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On Monday, May 9th, Dr. Sang Jin Park, the president of KIMM (the Korea Institute of machinery and materials), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) focusing on the field of laser light sources with the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC).

FTMC is the largest national research institute in Lithuania, founded by the merger of research institutes in physics, chemistry, and semiconductor physics. The center’s reputation prompted the KIMM Department of Laser & Electron Beam Technologies to pursue joint research efforts in the field of laser light sources. Of Lithuania’s machine industry sectors, its laser sector is one of the most competitive globally.

After the signing of the MoU, President Sang Jin Park and KIMM delegation visited the Lithuanian Ministry of the Economic and Innovation to discuss future cooperation with Vice Minister Jovita Neliupšienė.

According to the Vice-Minister Jovita Neliupšienė, “Lithuanian government considers the Republic of Korea as an important potential partner for scientific technology cooperation”. She also added that the government “hopes to facilitate more cooperation with KIMM in the field of advanced manufacturing equipment through this meeting”. With the FTMC MoU, KIMM has established a foothold for research cooperation with three Baltic countries, which boast excellent original mechanical technology.

KIMM delegation also visited Light Conversion and Ekspla, laser manufacturing companies.

(Photo Credit: KIMM)