U-City R&D

business overview

  • Project period

    6th year
    2007.08.31 to 2013.06.13

  • Research cost

    1,017 billion won
    Government 752 billion won, Private 265 billion won

  • Construction

    U-Eco City ImplementationPromote division into technology development and policy tasks aiming at technology development

    1. Technology Development Task
    Develop integrated platform, business service platform, etc. through current status analysis, design, development and pilot test

    2. Policy Tasks
    R & D projects to revitalize U-City, including establishing comprehensive plans, improving the legal system, and promoting overseas.

Background and purpose of U-City R&D


  • As urbanization rate increases, various urban problems are occurring, and smart city projects are promoted through convergence of environment, city, and IT to solve this problem.
  • Internationally, smart city projects increase from about 2008 in 20 to about 2012 cities and 39 cities in 125 countries in 132.
  • In Korea, since August 2007, the U-Eco City R&D project has been promoted, and U-City-related construction projects have been supported for a total of 8 cities.

Purpose of Promotion

  • Creating a city that integrates and manages city information so that citizens can get the service they want anytime, anywhere and provides a pleasant and convenient environment by saving energy and reducing carbon emissions.
  • Creating a new growth engine industry in the convergence concept, including U-City, intelligent transportation system, spatial information, and low energy eco-friendly housing industry

Vision and Strategy

Main Contents and Achievements

  • The total tasks are 5 tasks, consisting of 1 ~ 4 details and 5 details, which are general tasks that manage, support, and commercialize them.
  • 1 detail improves the efficiency and compatibility of urban operation management and secures security through localization and standardization of U-City core technology.
  • 2 Detail Enhances Residents' Satisfaction by Upgrading Urban Infrastructure Operation Management Technology to Develop Sustainable U-Eco City and Developing Civil-Friendly Service
  • 3 detail conducts scientific and systematic information analysis to contribute to the realization of low carbon green growth by establishing eco-friendly urban planning and suggesting management management
  • 4 detail contributes to vitalization of industry by establishing sustainable U-City industry development plan, overseas expansion strategy, standardization and certification system, etc.
  • 5 Details aims to support detailed task execution and support for dissemination of results by establishing a performance-based U-Eco City comprehensive support system.

Major Achievements and Results by Sector

Identify 22 achievements, including 41 early completion assignments

◈ Achievements for each subcategory
구분 Performance
1 details 2 details 3 details 4 details 합계
Public performance Suggestions for design standards, specifications and guidelines - - - 23 23
정책 제안 4 - 1 37 42
Policy Adoption 2 - - - 2
Technical performance Patent Application 36 21 6 - 63
등록 19 14 - - 33
International patent Application 9 - - - 9
Utility model 등록 - 2 - - 2
Design 등록 - 3 - - 3
Software (S / W) 49 14 17 - 80
Trademark, service mark 9 - - - 9
Prototype Launch 15 - - - 15
Academic achievement Domestic and international journal publication General journal 15 14 46 28 103
SCI (E) Journal 1 18 2 - 21
Domestic and foreign academic presentations 48 60 101 44 253
Translation - - 3 5 8
Research Report - - - 2 2
Paperback report - - 3 - 3
Economic performance Technical execution contract 12 - - - 12
Commercialization / Production 18 3 - - 21
Cost Reduction by On-Site Application 4 - - - 4
Test Bed Application Technology Performance - - - 2 2
Other achievement promotion 49 - 24 - 73
Pilot test 3 - - - 3
Prototype Production 12 - - - 12
Pilot test and prototype production - 11 11 - 22
Human Resource Development and Public Relations - 36 48 - 84
Technical Document 115 - - - 115
Verification 10 - - - 10
University-Industry Cooperation - - 29 71 100
Industry-Academic Lectures - - - 17 17
Local government site application - - 2 - 2
Planning and design guidelines and manual development - - 4 - 4
Technology Trend Survey - - - 6 6
Reflection of Expert Opinion - - - 8 8

Major achievements and application details for each detail

Main Content (Overview) Key Performance Details Performance features
1. U-Eco City Integration Platform
  • Investment cost: 131 billion (Government about 97 billion)
  • National Standard Integration Platform for Standardization of Urban Operations Management
  • Prevention of overlapping investment due to localization of integrated platform foreign technology and development of individual platform
  • Discovery of Operational Model, Service Reference Model, and Complex Service Model
  • Integrated middleware
  • Integrated platform core components, business operation portal
  • Development of integrated platform DB, unit service management system
  • Terminal-linked middleware development
  • Cost saving, air shortening, compatibility
    • Reduced construction costs compared to existing platforms
    • Reduced development time by platform packaging
    • Establishing an efficient operating system through linkage between U-services and securing compatibility of service operations between U-Cities
2. Business Service Platform (BSP)
  • Investment cost: 72 billion (Government about 53 billion)
  • An operating system that helps develop and operate new and convenient U-services using U-City assets and information (public information).
    • Business Type: Child Safety, Security, Startup Consulting, Real Estate, Tourism Products, etc.
  • Service provision / operation system
  • Service production and execution environment system
  • Customized information generation and provision system
  • U-City operation cost preservation and cost reduction
    • Preservation of U-City operating expenses through profits from using public assets (U-City facilities such as media boards) and providing information
    • Packaged common functions to prevent redundant development of systems by U-service providers
3. Public wireless AP
  • Investment cost: 42 billion (Government about 29 billion)
  • Technology that encrypts key protected information such as CCTV information and transmits it wirelessly so that it can be used in public institutions
  • Cryptographic module KCMVP * certification
  • National Standard Encryption Algorithm for Wi-Fi (ARIA / SEED)
  • H / W module to handle encryption function
  • Public wireless equipment equipped with password H / W module (Wireless AP)
Completed Korea's first encryption certification for U-CIty intelligent facilities
4. USN-based power saving solution
  • Investment cost: 23 billion (Government about 16 billion)
  • U-City wireless infrastructure technology that guarantees interoperability and scalability between sensors by increasing demand for wireless communication in U-City
  • Power saving technology using U-City wireless infrastructure technology
  • USN equipment for information transmission of U-City facilities such as CCTV and sensors
  • USN equipment condition monitoring and management value management system (S / W)
  • USN-based power strips, outlets, and management systems for power savings
  • Electricity bill reduction
  • Developed the world's first TCP / IP based power usage measurement, remote control and management integrated technology
  • (Demand) offices, local governments, general households, private companies, schools, schools, etc.
5. Wired and wireless integrated security control system
  • Investment cost: 34 billion (Government about 25 billion)
  • Integrated control of network status of U-City infrastructure
    • Security system construction technology capable of real-time response monitoring and threat communication in wireless and wired sections
  • Wireless network hacking detection and response system (S / W)
  • Integrated hacking detection and response system (S / W)
  • Foreign currency savings due to manpower cost reduction and technology
  • Developed world's first system to control wired and wireless
  • Use: Used as wired / wireless integrated security equipment for U-City core facilities
Main Content (Overview) Key Performance Details Performance characteristics and usability
1. U-bridge safety management system
  • Investment cost: 59 billion (Government about 31 billion)
  • Integrated management system using U-City technology for major structures (bridges) to prevent human and property damage due to breakdowns and accidents of urban infrastructure and to respond in advance to real-time
  • Internet-based Bridge Structure Stability / Durability Evaluation System
    • Diagnosis and evaluation of structural damage to steel and concrete in real time
  • Web-based U-bridge integrated monitoring system
  • Used as a safety management system for various structures such as large bridges, dams and beams in U-City
  • (Demand) Local government, public institution and private construction company
2. U-based eco-friendly road construction technology
  • Investment cost: 17 billion (Government about 15 billion)
  • Reduced road maintenance costs and energy collection and utilization technologies as road maintenance costs increase due to road damage and contaminants increase due to increased traffic volume
  • Road environment detection and control system
    • Development of technology that monitors and improves the road environment by utilizing the resources that are thrown away from the road, such as power supply using wind pressure energy of the vehicle and electricity generation using shock generated during vehicle movement
  • Used as a snow removal facility for areas that need to reduce scattering dust and road surface temperature
  • Used as a power source for road signs, small lights, etc.
  • (Demand) Local government, public institution and private construction company
3. Intelligent Security Control Service
  • Investment cost: 33 billion (Government about 19 billion)
  • Intelligent CCTV Control Technology for Rapid Response to Strong Crime and Realization of Safe City from Fire and Disaster
  • Intelligent integrated control system
    • Image storage, analysis, display technology and wireless video sharing system
  • Used for CCTV integrated situation control in dense areas such as cities, apartment complexes and buildings
  • (Demand) local government, school, apartment complex, building, etc.
4. Digital Artifact Service
  • Investment cost: Included in intelligent security control service
  • Integrated management of media / digital devices (LEDs, sound devices, etc.) and urban landscape sculptures (fountains, media boards, etc.) in the street space and citizen-oriented U-service using them
  • Citizen Participation Application that provides event application and management functions for citizens to utilize digital sculptures
  • Integrated management system (S / W) for remote control and status management of digital sculptures in horizontal space
  • Digital sculpture management and public experience service (event) program in parks and public places
  • (Demand) Local government, public institution, private construction company
5. U-Horizontal Space Service
  • Investment cost: 28 billion (Government about 20 billion)
  • Operator's solution to provide services to user's desired device and contents at desired time in landscape / park space in U-City
  • Induce intelligence by attaching controllers to multiple non-intelligence facilities in the old town
  • Service rule engine and utilization service
  • H / W Controller to Spread Old City U-Service Construction
  • Development method for U-service development First systemization in Korea
  • Development of technology for intelligentization of non-intelligence facilities in existing cities
  • Used for integrated service operation management to provide citizen experience service
  • (Demand) Local government, public institution, private construction company
Main Content (Overview) Key Performance Details Performance characteristics and usability
1. Environmental Ecosystem Information Analysis System (EASYS)
  • Investment cost: 22 billion (Government about 18 billion)
  • A system that conducts a valuation of target sites using environmental ecological information and calculates the range of possible development sites and the maximum allowable development density.
  • Environmental Ecological Information Analysis System
    • Environmental ecological value analysis, development possibility analysis, backtracking modeling, environmental ecological capacity analysis
  • Safe development possibility analysis and backtracking technology development
  • Grade environmental ecological value and select storage batteries
  • Evaluation of adequacy including development scale of urban plan (plan) and decision-making support for the whole process of deliberation and review
  • (Demand) local government, project operator, GIS educational institution
2. Eco City Planning Support System (ePSS)
  • Investment cost: 20 billion (Government about 16 billion)
  • Support ecological land use plan that connects the whole process of land planning, planning, design and 3D simulation evaluation to one system
  • Eco-city planning support system (ePSS module)
  • ePSS-Analyzer, ePSS-Planner, ePSS-Designer, ePSS-Simulator, BAF-Simulator
  • Land use planning, planning, design, 3D simulation evaluation integrated land use planning support technology
  • Environmental Ecology Plan, Eco-city Design Analysis Tool and Reference Data for New Town Development and Old City Management
  • (Demand) local government, project operator, GIS educational institution
3. Low Carbon Energy Planning and Operation Support System (EnerISS)
  • Investment cost: 38 billion (Government about 26 billion)
  • Establishing low carbon urban energy plan and supporting city energy production system management and operation
  • Low Carbon Energy Planning and Operation Support System
  • Development of technology for prediction of energy unit and selection of optimal location for renewable energy plant when establishing urban energy supply plan
  • Enhance precision in energy demand forecasting
  • (Demand) local government, project operator, GIS educational institution
  • Energy Decision Support System
  • Integrated management technology for urban energy and environment resources using non-real-time information
  • Energy self-diagnosis citizen service to induce citizen participation and support decision-making about energy and environmental infrastructure planning
  • (Demand) Local government, business operator
Main Content (Overview) Key Performance Details Performance characteristics and usability
1. U-City White Paper
  • Investment cost: About 5 billion
  • Strategic Direction for Sustainable U-City
  • Technical and Policy Trend Analysis Report by Sector
  • U-City Promotion Policy Proposal Report
  • U-City Activation Strategy Comprehensive Report, etc.
  • U-City related company's future technology development guide, U-City plan establishment, U-service and technology development reference
  • Strategic Direction for U-City Activation
2. U-City related law / guideline amendment
  • Investment cost: About 41 billion
  • Prepare legal and institutional support plans for market expansion and participation
  • Ubiquitous 1,2 Comprehensive Plan Report
  • Enforcement Decree Amendment Report
  • Guideline Amendment Report
  • Old city revitalization plan report
  • Industry Revitalization Plan Report
  • Supporting central government's U-City-related policies, U-City plans for local governments, and using them as guidelines for U-City projects and implementation plans
  • Expect the effects of expanding private sector participation in U-City, creating jobs, and entering overseas markets through the establishment of plans and the Industrial Promotion Act.
3. U-City Export Guide
  • Investment cost: About 13 billion
  • Study on securing U-City overseas market including U-City overseas business activation manual and U-City international cooperation system establishment strategy report
  • U-City Overseas Expansion Guidelines
  • Formation of International Councils and Conferences
  • Overseas Road Show (4)
  • Use of guidebooks and educational materials for private companies to enter U-City overseas market
  • Providing a road show as a marketing pilot project for a promising export destination, and supporting the promotion and export of R & D achievements
4. U-City standard guidelines and certification schemes
  • Investment cost: About 12 billion
  • Standardization Study on U-City Core LC Service
  • A Study on Essential Components and Certification Scheme for U-City Minimum Quality
  • U-City Standardization Report
    • U-City standard and certification promotion strategy report, U-City standard information DB, U-City standard (draft) discovery and proposal, etc.
  • U-City Certification Report
  • Used as a technology development standard for domestic U-City companies
  • Promote U-City quality by providing U-City service quality standards and performance standards for each equipment, and reduce U-City construction costs through technology standardization