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As an act of strategic relationship, Yachay Public Company and the Korean Institute of Science and Technology Policy – (Science and Technology Policy Institute) – STEPI (for its acronym in English), signed the memorandum of understanding to undertake joint activities in the field of scientific research and innovation.
This collaboration took shape in the First “Science and Technology Policy Seminar” in the City of Knowledge, where both institutions shared experiences of their work and provided insights on these topics from their respective countries.
Yachay Public Company General Manager, Hector Rodriguez, said that since the beginning of the conceptualization of the company, the City of Knowledge always had the support and collaboration of the Republic of Korea public institutions, through training, scholarships received and the preparation of the project Master Plan.
Rodriguez stressed that this type of seminar “short in duration, but very rich in exhibitions,” makes things happen. The most important thing is to catapult us into the future, with reference to lessons learned, experiences and recommendations shared. He hoped that such initiatives may come to be fully exploited eventually.
The President of the Korean Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Jong Guk Song, noted that Ecuador has a very strong presence in Korean history and as a result, relationships have been strengthened over time. “Korea and Ecuador are trying for a Free Trade Agreement to strengthen relationships and what happened today between the two institutions represents an opportunity to further enhance economic opportunities between our countries,” stressed the Korean Institute official.
Yachay Public Company, General Manager, Hector Rodriguez, gave a lecture on the City of Knowledge, including challenges and achievements in the development of the proposal and the project’s mission in the transformation of Ecuador’s productive matrix.
Similarly, in order to show the experience of South Korea in the formulation of science, technology and innovation policies, and the role of technology parks in the transformation of its growing economy, the main representatives of the Korean Republic’s STEPI raised several issues.
Dr Chiung Song unveiled “Science, Technology and Innovation Policies and Economic Development in Korea.” Meanwhile Dr Deok Soon Yim, spoke on “The role of science and technology parks in the Korean experience.”