|▲ Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Busan / Director Changho Shin|
[Busan Techno Park]
The World Meteorological Organization counted that around 4.5 million people on Earth die a year from air pollution revealed from its journal. Entrepreneurs with keen eye caught this figure and moved fast to take advantageous positions in the clean air businesses. According to statistics, the market is growing by yearly 10% despite lack of its infrastructure. Busan, for example, is one of the booming clean air industry hubs in the nation but testing and approval bodies were found none. Enlightened by the lack of systematic support, Busan Metropolitan City and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy have joined hands for building an industry-academic-government cooperation system with investing necessary funds. And the result is Busan Techno Park.
[Three New Deals]
Busan Techno Park is running various programs and projects in three new deals: digital new deal, green new deal and balanced regional development new deal. Digital new deal runs 75 video conferencing rooms that help officials to hold meetings unaffected by COVID-19 with focus on commercialization of urban air mobility, development of smart disaster prevention and counteract technologies for harbors, and building a smart health care cluster. Green new deal focuses on expansion of new renewable energy and creating new industries through an energy complex, fuel cell-based eco-friendly village, SiC power semiconductor cluster, hydrogen extraction facility for public transport, and air purification facility. Balanced regional development new deal literally focuses on balanced development of the region through promoting star enterprises, innovative enterprises and intelligence-driven information services enterprises.
[Efficient Clean Air Testing and Approval]
Busan Metropolitan City, under the leadership of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Busan, has formed a task force to spread various projects and measures that can effectively help make clean air through Busan Techno Park. Busan Techno Park was designated as an official air quality testing and approval body from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and is improving accessibility to testing and approvals of the Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme. It also contributed to revising standards of KS and testing bodies for companies and organizations to go through strict certification processes smooth and nice alongside reducing the average 3 months of waiting period to 2 weeks. It is noteworthy that Busan Techno Park has already built a systematic support system by securing necessary equipment to test according to international standards so that companies can send and receive goods in time in and out of the country. A good example of these multifaceted efforts is a company that developed ‘air intake supply system’. The system circulates clean air in -30℃ and prevents frost. With help of Busan Techno Park, the company was able to have passed various tests and approvals. The system is now introduced to the world.
Busan Techno Park runs various support programs: MOU, market research, market trend, one on one matching services, laying cooperation platforms, incubation, training and technology support.
“This intelligent machine parts center puts itself into shoes of companies for realistic and practical support and services that are needed on site. We are open to companies that need help and our excellent teams will do their best to provide necessary help from A to Z” says Changho Shin, Director of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Busan. <PowerKorea>
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