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  • Excellent R&D Infrastructure for Businesses
    • 35 government funded research institutes
    • 11 government-designated R&D centers
    • 5 Industry support centers

*Located within DG-FEZ

Government Funded Research Institutes

Government Funded Research Institutes
Name Established Function Website
Daegu Center of Korea Basic Science Institute 1992
  • Support for research in the application of nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray diffraction, electronics, microscope, and other instruments
  • Science education support for teenagers to make science popular
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) 2004
  • Convergence R&D (IT Convergence, Robotics, Nano & Bio, Green Energy)
  • Human resources development (graduate / undergraduate programs)
Daegu-Gyeongbuk Design Center 2003
  • Enhance regional design competitiveness
  • Promote IT convergence and value-added business
  • Utilize traditional local culture for design improvement
Daegu Gyeongbuk Research Center of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute(ETRI) 2006
  • Core technology development of the IT convergence sector
  • Support for SMEs
  • Transfer of source technologies owned by ETRI, and the provision of technology information
Daegu-Gyeongbuk Research Center of Korea Automotive Technology Institute(KATECH) 2009
  • Support for auto parts technology development
Daegu-Gyeongbuk Technology Application Division of Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) 2009
  • Technology support for SMEs (new and renewable energy, IT, convergence, etc.)
Daegu Research Center of Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials(KIMM) 2011
  • Source technology development in the convergence precision and micro machinery sector
  • Core technology development and transfer of production facilities in the low carbon green energy sector
Daegu Mechatronics & Materials Institute 2001
  • Support for R&D, testing & performance evaluation
  • Technical support for development of prototypes
Daegu Mechatronics & Materials Institute 2001
  • Support for R&D, testing & performance evaluation
  • Technical support for development of prototypes
Gumi Electronics & Information Technology Research Institute 2001
  • Create and manage global networks
  • Foster Electronics & IT industry
  • Build advanced support system for venture firms
Gyeongbuk Hybrid Technology Institute 2006
  • Development of hybrid components
  • Support integrated technologies, integrating design, analysis, and manufacturing technologies
Gyeongbuk Institute for Marine Bio Industry 2001
  • Support for bio companies & development of marine resources and the protection of the ocean environment. Business incubating
  • Production of trial products
Gyeongbuk Natural Color Industry Institute 2008
  • Establish infrastructure, development, automation of technology
  • R&D of natural dyeing, natural colors, and new products, linking natural dyes and sericulture industry
Gyeongbuk Research Institute of Vehicle Embedded Technology 2009
  • Design and develop vehicle sensor system
  • Develop safety evaluation technology
Gyeongbuk Technopark 1996
  • Business support for venture firms and small companies
  • Attract foreign high-tech firms
  • Support for exports
Institute for Korea Traditional Medical Industry 2001
  • Promote traditional medicine
  • Human resources development
  • Support for exports
Institute for Korea Traditional Medical Industry 2001
  • Promote traditional medicine
  • Human resources development
Korea Institute for Robot Industry Advancement 2010
  • Policy establishment
  • Distribution of robots, information
  • Human resource development
Korea Textile Machinery Research Institute 2003
  • Support for prototype manufacturing and design technology
  • Support for patent application
  • Support for textile exports
LED IT Fusion Technology Research Center 2011
  • Development of core LED technology
  • Support technology evaluation
  • Nurture human resources
Nano Convergence Practical Application Center (NPAC) 2004
  • R&D support: nano material research, nano component and device, nan fiber, nano technology
Pohang Institute of Metal Industry Advancement 2012
  • Support for SMEs
  • R&D partnership
  • Start-up assistance
  • Establishing fuel cell test bed
Pohang Technopark 1999
  • Provide support and space for SMEs
  • Partnership with local organizations
  • Profit-based business model
  • Professional R&D service
Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology 1987
  • Conducts research for POSCO
  • Partnership with local organizations
  • R&D of energy and environment, advanced materials, steel structure, fuel cells, carbon materials, metals
Regional Innovation Center for High Speed Precision Mold Die 2003
  • One-stop solution for SMEs (product design, design approval, prototype production, international certification and export)

Government-Designated R&D centers

Government-Designated R&D centers
Competent Ministry Program Center Organization Est
The Ministry of Knowledge Economy Regional Innovation Center (RIC) OrganizationThe Center for Automotive Parts Technology Keimyung University (KMU) 1996
Traditional Microorganism Resources Center Keimyung University (KMU) 2001
Advanced Display Manufacturing Research Center Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2002
The Research Center for Biomedical Resources of Oriental Medicine Daegu Haany University 2003
Regional Innovation Center for High Speed Precision Mold Die Yeungjin College 2003
The Center for Automotive Mechatronics Parts Keimyung University (KMU) 2006
  Institute of Semiconductor Fusion Technology Kyungpook National University (KNU) 1990
  Regional Innovation Center of Automotive Component Test Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2007
  Daegu University IACF for Advanced Technology Daegu University 2003
R&D Cluster The Advanced Medical Technology Cluster for Diagnosis and Prediction Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2004
Industrial Technology Promotion Program Mobile Display Research Center Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2005
Display Technology Education Center Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2003
National Education Center for Semiconductor Technology Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2001
Information Technology Research Center Center for U-Healthcare Convergence Network Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2008
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Medical Research Center (MRC) Chronic Disease Research Center Keimyung University (KMU) 2002
Craniofacial Dysfunction Research Center Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2008
Engineering Research Center (ERC) Center for Functional Devices Fusion Platform Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2008
Science Research Center (SRC) Center for Food & Nutritional Genomics Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2008
Regional Core Research Anti-aging & Wellbeing Research Center Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2009
Priority Research Center Research Institute of Advanced Energy Technology Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2009
Institute of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Robot) Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2010
The Ministry of Health & Welfare Health & Medical Technology R&D Program Skeletal Diseases Genome Research Center Kyungpook National University Hospital 2001
Advanced Research Center for Recovery of Human Sensibility Kyungpook National University (KNU) 2002
Clinical Trial Center Kyungpook National University Hospital 2005
Clinical Trial Center for Medical Devices Yeungnam University Medical Center 2008
Clinical Research Center for End Stage Renal Disease Kyungpook National University Hospital 2009

R&D Facilities & Industry (Company) Support

R&D Facilities & Industry (Company) Support
Name Est Function Website
Daegu Digital Industry Promotion Agency 2001
  • Foster IT and CT industries
Daegu Gyeongbuk Automotive Parts Foundation 2008
  • Manage Proving Ground for Intelligent Vehicle & Transportation System
  • Develop the automotive parts industry (smart car)
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute for Korea Traditional Medical Industry 2006
  • Nurture Korea's traditional medicine
Daegu Machinery Institute of Components & Materials 2001
  • Promote machinery and metal industries (machinery components and materials, mechatronics components, next generation molding technology)
Daegu Technopark 1998
  • Foster venture companies
  • Nurture strategic industries such as nano convergence, mobile convergence, bio, oriental medicine
  • Cultivate future convergence
Integrated Medical Promotion Agency 2009
  • Develop integrated medicine of oriental and western medicine
  • Support R&D of medical instruments
Korea Dyeing Technology Center 1994
  • Develop technologies of the new textile industry
Korea Optical Industry Support Center 2003
  • Marketing support (e-trade, exports)
  • Technological R&D, Design R&D
  • Host Korea’s largest optical trade show (DIOPS)
Korea Research Institute for Fashion Industry 2010
  • Support R&D in the textile and fashion industry
Korea Textile Development Institute 1983
  • Nurture the textile industry
National Center for Nano-materials Technology(NCNT) 2004
  • A high-tech research center applying nanotechnology operated as an open lab with open facilities and equipments to users.
  • The primary goal of NCNT is to sustain international competitiveness by developing leading technology of Korea’s major industries and supporting development of related nano material and material.
Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (PAL) 2001
  • The 3rd generation synchrotron facility is designed to generate an X-ray laser for Protein Structure Analysis, New Drug Development and other non-invasive research
  • It is the only synchrotron facility in Korea