The Government of Korea
Project Duration : 2016 to 2023, eight (8) years
Project Budget : USD 10,000,000$ (Ten Million USD)
Project Management Consulting (PMC)
Introduction to JBNU
Jeonbuk National University (JBNU; 전북대학교; 全北大學校; Jeonbuk Daehakgyo) is located in the historical city of Jeonju, Republic of Korea. As the flagship national university for the Jeollabuk-do Province, it was founded in 1947 by the provincial fund within the framework of the Korean national university system, following the liberation of the country.
JBNU has grown to 17 colleges (including Faculty of Public Policy and Jimmy Carter School of International Studies) and 14 graduate schools (one general, nine specialized and four professional schools).
For approximately 32,000 students, and 2,400 full-time and part-time professors (as of October 2016), Jeonbuk National University provides with high-quality educational, research and support facilities, cooperating with various institutions worldwide.
Introduction to Nepal Technology Innovation Center
The 21st Century is a time of rapid innovation and technological change that will be spurred on by the immense challenges–such as climate change, demands of an increasingly ageing population, and Covid-19 pandemic–we currently face in society. On the optimistic side, significant opportunities for technology-based products and services are also emerging from increasingly open, competitive and affluent global actors to mitigate and overcome those challenges.
This combination of opportunities and challenges brings to the fore the need for an innovation system in Nepal if it is to emerge stronger through this period.
It is well known that there is a critical gap between research findings, their outputs, and their development into technological and commercial propositions in Nepal. This is where Nepal Technology Innovation Center (NTIC) comes in: it can enable institutions/organizations to bridge this between research and applicable technology.
NTIC is an autonomous body established at Kathmandu University (KU) as per the decision of the Kathmandu University Executive Council on January 18, 2019 (E.C. No. 568). The main objective for the establishment of NTIC is to provide services in the fields of:
Agriculture and Rural Development
Alternative and Renewable Energy
To make world-leading research and technologies available in Nepal for the overall development of the country in a conducive professional, technological, and entrepreneurial environment.
- Create and make available a transforming innovation-related resource
- Enable Nepal to address research needs in key areas, and compete in the global scenario of tomorrow
- Generate growth and innovation in Nepal.