Advancing science and technology collaboration between Australia and Korea


27 June 2023

TechBridge workshop space

The Australia – Korea Technology Bridge, or ‘Tech-Bridge’, is a pilot program co-funded by the Australian and Korean governments, aimed at building people-to-people links in science and technology research fields of mutual national interest.

Between 2021 and 2022, ATSE delivered two workshops as part of the program, working with the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources, the Defence Science and Technology Group and the National Research Foundation of Korea.

Workshop 1

Application of artificial intelligence (AI) to counter infectious diseases.

In 2021, Australia and Korean researchers brought technology and public health together at an online bilateral workshop, looking at ways to help manage COVID-19 and to prepare us for any future pandemics. Two bilateral research projects emerged from this workshop, with grants and funding managed by ATSE for the Australian research partners.

Meet Professor Mary-Anne Williams FTSE, Michael J Crouch Chair in Innovation at the UNSW Business School; Professor Toby Walsh FAA, Chief Scientist at; Associate Professor Nic Geard from the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, and Professor Helen Huang from the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland.

Explore the fascinating intersection of Artificial Intelligence and healthcare as we delve into the application of AI in countering infectious diseases. Witness how advanced technologies are revolutionising the way we approach healthcare and disease prevention.

Workshop 2

Cube satellite manufacturing, missions and instruments.

In 2022, Australian and Korean experts from small satellite research and industry, along with the Australian Space Agency, came together in Sydney to discuss cutting edge developments and collaborative opportunities in the field of cube satellites.

Participants visited the UTS TechLab facility for satellite and instrument manufacturing and testing, and engaged with Australia’s space-industry startups at the Wolfpack Space Hub.

Meet Professor Jill Slay, SmartSat CRC Professorial Chair of Satellite Cybersecurity at the University of South Australia, and Dr Jungkyu Lee, Director of Satellite Development at Nara Space.

Discover the game-changing potential of CubeSatellites, miniature satellites that are reshaping the landscape of space exploration. Unveil their diverse applications, from research and data gathering to low earth observation, communications, and remote sensing. Learn how these cost-effective and independent devices are breaking down barriers and democratising access to space.