The healthcare (bio•health) industry combines the information and communications technology (ICT), biotechnology (BT), and nanotechnology (NT) with medical and pharmaceutical sectors to produce products or provide services for human use, including manufacturing industries for medicine, medical devices, and health management service. The global market size of the healthcare industry continues to grow with the development of innovative technologies such as precision medicine, healthcare big data, medical artificial intelligence, and the convergence among new technologies and industries remain stimulated. The healthcare (bio•health) industry is R&D-oriented, where technology and capital are intensified, and R&D is growing ever more important. The development of highly qualified, convergent human resources with a global sense through international cooperation with outstanding overseas research institutes is also becoming increasingly important. In Korea, the government remains dedicated towards fostering global talent in the field of healthcare (bio/health) through the Biomedical Global Talent Nurturing Program.
Therefore, GBIHN has been selected to be run as the Biomedical Global Talent Nurturing Support Program (center name: Global Biomedical Innovation Human Network Center, GBIHN) for three years (32 months) from April 2020 to December 2022. To provide support for the development of global biomedical talent, the center is committed to 1) supporting international cooperation in the cooperative network-based biomedical field, 2) establishing and operating a global database for professional human resources with global capabilities in the biomedical field, and 3) preparing the global training programs (master's and doctoral programs) that provide matching in both directions at home and abroad.
GBIHN will continue to contribute towards creating an ecosystem for nurturing promising global talent that leads innovation in the domestic biomedical industry through innovative and cooperative Biomedical Global Talent Nurturing Programs.
Kim Sungmin, Director of GBIHN