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About KIRIA

Basis and Purpose of Establishment

Basis of Establishment

Article 41 of the Act on the promotion of the development and distribution of intelligent robot
(Establishment of Korea Institute for Robot Industry Advancement, etc.)

Purpose

To establish the Korea Institute for Robot Industry Advancement as an institute to systematically promote various project for cultivating intelligent robot industry and support development of related policies

Main Functions and Roles

  • Establishment and development of policies
  • Trend survey, publishment, exhibition and PR
  • Statistics and actual situation survey
  • Execution/PR of Code of Robot Ethics
  • Pilot project, distribution and expansion
  • Support of International Cooperation and overseas expansion
  • Support robot manufacture
  • Quality certification project
  • Standard research, development, distribution and international standardization activities
  • Technical consulting for reliability-certified companies
  • Foundation construction project
  • Support SMES
  • Industrial technology development project
  • Professional robot manpower cultivation project
  • Other projects designated by the MOTIE

History

  • 2008
    • March
      • Establishment of the Act on the promotion of the development and distribution of intelligent robot
  • 2009
    • July
      • Establishment of master plan to execute establishment of the KIRIA
  • 2010
    • February
      • Confirmed location of the KIRIA in Daegu
    • March
      • Develop support plan for companies in the capital area from establishment of the KIRIA
    • June
      • Establishment permission/registry of the KIRIA
    • July
      • Opening & Foundation/Board of Directors meeting of the KIRIA
  • 2011
    • February
      • Designated as public organization (Ministry of Strategy and Finance) Starting a total governmental promotion group of pilot robot projects
    • July
      • Amended the Act on the promotion of the development and distribution of intelligent robot (introduction of professional robot company designation system, etc.)
    • August
      • Passed preliminary feasibility study for a robot industry cluster construction project (about 232 million USD)
  • 2012
    • July
      • Designated as a managing organization of foundation construction for a robot industry cluster construction project
  • 2013
    • March
      • Held a Vision Declaration Ceremony of the Korea Robot Industry KIRIA
    • April
      • Held groundbreaking ceremony of the Korea Robot Industry Promotion Institute Building
    • September
      • Chung Kyung-won took office as the 2nd president
  • 2014
    • March
      • KIRIA reorganized into 2 divisions and 2 offices
    • November
      • Completion of KIRIA building
  • 2015
    • January
      • Move into new building
    • December
      • Robot Industry Cluster opened
  • 2016
    • April
      • Designated as a Robot business Incubation center
    • July
      • Designated as a KS certification authority
    • December
      • Park, Ki han took office as the 3rd president
  • 2017
    • September
      • Acquired certification of Ministry of Education Ministry of Public Sector HRD
    • November
      • Selected as family friendly certification institute by Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
  • 2018
    • January
      • Moon, Jeon-il took office as the 4th president