Korea-Sweden Research to Business(R2B) Forum
April 19th to 20th 2023
Grand Ballroom, The Commons, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
The R2B forum aims to provide opportunities for cooperation through technology commercialization networking including universities research institutes, startups and SMEs, and to share technology commercialization policies and innovation cases between the two countries.
SDGs, that cover technologies for sustainable development such as Green ICT, Renewable energy, Smart mobility etc.
DX, Digital Transformation cover digital technologies such as AI, Big Data, Cloud, Block chain, IoT and new ICT Trend
Bio-Health, cover new Medicine & Drug Discovery, Health Tech & Devices, Biotech, Life Science, Beauty & Lifestyle
Hosts / Support
Target groups are primarily technology-based startups and companies, but also technology transfer office, technology holding foundation, innovation- & entrepreneurship support office, University International Office, startup support agency, investor(venture capitalist), business incubator(accelerator), immaterial rights Agency
Official Language
English & Korean (simultaneous interpretation provided on Day 1)


S 5min S
Time Program Note
Opening and Keynote Session
10:00-10:30 Opening Address
Bong-Soo Kim, President, COMPA (Commercialization Promotion Agency for R&D Outcomes)
Tuula Teeri, President , IVA (Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences)

Welcoming Remarks
H.E. Daniel Wolvén, Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Korea

Congratulatory Remarks
OOO, Ministry of Science and ICT (TBC)
PARK Seung Han, Vice President of Yonsei University
5~10 min each
10:30-11:00 Keynote Address

1. Korea
Dr. Baek Man-gi, Chairperson of Presidential Council on Intellectual Property

2. Sweden
Professor Mathias Uhlén, KTH Royal institute of Technology, Department of Protein Science
15 min each
11:00-11:10 Group Photo Session On stage
Session 1: R2B Policy and Case Study
11:10-11:15 Introductory Remarks 5 min
11:15-11:45 Part 1 : R2B Policy

1. Korea
Byeong-won Park, Ph.D. / Senior Research Fellow/STEPI(Science and Technology Policy Institute)
Jeong Do-hyeon, CEO of Raphas Co., Ltd

2. Sweden
Mikolaj NoreS, Forum Manager, Forum for Innovation Management (FIM), Steering Group IVA R2B Project
30min (15min each
11:45-11:50 Q & A
11:50-12:20 Part 2 : R2B Case Studies

1. Korea
Kim Ji-hyeon, CEO ,Yonsei Technology Holdings

2. Sweden
C-PALS and Dynamic SALSA, KTH Royal institute of Technology
30min (15min each)
12:20-12:30 Q & A 10min
12:30-13:30 Networking Luncheon 60 min
Session 2: Pitching & Introduction Technology and Business Meeting
: Session 2 will be operated separately according to Activities. We forcus 3 main technologies : SDGs, DX, Bio-Health.
13:30-17:00 Activity 1 : Tech to Biz (Choi young Hall)

‘Tech to Biz Track’ aims to seek the technology for joint research, marketing by introducing technology for commercialization.

Speakers List (TBC)
Activity 2 : TechBiz to Market Track (Grand Ballroom 1)

‘TechBiz to Market Track’ aims to seek the partner for Business and inverstors from both countries get a chance to find the best startups by pitching.

Moderator Dr. Sung Joo Bae, Professor at the School of Business, Yonsei University
Pitching companies List (TBC)
Activity 3 : Biz Round Table (Grand Ballroom 2)

‘Biz Round Table’ is the space for networking between both countries delegations to discuss further cooperation etc.
18:00- Welcoming dinner (By invitation), H.E. Daniel Wolvén Residence of Swedish Ambassador
Technical Tour : onsite visits
10:00-16:00 1. Korea Institute of Science and Technology
2. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
※ The program is subject to change.
※ We provide translation services in English and Korean.