< MSIP holds Korea-UK ICT Policy Forum >
□ The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (Minister Choi, Yanghee) hosted the 1st Korea-UK ICT Policy Forum in the
afternoon of November 17, 2014 in Seoul.
(During President Park's state visit to the United Kingdom in November last year, Korea and the UK agreed to establish the
Korea-UK ICT Policy Council, a vice-ministerial consultative body on the bilateral cooperation in ICT, with an aim to enhance
the level of cooperation in ICT between the two countries.)
□ Vice-Minister Yoon Jong-Lok attended the Forum as the head of the delegation for MSIP, and Government CTO Liam Maxwell,
who is responsible for digital strategies of the UK, visited Korea on behalf of the UK side.
Main agenda items of the Forum included SW education, startup support, open data, media and other issues that are directly r
elated to the realization of the Creative Economy.
□ The Forum resulted in the signing of two MoUs on strengthening the cooperation in SW education and supporting Korean ICT
startups' entry into the UK market.
Sideline events were also held to exchange policies and trending information on the areas of common interest between the two
countries. Strategies for 5G promotion were shared by both countries in the Korea-UK 5G Technology Exchange Meeting, which
took place after the main conference of the Forum.
Before the main conference, heads of delegations of Korea and the UK met in a bilateral meeting to review the achievement of the
existing cooperation and discuss measures for future cooperation in the field of ICT.
□ Vice-Minister Yoon Jong-Lok of MSIP said that "the UK is the best partner for the development of the Creative Economy as the
country has been actively promoting its growth strategies that are based on creativity, science, technology and ICT under the
motto of Creative Britain since early in 1990s." He also added that "MSIP will take the Forum as an opportunity to enhance Korea's
capabilities in SW education and pave the way for entry into British market among Korean ICT SMEs and ventures."