The Second Univer+City with Technology Conference
The Second Univer+City with Technology Conference
  • Reporter Park Min-young
  • 승인 2016.11.09 19:49
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On Oct. 27, the second ‘Univer+City’ was held in POSTECH’s gym. Univer+City is compound that combines ‘university’ and ‘city.’ This emphasizes that the cooperation of industry, academy, and government contributes to local development and national growth. Universities that participated in this event were POSTECH, Univ. of Ulsan, Handong Global Univ., UNIST and Uiduk Univ. The participating members include Pohang City, Ulsan City, Pohang Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Ulsan CCI, and Pohang Technopark.
The first Univer+City was held on May 24 and pushed ahead with cooperation between Gyeongsangnam-do and Gyeongsangbuk-do. Gyeongju also participated in the second event and it was extended for three cities’ effective promotion and support to small and venture businesses. Also, this time, TECH-FAIR, an exhibition of technology of universities and companies in Pohang, Ulsan, and Gyeongju, was added to event with TECH River Conference, a networking company that promotes collaboration between venture businesses and assists them in introducing their technologies.
TECH-FAIR was held in the morning at POSTECH’s gym, with 46 small and venture businesses’ participations. It consisted of three programs: promotional booths for local small and venture businesses, a counselling window for businesses, and an exhibition of science-cultural contents for local residents.
In the afternoon, TECH River Conference was held in International Conference Room of POSCO International Center. In this conference, many people, including prominent members of venture businesses and universities introduced their technologies. Also, participants had a time for networking with invited venture capitalists.
This event was meaningful because it focused on support for small and venture businesses based on local universities
The Third Univer+City will be held in Ulsan, 2017.