Main Functions

  • Foresight and Future Strategy for Science & Technology
  • Science and Technology Policy Planning and Coordination
  • Coordination of Government R&D Programs and Budget Allocation
  • Evaluation of National R&D Program Performance
  • Global S&T Cooperation & Collaboration
  • Feasibility Study on National R&D Programs

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Foresight and Future Strategy for Science & Technology


Establish systems for sharing and spreading R&D-related knowledge and information

Foresight and Future Strategy for Science & Technology

  • Overview
    • In order to establish the national science and technology strategies, we perform activities such as future trend analysis, technology foresight studies, technology level evaluation, technology impact assessment, and the development of the national standard S&T classification system

      Legal Basis: Articles 13, 14 and 27 of the Framework Act on Science and Technology

  • Main area
    • Foreseeing scientific and technological future outlook
      • Performing foresight studies on future science and technology, and exploring effective nationwide countermeasures by analyzing developing trends in S&T and S&T-driven changes in future society
      • Identifying the emerging technologies in consideration of their economic and social impacts
    • Supporting the national science & technology strategy establishment
      • Identifying the key technologies requiring national level investments and providing support for developing the technology roadmap manifesting the strategy and directions for the technology development
      • Supporting the establishment of the national science & technology strategy addressing future problems such as societal issues and improving quality of life
    • Performing technology level evaluation and technology assessment and establishing the national standard S&T classification system
      • Evaluating the key technology levels from a national perspective and assessing the impacts of new technology developments on the economy, society, culture, environment, etc.
      • Establishing the national standard S&T classification system for the effective management of S&T information, manpower, R&D programs, etc.

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