AS a trusted partner with industries, the SMEs and Commercialization Division aims to support the innovative growth and technological competitiveness of the ICT industries. To achieve this goal, the Division is promoting the utilization and diffusion of ETRI's R&D results and establishing a system for supporting the technology commercialization of SMEs. Currently, the Division mainly focuses on research into technology commercialization and SME support strategies, the operation of technology commercialization support programs, the creation and utilization of intellectual properties(IP), and support for SMEs and technology-based startups. The Division also provides the ETRI Technology Commercialization Platform(TechBiz) as an integrated and comprehensive platform on which SMEs can utilize the various commercialization support programs they need.
Based on the research results derived from market and technology trend analysis, Technology Commercialization Department is providing business enterprises with R&D results that contributes to their innovative growth and also focused on promoting high-tech startups that revitalize our economy. For the successful technology commercialization, we conduct market demand survey, make and implement technology commercialization strategy, investigate and analyze the market performance, and technology valuation. In order to help business enterprises utilize technologies they need, our department is proving information of R&D results, establishing a cooperation network with business enterprises, and strengthening cooperation with commercialization related organizations. Besides, we are providing incubation programs that accelerate the creation of technology-based startups and growth support programs for established startups. Also, it is conducting various technology marketing campaigns aimed at expanding global business. In particular, it is actively promoting the overseas technology road shows hosted by the government, expanding exchanges of human resources in the technology sector with overseas cooperation partners, and strategically promoting ODA projects for developing countries.
The SMEs Innovation Center supports ICT SME's efforts to grow into leading global companies and play a leading role in national economic development. To this end, the Center promotes the successful commercialization of SME's technologies by making use of ETRI's research personnel, testing facilities, equipment and research infrastructure. First of all, the Center oprates a program by which ETRI researchers are dispatched to provide direct on-site support to SMEs that experience difficulties in securing advanced researchers. The Center has also set up a Research Equipment Sharing Center so that SMEs can use ETRI's advanced research equipment and facilities. Finally, the Center operates a Convergence Technology Commercialization Center(CTCC) that supperts the highest level of research infrastructure, including test-bed, test certification/verification and product launch support in order to help ICT SMEs grow into global companies.
Intellectual Property Management Department aims at facilitating commercialization of ICT technologies developed by ETRI through IP management and technology transfer. Also, it plays key roles in acquiring valuable intellectual property rights(IPRs) and boosting commercialization through building and implementing business strategies. In order to realize the economic values underlying our technologies, following activities are performed: acquiring, managing, protecting and licensing IPRs on both domestic and global bases, transferring our own technologies to enterprises, and participating in the international standard patent pools.