KIPO starts the project of searching the technology in demand for the second half of 2008
The KIPO announced on July 20, 2008 that it will start "the project of searching the technology in demand" which includes finding customized patented technology, mediating transfer of the technology, consulting for industrialization and introducing financial help for those who plan to use the technology for their business.
This project has been carried out twice a year since 2007 by introducing improved patented technology for free to companies, those who plant a business or venture capitalists who want to obtain the technology or license of the technology thereby precipitating the industrialization and use of the dormant patents.
In the search of the technology in demand for the second half of 2008, as in the first half, the customers (including the agents) who want to introduce the technology they need can request the introduction of the needed technology for the matching of customized, then the experts in technology transfer interviews the customer and analyze the needed technology and provide information on the customized patented technology through technology introduction consulting.
Especially when the customer wants to introduce overseas patented technology, he can get a consulting for introducing the technology through the overseas cooperative organizations of Korean Invention Promotion Association, or get the related information if he wants to introduce the technology through patent auction.
Financial support will also be provided for industrialization of the patented technology. The Industrial Bank is going to provide a loan of up to 10 billion Won(6 billion for facilities, 4 billion for management) after consulting and examination.