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About KRRI

General Info

Korea Railroad Research Institute

  • Introduction : KRRI has been established in order to contribute to the development of state and business industries through continuous R&D in the fields of railroad, public transportation, logistics, and the spreading of its work.
  • Governing body: Ministry of Science and ICT
  • Establishment basis : Act on the establishment, management, and development of government-funded science and technology research institutes

Primary Functions

  • R&D on high-speed railroad, general railroad, urban railroad, and light-weight subway systems
  • R&D on next-generation public transportation systems
  • R&D on railroad safety, standardization, railroad policy, and logistics technology
  • R&D on transcontinental railroad systems between the two Koreas (North and South)
  • R&D on core technologies for a nation-wide transportation system (including railroad, public transportation, and logistics)
  • Cooperation, support, and technology commercialization with small-and medium-sized enterprises and other business groups in the industry

Goal and Strategy

  • Goal: Leading the 4th industrial revolution of railway technology through robust research and innovative ecosystem
  • Strategy
    • Creating new value for future railway by developing leading technology
    • Expansion of public interactive research and strengthening cooperation among railway operation and construction organizations
    • Establishing researcher focused R&D innovative ecosystem with autonomy and responsibility

Organization

  • Reformed the institute that focuses on consumer/convergence technology for new transportation, high-speed trains, urban trains, logistics transportation, qualification test, etc. (May. 2011)
    • Changed from project/specialty-focused institute to convergence- and goal-focused organization with more flexibility
    • Strengthened organization efficiency by reducing department-level groups on a large scale (6 head offices 8 divisions, 1 research lab)
  • As a new project/mission-type (small but strong) research institute, it was reorganized to the Green Transportation Logistics System Engineering Research Institute (Nov. 2011)
  • The Technology Commercialization Center was newly organized into CBO-type professional organization to enhance the technology commercialization and its result diffusion (June. 2014)
  • As of 2018, the organization is rearranged by research fields to strengthen development of future fundamental technologies in response to the 4th industrial revolution
  • Organizational unit: 1 Research Center, 8 Division, 3 Department (Fab. 2018)
  • The number of employees (June. 2018)

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    Total Executive Research service Technical post Administrative
    312 1 266 8 37

    Location

    • 176, Cheoldobangmulgwan-ro (Woram-dong), Uiwan-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea