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lak-kyoung Song  ㅣ 지역협력센터장

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Song Lak-Kyoung is a visiting professor of KAIST Graduate School of Innovation and Technology Management(I&TM), Daejeon, Republic of Korea since January 2009, and he has assumed a director of the KAIST Center for Innovation Initiatives(KCI) since May 2010, as well. Since 2013, he has participated a member of the Startup-KAIST Committee, which was initiated by President Kang Sung-Mo of KAIST for the purpose of encouraging KAIST’s entrepreneurship movement. Since April 2014, accordingly, he has also not only assumed a director of Startup service department in the Institute for Startup KAIST(ISK), but participated to establish a one-year master course, named K-School, which is designed for providing STEM-majored students with packaged classes of entrepreneurship and startup tools.

Besides higher education in KAIST, Song has a topfull experience of a practitioner in private businesses and public service in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation. As a venture capitalist as well as a startup enabler, over last twenty-five years, he was working for KTB Network (www.ktb.co.kr), which is one of the top-class venture capital firms in Korea (October 1983-August 2005). During the above period with KTB, he assumed, as a CEO, to found the KTB Incubating Co.(KTBi, January 2000-August 2005), which was regarded as one unique so-called private, for-profit incubating company in Korea. Especially Song has experienced well enough to invite some remarkable foreign institutional investors, such as Silicon valley bank(US), CompaQ(US), and TechFarm(US), into KTBi’s shareholder group. Through a tough-but-smart relationship with foreign professionals, he had learned lots of advanced know-hows to manage various stakeholders in incubating business.

And he was designated as a managing director of the Daedeok Innopolis Foundation (www.innopolis.or.kr), Daejeon, Korea (September 2005– December 2008), to serve for the better commercialization of R&D-results in Daedeok R&D complex, which was initiated by Korean Government in 2005 with the Special Act for Daedeok R&D Special Zone. One of good achievements he had done is to incorporate the 1st Daedeok Innopolis Fund(US$80mil, 2006-2015), and it was cleared successfully in 2015 by harvesting higher ROIs. The Fund, nowadays, is being regarded as a flywheel starter to let Daedeok cluster move onto a virtuous cycle of evolution.

Completing his service in Daedeok Innopolis in December 2008, he was invited into KAIST as a visiting professor, who has well enough expertise on regional innovation, to deliver best practices regarding technology commercialization and startup. In addition, as one of thought-leader group in Korean venture ecosystem, he has served for a committee member of Korea Growth Fund organized by Korean Government(August 2012-present), and an advisor member for KAIST Venture Investment Holdings(www.kaistventures.com), too.