PROGRAMME

Special Topics

This division aims to share the experiences of early-career Korean and European researchers across different career stages, nationalities, and cultural backgrounds. We will explore how these experiences were beneficial during various stages of their career development. By comparing these experiences across countries, we hope to gain insights into personal, social, political, and structural factors that influence career progression. Our goal is to utilise a life-cycle or growth stage perspective to benchmark and compare the differences and commonalities between European and Korean policy and institutional support for early-career researchers. This exercise can help us identify best practices and inform strategies for future support systems.

Programme Committee

DR. KIM, Youngchan (김영찬)
University of Surrey
youngchan.kim@surrey.ac.uk
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Date / Time 2024-07-30 09:00   --   10:40
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DR. LEE, Seung-hun

Seoul National University

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Synopsis
It takes more than just scientists to change tomorrow together. Even the impact factor, a key metric in modern science, only takes into account the number of citations in journals read by 0.1% of scientists, not the impact on the 99.9% of the public. Unlike in the past, when only a few people had access to higher education and therefore fewer people could understand science, today, anyone with an interest can contribute scientific insights to their field. We need to focus on science communication to improve efficiency in various fields and to secure a pool of talented people in science to contribute to the development of science. In this session, we will discuss all aspects of science communication, from an overview of science communication to examples of science cases in practice and policies related to science communication. In addition to in-depth research, we will discuss how we can engage more people in science by talking about science in everyday life.
Speakers
  • PROF. CHO, Sook-kyoung (Korea Institute of Energy Technology (KENTECH)) [ 09:00 - 09:00 ]
    Title: The Light and Shadow of Science Communication in Korea - Based on 20 years of Practice-
  • DR. KIM, Minjae (University Of Warwick) [ 09:00 - 09:00 ]
    Title: Importance of scientific communication in impactful scientific articles
  • PROF. SONG, Jinwoong (Seoul National University) [ 09:00 - 09:00 ]
    Title: Scientific Participation & Action: A Case of "Doing Science, the Gangnam Style" Project
Date / Time 2024-07-30 11:00   --   12:40
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DR. KIM, Hyong-ha

Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science

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This special session series is organized by the European Research Council (ERC) National Contact Point and Human Frontier Science Program National Coordinator/Board Member of Korea, aiming to introduce funding and career opportunities provided by the EU, the International Organization Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), and the UK Medical Research Council to Korean researchers based in Europe and Korea as well. Part 1: Introducing Various Grant & Fellowship opportunities Various funding schemes such as Horizon Europe, ERC grants, Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA), International Organization Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), and UK MRC will be presented by appropriate experts from the EC DGRI (Directorate-General for Research & Innovation for Thematic projects of Horizon Europe), EC DGEAC (Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, for MSCA), ERC, HFSP, and UK MRC. These funding tracks, recent trends, along with data of Korean researchers’ participation will be introduced. - EU Horizon Europe funding opportunities - MSCA grant & fellowship opportunities - ERC grant opportunities - Human Frontier Science Program Grant and Fellowship opportunities - UK MRC UK-Korea funding opportunities
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Date / Time 2024-07-30 16:20   --   18:00
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DR. KIM, Hyong-ha

Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science

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This special session series is organized by the European Research Council (ERC) National Contact Point and Human Frontier Science Program National Coordinator/Board Member of Korea, aiming to introduce funding and career opportunities provided by the EU, the International Organization Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), and the UK Medical Research Council to Korean researchers based in Europe and Korea as well. Part 2: Testimonials from Korean Awardees Korean grantees & fellows, who have been awarded these prestigious funds, will give Testimonials. This year, awardees of HFSP & MSCA individual fellowships, ERC & HFSP grants are invited to share their experience and know-hows, from preparation to success, in addition to how the funding helped their research career establishment in Europe & Korea, in hopes of giving insight to fellow researchers.
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Date / Time 2024-07-30 09:00   --   10:40
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PROF. CHOI, Youngseok Thomas

Kingston University, UK

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DR. HONG, Hee-jeon

Oxford Brookes University, UK

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This special session explores the critical role of international collaboration in driving advancements at the forefront of science and technology. Focusing particularly on partnerships between South Korea and European countries, we will discuss on how researchers with diverse expertise and perspectives can fuel innovation and achieve breakthroughs beyond the reach of individual nations. The session will showcase successful examples of international research collaborations, while also discussing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in fostering even greater scientific progress through global partnerships. This session will delve into strategies for overcoming these challenges and optimising the potential of international collaborations in frontier research. Panel: • Mr. Young Dae Ryu, Director General, Directorate for International Affairs, National Research Foundation of Korea. • Ms. Natasha Bevan, Head of International Grants, The Royal Society, UK. • Mr. Jeongwon Lee, Director General of Korea-Europe Quantum Science Technology Cooperation Centre, Belgium. • Professor Habin Lee, Brunel University London, UK.
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Date / Time 2024-07-30 11:00   --   12:40
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DR. JUNG, Kangsoo

Inria (National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology) Paris-Saclay hosted by École Polytechnique

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Background – ‘Leaving No One Behind’ is an important imperative of the United Nations (UN) for inclusive development. This well-known tagline also serves as a core principle behind the UN’s global development agenda that calls for concerted efforts to tackle a host of global social, economic, and environmental challenges that we face today. This global mandate is no exception to science and technology: what it speaks to our scientific community is the need for more inclusive technologies whose affordances are appropriate for everyone who uses them. Widely known as ‘appropriate technology’, there are numerous ways in which science, technology and innovation (STI) embrace social value and make contributions to inclusive development, for example, by: “enhancing productivity and inducing a dynamic transformation of the economy; increasing growth rates and the number of decent jobs while reducing fossil-based energy consumption; developing essential drugs and improving health/medical care; achieving food security through innovative agricultural methods and raising agricultural productivity; reducing the drudgery and improving the safety of housework; increasing the safety of reproduction” (UN CDP). Appropriate use of science, technology, and innovation can provide solutions and evidence for inclusive development, which in turn makes our scientific knowledge and innovation more impactful. Purpose – Against this backdrop, this special session taps into global examples of appropriate STI that make positive contributions to inclusive development and welcomes all scientists and engineers in action. It brings together leading scientists and engineers so they can be more attentive to the impacts their scientific knowledge can bring to our (global) society. Composed of both informative presentations and interactive activities, the session is designed to achieve this goal through knowledge sharing and collaborative work amongst participants with diverse backgrounds. Significance – By definition, the fundamental goal of appropriate technology is to make room for our future generations. This motivates us to reduce negative impacts and promote positive impacts on our global community in the practice of science and engineering. Reciprocally, harnessing the full potential of STI is an indispensable step forward for realising inclusive development. As local and global partnerships are of paramount importance in making our societies more inclusive, the session provides an interactive platform that boosts agency and collaboration across scientists, engineers, academics, practitioners, policymakers and many more for a better future.
Speakers
  • MS. PARK, Mindy (GDI (Global Development Institute)) [ 11:00 - 11:20 ]
    Title: Knowing the urban context – developing appropriate technologies for African cities
  • MISS. , [ 11:20 - 11:40 ]
    Title: Enhancement of National Traffic Database and Capacity Building Project in Sri Lanka
  • DR. KIM, Byoung Yoon (Iter Organization) [ 12:10 - 12:40 ]
    Title: Inclusive Development through Appropriate Technologies: I-DREAM case
Date / Time 2024-08-01 11:00   --   12:40
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MR. KIM, Brian

CEO of Kim Venturous

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We propose the third Korea-EU Technology Cooperation on Carbon Neutrality and Regional Innovation forum in EKC 2024 after the 2nd forum in EKC 2023. Climate change is emerged as a transnational and transregional issue. Many countries, including Korea and Europe, are making all-out efforts to cope with the rapidly changing climate by declaring carbon neutrality after the Paris Climate Agreement. The session will discuss building a sustainable platform for international joint research and effective cooperation between Korean and European researchers in responding to climate change.
Speakers
  • DR. SON, Minsu (Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology) [ 11:00 - 11:25 ]
    Title: Cooperation Plans with Europe for IPCC Climate Adaptation Integrated Scenario
  • MR. OUHEL, Tomas (Institute Committee in Czech and Slovak Zoo Union.) [ 11:25 - 11:50 ]
    Title: Showcases of Smart Solutions for Biodiversity Conservation in Czech and Indonesia
  • MR. SONG, Jaeryoung (National Institute of Green Technology (NIGT)) [ 11:50 - 12:15 ]
    Title: Korea-Europe cooperation measures for public diplomacy on climate technology Indonesia
  • MR. SEO, Kyung Won (CODA) [ 12:15 - 12:40 ]
    Title: Directions for Promoting Cooperation between Korean and EU’s Climate Tech Startups