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R&D Management Conference: 3 - 6 July 2016

From Science to Society: Innovation and Value Creation

Studying at Cambridge

Convergence Technologies R&D review and outlook - WS002

Dr. Dong Soo Paik


Mihail Roco
National Science Foundation


Convergence Technologies R&D review and outlook

The concept of “convergence technologies” was first established in NBIC report by the U.S. NSF(National Science Foundation and Department of Commerce) in 2002. A year later, EC(European Commission) broadened the scope of convergence technologies including humanities and social sciences. Now majority of countries make their effort on developing and systematizing convergence technologies and its R&D management, however, there are so many difficulties dealing with it. In this session, difficulties in managing convergence technologies R&D will be discussed and the way to leap forward of that will be suggested.