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Superior R&D base for businesses

Superior R&D base for businesses

Daegu Metropolitan City has established a strong R&D infrastructure through its university-industry collaborative system, and operates numerous public research institutes and technology research centers to provide superior R&D support for businesses.

Daegu Innopolis, an inland high-tech science belt connecting Daejeon, Gwangju and Daegu, is rising as a key area driving future growth.

Institutions offering business support

Institution, Date of establishment, Area(s) of expertise, Website
Institution Date of establishment Area(s) of expertise Website
Daegu Technopark Dec 2, 1998 Future-oriented convergence sectors including ventures, nanoconvergence, fixed mobile convergence, biotechnology, and oriental medicine
National Development Institute of Korean Medicine Aug 7, 2006 Oriental medicine
Daegu Digital Industry Promotion Agency Dec 1, 2001 IT, CT industries
Daegu Mechatronics & Materials Institute Aug 1, 2001 Machinery, metal industries (machinery parts and materials, mechatronics parts, next generation mold technology)
Daegu-Gyeongbuk Automotive Parts Promotion Foundation Apr 2, 2008 Automotive components (intelligent vehicle technologies)
Korea Textile Development Institute Sep 1, 1983 Textile industry
Korea Dyeing & Finishing Technology Institute Dec 20, 1994 New textiles and fabrics technology development
Korea Research Institute for Fashion Industry Apr 1, 2010 R&D for businesses in the textile and fashion industries
Korea Optical Industry Agency May 4, 2004 Optical industry
Comprehensive & Integrative Medicine Hospital Dec 11, 2009 Integration of western and oriental medicines and support for businesses in the private sector
Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation Dec 14, 2010 Development of new medicines, high-tech medical devices, animal testing, and clinical trials

Government-designated R&D centers

Designating organization, Category, Center name, Institution, Year of establish-ment
Designating organization Category Center name Institution Year of establish-ment
Ministry of Knowledge and Economy Regional Innovation Center (RIC) Center for Low-emission Vehicle Parts Development Keimyung Univ. 1996
Center for Traditional Microorganism Resources Development Keimyung Univ. 2001
Advanced Display Manufacturing Research Center KNU 2002
Research Center for Biomedical Resources of Korean Medicine Daegu Haany Univ. 2003
High-speed Ultra-precision Mold Technology Center Yeungjin College 2003
Center for Automotive Mechatronics Parts Keimyung Univ. 2006
R&D cluster Advanced Medical Technology Cluster for Diagnosis and Prediction KNU 2004
Industrial technology base establishment Mobile Display Research Center KNU 2005
Display Technology Research Center KNU 2003
Institute of Semiconductor Fusion Technology KNU 2001
Information & Communications Research Center Center for U-Healthcare Convergence Networks KNU 2008
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Medical Research Center (MRC) Chronic Disease Prevention and Chemotherapy Research Center Keimyung Univ. 2002
Craniofacial Disorder Research Center KNU 2008
Research Institute for Disaster Prevention Daegu Haany Univ. 2011
Engineering Research Center (ERC) Center for Functional Devices Fusion Platform KNU 2008
Science Research Center (SRC) Center for Food & Nutritional Genomics KNU 2008
Regional research consortium Center for Convergence Medical Technology for Anti-aging and Health KNU 2009
University research institutes Research Institute of Advanced Energy Technology KNU 2009
Institute of Mechanical Engineering Technology (robotics) KNU 2010
Ministry of Health and Welfare Health and medical technology promotion Skeletal Diseases Genome Research Center KNU Hospital 2001
Advanced Research Center for the Recovery of Human Sensibilities KNU 2002
Clinical Trial Center KNU Hospital 2005
Clinical Trials Center for Medical Devices Yeungnam Univ. Hospital 2008
Clinical Research Center for End-stage Renal Disease KNU Hospital 2009

Government-sponsored research institutes

Institution name, Date of establishment, Area(s) of expertise
Institution name Date of establishment Area(s) of expertise
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) Sep 7, 2004
  1. R&D for the advancement of regional industrial technology and the dissemination of research outcomes
  2. Cultivation of manpower through undergraduate, master and doctoral courses
Korea Institute for Robot Industry Advancement June 24, 2010
  1. Policy planning and information services
  2. Robotics distribution and manpower training
Daegu-Gyeongbuk Regional Research Center of Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) Apr 19, 2006
  1. Policy planning and information services
  2. ETRI technology transfers and technology information
Daegu-Gyeongbuk Regional Research Center of Korea Institute of Industrial Technology May 25, 2009
  1. Technology support for SMEs in the fields of renewable energy, IT convergence, etc.
Daegu Convergence Technology Research Center of Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials Jan 1, 2011
  1. Development of technology for convergence, superfine machinery
  2. Development of technology for low-carbon production equipment and technology transfers
Korea Basic Science Institute Daegu Regional Center Apr 13, 1992
  1. Support of research related to nuclear magnetic resonance, x-ray diffraction, and electron microscopes
  2. Promotion of science through the support of youth science activities
Daegu-Gyeongbuk Center of Korea Automotive Technology Institute Dec 31, 2009
  1. Promotion of technology self-reliance through the structural sophistication of the automotive parts industry
  2. Support for the technological development of automotive parts
Technology Commercialization Center at Daegu Innopolis Support Center Mar 2, 2011
  1. R&D commercialization and support for startup efficiency
  2. Establishment of networks for the commercialization of technology and the promotion of related exchanges and cooperation
Korea Brain Research Institute Oct 14, 2011
  1. Research efforts related to brain science, biomedical brain research, brain engineering, and brain cognition