The aim of the 6th Italy-Korea S&T Forum, co-organised by the Polytechnic of Turin and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and scheduled in Turin on 12 and 13 November, is to strengthen bilateral relations in the sector of science and technology and discuss the common global challenges.
The event will focus on the application of the so-called “Internet of things”, namely those technologies that enable extending the Internet and the digital world to tangible objects and places. The Plenary Sessions will involve 40 representatives of universities, research centres and Italian and South Korean businesses who will discuss the applications of IoT for intelligent cars, industrial productions of the future, the environment, energy and health.
The Forum opened with remarks by the Rector of the Polytechnic, Guido Saracco, the Director General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation of the Foreign Ministry, Vincenzo De Luca, and the Head of the Higher Education and Research Department of the MIUR, Giuseppe Valditara. South Korea will be represented by the Ambassador to Italy, Jong-hyun Choi, and by the Director General for International Cooperation (MSIT), Song Kyung Hee.
The debate will include contributions by Vincenzo Ilotte (President of the Chamber of Commerce of Turin), Emilio Campana (CNR), Jong-Deok Kim (NRF), Alberto Barberis (Industrial Union of Turin) and Paola Pisano (Turin City Councillor for Innovation).