Title: Strategic technology roadmapping for inter-ministry R&D cooperation

Authors: Sangil Kim; Changtaek Choi

Addresses: Office of Strategic Foresight, Division of Technology Foresight, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning, Dongwon Industry Bldg., 68 Mabang-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06775, South Korea ' Office of S&T Policy and Planning, Division of S&T Policy and Planning, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning, Dongwon Industry Bldg., 68 Mabang-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06775, South Korea

Abstract: Since the 2008 global economic crisis, South Korea has actively invested in R&D for technological competitiveness and new market access. Systematic strategies and cooperation between government departments investing in R&D are needed for maximum impact of these investments and efficient use of limited government financial resources. However, technology roadmaps established by individual ministries of the Korean Government lack linkages with national goals and do not provide clear guidance. Additionally, existing technology roadmaps provided by the Korean Government include only technology trees and timetables, but no other technology-supporting measures. This paper provides a strategic technology roadmapping process for inter-ministry R&D cooperation and offers selection criteria for the roadmap's target technologies and supporting measures such as improved legal systems, professional personnel training, and infrastructure replenishment for commercialisation of the target technologies. Finally, the paper presents a process to align national technology roadmaps with the government's R&D programs and budget allocation.

Keywords: strategic technology roadmap; inter-ministry; R&D; cooperation; budget; technology management; R&D programme; roadmap framework; roadmapping; R&D planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2018.091287

International Journal of Technology Management, 2018 Vol.76 No.3/4, pp.236 - 257

Received: 22 Sep 2015
Accepted: 30 Jun 2016

Published online: 18 Apr 2018 *

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