KU seeks borderless cooperation with enterprises
MOU on joint R&D signed between KU and Saint-Gobain
Appointment ceremony held for KU Crimson Enterprise Project
▲ Javier Gimeno (left), general delegate of Saint-Gobain, and Jeoho Yeom (right), president of Korea University, pose for a commemorative photo after the MOU signing.
On July 4, Korea University appointed the Saint-Gobain Korea Group as a KU Crimson Enterprise, and signed an agreement to expand industry-academia cooperation activities.
The university launched the KU Crimson Enterprise Project, under the slogan of “technology-driven companies taking the lead with Korea University,” in order to provide partner enterprises with top-class industry-academia cooperation services.
KU appointed L&P Cosmetics as first KU Crimson Enterprise in August 2017. Since then, it has actively engaged in cooperative activities with various small- and large-sized enterprises in machinery, manufacturing, bioengineering, and electronics. The KU Crimson Enterprise Project promotes mutual growth through open innovation with partner enterprises. The university continues to maintain special ties with the more than 1,500 companies that it has worked with in the past. The partner enterprises enjoy various privileges, including access to the university’s business support platform.
Following the appointment ceremony of the KU Crimson Enterprise Project, the two representatives signed an MOU on joint research and development and exchange of human resources.
Under the agreement, the two institutes will ▲ review possible research cooperation in the development of glass technology, and ▲ promote exchange of researchers and student interns.
At the signing, Jaeho Yeom, the president of Korea University, said, “It is a great pleasure for KU to participate in the development of key technology for the coming age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As a research-oriented university, we hope that this partnership will pave the way to the establishment of a technology-driven network.
Javier Gimeno, general delegate for the Asia-Pacific region at Saint-Gobain, said, “The key to Saint-Gobain’s business model is endless innovation. The main principle behind our strategies is open innovation, which drives us to cooperate actively with world-leading universities.”
Established in 1665, Saint-Gobain is a multinational French corporation known for its high-performance glass products and construction materials. It has more than 1,200 branch offices and factories in 64 countries, including the United States, as well as numerous European and Asian nations.
▲ Javier Gimeno (left), general delegate of Saint-Gobain, and Jeoho Yeom (right), president of Korea University, pose for a commemorative photo after the appointment ceremony of the KU Crimson Enterprise Project.