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Definition of converging technology

Definition by the General Policy for Development of National Converging Technologies(’07)

Definition in the Master plan for Development of Converging Technologies(’09~’13)

The technology leading future economy, society and culture by creating new value through synergistic convergence between new technologies, existing industry and academics.

  • Type 1: Convergence of new technology and existing academics (liberal arts, art/culture, etc.)
    ex) Converged contents and knowledge service technology, research on brain and cognitive science
  • Type 2 : Convergence between new technologies
    ex) nano-bio material->Nano-Bio materials, IT nanotechnology
  • Type 3 : Convergence of new technology and existing industry
    ex) intelligent automotive technology, urban high-tech industrial complex construction technology

 Definition of Convergence by the Center

Definition slightly revised from other previous studies

  • The technology which can overcome limitations of existing academics and technology, and induce such synergistic convergence as creation of new fields academics / technology, new concepts or paradigms by combining academics and technology of different fields, or big science / technology driven by combination of material / human resources, systems and infrastructure at the nation level