Selected for smart logistics technology demonstration project contest, secured KRW 87 billion in national funding

□ Daejeon City was selected for the Ministry of Science and ICT's 'Smart Logistics Technology Demonstration' contest and secured 87 billion won in national funding.


ㅇ Demonstration of smart logistics technology aims to streamline the logistics process by applying cutting-edge digital technology to the logistics industry, which is considered the main artery of the national and regional economy, and to foster the smart logistics industry as a future food source through the development and verification of new logistics services. It's business.


ㅇ Daejeon City is evaluated as the best place to lead the rapidly growing smart logistics industry. Based on integrated logistics infrastructure, such as large hub terminals of public and private couriers, and excellent ICT technology, one-stop support is possible from the development of smart logistics services to field verification, commercialization, and sales channel linkage.


ㅇ As the core technologies of smart logistics are highly related to major regional industries such as robots, semiconductors, and artificial intelligence, a synergistic effect is expected. Daejeon City plans to secure a technological competitive edge in smart logistics through inter-industry convergence and connect and foster local high value-added industries.


□ This project will be carried out for three years from 2024 to 2026, and a total of 3 billion won will be invested, including 87 billion won in government funds, 87 billion won in city funds, and 44 billion won in private contributions.


ㅇ Hosted by Daejeon Information and Culture Industry Promotion Agency (President Eunhak Lee), local companies related to smart logistics such as ICT and robots participate. The Korea Post is lending its support as a cooperative organization. We support the collection and use of logistics data and field verification of development technologies that are difficult for small and medium-sized venture companies to perform individually.


□ As a major business, we will build a logistics data platform and use it to discover and develop new smart logistics services. The data platform and new service will first be verified at the Central Region Postal Logistics Center, which handles 25% of the nation's public parcel volume, and then expanded to private large and medium-sized logistics companies.


ㅇ The logistics data platform is a service that collects, standardizes, and de-identifies scattered logistics data to create valuable information and opens it to companies. AI analysis and prediction models are provided together. It can be used to assist with data-based scientific logistics processing and create various business opportunities for companies.


ㅇ Develop two types of 2 smart logistics services based on the data platform. We plan to discover and plan tasks through on-site demand surveys and expert advice, and then open a contest for local companies. Participating companies will receive one-stop support from service development, verification, and commercialization.


ㅇ Specifically, current issue-solving services are promoted to improve problems at logistics sites, such as reducing labor intensity and work safety management. The regional industry linkage type involves combining technologies from Daejeon's main industries, such as robots and semiconductors, into the logistics field or introducing customized logistics services to improve the productivity of local industries.


□ Han Seon-hee, head of the Daejeon City Strategic Business Promotion Office, said, “Through this project, we expect that the working environment of logistics workers will improve and citizens and industries will be able to enjoy quality logistics services,” adding, “We will help Daejeon companies lead the smart logistics industry.” “I will actively support it,” he said.

Source: Daejeon Metropolitan City