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KOITA is an independent non-profit association, which supports and promotes private companies in their efforts to establish corporate R&D centers.

The Association has the authority to officially accredit corporate R&D centers in Korea and currently claims a membership of over 7,800 companies that operate such facilities. Meanwhile, the number of corporate R&D centers has passed the 30,000 mark.

Vested with a professional staff of 100 full-time employees at its headquarter, KOITA provides a full range of services to its member companies.

The greater portions of the Association’s revenues are generated by the membership fees it levies, together with other forms of income such as the execution of government commissioned projects. In brief, KOITA is the premier institution responsible for promoting technological development throughout Korean industry.