DGIST Selected as Supervising Institute for '2021 Laboratory-Specialized Start-up Leader University Project'
작성자. External Relations Team
DGIST was selected for the ‘2021 Laboratory-Specialized Start-up Leader University Project’ hosted by the Ministry of Education alongside the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Ministry of SMEs and Startups. It is a splendid feat as DGIST is the only institute selected from the Daegu & Gyeongbuk regions. DGIST will receive 900 million KRW as of this year, a total of 1.8 billion KRW for two years to discover and foster laboratory start-ups.
The ‘Laboratory-Specialized Start-up Leader University Project’ is intended to vitalize high-value added technology innovative start-ups based on research achievements and source technologies of graduate school laboratories.
DGIST has been working on turning various research outcomes of students into successful technology-based businesses and start-ups through its unique student start-up program, ‘DGIST Start-up Academy(DSA).’ Such efforts have been giving birth to excellent laboratory-born start-ups.
“Zefit Co., Ltd.,” which developed and successfully commercialized the Zebrafish EEG based Drug Screening System, and “SeaWith Co., Ltd.,” which developed cultured meat based on seaweed engineering, are start-ups that were incubated by DGIST’s start-up ecosystem. In particular, SeaWith Co., Ltd. will be releasing cultured meat products on the market in 2022 and is expected to lead the future livestock industry in a new direction.
As the supervising institute of the project, DGIST will be providing a distinct start-up support program in connection with DSA and ‘DGIST Technical Venture-leader Academy (TVA),’ which is the venture hub of the Daegu & Gyeongbuk region. Also, DGIST will provide full support to implant high-value added technologies, hidden inside various laboratories inside DGIST, in the market, by providing programs for the development of laboratory start-up team’s entrepreneurship and for commercialization consulting, along with three-stage detailed strategy consultation.
“Technology-based start-up is the main solution for creating jobs and for community development,” said President Kuk Yang. He also added, “DGIST will continue to contribute to the advancement of the community and the nation by offering full support to laboratory-born new technology start-up to create new markets and jobs”