Technical Tours*

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*The Technical Tours start from Korea Water Cluster visit

Technical Tours schedule summary:

09:30: Departure to Korea Water Cluster
10:30: Arrival at Korea Water Cluster for a guided tour
12:00: Lunch break
13:00: Departure from Korea Water Cluster to Donghwasa Temple
14:00: Arrival at Donghwasa Temple for a guided tour
15:00: Take the Palgongsan Cable Car for scenic views
16:20: Return to EXCO

Korea Water Cluster

Technical Tour

Date: Friday 2 June 2023
Time: 9:00-12:00
Cost: 20 EUR

The Korea Water Cluster is a research and development centre located in Daegu, South Korea, that is dedicated to advancing water-related technologies and solutions. The centre is part of the South Korean government’s efforts to address water-related issues, such as water scarcity, pollution, and climate change, through research and innovation.

The Korea Water Cluster was established in 2009 and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility that includes research labs, testing facilities, and a technology commercialisation center. The centre brings together researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs from various disciplines to collaborate on developing new technologies and solutions related to water.

The centre’s research areas include water purification, wastewater treatment, desalination, water reuse, and smart water management. Some of the technologies developed at the Korea Water Cluster include a membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment, a low-cost water treatment system for rural communities, and a water quality monitoring system using drones.

The Korea Water Cluster also offers various programmes and services to support start-ups and entrepreneurs in the water industry, such as a start-up incubation programme, a technology transfer programme, and a commercialisation support programme.

Overall, the Korea Water Cluster is an important hub for research and innovation in the field of water in South Korea, and it plays a vital role in advancing the country’s water-related technologies and solutions.

Donghwasa Temple

Cultural Tour (optional)

Date: Friday 2 June 2023
Time: 13:00 – 14:30

Palgongsan Mountain is home to Donghwasa Temple, which boasts stunning rocky peaks, picturesque valleys, and a wealth of historical landmarks. The highlight of the temple is a majestic Buddha statue standing at a towering 17 meters high, with a building that symbolises the Korean peoples’ desire for unity.

Palgongsan Cable Car

Cultural Tour (optional)

Date: Friday 2 June 2023
Time: 15:00 – 16:00

The Palgongsan Mountain Cable Car is a 1.2km ride from Donghwa Facility District to the 820-meter high mountain peaks. Once at the top, visitors can grab some refreshments and take in the breath-taking panoramic views of Daegu. For those who might wish to stretch their legs, there’s a hiking trail that leads to Donghwasa Temple in the same direction.

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