The Digital Media City, Korea’s top high-tech industry cluster, and BioPark, a representative bio industry cluster in the U.S., have joined forces to construct a global bio-industry cooperative network.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government signed an MOU on “industry-academia cooperation, joint research, and information sharing between DMC and the University of Maryland and BioPark” at the DMC High-Tech Industry Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, at 12 noon, June 8.
The agreement calls for the development of joint projects, the holding of symposiums and conferences on research projects, and exchange and cooperation, including the exchange of information on cluster development between the two clusters.
With the signing of this MOU with BioPark, the Seoul Metropolitan Government expects that reciprocal cooperation and joint study through exchanges between industrial clusters in Seoul and Maryland will take off in full swing.
The City Government also expects that the two sides will seek ways of successfully establishing integrated fusion industry clusters of IT/BT/GT, and that the MOU will serve as a watershed for the vitalization of cooperation at the government level and R&D, as well as paving the way for innovative exchange and cooperation in the bio, information and green technology fields.
The Digital Media City, a high-tech digital media and entertainment (M&E) cluster, is being constructed on a 569,925 sq m site in the Sangam district in Seoul.