Date：23 July (Friday)
Time: 15:40 – 17:10 (GMT+8)
Senior Research Fellow
ICT & Emerging Industry Division
Center for Industrial Competitiveness
Korean Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)
Dr. Youn Hee Choi is a policy researcher of KIET (Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trades), and she is in charge of recommendation and design for bioindustry Policy in Korea.
Youn Hee Choi received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree from Seoul National University’s College of Engineering, majoring in biochemical engineering. She has worked at the Cell Science Center at Osaka University in Japan, and as a post-doc. at Stanford University’s Department of Chemical Engineering. She has worked at the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade since 2001, and focuses on researching new industry and innovation policy, and in particular on bioindustry policy. She participated in innovation policy development with the government, including with the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the Ministry of Science and ICT, and the Ministry of Health and Welfare. She also serves as a consultant for various public organizations and local governing bodies.
The current status of the Global & Korean bioindustry will be introduced, and some cooperation measures in Asian region will be suggested in the presentation. The definition of bioeonomy, released by OECD, is that the application of biotechnology to primary production, health and industry could result in an emerging bioeconomy where biotechnology contributes to a significant share of economic output by 2030. There are many global trends affecting the advent of the bioeconomy, which are global aging, disruptive technological innovation and convergence, and the proliferation of bio-information. Therefore, there is severe competition around the world to secure competitiveness in bioeconomy. I think we, Asian countries can overcome the limitations on domestic supply capacity and secure the critical mass of demand with Asian networking.
Through a strong cooperation against the Non-technical barriers and also a cooperation for technological & Industrial competitiveness, we can secure the competitiveness of Bioeconomy.