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"The Korea Institute of Energy Research will continue to do its best in pursuit of improving national wealth and contributing to the improvement of quality of life for the people by supporting national energy policy in terms of technology development."
Since the founding in 1977, the KIER has had focused on energy technology R&D which is closely related with our living standards and national security while overcoming the challenges we have faced as a resource poor country.
KIER's R&D areas include improving efficiency and securing environment-friendly way in use of limited conventional energy resources such as oil, coal as well as natural gas and exploring new energy sources such as solar, wind and water as well as its commercialization.
The KIER also strives towards technology transfer which can be reflected
in successful commercialization of our remarkable R&D outcomes by
means of industrialization of excellent intellectual property rights,
enlarging its R&D activity in bottleneck technology based on small and
medium sized enterprises, and communicating actively with markets
through "1 researcher to 1 enterprise" technique guidance.
Energy has had a significant influence not only on living standards
in a society, but also upon national competitiveness and security.
Therefore, the KIER will do its best in developing energy technology
for future generations.
Lee Ki-woo, Ph.D.
President, Korea Institute of Energy Research