agency (KITA), and Industrial Technology Information Institute. Among them, Korea Industrial Technology Evaluation Corporation and Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Corporation have been supporting technology transactions of SMEs. The Korea Industrial Technology Information Service has been functioning as an event management and technology transfer information center for the international technology market such as technomart. It is a new business that has revitalized the industrial market economy.
- In the other end, these institutions are being operated to activate technology transferring : Pohang Industrial Technology Research Institute [Yeongnam Regional Public Technology Transfer Consortium], Pohang University of Technology [Technology Transfer Center], Pohang Techno Park [Pohang Gyeongju Regional Technology Transfer Council], [Technology Transfer Exchange Meeting].