Technology Infrastructure : Its Importance and Policy Implications

기술하부구조 : 중요성과 정책적 함의

  • 석영철 (산업기술정책연구소 정책연구부) ;
  • 김윤경 (산업기술정책연구소 정책연구부)
  • Published : 1998.02.01


With the advent of new order of international competition, the technology Policy of Korea has been changed from vertical one which focuses on specific technologies or selective industries to a horizontal one which supports R&D activities on a neutral basis. TIP(Technology Infrastructure Policy) is WTO free in the sense that it is Indirect method of supporting technology development and properly defined as a part of government role by OECD. Technology infrastructure is embodied in human capital, and includes also elements of physical capital and knowledge. Hence it is more differentiated than, and distinguished from conventional infrastructure. It implies a need for carefully designed strategy with the recognition of those differences. As a fundamental element of innovation and technological development, technology infrastructure should become the main focus of industrial technology Policy.