Research Programs

Center for Leaders in Industry-university Cooperation


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YU is leading various industry-academic cooperation activities for joint development with local industries. In result of its efforts, it was selected as the 'Industry-Academic Cooperation Leading University (LINC) Fostering Project' carried out by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology from May 2012. The LINC Project Team has pursued specialization of 'green energy convergence' based on the performance of the Daegu-Gyeongbuk green energy leading industry human resources fostering center in order to create and expand technology-innovation type industry-academic cooperation leading model.Furthermore, we will do our best to foster outstanding human resources to meet local industries and strive to become a world-class regional hub university through convergence R&D and industry-academic cooperation.

We ask that you keep an eye on our efforts and ask for your cooperation and advice. Thank you.

YU LINC Project Team
School of Materials Engineering Professor Lee Hee-young


Vision :

Co-development of local university and industries
HR fostering and technological development, transfer > Employment and technology innovation > Regional development

Policy Goal :

Creation and expansion of various industry-academic cooperation leading models
Foster 50 industry-academic cooperation leading universities - Achieve 60% regional university employment rate, support 30,000 industry-academic cooperation companies (associations)

Pursuance strategy :

Expand support range of industry-academic cooperation / Diversification and specialization of industry-academic cooperation / Enhance sustainability of industry-academic cooperation

YU LINC Models

JOB-MISO(job-mismatch solution)
Model Creation Overview
  • Employment preference of job-seekers: Conglomerates → Public companies (public corporations) → Medium companies → Small companies
  • Severe difficulties of small and medium sized companies due to high preference for conglomerates and public corporations
  • Job-Mismatching: Weakened competitiveness of small & medium companies → Slow growth of medium sized companies → poor creation of jobs
  • German-style Job-Mismatching Solution (JOB-MISO): If there are 100 human resources needed by conglomerates, 500 are fostered and 400 can join small & medium sized companies
  • YU-style JOB-MISO
  • Organize JOB-MISO association: Small & Medium Enterprise Promotion Agency, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Medium Company Association, Local chamber of commerce, Good Company selected by the Small & Medium Enterprise Promotion Agency, and medium sized companies
  • YU-FITS: Matching field-training student and companies participating in field training, Field training evaluation process, Multi-channel (student-company-center) communication
  • Pre-training and mentoring program: Increase student's understanding of companies through interview and pre-training with HR representatives of companies, and hold dialogue-style lectures, instead of general lectures that convey information of employment cooperation committee that conduct employment process and HR evaluation cooperation with company's HR (HRD/HRM)
  • Pre-interview of field training: Present employment direction through field work through interviews with industry-academic professors and select company considering major and aptitude
Major achievements
  • Construction network by expanding companies participating in field training: Expert research committee and JOB-MISO association
  • Carry out field training and promote employment in participating companies: Field training company HR representative association
  • Pre-interview and construction of YU-FITS: Matching major and aptitude of student-company
  • Pre-training and Mentoring: Select students through interviews and training by representatives of companies involved in field-training
  • Resolve job-mismatching in job market and create creative economy
Model Creation Overview
  • Promote excellent technologies of companies and support technological commercialization of participating companies for family-run companies
  • Introduce BM (business model) of YU's excellent technology transfer and technology commercialization, and enhance interest on YU's technology and technology transfer commercialization among companies
  • Carry out YU Technology Transfer Commercialization Center GT² Technology Commercialization Strategy (GT²: Good Technology, Give&Take)
  • Expand achievements of technology commercialization of companies participating in LINC project in connection with the Daegu R&D special district
  • Presentation of exemplary cases for excellent technology transfer of scholars participating in LINC project and technology commercialization
  • Technology transfer agreement
  • Display (presentation) of school's outstanding technologies (focusing on 4 major specialized technologies of the Daegu region) and consult with research supervisors of family-run companies
Major achievements
  • Find outstanding technologies: 34, Presentation of outstanding cases: 4 projects, Technological project display: 34 projects
  • Technology transfer agreement: 200 billion won (School of Chemical Engineering Professor Chung Woo-sik)
  • Technology consulting: Actros and 9 others
  • Patent consulting: Korea Pharma and 4 others
  • Media PR: 11 cases
CDP-BIZ linked creative model
Model Creation Overview

What is the CDP-BIZ linked creative model?

  • Creative leading model linked with commercialization (business start-up) be expanding and developing inefficient results following presentation of Capstone design results into business models
  • After selecting items that can be realized as business models among the Capstone design results, a utilization team is selected through business contests within the school (participating professors and students begin utilization agreement procedures through project team actuators)

How is the utilization team composed?

  • The item utilization team composes technology, design, humanities, and arts and sports convergence team (science and engineering tracks that have an idea but not enough business are also possible, but the imbalance of human resources can be resolved through the organization of a convergence team of humanities majors without ideas) → Connect students by major at the venture education center to compose convergence teams that break down the barriers between majors unlike other school clubs

How is the finally selected team managed?

  • Held 'Campus Item Championship' in connection with CDP-BIZ - Selected 10 final teams (39 people) from participant students (1,320) as Item Champions to construct continuous support system for unlimited imagination venture projects (1:1 mentoring + prototype + student future venture room assignment, etc for feedback for successful startup) - Feedback (product sales/verification→collect consumer opinions→revalidation of items→design supplementation→ final product development/venture realization→BI tenant and resource business support)
Major Achievements
  • From the 1,320 students who applied for participation in the CDP-BIZ connected creative education model 'Campus Item Hero' students with creative and excellent business model proposals were selected to organize convergence teams (technology + design + humanities, etc/10 teams, 39 students) to break down the barrier among majors and integrate technologies and ICT fitting to the main players of the creative economy through imagination and creativity. The development of the creative business model is deemed as a major achievement - 1 team 1 item (10 items)
  • This is an exemplary example where members of the college becomes one for the realization of the creative economy and the success of the LINC project. Instead of personal profits, participating professors and students actively cooperated (agreement and support for using projects) in the CDP project for the final results of collaboration and convergence, and the manifestation of unlimited imagination among students participating in the CDP-BIZ linked program acted as success factors
Future Plans
  • Exemplary case of having students jump into the venture business where the market environment continuously changes to have them experience the power of convergence in the improved corporate mindset
  • Future plans are to make up-close collaboration between the initial executor of the CDP project and developer of the extended and developed business model for continuous development support of new items and are planning to open a regular course (3 credits) from the second semester of 2014 to further spread creative venture atmospheres
  • [CDP result announcement-> Organize convergence club-> Recruit participants and expand and develop to business models-> Hold ‘Campus Item Championship’-> Form venture start-up base]
YU IN-MAC(Industry Needs Matching&Creation)
Model Creation Overview
  • Match technological difficulties of family-run companies with YU experts (professors) to install the industry-academic cooperation research lab and have the project team carry out industry-academic cooperation programs to continuously support technology transfers and continuous industry-academic cooperation
  • Match YU's experts with companies having technological difficulties to install the industry-academic cooperation research lab and carry out on-site difficulty consulting, company system proposal CDP, and industry-academic cooperation research projects, while looking to win orders for technology transfers and large projects
  • Manage performance for pursued programs at the technology innovation committee and pursue PR and technology transfer of technology cooperation cases through the YU-EXPO and TECH-BIZ
Major achievements
  • Install and support 32 industry-academic research labs by matching experts based on the 734 technologies for field difficulties
  • Industry-academic cooperation research lab corporate support achievements
Model Creation Overview
  • Create leading model for industry-academic-government creative economy industry-academic cooperation
  • Share and spread achievements of industry-academic cooperation leading university (LINC) fostering project
  • Search for various plan procurement strategies through the realization of creative economy and promoting industry-academic cooperation
  • Family-run company PR center/2013 Excellent company festival event
  • Mid-size and good company job fair/Corporate PR and job fair
  • National policy project team exhibit/Industry-academic cooperation excellent achievement exhibit/Field work excellent case exhibit/Venture education excellent case exhibit/Joint industry-academic cooperation research project exhibit
  • Campus Venture Item Championship (Field work pre-interview program)
  • Creative economy industry-academic cooperation leading model declaration
Major achievements
  • Mid-size company/good company corporate PR and employment expo: 32 excellent companies of Daegu-Gyeongbuk participated for interviews with HR personnel and to conduct on-site field work pre-interviews
  • Excellent Company Festival: Participated by 20 excellent companies of Daegu-Gyeongbuk
  • Campus Venture Item Championship: Link student ideas with business models
  • Share and spread LINC Project Team excellent industry-academic cooperation achievements

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