The United States and South Korea identified areas for enhanced cooperation between their governments, industry and academia during the inaugural U.S.-ROK Next Generation Critical and Emerging Technologies dialog held in Seoul on Friday.
The collaboration will grant preferential access to U.S. and South Korean researchers on advanced technology nodes to help expand joint research and development opportunities.
Under the semiconductor supply chains and technology domain, the U.S. National Science Foundation will intensify jointly working with the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT and key industry partners.
The dialog also saw opportunities in biotechnology and bio-manufacturing tie-ups, with one initiative locked on a new R&D collaboration valued at $10 million minimum between the ministry and NSF in 2024.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science were also tagged for advancing new scientific and technical research collaboration on next-generation superconducting quantum computing.
U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and South Korean National Security Advisor Cho Tae-yong chaired the inaugural CET.