KORRIDOR was an ACCESS4EU project that aimed to increase awareness about access opportunities for European researchers / research organisations in Korean research and innovation programmes.



Project title: KORRIDOR (Stimulating and facilitating the participation of European researchers in Korean R&D programmes)
Project start: 01 December 2009
Duration: 24 months
Project coordinator: KIST Europe
Contact person at DLR: Dr Sabine Puch


Korea Institute of Science and Technology Europe Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (KIST Europe), Germany/Korea
International Bureau at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) (IB), Germany
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France
Korea Institute for the Advancement of Technology (KIAT), Korea
National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Korea


The overall project goal is to expand and strengthen RTD cooperation between Korea and the EU in research areas of common interest by opening up access opportunities for European research groups to Korean national research and/or innovation programmes.

The project objectives are to be attained by carrying out the following set of activities:

  • Mapping study, which will provide information on existing access opportunities for European researchers to Korean RTD programmes and policy recommendations to improve them
  • Targeted dissemination to raise public awareness in Europe of the Korean science system and its opportunities for doing joint research (including visibility at major European events, large-scale dedicated conferences, etc.)
  • Facilitation and capacity building measures aiming at creating sustainable structures for bilateral cooperation fostering, monitoring and evaluation.

Project structure

WP 1 Mapping and Policy Recommendations

  • Expert working groups
  • Policy papers
  • Guidelines for the participation of European researchers in Korean RTD programmes

WP 2 Dissemination and Liaison Building

  • Korean RTD workshops
  • Conference “EU-Korea S&T Cooperation: mutual opportunities and benefits”
  • Other dissemination activities

WP 3 Capacity Building

  • Helpdesk for European researchers interested in participating in Korean RTD programmes
  • Training workshops for European FP7 INCO NCPs and for Korean FP7 NCPs

WP 4 Management and Coordination