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Title SKKU-AACHEN University established 'Korea-German International Research Center'
Writer SAINT Date 2016-11-25 Hit 450

The representatives of SKKU including the President Kyu Sang CHUNG, Prof. Jun Yung LEE (School of Chemical Engineering), Prof. Pil Jin YOO (School of Chemical Engineering), and Jeong Ho CHO (SAINT) attended the ‘Korea-German International Research Center’ which was held at RWTH Aachen University on Nov 16th (Wed).

 

In the recent years, smart home, connected living, and wearable equipment based on electronic convergence textile technology have been receiving great attention worldwide. Centering around advanced countries in Europe and USA, the Smart textronics industry is getting larger, aiming at $2.4 trillion by 2021 with an annual growth of 26% in such areas as home interior, furniture, medical healthcare, sport/leisure, social security, and national defense.

 

With the accordance of this trend, SKKU has developed a business cooperation based on ‘Korea-German International Research Center’ with the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Gyeong-gi Providence, RWTH Aachen University, ITA Research Center, and NRW State, and finally established Dream2Lab2Fab Center at RWTH Aachen University on Nov 16th, 2016.

 

Through this joint research center, new smart textronics business based on smart electronic textile, will be created in 2017 with an investment of 1.76 million won over 5 years. With the combination of design, software, contents, ICT, and service, SKKU is planning to dominate new blue ocean industries while developing new equipment with corporations by securing core source technology.

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