Asialics korea

About ASIALICS Korea

About ASIALICS Korea

an association among scholars, practitioners and policymakers who in learning innovation and coevolution studies in Asia. It started in 2004 as an informal network among innovation scholars. ASIALICS aims to explore and develop the concept of learning, innovation and competence building as an analytical framework. The objective of ASIALICS is to stimulate the establishment of knowledge based strategies for economic development in Asia. The idea is to bring together interesting issues about what is going on in Asian countries and companies and to share experiences regarding methodology, analytical results and policies.

Asia has been a serious player not only in science, technology and innovation but also in linking different cultures of the world. This is in line with the ongoing Asia-wide cooperation schemes that emphasize knowledge and experiences sharing and joint efforts to promote knowledge-based and learning economies such as ASEAN Plus Three (Japan, China, and South Korea), ASEAN-Japan Free Trade Area, and Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD). To achieve this aspiration, a group of Asian scholars from Thailand, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China and Vietnam with strong support from GLOBELICS held the first international conference on Asian innovation systems in Bangkok on 1-2 April 2004. About 150 professionals who participated in the conference agreed to organize the ASIALICS conference annually, publish a journal and book in Asian innovation system and clusters, and explore possibilities of joint research and training in this field. Asian Journal of Technology Innovation was created in 2004 on the occasion of the conference. After the first conference in Bangkok in 2004, consecutive ASIALICS Conferences have been held.

Since then, ASIALICS held its 11th Conference on 25-27 September 2014 at the DGIST campus in Daegu, South Korea. in Daegu was meant to establish a country based legal body of ASIALICS, called as ASIALICS Korea. The reason behind its formation was that to further promote the Association might be hard without a country based legal body although ASIALICS has a decade of development history. Kong-rae Lee, a Chairman of the 11th ASIALICS Conference proposed to establish ASIALICS Korea. Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of the Korean government approved the legal status of ASIALICS Korea in 2012.

The formation of ASIALICS Korea was a meaningful event for Asian region. Korea achieved a remarkable industrialization and increased her per capita income up to the level of developed countries. Founding members of ASIALICS Korea thought that it is a time for Korea to play a role for developing countries by sharing Korea’s experiences in science and technology innovation and economic development.


The ASIALICS Korea aims to develop and supply theories and knowledge on technological innovations by cooperating with experts from various countries in Asia to pursue the coevolution of their development. Furthermore, by presenting methods for efficiently managing innovation activities at industrial sites and establishing technology policies and innovation strategies, the Association aims to contribute to the joint development of Asian economies.

Major Activities

  1. Support the research activities of members
  2. Open the research results of members and hold related debates and symposiums
  3. Publish journals and research results and present academic awards
  4. Conduct research with affiliated institutions in Korea and abroad
  5. Consignment and consultation in relation to research services
  6. Exchange research results and information among members
  7. Assessment of and education in the area of technology and innovation policy
  8. Other activities required to achieve the purpose of the Association