The Ministry of Science and ICT and the other nine government ministries and agencies would hold joint briefing sessions from January 9 through 17 on government investment on research and development (R&D).

At the sessions in Seoul and provinces, the government agencies would outline the areas where 20.5 trillion won would be invested for research and development.

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, the Ministry of SMEs and Startups and the Ministry of Environment would participate in the briefing.

The other participating agencies include the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rural Development Administration, the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Ministry of Education.

Each government agency would open a booth for providing consulting services for companies.