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KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCE AND MINERAL RESOURCES
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Geologic Environment Research Division

Future R&D policy department provides innovative R&D directions and strategies in geo-technology field based on keeping your finger on the pulse about political, economic, social change as well as technological innovation at all times. We have the global leadership to geo-technology management and policy as a think tank in KIGAM, the representative geoscience R&D institute in Korea.

R&D Policy on the Basis of Years of Research Efforts

We have carried out the following tasks:
(1) proposing strategic geo-technology R&D directions and policies for the management and for the government
(2) establishing short-, mid-, and long-term geo-technology R&D development plans
(3) evaluating geo-technology R&D projects by measuring the technological value and the scientific, technological,            and socioeconomic effects of each. We create R&D activities in four phases
(1) R&D policy proposals
(2) technology foresight/selection
(3) technology planning
(4) technology assessment. Additionally, we conduct R&D activities to develop each phase.
     Based on these efforts, we propose strategic development directions and activities of geo-technology that meet
     the needs of our management as well as various stakeholders.

Proposal of Strategic Development Directions for Geo-Technology

For carrying out R&D with high levels of feasibility, we set up a strategic R&D plan in which our internal and external environments are considered thoroughly. Hence, we periodically keep an eye on geo-technology R&D trends as well as the activities of international geo-resource institutes for our management of R&D divisions and administration divisions. We benchmark the best practices in these institutes in terms of mid- and long-term development directions, performance goals, organizational structure, and other factors. At the same time, we set up short-and long-term performance goals and performance indices and then we monitor the attainment of our goals. The development roadmap for each elemental geo-technology is shown to our stakeholders. These efforts represent our determination to find ways developing geo-technology and improving innovative values.

2013-2016 Strategic Plan

We established the 2013-2016 strategic plan, which outlines development goals and strategies that affect our institute’s management in 2013-2016 based on the following management philosophies: performance attainment with challenge and passion open-minded correct path management and mutual communication with honesty.
In particular, we have made efforts to obtain future-based geo-technology, the world’s best geo-technology, and public-serving geo-technology for our 2016 development goal of geo-resources R&D performance securement for national happiness and creative economy’s realization.

Periodical Analysis of Geo-Technology R&D Trends

We are dedicated to developing geo-technology and to opening new fields in geo-technology R&D as contingent countermeasures to internal/external demands. We have your finger on the pulse, particularly to the political, economic and social change as well as technological innovation at all times. On the basis of meeting the needs, we have published the following
(1) 2013- 2016 strategic plan
(2) development plan for public-funded fundamental program
(3) World Class Laboratory (WCL) strategy
(4) 2018 KIGAM development strategy (Technology Road Map)
(5) 10 future challenge projects and so on. Besides, we published 2013 GT policy special report and GT policy brief      which reflect recent trend benchmark issues.

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