Technology co-operation with the Republic of Korea
Finland and Korea signed a Scientific and Technological Co-operation Agreement in 1989. This intergovernmental agreement creates a framework for joint projects between universities, research institutes and enterprises. Biennial Scientific and Technological Meetings and Forums are arranged for the purpose of reviewing the status of cooperation projects and discussing focus areas for future co-operation.
The fourth Scientific and Technological Meeting and Forum between Finland and Korea was organised in Seoul in October 2011, agreeing on information technology and green technologies as areas of co-operation.
The Academy of Finland and the Korean National Research Foundation will engage in closer cooperation. In addition to mobility of researchers, the partners will negotiate on the funding of joint research projects. The two sides may also cooperate within the EU’s Framework Programme.
The meeting was chaired by Petri Peltonen, Director General of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy, and Director General Seong-Geun Bae of the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The next Scientific and Technological Meeting will be held in Helsinki in two years’ time.