Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) plans to maintain global technology leadership by exploring international standard technologies and expanding support for industrialization this year.
To this end, the institute will step on the gas to secure strategic and original technologies in the information and telecommunications sectors.
On Jan. 2, ETRI came up with the 2023 New Year Research Management Plan” in which the institute pledged to spearhead digital innovation and be a global research institute by securing core, strategic and original technologies.
ETRI also plans to focus on ESG management innovation through organizational innovation, solving social issues and shared growth among industry, academia and research circles.
In particular, in order to secure strategic and original technologies, ETRI decided to concentrate its research capabilities on 5G+/6G telecom infrastructure; AI and software; metaverse; cyber security; system semiconductor; new elements and materials.
ETRI has a strategy to lead global technology hegemony and Korea’s digital innovation by achieving the top research outcomes in the world in the strategic technology sectors.
As for the direction of research and development of strategic technologies in the ICT sector, ETRI decided to maintain R&D on foundation technologies, such as AI/machine learning, software, element/material technologies.
In the system semiconductor sector, the institute plans to raise synergetic effects by linking the development of related systems and develop AI semiconductors as chips of general use.
ETRI plans to concentrate ICT capabilities on convergence with other industries in a full-fledged fashion in order to realize a smart and safe society amid a wave of digital transformation.
The institute will devote itself to solving national and social issues by implementing digital innovation, such as intelligent mobility (self-driving), defense, energy, medical care, and safety.
ETRI also stressed ESG management as a partner for making a “happy future” world.
The institute set major management goals, such as ramping up research ethics, on top of solving social issues, carbon neutrality, innovating of enthusiastic and creative research environment and shared growth among industry, academia and research circles. It emphasized the creation of big outcomes for the contribution to the development of industries and stabilizing research environment.
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) said on Jan. 19 the institute developed an imaging technology related to early diagnosis of cancers and tumors. ETRI researchers see whether lesions of cells are observed via the Coherent Anti-stokes Raman scattering microscope. (Photos: ETRI)
ETRI staff members selected eight representative outcomes, achieved by the institute for the year 2022 to encourage outstanding achievements and have ETRI R&D excellence known to people.
The grand prize went to “EV, next-generation lithium secondary battery core materials and process technology,” led by Prof. Lee Young-ki with the Intelligent Sensor Research Office.
Lee Joon-gi, an office head, and Kim Jong-hyun, current technology overseer, were honored with the most outstanding awards for silicon photonics and multiple AI vaccine platform, respectively.
The outstanding prizes went to Lee Tae-jin, an office chief, for encoding media and original transmission technology, Lee Moon-shik, an office head, for commercializing wireless installation devices for open substations, Song Yoon-ho, a senior researcher, for digital X-ray tube, Lee Yoon-keun, an office head, for the original technology on a reading AI teacher, and Choi Hyung-do, a leading researcher, for determining the effects of human bodies by 5G/+a electromagnetic waves.
ETRI President Bang Seung-chan said, “I wish to make 2023 the first year of new efforts to shine ETRI’s sense of pride and self-esteem anew, and I hope all will join forces to make ETRI an entry beloved by people.”