On July 14, in the heart of Warsaw, the Poland-Korea Economic Forum unfolded, attracting the attention of significant players from various sectors within Poland and South Korea. This forum, graced by figures such as the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and the President of the Republic of Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol, acted as a crucible for the sharing of insights, laying down future plans, and unveiling opportunities.
The spotlight shone on a panel titled ‘The Age of AI – Cutting-edge Technology Cooperation – in quest for the bleeding edge,’ a discussion focused on cooperation in cutting-edge technology fields like IT, AI, and space tech.
The panel, chaired by Patrycja Skoczek of Lukasiewicz Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, welcomed industry representatives: Piotr Cywinski from Lukasiewicz Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics; Paweł Leszcz of VIGO Photonics; Gung Seon RYU, at the helm of Kakao Mobility; Jae IL SON, the CEO of Hanwha Aerospace; and Sangyoung OH from Comarch Korea.
Sangyoung OH of Comarch Korea opened the floor with an overview of the company’s history and its collaborations with Polish enterprises, particularly in the telecommunications realm. He highlighted the speed of technological advancements in South Korea and shed light on notable projects in the realm of 5G networks.
Next on the podium was Jae IL SON from Hanwha Aerospace, who elaborated on the firm’s collaboration with Polish entities, particularly in the space industry, a fast-growing sector in South Korea. Jae IL SON also drew attention to the successful launch of the Nuri launch vehicle (KSLV-2) and discussed the immense potential in the domain of space tech.
Piotr Cywinski of Lukasiewicz Institute responded warmly to the proposal of collaboration, expressing eagerness to work with the South Korean entities with their impressive range of offerings. Lukasiewicz Institute, with its substantial experience in the industry, sees the potential for mutual growth in cooperation with Hanwha Aerospace.
Gung Seon RYU of Kakao Mobility envisioned the prospects of cooperation beyond just industry and business, emphasizing the cultural exchange that such partnerships could facilitate.
Lastly, Pawel Leszcz of VIGO Photonics touched upon the company’s experience of collaboration with NASA, citing the detectors used in Mars rover Curiosity and the Orion spacecraft as examples of the company’s innovativeness.