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Business-affiliated research institutes or R&D departments that meet certain qualifications may apply and register to the Korea Industrial Technology Association to receive various types of support for their research and development activities.
※ Current status: 40,693 business-affiliated research institutes, 27,787 R&D departments (as of September 2019)
※ Related laws: Article 14.2 of the Basic Research Promotion and Technology Development Support Act, Article 16.2 of the Enforcement Decree of the Act

Notification

After the establishment of a business-affiliated research institute or department, applicants must submit the required documents and notify the Korea Industrial Technology Association. Notification is only available online.
Procedures
Please refer to the information below Please refer to the information below
  • establish a research institute - prior consultation
  • register the establishment - online
  • receive and review a report - koita
  • issue a certificate - print online
  • follow-up management - koita
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- Processing period : Processing is completed within seven days from the date of application. Time taken by applicants to correct incomplete applications and submit missing documents is not included in the processing period.
Contact (application for business-affiliated research institutes or departments): KOITA Research Institute Approval Team +82-2-3460-9141~46, 9013~17

Requirements for Approval

Business-affiliated research institutes or R&D departments must satisfy both HR and physical requirements to qualify.
Requirements for Approval Requirements for Approval
Requirements for Approval : category, requirements to report
category requirements to report
human requirements business-affiliated research institutes start-ups 2 or more researchers solely responsible for research
smes ectablished by researchers
small-sized companies 3 or more researchers solely responsible for research(2 researchers for companies 3 years old or older)
medium-sized companies 5 or more researchers solely responsible for research
corporate research institute located out of korea(overseas research institute)
middle-standing companies 7 or more researchers solely responsible for research
conglomerates 10 or more researchers solely responsible for research
departments solely responsible for R&D applied regardless of company size 1 or more researchers solely responsible for research
physical requirements required research facilities and space independent research space and facilities essential for R&D activities
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Support Provided

Companies that have registered business-affiliated research institutes or R&D departments are eligible for various types of support, such as taxation, customs, employment, funds, sales channels, and technology.
Tax and Customs Support
Tax and Customs Support : Support,Related Law
Support Related Law
Tax deductions for research and HR development expenses General research Article 10 of the Restriction of Special Taxation Act (Attached Table No. 6)
New growth engines Article 10 of the Restriction of Special Taxation Act (Attached Table No. 7)
Tax deductions for R&D and HR development and facility investment Article 25 of the Restriction of Special Taxation Act
Local tax deductions for real estate to be used as business-affiliated research institutes Article 46.1 of the Restriction of Special Local Taxation Act
Special taxation for technology transfer and leasing, etc. Article 12 of the Restriction of Special Taxation Act
Income tax reductions or exemptions for foreign engineers Article 18 of the Restriction of Special Taxation Act
Special taxation for R&D-related contributions, etc. Article 10.2 of the Restriction of Special Taxation Act
Corporate tax reductions or exemptions for high-tech companies in special R&D zones Article 12.2 of the Restriction of Special Taxation Act
No income tax for research activities of researchers Article 12.12.3 of the Enforcement Decree of the Income Tax Act
Customs reductions or exemptions for industrial technology R&D goods Article 90.1.4 of the Customs Act
Financial Support
Financial Support : Responsible Authority,Content,Information
Responsible Authority Content 관Information
Ministry of Science and ICT Technology development
  • National Research Foundation of Korea www.nrf.re.kr
  • Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity www.kofac.re.kr
  • National IT Industry Promotion Agency www.nipa.kr
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Core industrial technology development, etc.
  • Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology www.kiat.or.kr
  • Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology www.keit.re.kr
Ministry of SMEs and Startups New product technology development, etc.
  • Korea Technology and Information Promotion Agency for SMEs www.tipa.or.kr
  • Ministry of SMEs and Startups www.smtech.go.kr
Employment Support
Employment Support : Support Provided,Content,Contact
Support Provided Content Contact
Researcher system Alternative military service KOITA 02-3460-9124
Researcher support system for SMEs (employment, dispatch) Support for labor costs when employing researchers KOITA 02-3460-9082
Core researcher system for middle market enterprises Support for labor costs when employing researchers KIAT 02-6009-35122
Youth Tomorrow Deduction Support for young adults’ savings Ministry of SMEs and Startups 1357
ICT academic credit project internship Support for internship program costs Federation of Korean Information Industries 02-2132-0726
Capacity-building project for industrial experts Support for expert development costs KIAT 02-6009-4375
Invitation project of high-level overseas scientists (Brain Pool) Support for invitation and research costs National Research Foundation of Korea 042-869-6377
Letter of employment recommendation system (Gold Card) Employment recommendation for overseas technical talent KOTRA 02-3460-7338
Subsidy for additional employment of youth Support for employment subsidies Ministry of Employment and Labor 1350
Recruitment center for science and engineering experts Connect science and engineering experts with work in the field KOITA 02-3460-9033
Technical Support
Technical Support : Responsible Agency,Content,Information
Responsible Agency Content Information
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Reliability voucher program (support for material development) www.신뢰성바우처.org
Ministry of Science and ICT K-Global project k-global@nipa.kr
www.nipa.kr
Industry-Academic-Research institute cooperative cluster www.koita.or.kr
Follow-up R&D project of joint research institute of academic-research institute
Ministry of SMEs and Startups Consulting service for SMEs www.smbacon.go.kr
Support for acquisition of overseas standard certification www.exportcenter.go.kr
Korea Intellectual Property Office Support for IP-R&D strategies http://biz.kista.re.kr/ippro
Support for evaluation of patent technology and commercialization www.kipa.org