Boeing announced the company’s intention to establish a new research center in the Republic of Korea. The company is currently in discussion with the Korean government and is looking at opening the research facility by mid-2018.
The research center will focus on accelerating autonomy, artificial intelligence, avionics, analytics, smart cabin, smart factory and other technologies for future aerospace products.
“Korea is home to premier talent and industrial partners, as well as policies that foster innovation development. These factors combine to make Korea an ideal collaborator on aerospace innovations that will change the world,” said Greg Hyslop, Boeing Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Test & Technology. “This new center is a natural progression of years of successful research and technology partnerships in the region, and we’re excited about the opportunity to expand our investment.”
“Korea is one of the most innovative and technology-driven countries in the world, and the new center will serve as a great test bed for Boeing to collaborate and develop future technologies with many leading organizations in Korea,” said Eric John, Boeing Korea President. “I am also excited that this opportunity will generate advanced engineering jobs for next-generation local talent.”
Boeing plans to staff the center with locally-hired technology experts when the facility opens this year in a location to be announced at a later date, with the cooperation of the local government.