Leader in Industrial Technology Innovation, focused on commercialization. Korea has not been blessed with abundant natural resources, however, the strongest and the most precious resource which has propelled Korea to become one of the leading technologtical nations, is our advanced manufacturing technology. The Korea Institute of Industrial Technology_(KITECH) was established to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). KITECH’s commercialization technology development and continuous technology transfer to domestic SMEs has led Korea to become one of the world’s most advanced technological nations. KITECH actively reorganized its structure and diversified its SME supporting channels to overcome and cope with the upheavals of technology in the R&D area. The importance of International cooperation in R&D is getting more and more emphasis and has become an essential part of KITECH's success. Combinations of more complicated technology, shortening of the technology lifespan, and the enlargement tendency of the technology development scale have increased the risk of working-alone types of R&D, which require more time and budget. Therefore, it is essential to establish a cooperative international network and take advantage of the world's advanced technology and manpower. KITECH has modified and enhanced its strategies to conduct international cooperation more efficiently and effectively, with a strong emphasis on supporting the advancement of SMEs’ into the global market and strengthening their competitiveness. KITECH has established and managed strong cooperative R&D relationships with over 130 elite international organizations from 22 nations. KITECH has initiated and successfully conducted various international cooperation projects including joint R&D projects, R&D researcher exchange projects, technology transfer projects and local lab experiment projects with world renowned R&D organizations. With its expertise in managing overseas R&D centers and its international cooperation knowhow, KITECH will actively support Korean SMEs’ technology innovation and advancement into the global market. KITECH will strive to make our position known as a first-class international R&D institute. Thank you for your interest.