Jeong Hyop Lee
Jeong Hyop Lee

Research Fellow, Global Policy Research Center, Science & Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), Korea;

Advisor, Korean Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative


Lee, Jeong Hyop received his Ph. D. in economic geography from the Seoul National University and was Director of the Center for STI Development at the Science & Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) in Korea. Before he joined STEPI, he worked for the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI). He has published many articles, books and policy reports on the issue of science, technology and innovation and he has actively engaged in various planning and evaluation committees in Korea. Some of the major programs are the Enterprise City Program of the Ministry of Construction & Transportation, the Techno-park Program of the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, the Research Hospital and Medi-Cluster Program of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. He has also served as a full time advisor for the Korean Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Business Hub (Later Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative) where he led the sub-committee on clusters and national innovation systems. He also has various consulting experiences for developing countries. He helped the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology prepare a five year S&T plan and provided a master plan of industrial technology centers for the Egyptian Ministry of Industry and Technology. He was also invited to contribute to the feasibility study on Uzbekistan Special Economic Zones. And he has experience working with various international organizations such as OECD, the World Bank, APEC, UN agencies. He has initiated a three year consulting project on innovation system diagnosis and STI strategy development for least developed countries from 2012 in partnership with the Asian and Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), UN-ESCAP. He is also working with ASEAN countries to develop strategic STI roadmaps to address global challenges such as water, food, green energy and other issues. Lastly he has cooperated with the African Network of Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation to develop strategies to overcome neglected diseases in Africa.




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