The objective of the international country reports is to explore the technology and policy landscape of
selected non-European countries. Country performance in advanced technologies is presented based on
patent, trade, and investment data. The reports provide also a concise and informative review of policies
relevant for advanced technology development and deployment.
The first section outlines the capacities of South Korea in terms of technology generation (patent
applications), followed by an analysis of international competitiveness in technology-based products
(export shares) and, eventually, entrepreneurial dynamism (venture capital activities and investments
in tech firms).
The second section analyses the main South Korean policy strategy in support of advanced technologies
and provides an overview of some of the key policy initiatives and policy measures in the field.