On Friday 5 October, together with Korean Public Authority, KIAT, ITEA organised a Korea-ITEA Networking event at the Hilton Hotel in Rotterdam. The Korean delegation consisted of representatives of SMEs, industry and research institutes in diverse fields, looking for R&D opportunities with European partners.
The event started with an information session, during which participants had the opportunity to learn more about the ITEA Programme and how to participate in an ITEA project in the future. ITEA Programme coordinator Erik Rodenbach and Programme support officer Soo-Kyung Shin as well as representatives from funding agency KIAT were there to answer all questions.
The information session was followed by a presentation by Gjalt Loots (TNO), project leader of the ITEA project MOS2S. He shared his success story of the project and his experiences from collaborating with Korean consortium.
After a coffee break, an ITEA 3 Call 5 project idea leader Thomas Soddemann gave his project ideas pitch to attract potential Korean partners. Four other project ideas from the PO Days 2018, which are open for Korean partners, were presented by Erik Rodenbach.
The Korea-ITEA Networking event was highly appreciated by the Korean delegation and by the representatives of KIAT. Further collaboration between the ITEA and the KIAT was promised to increase the visibility of the ITEA Programme and its collaboration possibilities in Korea.