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.”