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Korea Institute of Science and Technology Bringing Happiness with Natural Products!

KIST Gangneung conducts outstanding convergence research into the development of future agricultural technologies for creating high value-added natural products.

Research into natural products is conducted over their entire life-cycle, from basic natural resource development (using Korea's unique array of plant life) to commercialization.

In preparation for the 4th Industrial Revolution, KIST Gangneung established the KIST Natural Products Library and is working to develop ICT-based smart farm technologies that utilize crop-growth information. Through these and other efforts, it is positioning itself as one of the world’s leading research institutes in the fields of natural products and scientific convergence.

​ Also, as a government-funded research institute based in Gangneung, we faithfully strive to support small and medium-sized businesses, vitalize the local economy, foster local scientific talent, and promote S&T awareness.

Our R&D infrastructure and capabilities, accumulated through 15 years of operations, have secured our place as Gangneung’s premiere research institute—enabling us to pioneer new innovations that will further contribute to the nation’s development.

Ha Sung-do Ph.D
Director General “KIST Gangneung Institute of Natural Products”,
Korea Institute of Science and Technology