Science and Technology sector
Science and Technology sector
2023 Science and ICT Day
2023 Science and ICT Day
The MSIT WILL Open a People-centered Inclusive Society with science, technology and ICT
The MSIT WILL Open a People-centered Inclusive Society with science, technology and ICT
Vice Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Attends the First National Strategic Technology Forum
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Second Vice Minister Gives an Exhibition Tour for Diplomats at the World IT Show 2023
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First Vice Minister at the Opening Ceremony of the Korea Science Festival 2023
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Strategy to Enhance Overseas Expansion and Export in Digital Business
- A public-private partnership digital export development team will be sent to explore ASEAN markets such as Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam on June 5-10Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) jointly announced the "Strategy to enhance overseas expansion and export in digital business" through the Service Industry Development Task Force on 5th June. The strategy is designed to break through the export. In particular, based on Korea's accumulated digital capabilities, it contains practical tasks to actively respond to changes in the export paradigm, such as the recent spread of artificial intelligence and acceleration of digital transformation, and to diversify products and markets. In 2022, ICT exports achieved the highest-ever performance, reaching USD 248.8 billion. However, starting from July 2022, there has been a decline compared to the same period of the previous year, mainly due to global economic slowdown. Furthermore, it is anticipated that difficulties will persist until the third quarter of 2022, considering the downturn in the semiconductor sector. On the other hand, the growth and dynamism of new markets are also emerging in accordance with hyper-scale technological innovations in the field of artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT. With the acceleration of digital transformation around the world, it is necessary to actively utilize rapidly changing opportunity factors to overcome the current export crisis. In this regard, the government will conduct the key measures as follows: Firstly, based on the competitiveness of artificial intelligence platform, K-contents and memory semiconductors, outstanding achievements are expected to be generated in high-growth areas such as Saas (software-as-a-srvice), artificial intelligence semiconductor, and metaverse with high growth potential. Second, MSIT will explore emerging markets such as the Middle East, ASEAN, and Latin America, where digital transformation and hyper-scale infrastructure investments are underway and the digital market is growing dynamically due to the high proportion of young people. Third, MSIT will strengthen the global market entry support system to help digital innovative companies, which are the new export engines, grow into global companies and become the main players in the export market. For further information, please contact the Public Relations Division (Phone: +82-44-202-4033, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Ministry of Science and ICT. Please refer to the attached PDF.
‘My Chip’ fabrication service for college students majoring in semiconductor design launched
- Create chips for about 100 students as a pilot service this year and 500+ students per year starting 2024 - ETRI, SNU, DIST Support production by reinforcing and interconnecting fabs Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) held an agreement and signing ceremony to promote the 'Semiconductor Design Verification Infrastructure Revitalization Project' at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), signaling the full-scale launch of the Service to foster differentiated semiconductor design. This is one of the follow-up measures to President Yoon Seok-yeol's directive in June last year at the Cabinet meeting that "the semiconductor industry is all about fostering excellent human resources, so all ministries should make special efforts to foster talent." Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in semiconductor design will have opportunities to manufacture and verify their own chips through the service starting this year. If students apply to have their designs fabricated, semiconductor chips using 500nm CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) technology will be fabricated and packaged at semiconductor fabs operated by ETRI, Seoul National University(SNU), and Daegu Gyeongbuk National University of Science and Technology(DGIST), and provided to the student who carried out the design. The semiconductor design verification service for students was finalized in May last month, and after preparing the service, the pilot service will be provided once in the fourth quarter of this year. MSIT aims to provide 6 to 12 design verification services per year for the next four years, from 24 to 27. Based on this plan, it is estimated that more than 500 to 1,000 design students will be able to benefit from chip production every year. Minister Jong-ho Lee said, "In the context of fierce competition for semiconductor technology supremacy, fostering semiconductor talent is very important." "In order for Korea to secure system semiconductor competitiveness more efficiently, we need to actively introduce measures that are differentiated from competitors, and this project is one of them, and we will do our best to foster outstanding talents through it," he emphasized. For reference, students and professors in the field of semiconductor design who wish to receive the design verification pilot service to be conducted this year can contact the National Council on Aging Infrastructure. For further information, please contact the Public Relations Division (Phone: +82-44-202-4033, E-mail: email@example.com) of the Ministry of Science and ICT. Please refer to the attached PDF.
Korea-Pacific Islands Digital Ministers’ Meeting
- Official event of the Pacific Islands Summit sets the stage for cooperation in the ICT sector The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) hosted the "Digital Ministerial Meeting of the Pacific Island Countries of Korea and the Pacific Islands" on May 31, at the InterContinental Coex Hotel in Seoul. MSIT has been holding the Ministerial Meeting every year since 2005 to strengthen policy cooperation in the ICT sector and to support Korean companies' overseas expansion with several countries including Asia-Pacific and Latin America. As the Korea-Pacific Island Countries Summit marked a new turning point in Korea's cooperation with countries in the Pacific region, this year MSIT organized the first ministerial meeting to reinforce the ICT cooperation with Pacific Island countries. The meeting was attended by ministers and deputy ministers of digital affairs from seven countries, including Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Cook Islands, Republic of Nauru, Kiribati, and Samoa, as well as representatives from the Australian Embassy and the World Bank Country Office in Korea. Under the theme of "Solidarity for Digital Co-Prosperity," the ministers shared policy visions and experiences of their respective countries in the era of digital transformation, and discussed innovation across the Pacific region. In his opening remarks, MSIT Minister Jong-ho Lee said, "Korea and the Pacific Island Countries are neighbors connected by the physical space of the Pacific Ocean, but we are looking forward to a new level of connectivity across time and space through digital." In response to the new paradigm where digital is the foundation of all innovation - economic, social, and cultural - the Korean government highlighted that the digital transformation should pursue universal human values such as freedom, human rights, and solidarity. Furthermore, the Minister expressed Korea's commitment to the international community to reduce the digital divide so that everyone can enjoy the benefits and opportunities offered by the digital transformation. Jason Alford, World Bank Country Director for Korea, congratulated the first-ever Digital Ministers' Meeting between Korea and the Pacific Island Countries, commended Korea's efforts to bridge the digital divide in the Asia-Pacific region, and emphasized the need for digital cooperation in the region. In the keynote presentation, Kim Sung-kyu, Director-general of Multinational Cooperation Division at MSIT, introduced the "Digital Strategy of the Republic of Korea and the Direction of International Cooperation" as a policy roadmap to become a global digital innovation model country, and Zaki Khoury, Senior Director of the World Bank Korea Office, presented the "Status of Digital Development and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region" promoted by the World Bank. Minister Lee released the "Chairman's Statement of the Korea-Pacific Island Countries Digital Ministers' Meeting," which summarizes the outcomes of the meeting. The Chairman's Statement summarizes the outcomes of the meeting, stating that "we will work to promote a secure, resilient, and open digital ecosystem; recognize the importance of the policy challenge of achieving high-quality and meaningful connectivity for all; agree that continued digital solidarity for inclusive and sustainable development is key to the future prosperity of Korea and the Pacific Islands; and look forward to continued digital partnership and cooperation." Minister Lee held bilateral meetings with ministers from Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and other participating countries during the ministerial meeting, requesting their support for the 2030 Busan World Expo and interest and support for Korean companies to enter the market. For further information, please contact the Public Relations Division (Phone: +82-44-202-4033, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Ministry of Science and ICT.
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Minister Lim Hyesook visits AAAS to encourage Scientific Collaboration
https://www.aaas.org/news/visit-lim-hye-sook-encourages-scientific-collaborationVisit from Lim Hye Sook Encourages Scientific Collaboration20 December 2021by: Emily HughesSouth Korean Minister of Science and ICT Minister Lim Hye Sook, and a delegation from the Ministry and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea visited the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Dec. 14 to meet with AAAS CEO Sudip Parikh and Science journals editor-in-chief Holden Thorp. Parikh and Lim discussed the important scientific relationship between both countries. They also touched on issues such as critical technologies, increasing opportunities for women in STEM and science diplomacy. The visit follows the U.S. – Korea Presidential Summit in May between President Biden and President Moon. During their meeting, both leaders committed to “strengthening their partnership in civil space exploration, science, and aeronautics research.” Shortly following, Minister Lim signed the Artemis Accords on behalf of the South Korean ministry, joining an international agreement that establishes guiding principles for space exploration.Lim’s trip to Washington, D.C. included meetings with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Science Foundation and the Federal Communication Commission in an effort to continue fostering scientific discourse between both countries. Lim referenced the meeting between Biden and Moon in her conversation with Parikh, calling her delegation’s visit an effort to reaffirm the strength of the alliance between the two countries.Lim and her delegation spoke on South Korea’s work in emerging technologies, an area Minister Lim has placed particular emphasis on during her time as Minister of Science and ICT, where she is responsible for administering Korea’s Digital New Deal. The initiative aims to boost investment in technologies like 5G, big data, and artificial intelligence and lay the groundwork for a digital economy. Lim added that South Korea is hoping to work with the U.S. in these areas.They also discussed the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the sciences, which AAAS has placed particular emphasis on in recent years. Lim and her delegation stressed the importance of encouraging women in STEM fields. Lim shared her personal experience, which includes being the first female Minister of Science and ICT. Throughout their conversation, Parikh and Lim emphasized the importance of collaboration between both countries. Lim said that South Korea has seen “tangible outcomes” from working together in cutting edge technologies. She encouraged further “talent exchanges in STEM.” Parikh agreed, calling the ability to collaborate “critical to our success” and adding that “our cooperation is critical to make sure that future advances happen for the good of all.”At the close of her visit, Lim and Parikh exchanged gifts. Lim presented Parikh with a King Diadem Ornament framed in a velvet shadowbox, a hopeful symbol of collaborations to comePlease refer to the attached PDF
2021 ICT Ministerial Meeting (Dec. 1)
A New Normal,Rebuilding an Inclusive Society Through Digital: Promoting Broadband Connectivityand Digital Inclusion○ Background and introduction Currently the entire world is striving to overcome the COVID-19 crisis and we are realizing the benefits of digital technologies that can help respond to threats effectively and maintain communication among people. Digital technologies has come to function as a core system for society as a whole, more than just convenience. The other side of COVID-19 crisis as a catalyst for digital transformation suggests that it can serve as a tool for technological innovation and transformation into the New Normal era depending on how each country approaches the current crisis. However, at the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic shed new light on the grave challenges related to digital technologies. While digital technologies make it possible to learn and work at home in an environment with Internet access, not everyone can enjoy such a benefit. The marginalized people who are not guaranteed sufficient access to the Internet and digital technologies are suffering from social inequality and discrimination as well as discomfort in their daily lives. ICT Ministers Meeting was promoted from 2005 in order to share the policy experience and vision of various nations in ICT areas and devise methods of cooperation. Now it is time to come up with policies that can enable everyone to carry out economic activities and pursue a better quality of life using digital technologies. ICT Ministerial Meeting 2021 will be a valuable opportunity for participating countries to share their respective policies and vision under the theme of ‘A New Normal, Rebuilding an Inclusive Society Through Digital: Promoting Broadband Connectivity and Digital Inclusion’. ○ Overview - Date / Venue: 1 December(Wed), 2021, at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnass Hotel - Host / Organizer: Ministry of Science and ICT, National IT Industry Promotion Agency - Theme: ‘A New Normal, Rebuilding an Inclusive Society Through Digital: Promoting Broadband Connectivity and Digital Inclusion’ Please refer to the attached PDF
e-Um 5G Leading Digital Innovation
The source of the article above is "ICT Industry Hot Clips " Vol. 84 of the Korea Communications Agency. (Link : https://www.kca.kr/hot_clips/vol84/sub01.html) Please refer to the attached PDF.
Three Proposals for International Standards by the National Radio Research Agency of Korea on Ensuring the Security of Vehicular Communications in the Final Stage Before Adoption in the ITU
The National Radio Research Agency under the Ministry of Science and ICT (“MSIT”; Minister Lee Jong-Ho) announced that three international standards developed by Korea, including intelligent transportation system communication devices, were adopted in advance* and three new standard development tasks, including quantum cryptography communication, were approved at the “International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Information Security Study Group 17 (SG17*)” (Chairman: Mr. Heung Youl YOUM, Professor of Soonchunhyang University) which was held in Geneva, Switzerland from August 23 to September 2. * This refers to Last Call phase, which is a phrase right before the final adoption of standards. The proposed standards are finally adopted after being circulated to member states and if there is no objection. １ Three Last Call international standard proposals related to vehicular communications security In recent years, there is a growing security threats to vehicular communication as more vehicles are connected to the network and relevant technologies have advanced enough to enable autonomous driving. In response, Korea made years of efforts to develop a standard for vehicular communications security based on collaboration between the industry, academia and research institutes (Korea University, ETAS Korea, ETRI, Hyundai Motor Company). Three related proposals were adopted in advance as international standards at the meeting of ITU-T SG17. The adopted Last Call proposals include ① Guidelines for sharing security threat information on connected vehicles, ② Security guidelines for cloud-based data recorders in automotive environments, and ③ Security guidelines for Ethernet-based In-Vehicle networks. It is expected that such standards will have postitive implications well beyond contributing to ensure the security and safety of the vehicular network, as they can be used as objective and reliable references for auto insurance companies in analyzing the cause of vehicle accidents and settling disputes. ２ Three new work items on topics including quantum cryptography communication added to the SG17 Work Programme Among the new work items agreed to be added to the SG17 Work Programme, the following items were proposed by Korea: ① Security requirements for Quantum Key Distribution Network interworking (QKDNi), ② Supplement to X.1813**: Security deployment models and requirements for the operation of C-V2X services supporting ultra-reliable and low latency communication (URLLC), ③ Security guidelines for electric vehicle plug and charge (PnC) service using vehicle identity (VID). The development of the proposals for the new work items were led by MagData, Sooncheonhyang University, Hyundai AutoEver, SK Telecom, and TTA. Research to develop relevant standards are slated to begin this year. * C-V2X refers to Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything ** X.1813: Security requirements for operation of vertical services supporting ultra reliable and low latency communication (URLLC) in IMT-2020 private networks Supplement: documents that are complementary to or related to a standard, but not essential for understanding and implementation A spokesperson from the National Radio Research Agency said, "The goal is to realize a digital powerhouse that ensures safety, at this tumultuous time when cyber threats are growing in all areas of society, while the pace of digital innovation accelerating at the same time. Building on Korea's strong data protection capacity, we will continue efforts to lead the development of international standards by working closely with experts from the industry, academia, and research institutes.” For further information, please contact the Public Relations Division (E-mail: email@example.com) of the Ministry of Science and ICT.
RRA’s Five International Standard Proposals for 5G, Cloud Computing, and Quantum Cryptography Communication Technology Were Adopted by ITU
The National Radio Research Agency (RRA) under the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT, Minister Lee Jong-ho) announced, "At the ITU-T Future Networks Study Group (SG13*) held in Geneva, Switzerland from July 4 to 15, five international standard proposals for 5G, cloud computing, and quantum cryptography (Head of the Korean Delegation: Dr. Kim Hyung-soo from KT) developed by Korea were consented**. Korea also secured 11 leadership positions for the SG13." * SG13: Study group on setting and revising standards related to future networks ** The stage just before the final adoption of a standard; if there is no disagreement through circulation among member countries, the standard is adopted. [Five International Standard Proposals Consented] ① The “Requirements and framework for jitter guarantee in large scale networks including IMT-2020 and beyond” standard prevents data delay in large scale networks, providing stable and secure services. Based on this, the standard is expected to contribute to the promotion of industries related to ultra-low latency services in 5G, Internet, and the metaverse. * Jitter: The amount of change in latency of data transmitted and received ② The “Cloud computing – Functional requirements of cloud service partner for multi-cloud” standard, which is the first Korean-led development of multi-cloud technology standard, provides the concept and functional requirements of multi-cloud. ③ The “Cloud computing – Global Management Framework of Distributed Cloud” standard defines the requirements of distributed cloud, a core 5G application technology. The two standards are expected to create a broader new market for the existing cloud computing environment and serve as a guide. ** Multi-Cloud: An environment that uses cloud services from two or more cloud providers simultaneously *** Distributed Cloud: Cloud on a network close to service users, not on a central server ④ The “Quantum key distribution networks (QKDN) - Functional architecture for quality of service assurance” and ⑤ “Quantum key distribution networks – Requirements for machine learning based quality of service assurance” standards are about technologies for guaranteeing the quality of quantum cryptography communication networks that are drawing attention as one of the security communication technologies for the future. It is expected that they will greatly contribute to the establishment of quantum cryptography communication networks that use these technologies and the commercialization through service quality assessment. As a new study period (2022-2024) began after the World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly (WTSA) held in March, the reorganization of the leadership positions of the Future Network Study Group (three Working Parties, 13 Questions under Study) was discussed. Korea secured 11 leadership positions for the SG13—9 seats re-elected and two seats additionally elected, including the working parties in the cloud and big data sectors and the JCA-ML* whose establishment was led by Korea. * JCA-ML : Group that jointly coordinates standardization activities between study groups and cooperates with other standardization organizations such as ISO/IEC to prevent duplication of machine learning standards development within ITU-T The RRA said, "We will continue to work with industry, academia and research institutions to lead international standardization activities in future network fields such as quantum, space, 6G, artificial intelligence and cloud." For further information, please contact the Public Relations Division (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Ministry of Science and ICT or Deputy Director Park Mun-cheol (E-mail: email@example.com) of the National Radio Research Agency.