Based on the Memorandum of Understanding dated on the 24th February, 2011, Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (KEIT) and Center for Research and Development Strategy of Japan Science and Technology Agency (CRDS) started cooperative activities in the science and technology field. This report is a part of the activities.
This report articulates a comparison between the results of Technology Level Evaluation (TLE) conducted by KEIT and International Technology Comparison (ITC) conducted by CRDS. This year, the comparison was performed in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field especially in the Robotics and Mobile Communication fields.
Through the discussions at the workshops held on the 29th June, 2011(@Tokyo, Japan) and the 28th October, 2011(@Seoul, Korea), we have found following items:
* Different views of technologies of each party result in different categorization of technologies. KEIT has industrial and product oriented view. CRDS has academic and technology oriented view. Differences between the results of TLE and ITC can be mainly explained by the difference of views.
* Quantitative evaluations based on the patent database of KEIT and qualitative expert’s evaluations of CRDS have both pros and cons, and the results of two parties seemed complementary.