Leaders in Industry-University Cooperation (LINC+) held the 2020 LINC+ Industry-Academic Cooperation Festival online and offline at the same time from December 21 to December 24, 2020. The event was organized by LINC+ to share outstanding achievements and examples from the industry-academic education programs in LINC+, which was run to foster creative talent
On the 21st, the first day of the event, Park Eun-joo, the head of LINC+, began the festival with an opening speech. “I would like to thank everyone for participating in the 2020 LINC+ Industrial-Academic Cooperation Festival which brought together the outstanding achievements of LINC+ of KU. As it is a place where the constant challenges of young people who have tried to solve problems with brilliant ideas throughout 2020 are introduced, I ask for the interest and encouragement of many people.” she said. Cho Young-jae, a professor of the University Innovation Support Foundation gave a special lecture titled PBL Education Act in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Shin Jung-hwal, a professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering gave a special lecture on Sharing the Best Cases of Living Lab in Science and Engineering. In addition, the online exhibition hall attracted attention by displaying students' award entries that showed excellent ideas at competitions such as Start-up Education, Capstone Design, Field Practice, and Fourth Industry.
On the second day, various special lectures related to industry-academic cooperation were held, such as Best Practices of Humanities and Social Technology Convergence Project, Capstone Design Method, Value and Need of AR/VR in the COVID-19 era, and Youth Entrepreneur's Success Story.
On the third day, the LINC+ held the 2020 LINC+ Industrial-Academic Cooperation Festival Awards. This award ceremony was the last offline event of the festival, and a small number of people, including LINC+ representatives and officials, attended to share and present awards for excellent results from projects created through LINC+ to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the year. On this day, four people, including Lee Se-han, a professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Noh Jin-hyeong and Kim Jung-hee, professors of the Department of Early Childhood Education, and Jeong Sang-yoon, a professor of the Department of Media Communication, won the Capstone Design Excellence Leader Award. The award was then given to students who exhibited excellent ideas through the LINC+ projects. At the Capstone Design Competition, the Yukduino team from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, which developed the Prevention from Catching in Conveyor Belt Smart Device, won the grand prize in the science and engineering field, and the Madjalal team from the Department of Education, which announced the Development operation of Game-style Spelling Education Program for a Right Korean Language Life, won the grand prize in the humanities field, respectively. At the Smart Factory Capstone Design Competition, the Pentagon team, which developed the Production of Virtual Garden Experience Contents Using VR, won the grand prize for creative innovation, and the Red Chip team, which announced the Design of Self-driving Platform, won the excellence award for creative innovation. At the start-up competition, the E-YES team, which developed the Smartphone Cradle to Protect Vision and Prevent Brain Function Deterioration of Infants, won the grand prize. At the Community Innovation Project Competition, the Jinguk team from the Department of Culture Contents, which developed the Development of Non-face-to-face Services at the Masan Chrysanthemum Festival, won the grand prize. In the video report competition, Yang Joo-eun, a representative student from the Department of Early Childhood Education who developed the Dot Island: Treasure of the Blue Sea, won the grand prize. Finally, Field Training (hands-on experience) Essay and Diary contest, Cho Sung-chan, a student from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Kim Se-hoon, a student from the Division of Business Administration, Kim Hye-joo, a student from the Department of Food and Nutrition, and Lee Ji-won, a student from the Department of media and communication, won the grand prize.
"The achievements of LINC+ that have been accomplished throughout the year are paid for by various competitive exhibitions." Kang Jae-kwan, the Vice President for Industry Relations, said in his opening speech at the awards ceremony. "I hope that we can share sincere congratulations to the award-winning professors and students, share the interest of many people and best practices, and communicate with each other's stories constantly.”
On the 24th, the last day, the award-winning works such as Capstone Design Competition, Smart Factory Capstone Design Competition, Video Report Competition, Excellent Start-up Performance Competition, and Field Training Essay Competition were all presented through an online exhibition hall. The 2020 LINC+ Industrial-Academic Cooperation Festival then ended successfully.