Italy and South Korea towards joint research projects


The 11th S&T bilateral meeting,  held in Seoul in late November and organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology, refers to the scientific agreement on bilateral cooperation signed in 1984.

The Italian Delegation was composed of high Representatives of major Italian R&D Organizations (namely CNR, ENEA, INAF, Anton Dohrn Zoological Station, CONISMA, INFN, IIT), Ministry of Research and education, and Ministry of Foreign affairs.

The Korean counterpart included: MISIT (Ministry of Science and ICT), NRF (National Research Foundation); NST (National research council for Science and Technology); KIST (Korean Inst. of S&T);  KRICT (Korea Research Inst. Of Chemical Technology); KAIST (Korean Advanced Ist. of S&T); SNU (Seoul National University) and IBS (Inst. of Basic Science).

The focus of the Committee has been on the state-of-the-art of the Executive programme 2016-2019, actually financing six joint projects and on the Bilateral S&T Forum scheduled for November, 2018, to be held at the Politecnico of Turin.

At the end of the meeting, the two delegations agreed to launch in the first half of 2018 the call for proposals for the joint research projects in the framework of the renewal of the Scientific and Technological Cooperation Protocol 2019-2021.


For further information:

Marina Leonardi, ENEA – Head of International Relations Unit,
Flavia Amato, ENEA - International Relations Unit,

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