Development of urban high-tech industrial complex at Kyungpook National University

The Bird\'s Eye View of KNU Innovation Park

As Kyungpook National University was finally selected in the 2021 government contest for the campus innovation park construction project, Daegu City, South Korea will start a full-fledged project such as preparing to launch an industrial complex plan for urban high-tech industrial complex on campus.

“Campus Innovation Park Creation Project” is a project to create an urban high-tech industrial complex on the spare site of the university and build various facilities such as University-Industry Innovation Hub facilities to combine corporate occupancy, start-up support, housing, and cultural facilities.

The site of the “Kyungpook National University Campus Innovation Park Creation Project” is an area including the 2nd Stadium near the North Gate of the University, and plans to invest 120.4 billion won in total project costs in two stages from 2021 to 2030.

The first phase of the project to build the University-Industry Innovation Hub (total area of 22,000), which will be launched in 2021, plans to invest 50.4 billion won (national budget 190.5 billion won, city budget 7.6 billion won, LH 237.5 billion won) to form a complex space.

In particular, Daegu Citizens’ University and Culture and Arts Regional Cooperation Space are planned within the University-Industry Innovation Hub to help lifelong education settle into a culture and to realize “Daegu, a talent city that grows people” such as humanities projects, communication, exchange, and community projects.

Starting with the administrative process to establish an industrial complex plan this month, the plan will be completed in the first half of next year and designated as an urban high-tech industrial complex (approval by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport).

Daegu City plans to closely cooperate with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport in establishing an industrial complex plan and establishing a University-Industry Innovation so that the “Kyungpook National University Campus Innovation Park Creation Project” can be successfully realized.

In addition, Kyungpook National University said it will do its best to grow into a successful model of regional innovation by making it the first place for innovation for companies and talent, aiming to achieve 3,000 new jobs, 500 auxiliary jobs, and a 65% employment rate for young people in their 20s and 30s over the next five years.