Title: Korean Technology Foresight for national S&T planning

Authors: Byeongwon Park, Seok-Ho Son

Addresses: Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning, 275 Yang-Jae Dong (Dongwon Industry Bldg. 8th Fl.), Seocho-Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. ' Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning, 275 Yang-Jae Dong (Dongwon Industry Bldg. 10th Fl.), Seocho-Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Abstract: Korea recently completed the third technology foresight (2005). In the exercise, the prospect of future Korean society up to the year 2030 was developed. The exercise was designed to widen the participation of the stakeholder and to enhance the link to policy measures. Future and present needs were deduced through surveys on the general public that were refined through expert panels. Then, the committee for each technology sector was set-up to develop the future technological subjects. They were Delphi-surveyed. The scenarios for the future social system were drafted for envisaging the implication of uncertain developments and for examining the scope for possible action plan.

Keywords: technology foresight; future technology; scenario; policy measures; S&T planning; science policy; technology policy; Korea.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2010.032672

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2010 Vol.6 No.1/2/3, pp.166 - 181

Published online: 11 Apr 2010 *

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