Thursday, November 11, 2010
2nd Asian Conference on Organic Electronics@Seoul National University
Last week, we hold the 2nd ACOE in SNU. The number of attendee from Korea, Taiwan and Japan was exceeded over 100. While the conference was compact, we focused on discussions on our recent results through not only the single session of oral presentation but also lunch, dinner and coffee breaks. I felt that scientific quality in Korean Universities is quite high and actually the great success in OLED business accelerates R&D in Korea. In Japan, on the other hand, we faced on many problems such as an aging society with a low birthrate, the strong yen-caused recession, and reduced motivation for science and technologies in young generation. We need to establish a novel national strategy to work with other countries.