A memorandum of understanding has been signed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Graduate School of Data Science (GSDS) and Hankook to expand their partnership at the Digital Future Innovation Research Center with a focus on the development of data and artificial intelligence technologies.
The industry-academia cooperation, described by Hankook as “the third phase of the Digital Future Innovation Research Center”, will prioritize research and development and the practical training of digital technology. The partnership will foster and support talent to ensure people are prepared for digital transformation by holding education programs on AI and machine learning (ML), with GSDS data science visitation programs held for executives and employees of Hankook.
The KAIST Digital Future Innovation Research Center was established by Hankook and KAIST in 2019 with the aim of securing R&D and digital technology capabilities through digital transformation. Since 2019, a total of 22 digital research projects have been carried out in the field of tire production and R&D by Hankook Tire & Technology resulting in enhanced R&D efficiency and productivity.
“Together with the KAIST Graduate School of Data Science, we will continue to secure industrial domain-based data/AI technologies and apply them further in the field,” said Seong-Jin Kim, CDO and CIO, Hankook. “We look forward to developing the Digital Future Innovation Research Center as an effective cooperative platform.”
“The partnership between KAIST and Hankook & Company has established an ideal case of industry-academic cooperation in the era of digital innovation and will present a new model going forward,” commented Dong-Man Lee, provost and executive vice president of KAIST.