Seoul, South Korea 2017-11-09T15:03:42+00:00

Project Description



Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a sprawling metropolis where hyper-modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of centuries-old locust and pine trees.


STEPI plays essential roles in the following areas:
• Research on S&T and R&D activities and technological innovations
• Development of S&T policy alternatives
• Consultancy on technology management strategy
• Study on the relationship between S&T , economy and society
• International S&T cooperation
• Research on global S&T policy
• Collaboration with government, industry, academia, and foreign institutes
• Dissemination of research outcomes
• Education and Training in its expertise


Running Rigorous Foresight Research
• Measurement of Future Image/perceptions
• Mapping and evaluation of Foresight Activities
• Innovation Outlook : Energy Technology 2030
• X-events and Resilience X-events and Resilience
• Future Technology and Innovations Building of the Knowledge Base

Building a Horizon scanning system Fostering a Foresight Culture
• Future Horizon (quarterly magazine)

Strengthening the Foresight Network
• Forum for Future Strategy Research
• 2013 STEPI Int’l Foresight symposium (2013.10)
• International Foresight Academy (EU FP7)


Byeongwon Park
Technology Foresight Center
Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning
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Global X-Network Centers