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Qatar Science & Tech­nol­ogy Park (QSTP) hosted a TECHtalk ex­pert dis­cus­sion un­der the theme ‘In­dus­trial Tech­nol­ogy and Com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion’.

The event saw QSTP and the Korea In­sti­tute for Ad­vance­ment of Tech­nol­ogy (KIAT) – with whom QSTP has a knowl­edge-shar­ing agree­ment – present best prac­tices from dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives that high­light the tech­no­log­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ences of Qatar and the Repub­lic of Korea. “R&D is mean­ing­less un­til it is put to use,” said James (Jung-Wook) Kim, Team Leader, KIAT Global Strat­egy Plan­ning. “Money and time are re­quired for the com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion of tech­nolo­gies, and th­ese are not al­ways avail­able. Korea has a top rank­ing in in­vest­ment and re­search, but still lags be­hind in the com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion as­pect, mak­ing it im­por­tant to ini­ti­ate pro­grammes that sup­port tech trans­fer. That is what our Na­tional Tech Bank does, and this is why we value the rich ex­change be­tween KIAT and QSTP in terms of shar­ing knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence on best prac­tices, suc­cess­ful en­tre­pre­neur­ial pro­grammes and favourable in­dus­trial poli­cies, in ad­di­tion to pro­vid­ing men­tor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

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