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NEW New Industry Convergence Technology R&D Center Concludes MOU with Norwegian Company

  • 2020-11-19
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Ajou University’s New Industry Convergence Technology R&D Center concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with parties including DNV GL Korea to establish close cooperation in the field of convergence technology.


The New Industry Convergence Technology R&D Center (Lee Joo-yeon, Director) and the Digital Convergence Division (Kim Young-min, Chief) announced conclusion of an MOU with DNV GL Korea (Lee Jang-seop, CEO), CANLAB (Kim Dong-hyun, CEO) and Cynergy Cube (Park Eun-seok, CEO) towards establishing close cooperation using in-depth knowledge and technology in the field of new industry and convergence technology essential for Industry 4.0. Ajou University Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy (Lee Joo-yeon, Chief) will also participate in collaboration.


DNV GL, the company that signed the MOU with the New Industry Convergence Technology R&D Center, is a major Norwegian company specializing in development of new business models, R&D, safety and credibility assessments, evaluation and certification and demand-based customized training services in the field of traditional infrastructure industries such as aviation, shipping, and railways, as well as Industry 4.0. sectors like AI, autonomous driving, and smart factories. CANLAB develops AI-based autonomous driving video systems, while Cynergy Cube is a consulting firm for system and software companies. 


The signing ceremony was held on the 23rd at Yeonam Hall. Head director of the New Industry Convergence Technology R&D Center, Lee Joo-yeon, division chief of the Digital Convergence Division, Kim Young-min, and professor Jung Myung-seok participated. In addition, dean of the Systems Engineering Department, Park Peom, Norwegian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Frode Solberg and executives from partner companies also joined the ceremony. 


The parties to the MOU agreed to cooperate on planning and executing joint projects, exchanging talent and technology, and forming and operating a working group in some major areas such as the smart grid, smart factories, smart fintech, autonomous driving, blockchain, and system and industrial safety.   


Professor Lee Joo-yeon said, “We will continue our cooperation to develop new growth engines, promote joint R&D projects, and further advance system engineering capabilities essential to the development of Industry 4.0., more specifically by forming an organic cooperation system based on the MOU.” 


At the signing ceremony, H.E. Ambassador Frode Solberg stated “The embassy will be a hub to boost synergy through cooperation between Norwegian universities and companies, Ajou University’s New Industry Convergence Technology R&D Center and the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy.”