Lee Jae-myung “Deputy Prime Minister of Science · Moon Landing in 2030″… “Promise of the world’s five largest scientific powers”


Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung announced that he would introduce the science and technology innovation deputy prime minister system and complete the moon landing project by 2030.

Candidate Lee announced the ‘Seven Great Promise of Science and Technology’ at the company in Yeouido on the morning of the 22nd.

The seven promises are ▲ introduction of the science and technology innovation deputy prime minister system ▲ establishment of technological sovereignty by securing future national strategic technology ▲ self-reliance of space technology and completion of the moon landing project in 2030 ▲ expansion of scientific and technological research that contributes to solving social problems ▲ strengthening local R&D autonomy Enhancement of regional science and technology capabilities ▲ Creation of a research environment centered on science and technology researchers ▲ Broad training of science and technology manpower.

Candidate Lee said, “The Park Chung-hee government established the Korea Institute of Science and Technology and laid the foundation for science entry. The Kim Dae-jung (DJ) government led Korea to become the world’s No. 1 country in information and communication technology. He said, “I will learn the deep insight, strong driving force and leadership left by these people for the future science.”

“We will strengthen the educational infrastructure for nurturing cutting-edge science and technology talents and develop Korea into one of the world’s five major scientific powers with full support and investment in science and technology research, alongside the United States, the European Union, China and Japan. “I promised.

First, a new deputy prime minister for science and technology innovation was established to greatly delegate planning and budgetary authority.

We plan to transform the government-led national R&D support system into an open R&D system centered on industry and researchers.

In addition, 10 fields, including artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, aerospace, smart mobility, next-generation batteries, system intelligent semiconductors, bio-health, next-generation networks, carbon resource conversion, and cyber security, were selected as ‘Presidential Big Projects’ and reported directly. I was going to take it.

We plan to promote the ‘National Advanced Strategic Technology Project’ based on public-private partnerships as a long-term task for more than five years, secure a budget of KRW 5 trillion for mission-oriented programs, and invest 50% of this into core technology development.

In the space sector, with the goal of making Korea the world’s 7th largest space power by 2030, we decided to complete the lunar landing project and develop our own 3-ton geostationary satellite launch vehicle.

We plan to set up the ‘Space Strategy Headquarters’, an organization in charge of national space policy under the direct control of the president, and accelerate the realization of the Korean Satellite Navigation System (KPS).

In addition, we decided to select R&D tasks for high-risk social issues such as infectious diseases, climate crisis, and energy transition, and to establish an intelligent communication network to prevent crimes such as cybercrime and voice phishing.

Provincial development plans such as securing a 1 trillion won ‘local autonomous R&D budget’ and establishing a base research center centered on regional universities, reforming the research project-oriented (PBS) system, expanding government funding of funded research institutes, strengthening elementary and middle school science, math, software education, and women Prevention of career interruption of science and technology personnel was also included.

(Photo = National Assembly Photo Reporters, Yonhap News)


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