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Global Leader of Robot Industry

Human, Robot, Better Future, Robotics Industry Promotion Agency Leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Efficiently and systematically carry out projects to promote the robot industry
We will develop policies related to the intelligent robot industry.

Progress of GRC

01Background

  • Through the Daegu Declaration adopted by five clusters of four countries when 「Daegu Global Robot Business Forum 2017」wIn this context, we as held, the issue on establishing the Secretariat of「Global Root Cluster」has been continuously discussed. plan to establish the Secretariat of this international organization in Daegu for improving the position of Daegu as a global robot city and setting up a framework for united development of the super cluster, thereby making the Secretariat become a central entity of the cluster
  • Though exchange and cooperation between clusters of individual country and regional unit had continued until 2017, in the Global Robot Business Forum 2017 held in Daegu, the base and consensus were prepared for setting up the Global Robot Cluster (GRC) by building an organized cooperative system with cluster countries.* Global Robot Cluster(GRC)
  • Local governments and clusters expressed their cooperation and support through the Daegu Declaration on November 15, 2017 and various robot unions, associations and other organizations throughout the world confirmed their volition of technological cooperation.

02Progress of Promotion

March 2012
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for mutual cooperation between REPA (Korea) and MTLC (Boston of the United States)
June 2015
MOU for mutual cooperation between REPA (Korea) and SVR (Silicon Valley of the United States)
May 2016
MOU for mutual cooperation between REPA (Korea) and COBOTEAM (France)
November 2017
Five robot clusters of four countries, adopting the Daegu Declaration
May to July 2018
Regarding the promotion plan for establishment of Global Robot Cluster (GRC), it was viewed by each cluster and opinions were collected twice.
After getting confirmed on May 31, 2018, the promotion plan was viewed to the general for inspection.
(The plan of global Robot Cluster was confirmed in July 2018.)
November 15, 2018
Held the inauguration ceremony of Global Robot Cluster (8 clusters of 6 countries)
June 4, 2019
[THE FIRST] GRC Regular Board Meeting
September 30, 2019
Establishment of GRC’s Secretariat Office (Daegu Metropolitan City)
November 6, 2019
[THE SECOND] GRC Regular Board Meeting and GRC Regular General Meeting

03Main Business

{ Vision } Operating the Global Hub of the Robot Cluster

Value
  • Enhancing the global cooperation among the robot clusters
  • Expanding the global ecosystem of the robot industry
  • Leading the robot-focused social contribution
Major
Implementation
plan
  • Continuously expanding exchange and cooperation
  • Establishing the shared platform
  • Enacting the charter of robot ethics
  • Jointly discovering demand companies
  • Jointly developing the new market
  • Using the robot for solving the social problems
  • Enhancing sharing of the advanced technologies
  • Linking the downstream and upstream industries
  • Bridging the gap between robot uses
  • Establishing the cooperative network of robot sector between the global robot cluster
  • Holding the Global Robot Business Forum, training professional manpower and exchanging personnel, holding the global robot competition, standardizing the cluster robot, setting up robot ethics, establishing the database, etc.
  • Supporting exchange of robot enterprises and discovery of joint cooperation projects
  • Discovering the export support business and mutual cooperation projects, such as export consultation event, robot road show, etc.

04Future Plan

  • Making GRC a typical association that can discuss and decide various ways to promote mutual development and cooperation between the global robot clusters
  • Establishing the Secretariat of Global Robot Cluster(GRC) in Daegu, Korea
  • Enacting the Article of Association: Drafting the purpose, function, organization, Secretariat, meetings, finance and administrative regulations of GRC
  • It is expected that establishment of Global Robot Cluster (GRC) and operation of the Secretariat by Daegu City will greatly contribute to enhancement of competitiveness of local robot industry and initiative leading of Global Robot Cluster.
  • Expanding and developing GRC into a global super robot cluster where more than twenty countries will engage in 2020