KITECH History

2013 ~ Present

Incubation of global SMEs based on outstanding achievements

New growth phase

2016
Selected among "Best Companies in Technology Transfer, Business Development and Startups" for second consecutive years by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
Launched Chungbuk Regional Division pilot project team
2015
Designated among "Best Companies in Technology Transfer and Business Development" for second consecutive years by MOTIE
Organization restructured into a system of three research institutes and seven regional divisions
Established regional divisions in Jeonbuk, Ulsan, and Jeju / Transferred inorganic binder manufacturing technology
2014
Provided demand-based support to SMEs, such as SME Solution Talk
Developed amorphous nano thin film coating technology / Transferred original epoxy technology
Discovered and nurtured Gazelle companies that created jobs
2013
Reassigned under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning / Completed Daegyeong Regional Division

2004 ~

Established a close-range support system to provide technical support in the field

Regional framework built

2012
Awarded Certificate of Excellent Service Quality in Korea, first of its kind as a government-funded research institute / Established Gangwon Regional Division
2011
Developed Eco-Mg and Eco-Al alloys as world-first technologies
2009
Developed wafer ingot manufacturing technology for solar cells
2007
Developed Korea's first Android robot (second in the world) / Completed Ansan Research Center (currently Research Institute of Convergence Technology) / Completed Busan Research Center (currently Dongnam Regional Division)
2006
Completed Gwangju Research Center (currently Seonam Regional Division)
2004
Completed Incheon Research Center (currently Research Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Technology)

1998 ~

Laid the foundation for systemic and efficient support for SMEs

Growth and development

2003
Recognized for "Technology of the Year" by the Ministry of Science and Technology (Cyber Engineer U24)
2002
Developed 350 km/hr Korea-type high-speed train / Localized semiconductor manufacturing facilities
1999
Reassigned under the Korea Research Council for Industrial Technology in accordance with the Act on Government-run Institutes

1989 ~

Launched as a comprehensive application research institute with a focus on supporting SMEs

Foundation and ground building

1997
Moved its headquarters to Cheonan, Chungnam / Changed its name to Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) / Opened Comprehensive Business Service Center
1994
Pioneered the rise of HDTV in Korea
1989
Founded as an affiliated institute of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry / Established policy and technology support framework to nurture SMEs