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Public-Private Partnership to Pursue National Strategic Technology Development Policy


- Special Committee on National Strategic Technology held the 1st meeting  

- Four projects selected such as next-generation battery, lunar exploration, K-UAM, and 6G

The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) established the Special committee on the National Strategic Technology within the National Science and Technology Advisory Council and held its 1st official meeting on Tuesday, April 4. The Special Committee is a joint public-private deliberative body established to closely communicate with government sectors involved in the development of national strategic technologies as well as experts from industry, academia, and research institutions in each technology field.


Science and technology are becoming a key factor to secure a national competitiveness in the contemporary society. In particular, the development of science and technology innovation is accelerating rapidly, as seen in the ChatGPT case. In view of current circumstance, in October of 2022, the South Korean government announced 12 national strategic technologies and its plan to foster the country's capabilities. In March of 2023, the government and the ruling and opposition parties collaboratively passed the Special Act on the Promotion of National Strategic Technologies as an institutional framework to advance national strategic technologies for the future of Korea.


The committee is composed of 14 experts in the fields of technology, policy, diplomacy, and security, including experts from major companies in key areas of strategic technologies such as Samsung Electronics (semiconductor), LG Energy Solutions (secondary battery), Naver (artificial intelligence), CJ CheilJedang (advanced bio), and Hanwha Aerospace (aerospace). In addition, nine government members from the ministries of defense, foreign affairs, and the National Intelligence Service, along with economic ministries such as MSIT and MOTIE, participated.


The first agenda was the operation plan for the Special committee on National Strategic Technology. In accordance with the Special Act on the Promotion of National Strategic Technologies, the committee will establish a basic plan for fostering national strategic technology at the inter-ministerial level. It will also set national missions and technology development targets, and decide on major policies such as strategic technology roadmaps.


The second agenda was the selection of national strategic technology projects. In the first half of this year, a total of four projects were selected, including next-generation rechargeable batteries, Korean urban air transportation (K-UAM), the second phase of lunar exploration, and next-generation communication (6G) technology development, while the semiconductor and display sectors will be prioritized for review in the second half.

< Candidate Selection Results for National Strategic Technology Projects in the First Half of the Year 2023>


Project /Task


Secondary Battery

Development of eco-friendly mobility high-performance next-generation secondary battery


(~’28) Secure manufacturing technology for 400Wh/kg next-generation batteries(all-solid-state, lithium metal, etc.)

Advanced Mobility

Development of core technology for Korean Urban Air Traffic (K-UAM) safety operation system


(~’30) Advancement of UAM initial traffic operation and certification technology and establishment of operation system

Aerospace Ocean

Lunar exploration phase 2(lunar lander) development


(~‘32) Lunar lander self-launch and mission utilizing next-generation launch vehicle

Next generation Telecommunications

Next-generation network(6G) industry technology development phase


(~’28) Integrated system demonstration based on secured 6G standard patents and commercialization technology


"As the first step in promoting the development of national strategic technologies to secure Korea's future growth and technological sovereignty, the Special Committee on National Strategic Technology, formed by key players from the private and public sectors, should play an important role with the strong support and interest, We’ll make a big leap to lead several sectors in key technologies" said Joo Young-chang, head of the Science and Technology Innovation Division of MSIT.




For further information, please contact the Public Relations Division (Phone: +82-44-202-4033, E-mail: of the Ministry of Science and ICT.

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