On September 12, KAIST gave a seminar on its 10 core patent technologies with the help of Korea Technology Finance Corporation (KOTEC) in COEX, Seoul. KOTEC has been expanding financial support for research and development funding due to the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The top 10 were chosen on August 23 by a committee comprised of experts including department heads, patent lawyers, and entrepreneurs. The seminar introduced these 10 core technologies that will lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution to the public and companies, both domestic and foreign, for potential investments.
The five technologies from the School of Electrical Engineering were: chip and flash memory data security by Professor Yang-Kyu Choi, a bio-health care device for brain imaging by Hyeon-Min Bae, a human emotion based digital service by Professor Jong-Hwan Kim, IC optimization for beam forming technology for the fifth generation communication and radars by Professor Songcheol Hong, and beamforming technology that increases the fifth generation communication capability by Professor Dong-Ho Cho.
From the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor Il-Doo Kim introduced the high-precision Internet of Things (IoT) nanofibers.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering professor O Ok Park brought in highly elastic wearable strain sensors. Professor Kwang-Hyun Cho from the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering presented a new chemotherapy technology through Big Data and human network simulations. From the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Seung-Woo Kim informed the audience of a laser-integrated precision measuring system for smart factories.
Finally, Professor Hyun Myung, from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, presented on the location recognition and mapping technology for autonomous navigation for both indoors and outdoors robots.
“As a leader of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Korea, KAIST needs to present its excelling technology outside of school and contribute to their revitalization and commercialization,” President Shin said after the event was announced. He added, “We will continue to seek unexplored patents and technologies for commercialization.”