Technology Appraisal Organization & Manpower
To meet the growing demands for technology appraisal service and to enhance the work efficiency, KOTEC has constructed a specialized technology financing business network across the nation comprising of 1 Central Technology Appraisal institute, 6 Technology Convergence Centers and 54 Technology Appraisal Centers as of the end of 2017.
|Central Technology Appraisal Institute||Highly sophisticated appraisals||
Highly sophisticated technology appraisal (technology appraisal for investment in-kind, etc.)
Technology appraisal marketing in the government and relevant institutions
Verification of technology appraisal reports and support for technology appraisal, etc.
|Technology Convergence Center||Support for technology transfer and commercialization||
Specialized technology appraisal regarding technology transfer and M&A (including accompanied guarantees)
Identification of technology transfer demands, technology transfer mediation, and marketing functions
Technology information collection and processing, networking with relevant institutions
|Technology Appraisal Center||Standardized technology appraisals||
Standardized KTRS-based technology appraisals primarily for the credit guarantee support.(including the ones for IP guarantee, R&D guarantee, etc.)
Technology project viability assessment (e.g., feasibility test on R&D projects submitted by tech SMEs for government grants)
KOTEC is staffed with a special workforce equipped with technology appraisal capability. This is what sets KOTEC apart from other financial institutions. More than half of its staff members are undertaking the technology appraisal tasks. 215 of them are ph.D. holders in science and engineering fields, which enables KOTEC to deal with various disruptive technologies with sector-specific knowledge and experiences. A pool of external advisors, made up of 1,074 experts, also take part in some appraisal cases where their expertise is deemed required.
|Technology appraisal experts||532||578||552||592||581||605|
|Machinery||Telecom||Electronics & Electricity||Materials & metals||Chemical||Textile||Biology|
|Environment||Financial Accounting||Patent law||Culture & contents||Others||Total|