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Korean Association for Photonics Industry Development (KAPID)

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Korea Association for Photonics Industry Development 9
Cheomdan venture-ro 108 beon-gil
Buk-gu, Gwangju, Korea

Telephone: (062)605-9615

Website: kapid.org


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The Korea Association for Photonics Industry Development (KAPID) was established on 30 March 30 2000 with the purpose of the development of South Korea’s photonics industry and the promotion and expansion of relevant businesses.

The Korean government has selected the photonics industry as one of its high-tech industries for the 21st century and has established plans for substantial investment in and for systematic promotion of the photonics industry.

As part of the government’s strong support, the KAPID was set up as a major civil organization to promote the photonics industry. We, the KAPID, will carry out diversified efforts to nurture and develop South Korea’s photonics industry and promote relevant businesses and will do the best to help South Korea achieve its vision of becoming the three biggest photonics centers of the world.


  • 1) Strengthening the cooperate ties between photonics related industries and related organizations, serving the common interests and provide policy recommendations to the government
  • 2) Photonics industrial marketing support, discovery of new convergent industry and commercialization support
  • 3) Joint-research development project of photonics technology and forwarding of standardization project
  • 4) Promotion for photonics industry development and forwarding of international exchanges cooperation business
  • 5) Photonics industrial manpower cultivation and forwarding of employment creation business
  • 6) Provision of analysis information about photonics industry statistics research, markets and technical trends