Samsung Elec picks 28 next-gen tech projects for $32 mn support

2020.06.05 13:24:07 | 2020.06.05 13:24:32

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Nanotechnology-based brain tumor therapy project has been chosen among this year’s 28 research projects subject to Samsung Electronics R&D sponsorship.

Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday picked 28 research projects that will benefit its 38.8 billion won ($31.9 million) financial support in total as part of its commitment to facilitating the development of future technologies in the field of natural science, materials and information communications.

The tech giant in 2013 launched the support program for the development of future technologies with a goal to inject a total of 1.5 trillion won for 10 years. Program beneficiaries are announced three times a year, and this year’s first winners are 28 projects – 14 in natural science, eight in materials and six in information communications.

In the ICT sector, a project led by Choy Young-bin, biomedical engineering professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine, will be supported to develop nano technology-based therapeutic strategies against brain tumors with an aim to minimize the surgery risks with minimally invasive brain surgery.

Another project headed by Min H. Kim, professor of computer science at KAIST, aims to develop non-line-of-sight imaging techniques to recover the 3D shape and reflectance information of objects hidden from sight by analyzing multiply scattered light.

Among the winners in natural science, four out of 10 are health-related projects with topics such as satiety for treatment of obesity and diabetes.

Until this year, Samsung Electronics has selected total 589 research projects under the program and provided a combined 758.9 billion won support.

By Chun Gyung-woon and Lee Ha-yeon

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