Europe-Korea Conference on Science and Technology (EKC) is to bring together Korean scientists and engineers working in Europe and in Korea and European scientists and engineers interested in collaborating with Korean nationals. Particular emphasis is given to develop friendship and to exchange useful knowledge and bright ideas for the promotion of science and technology in service of the human being and the society.

EKC 2017, the 10th EKC, will be held in Kista Stockholm in Sweden from 26th to 29th July 2017. It will be hosted by the Korean-Scandinavian Scientists and Engineers Association (KSSEA) together with the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) and the other eight Korean Scientists and Engineers Associations in Europe which are in Germany (VeKNI), the UK (KOSEAUK), France (ASCoF), Austria (KOSEAA), Finland (KOSES), Scandinavia (KSSEA), the Netherland (KOSEANL), Switzerland (KSEAS), and Belgium (KOSEAbe). Since its first successful start in 2008 in Heidelberg, Germany, EKC has been held annually in different European countries and has become the most important scientific and social event, bringing scientists and engineers from Europe and Korea together.


2016, Berlin in Germany

Science, Technology and Humanity: Gateway to the Future

  • Basic science
  • Life science
  • Energy and Environment
  • Ocean engineering
  • Material science and technology
  • Information and communication technology
  • Mechatronics and aerospace
  • Built environment
  • Inclusive development
  • Science policy and governance
2015, Strasbourg in France

Science, Technology and Humanity: Scientists and Engineers Working for Better Life

  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Biological Science and Health
  • Gender Parity, Smart city, Transportation and Others
  • Young Scientist Award
2014, Vienna in Austria

Science, Technology and Humanity: The role of Science and Technology for good of humanity

  • Aerospace & Mechatronics
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Medical Science
  • Energy and Environment
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Inclusive Development
  • Material Science & Technology
  • Natural Science
  • Special Session
2013, Brighton in the UK

Science, Technology and Humanity: Open Innovation

  • Biological Sciences
  • Energy & Environment
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Materials Science Technology
  • Mechanics & Aerospace
  • Science Art & Architecture
  • Inclusive Development
  • Forum: Presidents's Table / EU Associations Round Table / EU-Korea International collaboration & Research Funding Opportunities / Mentor-Mentee Talk Show
  • Job Fair
2012, Berlin in Germany

Science, Technology and Humanity: The future

  • Nature-Inspired sustainable Technology
  • Bio-medical and Pharmacy Technology
  • Computational Science
  • Food Science
  • Ocean and Climate Researches
  • Aerospace and Its Policy
  • Green Car
  • Eco-city
  • Industry Forum: Wind, Photovoltaic, Biomass
  • Forum: Young Generation / Woman Scientists and Engineers / Korea –German R&D Policy /Industry Science School
  • Job Fair
2011, Paris in France

Science, Technology and Humanity: Toward green growth

  • Bio-Science
  • Information Technology
  • Nano & Robot Technology
  • Energy & Environment
  • Women Scientists and Engineers Forum
  • ULTRA programme
  • Young Generation Forum
  • Green Industry Forum: Eco-city, Green Car, Green Policy & Business Opportunity, Renewable Energy, Biomedical & Cosmetic Sciences, Korea-EU Industrial Technology Cooperation in FTA and Open Innovationy
  • Job Fair
  • SK Innovation – Co-research proposal workshop
2010, Vienna in Austria

Science, Technology and Humanity: Science + Technology and culture

  • Green Technology for Sustainability
  • Science and Technology in Culture
  • Natural and Applied Science
  • Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Health Technology
2009, Reading in the UK

Science, Technology and Humanity: Greenness

  • ICT (Information Communication Technology)
  • BT (Bio Technology)
  • GT (Green Technology)
  • PT (Pink Technology)
  • MME (Mechatronics & Mechanical Engineering)
  • WiSETiE (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology in Europe)
  • YGF (Young Generation Forum)
2008, Heidelberg in Germany

Dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the foundation of VeKNI

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Symposium
  • Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering Symposium
  • Information and Communications Technology Symposium
  • Life and Natural Sciences Symposium
  • Energy and Environmental Technology Forum
  • Women in Science and Engineering Forum
  • Techno-park and Cluster Information Forum
  • European Young Generation Forum