06/07/2010 - 06/08/2010 | Vienna, Austria

Policy Foresight meeting

The expert meeting/scenario building workshop aims at discussing the first results of the foresight exercise and developing its further implementation. It will be held back-to-back with the KORANET consortium committee meeting.
In the framework of the analytical work of the KORANET project, the Austrian Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) organised jointly a workshop on co-operation policy foresight in Vienna on 7 and 8 June 2010.

During the first day of the event, European and Korean experts provided insights into existing cooperation patterns between Korea and the EU and analytical results of KORANET have been presented to a wider audience of stakeholders.

On the second day, working sessions have been organised to help identify the drivers that shape the future S&T co-operation between the EU and Korea. The driver workshop has been moderated by Raphael Popper (Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester). The purpose of the exercise was to take a first step towards developing a joint foresight-based framework to identify and elaborate the future core areas of S&T and competence network co-operation between the EU and South Korea.

Based on the results and inputs of these two days a policy paper that will focus on gaps, overlaps and opportunities in view of the existing programmes and initiatives towards multilateral approaches and a joint action plan defining concrete joint activities concerning sustainable joint funding measure of KORANET beyond the pilot joint call will be prepared. The policy paper and the joint action plan, which will be drafted in several rounds by the partners of the consortium, will both be discussed and finalised until the beginning of 2011.

In case you would like to learn more about foresight, please check out the iKNOW project on interconnecting knowledge for the early identification Wild Cards and Weak Signals shaping the future of Science, Technology and Innovation in Europe and the world. The website features the WI-WE Bank, an interactive Web 2.0 environment interconnecting knowledge on wild cards and weak signals (WI-WE) potentially shaping or shaking the future of science, technology and innovation in Europe. Fore more information on iKNOW see: http://www.iknowfutures.eu/.

- Agenda
- Presentations:
  Workshop objectives (Johann)
  S&T Basic Plan (Joe)
  Stimulation Strategy (Kim)
  Experience of EU-Korea S&T cooperation (Han)
  Global open innovation system (Kim)
  Cluster innovation strategy (Clement)
  KIAT priority areas of cooperation (Davies)
  Clusters with interest in Korea (Müller)
  Patterns of internationalisation (Anderson)
  Potential of EU-Korean S&T cooperation (Johann)
  Korea policy foresight (Popper)

Project Coordinator

Dr. Gerold Heinrichs
DLR Project Management Agency
European and International Cooperation

Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
53227 Bonn, Germany
+49 228 3821-1401
+49 228 3821-1444

Managing Coordinator

Hans Westphal
DLR Project Management Agency
European and International Cooperation

Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
53227 Bonn, Germany
+49 228 3821-1473
+49 228 3821-1444
Stimulating and facilitating the participation of European researchers in Korean R&D programs
Korea-EU S&T Cooperation Advancement Programme
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 226154.