Electronic & Telecommunications Research Institute is established in the year of 1976. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute is a Korean government-funded research institution in Daedeok Science Town in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. ETRI has about 2,000 employees where about 1,800 of them are researchers.
ETRI helps the humanity realize a ‘Smart World’ where people, technology, and the environment are interconnected to create a more abundant, convenient, and safe life. ETRI opens a new era of hope and happiness for all the people through Creative Science and Technologies.
ETRI makes contribution to the nation’s economic and social development through research, development and distribution of industrial core technologies in the field of Information, Communications, Electronics, Broadcasting and Convergence technologies and ETRI Creates, develops, and populaizes new knowledge and technology of information communications and the eletronic field. Also, it trains specialists to contribute to the development of the economy and society. ETRI management Principle is Innovation, Global Talent and Intellectual Asset. ETRI also focuses on Building a global network through various partnerships, ETRI shares its technological innovation throughout the world, helping humanity realize its dreams.
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) ranked top for three straight years in the US evaluation of patents. This is a feat based on leadership in new technologies in the mobile communications sector and the consistent effort to file for relevant patents in the US and all over the world. The ETRI posted 883 patent counts, overwhelming MIT with 301 counts, University of California with 455 counts and Stanford University with 178. In terms of industry impact, the ETRI scored 0.94, half of that of MIT, but higher than 0.77 of Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute.