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  • 2020-09-29 thumbnail

    Toss Lab competes Series B funding: $13M

    Toss Lab, provider of the enterprise collaboration tool JANDI, has raised $13 million in a Series B round, bringing its total fundraising to over $20 million. The round was led by SoftBank Ventures Asia, the venture arm of SoftBank Group. JANDI is an enterprise team collaboration platform with a .... Read more

  • 2020-09-29 thumbnail

    KASA Korea raises $7.8M in Series B funding

    KASA Korea, a property technology startup, has raised $7.8 million in a pre-series B funding round. The round was led by Korea Development Bank. Northern Light Venture Capital, Kona I Partners, and Kukbo Design also participated in the pre-series B round. With the fresh funds, KASA Korea became to ama .... Read more

  • 2020-09-29 thumbnail

    Born2Global Centre promotes collaborative partnerships between Korea and Argentina

    Born2Global Centre, with the collaboration of the Argentine Embassy in Korea and the support of IDB Labs, conducted the second online startup meetup on September 16, to promote the possibilities of joint venture. In light of the recent events of Covid-19 and the shift to the new normal paradigm, .... Read more

  • 2020-09-28 thumbnail

    President announces KRW 170T in funding for Korean New Deal

    President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 3 speaks at the first strategy meeting for the Korean New Deal held at Cheong Wa Dae. (Yonhap News) By Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in has announced funding of KRW 170 trillion for projects and businesses related to the Korean New Deal over the next five years and .... Read more

  • 2020-09-28 thumbnail

    Korea ranks 2nd in int'l patent applications in H1

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Korea has shown a remarkable increase in the number of international patent applications filed this year. (Korean Intellectual Property Office) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Yoon Sojung Korea in this year's first half showed the world's second-highest increase in the number of .... Read more

  • 2020-09-28 thumbnail

    Forbes ranks Korea 3rd safest for COVID-19 among 100 nations

    The U.S. business magazine Forbes on Sept. 3 ranked Korea third safest for COVID-19 among 100 countries. (Screen capture from Forbes) Kim Minji and Lee Jihae Deputy Prime Minister and Economy and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki, citing a Forbes survey ranking Korea the third safest for COVID-19 among 100 .... Read more

  • 2020-09-28 thumbnail

    Samsung releases screen with near-perfect fold, LG shape-shifting smartphone

    Samsung Display on Sept. 16 released a foldable panel with the world’s smallest curvature for a smartphone screen. (Samsung Display) Kim Minji and Yoon Sojung Samsung Display's breakthrough of the smallest OLED curvature on the market means a near-perfect fold for such smartphones. LG Electronic .... Read more

  • 2020-09-28 thumbnail

    Event in Sejong displays high-tech drones delivering food

    The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Sept. 19 held an event at Sejong Lake Park in Sejong Special Self-Governing City to test drones that deliver food, like the one pictured here. (Yonhap News) Kim Young Deok and Lee Jihae The event on Sept. 19 was the first time for drones to be shown .... Read more

  • 2020-09-28 thumbnail

    Korean-made AI curling robot beats skilled human team

    The artificial intelligence robot Curly in March 2018 prepares its stone for a test match at the Icheon Training Center of the Korea Paralympic Committee. At the time, Curly lost a two-end game against a high school team, 3-0. (Korea.net DB) Kim Young Deok and Lee Jihae An artificial intelligence ( .... Read more

  • 2020-09-28 thumbnail

    Startup Ecosystem Report: Born2Global Centre Releases Korea Startup Index 2019

    The Born2Global Centre has published the "Korea Startup Index 2019," which contains comprehensive information on the Korean startup ecosystem. The Born2Global Centre has been publishing the Korea Startup Index since 2014. Featuring new and exclusive content, it delivers insights on Korea's dynamic startup eco .... Read more

  • 2020-09-28 thumbnail

    WellsCare signs in-store contract with b8ta for IASO

    WellsCare, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, recently signed a store contract with b8ta, a famous American flagship store that is dedicated to innovative products. WellsCare has been an active member of the Born2Global Centre since 2019. Based on the contract, WellsCare will be selling .... Read more

  • 2020-09-28 thumbnail

    GSIL wins a series of contracts with Korean giant companies through 'Smart Safety System'

    GSIL is solidifying its position as a smart safety company through its successful contracts with large Korean companies in recent years. GSIL signed an order contract based on the provision of smart safety systems with leading domestic construction companies such as Samsung Engineering, Samsung C .... Read more

  • 2020-09-28 thumbnail

    [Monthly Funding Recap] Toss Lab and KASA Korea compete Series B funding round: $20.8M

    Toss Lab -- Series B funding: $13M Toss Lab, provider of the enterprise collaboration tool JANDI, has raised $13 million in a Series B round, bringing its total fundraising to over $20 million. The round was led by SoftBank Ventures Asia, the venture arm of SoftBank Group. JANDI is an enter .... Read more

  • 2020-08-31 thumbnail

    Looxid Labs named winner of SIGGRAPH 2020 Real-Time Live Contest

    Looxid Labs got selected as one of the winners in the real-time live contest of the world's largest computer graphics conference, SIGGRAPH 2020. Only 9 companies got selected as the finalists among all the candidates from all over the world. On August 26th, Looxid Labs introduced Looxid Link, a n .... Read more

  • 2020-08-31 thumbnail

    Noul malaria diagnosis platform, selected by RIGHT Fund

    The AI-based in vitro diagnostic medical device startup Noul was selected as a project to support the RIGHT Fund's program. Noul's miLab (Micro-Intelligent Laboratory) enables rapid and accurate diagnosis with a fully automated platform for microscopic reading, which is a standard for diagnosis o .... Read more

  • 2020-08-31 thumbnail

    Born2Global Centre, presents “Korea-Israel innovative ecosystem” webinar

    Bon2Global Centre organized a webinar on the theme of Innovation Ecosystem of Korea and Israel with Ministerio de Economía (MINEC), IDB Lab and Start-Up Nation Central. This seminar was held at the request of the Minister of Economy, El Salvador. Israel’s government is leveraging, seeking innovative .... Read more

  • 2020-08-28 thumbnail

    President Moon calls education 'core investment sector for new future'

    President Moon Jae-in on Aug. 18 gives a speech at Changdeok Girls' Middle School in Seoul's Jung-gu District at a meeting on the "Green Smart School" project. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in on Aug. 18 called education "a core investment field for a new future" and said he ho .... Read more

  • 2020-08-28 thumbnail

    MR TIME successfully launches collaboration series with Ducati on Makuake

    MR TIME, an Apposter's wearable brand, has successfully launched its four smartwatch faces and two straps created through the collaborative efforts of MR TIME and Ducati, an Italian superbike brand, via Makuake, a crowdfunding platform(https://www.makuake.com/project/ducati_edition_strap/). MR TIME is .... Read more

  • 2020-08-28 thumbnail

    SecuLetter signs a partnership agreement with South Africa's 'Afriko'

    SecuLetter, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, recently has signed a partnership agreement with South African IT security company Afriko on the supply of SecuLetter's products. Seculetter has been an active member of the Born2Global Centre since 2017. Afriko is a midsize IT company headq .... Read more

  • 2020-08-28 thumbnail

    New test kit slashes diagnostic cost, time for COVID-19

    A new test kit that confirms the result of a test for COVID-19 within just 15 minutes is expected to reduce the burden of onsite hospital personnel. The photo above is of hospital staff on June 2 testing samples at a screening clinic in Bupyeong-gu District of Incheon. (Yonhap News) Kim Young Deok and .... Read more

  • 2020-08-28 thumbnail

    Seoul district opens 10 smart, virus-free bus stops

    By Kim Young Deok and Yoon Sojung Video = Seongdong-gu District Office High-tech bus stops that can protect commuters from viruses and fine dust and shelter them from snow and rain have been launched in Seoul for the first time. Seongdong-gu District Office on Aug. 10 said the ten "smart shelter" .... Read more

  • 2020-08-28 thumbnail

    7 Korean items tops in global market share

    The Japanese economic daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun said its survey of the global market shares of leading products and services found that seven Korean items including smartphones, OLED panels and shipbuilding topped their respective sectors in global market share. The photo above shows a woman on Aug. 8 trying .... Read more

  • 2020-08-28 thumbnail

    Outdoor robot that delivers food launched in Suwon

    The outdoor self-delivery robot Dilly Drive delivers food to Gwanggyo Alleyway, an apartment complex with public facilities on the lower floors and residences on the upper ones, in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do Province. (Woowa Brothers Corp.) Kim Young Deok and Lee Jihae Woowa Brothers plans to advance the tech .... Read more

  • 2020-08-28 thumbnail

    10,000 more public places to get free Wi-Fi by year's end

    The Ministry of Science and ICT on Aug. 20 said that by year's end, it will install free Wi-Fi at an additional 10,000 public facilities such as libraries and bus stops. The photo above is of a KT technician installing public Wi-Fi at the public library in Seoul's Eunpyeong-gu District. (KT) By Xu Aiying a .... Read more

  • 2020-08-28 thumbnail

    Ministry's sci-tech plan envisions futuristic Korea by 2045

    The Ministry of Science and ICT on Aug. 26 announced the plan "Science and Technology Future Strategies 2045" at the 12th meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Science & Technology in Seoul. (Ministry of Science and ICT) A few days ago in 2045, Su-yeong got a new tooth thanks to reproductive st .... Read more

  • 2020-08-28 thumbnail

    Korea shares COVID-19 election experience with Latin America

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Election Commission on Aug. 19 held a videoconference with the Organization of American States to share with Latin America the Korean experience of holding a general election amid COVID-19. The photo above is of a voter in Korea's general elections on April 15 .... Read more

  • 2020-07-30 thumbnail

    President pushes 'new opportunity' amid global supply chain crisis

    President Moon Jae-in on June 29 chairs a meeting of his senior secretaries at Cheong Wa Dae. (Yonhap News) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in on June 29 said, "We must go beyond defensive responses in the face of a crisis. We must shift to a more proactive stance to turn the global su .... Read more

  • 2020-07-30 thumbnail

    President Moon, EU agree on cooperation in post-pandemic era

    President Moon Jae-in on June 30 holds a summit via videoconferencing with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at Cheong Wa Dae. (Yonhap News) By Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in on June 30 held a summit via videoconferencing with European .... Read more

  • 2020-07-30 thumbnail

    President Moon: Korean New Deal to create world-leading nation

    President Moon Jae-in on July 14 speaks to a national reporting event for the Korean New Deal at Cheong Wa Dae. (Yonhap News) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in on July 14 called his proposed Korean New Deal "a declaration of the Republic of Korea’s great transition into a leading nation .... Read more

  • 2020-07-30 thumbnail

    'Korean economy to shift from fast follower to a pace-setting one'

    President Moon Jae-in on July 14 announces the specifics of the Korean New Deal in a national reporting meeting at Cheong Wa Dae. (Yonhap News) By Kim Young Deok and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in on July 14 announced the specifics of the Digital New Deal, part of the Korean New Deal, saying "Addin .... Read more

  • 2020-07-30 thumbnail

    Green New Deal to reduce economic dependence on carbon

    President Moon Jae-in on July 14 gives a speech on his proposed Korean New Deal at Cheong Wa Dae. (Yonhap News) By Lee Hana The Korean New Deal plan unveiled by President Moon Jae-in on July 14 is an initiative anchored in part by an eco-friendly strategy of changing Korea from a carbon-reliant economy .... Read more

  • 2020-07-30 thumbnail

    President Moon, 7 world leaders urge global access to vaccine

    President Moon Jae-in and seven other world leaders said in an op-ed in The Washington Post posted on July 15 that the world must guarantee equal, global access to a COVID-19 vaccine. (Screen shot from Washington Post) By Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in and seven other world leaders said in an op-ed publ .... Read more

  • 2020-07-30 thumbnail

    Launch of Anasis-II marks new era in defense

    Korea's first military communications satellite Anasis-II on July 20 is carried on the rocket Falcon-9 and launched at 5:30 p.m. in Florida at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (Screen capture from Space X YouTube) Kim Young Deok and Lee Jihae DAPA said, "We will secure national defense in spa .... Read more

  • 2020-07-30 thumbnail

    Plan to build AI-based immigration control system announced

    Deputy ICT Minister Kim Jeong-won gives a speech on July 23 at the opening ceremony of an artificial intelligence-powered identification and tracking system verification at Nuriggum Square in Seoul's Mapo-gu District. (Ministry of Science and ICT) Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae The Ministry of Science .... Read more

  • 2020-07-28 thumbnail

    K-BioMed Pioneer: VUNO Med®-Fundus AI™ Becomes Korea's First-ever Innovative Medical Device

    VUNO Inc., South Korean artificial intelligence (AI) developer and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, announced that VUNO Med®-Fundus AI™, its AI-based screening solution for the fundus, gained the honor of being the first-ever Innovative Medical Device in Korea by the Ministry of Food a .... Read more

  • 2020-07-28 thumbnail

    Riiid closes US$41.8 million funding round to accelerate global business expansion

    Riiid, a leading AI education solutions startup and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, has successfully secured a USD 41.8 million pre-Series D funding round. The round includes investment from state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB), NVESTOR, Intervest as well as from an existing investor IMM .... Read more

  • 2020-07-28 thumbnail

    Innopresso launches iPad-exclusive smart keyboard

    Innopresso, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, recently launched "Mokibo Folio," an independently developed keyboard with an integrated touchpad, on Kickstarter (www.b2ge.fnd.to/mokifolio). The company has accumulated USD 450K through previous crowdfunding campaigns for this product on Wadiz .... Read more

  • 2020-07-28 thumbnail

    12CM and LINE Taiwan Join Forces to Launch Innovative

    Customers and business owners are raving about new contactless mobile services in Taiwan, a global leader in the fight against COVID-19. 12CM's smart stamp is enabling the most disruptive of these new services to serve customers during the global health crisis. 12CM, a FinTech and O2O service pro .... Read more

  • 2020-07-28 thumbnail

    Cloudike releases business-use cloud service in Southeast Asia

    Cloudike, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, has deployed a business cloud service in Southeast Asia through a collaboration with Naver Business Platform (NBP). Cloudike has been an active member company of the Born2Global Centre since 2016. The release was done via Naver Cloud Platform .... Read more

  • 2020-07-28 thumbnail

    WellsCare to target Middle Eastern market for its homecare laser pain treatment device

    WellsCare, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, will be expanding its presence in the Middle East starting in July. WellsCare has been an active member company of the Born2Global Centre since 2019. WellsCare recently signed a business partnership contract with Sharaf DG, the largest electr .... Read more

  • 2020-07-27 thumbnail

    Korea Startup Index 6th Edition - is now published

    “Korea Startup Index 2019,” the sixth edition in the series has been recently published. According to our current survey, half of the respondents (65%) strongly agreed that COVID-19 will have a negative change in the startup ecosystem. Majority of respondents agreed that change and uncertainty .... Read more

  • 2020-06-29 thumbnail

    A Korean startup has an advanced QR tracing solution to possibly stop COVID-19 2nd wave, and it's looking to donate the solution

    A cybersecurity startup and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, swlDch suggests dynamic, unidirectional QR code technology that can encourage wider user adoption as well as protect user privacy. Strict measures are eased as the number of COVID-19 cases is falling. However, concerns remain .... Read more

  • 2020-06-26 thumbnail

    Drone Delivery to be Available for Remote Areas in Korea

    A service that delivers packages to islands and mountainous regions using drones is now becoming a reality. Package delivery from Incheon to nearby islands is currently conducted using 10 passenger ship routes. However, PABLO AIR, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, plans to use its unman .... Read more

  • 2020-06-26 thumbnail

    Riiid AI study - to be presented at EDM 2020 - proves students more engaged by deep-learning algorithm

    Students learn more efficiently when they are confidently engaged. And deep learning affords such engagement. Global AI tutor provider and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, Riiid shows why in a recent real-world study demonstrating how personalized intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) pre .... Read more

  • 2020-06-25 thumbnail

    Health official: gov't can respond to worst-case COVID-19 scenario

    Vice Minister of Health and Welfare Kim Gang-lip (second from left) on June 24 discusses the government's capacity to respond to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a forum on Korea's response to and tasks in the pandemic at Blue Square in Seoul's Yongsan-gu District. Kim Young Deok and Lee Jih .... Read more

  • 2020-06-25 thumbnail

    Dable publishes report on the impact of COVID-19 on media content consumption tendencies

    Dable, a content discovery platform and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, recently published its "Indonesia Media Consumption Trend Report," an analysis of how media content is consumed as a result of COVID-19. The report spans consumption trends for major Indonesian media companies over a three-mon .... Read more

  • 2020-06-25 thumbnail

    VisualCamp Launches Mobile Eye Tracking Software SeeSo 2.0

    VisualCamp, the eye tracking technology company and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, released version 2.0 of SeeSo earlier this week. VisualCamp has been an active member of the Born2Global Centre since 2017. SeeSo is a mobile eye tracking SDK (Software Development Kit) for mobile app .... Read more

  • 2020-06-25 thumbnail

    Alchera accepted to Plug and Play Japan's Summer/Fall 2020 Program

    In early June, Alchera, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, was selected as part of the Plug and Play Japan's Summer/Fall 2020 Program. Alchera has been an active member of the Born2Global Centre since 2019. Plug and Play Japan is the Japanese office of Plug and Play, a startup accelerato .... Read more

  • 2020-06-25 thumbnail

    StradVision Expands European Operations with EU General Manager and Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles

    StradVision's AI-based camera perception software is leading the way toward the future for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles (AVs). The Company continues to expand into the European Union with the strategic hiring of a new EU General Manager. StradVision is a member com .... Read more

  • 2020-06-24 thumbnail

    Era of drone-based delivery service to open

    A trial run of drone delivery on June 8 was conducted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute. The photo shows a drone used in the test that was conducted at GS Caltex's Musucheon Stream gas station on Jeju Island. (GS Caltex) By Kim .... Read more

  • 2020-06-24 thumbnail

    Project launched to develop self-driving ships by 2025

    The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries on June 17 announced the launch of a joint working group to develop self-driving ships by 2025. (MOTIE) By Lee Hana A national project to develop self-driving ships powered by a smart and autonomous system incorporat .... Read more

  • 2020-06-24 thumbnail

    3 shipyards to build 100 LNG vessels for Qatar

    Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo (right) on June 1 poses with Hyundai Heavy Industries President Ka Sam-hyun in holding an agreement at the signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding on a construction capacity reservation deal for LNG vessels at Lotte Hotel in Seoul. Qatari Minister .... Read more

  • 2020-06-24 thumbnail

    Korea's disinfection model pushed for as global standard

    The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on June 11 announced a roadmap to make Korea's disinfection model a global standard at the sixth meeting of the Central Economic Response Headquarters at Government Complex-Seoul. The photo shows a medical worker checking equipment used to test for the novel coronavi .... Read more

  • 2020-06-24 thumbnail

    'Digital New Deal to propel pace-setting economy after pandemic'

    President Moon Jae-in on June 18 speaks at the office of Douzone, a big data platform company based in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do Province, and talks to staff in charge of developing innovative services using data and artificial intelligence. (Yonhap News) By Kim Hyelin and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae .... Read more

  • 2020-06-24 thumbnail

    Korea, Singapore start talks on digital partnership agreement

    Minister for Trade Yoo Myung-hee (right) and Singaporean Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on June 22 announce via videoconferencing the launch of negotiations on the proposed Korea-Singapore Digital Partnership Agreement. (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Kore .... Read more

  • 2020-05-28 thumbnail

    Korea-led UNESCO group to fight COVID-19-induced woes

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha on May 26 gives a speech in a videoconference on the launch of the Group of Friends for Solidarity and Inclusion with Global Citizenship Education in an event hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee J .... Read more

  • 2020-05-28 thumbnail

    BNK BUSAN BANK selects SecuLetter's security solution to block APT attacks

    By introducing SecuLetter's security solution, Korea's BNK Busan Bank has strengthened its security against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) between network connections. SecuLetter is a Korean information security company and a member company of the Born2Global Centre that develops and supplies .... Read more

  • 2020-05-28 thumbnail

    Alchera exports a preventive solution of COVID-19 to San Pedro Square Market, San Jose

    Alchera, the leading high-tech company in South Korea and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, with the specialty of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the facial recognition technology, exported the preventive solution of COVID-19 to San Pedro Square Market, California, on May 18, 2020. .... Read more

  • 2020-05-28 thumbnail

    NIA Shares Case Studies of ICT-Based Response on COVID-19 with Global Community

    The National Information Society Agency (NIA) will share with the international community the Korea’s response of COVID-19 using ICT technology and take the lead in international cooperation in ICT-based K-disaster models. In the meantime, as the World Health Organization (WHO) and major foreign .... Read more

  • 2020-05-27 thumbnail

    GSIL installs a Smart Safety Management System at Lotte E&C tunnel construction site

    In early May, GSIL, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, successfully finished its installation of a smart safety management system for a construction site operated by Lotte Engineering & Construction (Lotte E&C). GSIL will be providing Lotte E&C's construction site with a smart safety manageme .... Read more

  • 2020-05-27 thumbnail

    DCART launches electric wagon "ORGO" on Indiegogo

    DCART, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, that produces micro-mobility devices, launched its electric wagon, ORGO, in early May via Indiegogo (https://igg.me/at/orgo-electric-wagon/x#/). The launch on Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform, allows customers to pre-order the ORGO for a significant di .... Read more

  • 2020-05-27 thumbnail

    Cryptocurrency payment wallet and Blockchain ID adopted by a gaming platform of 20 million users KAYBO.COM in Latin America

    Latin America’s leading gaming and entertainment content publishing company, FHL Games, announced that it will launch blockchain-based user authentication and payment service digital, “KAYBO KEEPIN”, in Google Play Store. FHL Games Co. LTD, established in 2008, operates the gaming and entertainme .... Read more

  • 2020-05-27 thumbnail

    FinTech Alliance SaaS Solution Marks Change in Korean Finance Market

    12CM (One-two-cee-em), the smart stamp software platform provider and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, has recently inked a collaboration deal with Naver Business Platform (NBP). 12CM has been an active member of the Born2Global Centre since 2018. NBP is a fully independent subsidiary .... Read more

  • 2020-05-27 thumbnail

    President Moon to quickly push for 'Korean New Deal'

    President Moon Jae-in on May 21 chairs a meeting of CEOs from key industries at the Korea International Trade Association in Seoul's Gangnam-gu District. (Yonhap News) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in on May 21 pledged to swiftly press ahead with his proposed "Korean New Deal" to minimize .... Read more

  • 2020-05-20 thumbnail

    President pledges to support startups via 'K-unicorn' project

    President Moon Jae-in on May 14 announces his commitment to fostering venture startups during a meeting with the Next-Generation Global Youth Startup Leaders in Seoul's Gangnam-gu District. (Yonhap News) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Yoon Sojung In a meeting with leading young executives in the startup secto .... Read more

  • 2020-05-20 thumbnail

    4DReplay to provide 4DLive to Softbank's 5G Service

    4DReplay, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, will be providing its 4DLive solution for Japanese multinational company Softbank's 5G mobile communications service. 4DReplay has been an active member of the Born2Global Centre since 2017. 4DLive is a media technology that enables immersive .... Read more

  • 2020-04-29 thumbnail

    Korea discusses with world quarantine cooperation for COVID-19

    By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae xuaiy@korea.kr Graphics = Kim Hyun Sook ericius01@korea.kr .... Read more

  • 2020-04-29 thumbnail

    Vox calls Korea's COVID-19 approach 'way out' for world

    By Lee Hana "Korea's success with widespread testing offers a way out for most countries that are stuck in lockdown." Vox, a U.S. digital media outlet, posted a YouTube video on April 10 titled "The big lesson from South Korea's coronavirus response" that analyzed the country's approach to slo .... Read more

  • 2020-04-28 thumbnail

    GSIL and Samsung Engineering Sign Contract for Smart Safety Management System

    In mid-March, GSIL, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, signed a new contract with the Korean conglomerate Samsung Engineering for the supply of GSIL's smart safety management system to the construction site of Samsung Engineering's Motor Control Center (MCC) at Green Building in Pyeong-taek, .... Read more

  • 2020-04-28 thumbnail

    SMARTGOLF LLC successfully launches SMARTGOLF on Makuake

    SMARTGOLF LLC, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, has successfully launched its smart golf system, SMARTGOLF, via Makuake, a crowdfunding platform. SMARTGOLF, which launched on April 13 (https://www.makuake.com/project/smartgolf), achieved 4,300 percent of its original crowdfunding goal in seven .... Read more

  • 2020-04-28 thumbnail

    Bluevisor chosen for NatWest FinTech Accelerator Programme

    Bluevisor, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, was selected for the second consecutive year to participate in the NatWest FinTech Accelerator Programme, which is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Bluevisor will be participating in the accelerating program from April through A .... Read more

  • 2020-04-28 thumbnail

    SendBird Doubles Down on Its Voice and Video Capabilities With Acquisition of Roundee.io

    SendBird, the leading interactions API service for mobile and web applications, today announced that it has acquired core technology and key engineering talent from enterprise video conferencing platform Roundee.io. These resources will be used to rapidly advance SendBird’s recently introduced SendBir .... Read more

  • 2020-04-28 thumbnail

    France praises Korea's response to COVID-19

    French Ambassador to Korea Philippe Lefort (left) on April 23 visits the think tank Institut Pasteur Korea in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do Province, where he is briefed by an institute staff on the status of Pasteur's treatment of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (French Embassy in Korea) Song Baleun and .... Read more

  • 2020-04-28 thumbnail

    USD 400M allocated for health projects in developing countries

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki on April 27 holds a videoconference with economy ministers from around the world at Government Complex-Seoul. (Ministry of Economy and Finance) By Song Baleun and Lee Jihae The government this year will allocate from the Economi .... Read more

  • 2020-04-28 thumbnail

    Inter-Korean rail project launched on declaration's 2nd anniversary

    Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mee (left) and Minister of Unification Kim Yeon Chul on April 27 sign a sleeper during a ceremony to mark the start of the Donghae Bukbu Line at Jejin Station in Goseong-gun county, Gangwon-do Province. By Lee Hana Photos = Ministry of Land, Infras .... Read more

  • 2020-04-28 thumbnail

    'Korea's future as maritime power can never be relinquished'

    President Moon Jae-in on April 23 speaks at the naming ceremony of the HMM Algeciras, the world's largest container vessel, at the Okpo shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering on Geojedo Island, Gyeongsangnam-do Province. By Xu Aiying and Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in on April .... Read more

  • 2020-04-14 thumbnail

    Research team completes genetic map of coronavirus

    An Institute for Basic Science research team has analyzed all genetic information to pinpoint the exact location of the gene of SARS-COV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. (Institute for Basic Science) By Lee Hana A research team has completed a high-resolution genetic map for .... Read more

  • 2020-04-14 thumbnail

    VisualCamp launches 'SeeSo' website, mobile eye tracking SDK

    VisualCamp has launched its “SeeSo” website on April 13, a mobile eye tracking and gaze analytic SDK that allows developers to know where users are looking and their concentration. SeeSo website is an SDK management all-in-one platform for app developers, providing services such as SeeSo licensin .... Read more

  • 2020-04-14 thumbnail

    VUNO Med(R)-Fundus AI(TM) receives MFDS Regulatory Approval as Class III Medical Device

    VUNO, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, announced that their AI based screening solution for the fundus, VUNO Med®-Fundus AI™ is approved as a Class III medical device by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. VUNO Med®-Fundus AI™ is the first ever AI device to gain a Class III approval in Korea and .... Read more

  • 2020-04-14 thumbnail

    FM Kang: Korea to export 600,000 test kits to US

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha on April 13 confirms that Korea will send some 600,000 test kits for COVID-19 to the U.S. in an interview with France 24, a publicly owned French TV network. (Screen shot from France 24's YouTube channel) By Lee Hana Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha .... Read more

  • 2020-04-10 thumbnail

    THE.WAVE.TALK raises US$2M

    THE.WAVE.TALK, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, successfully attracted a funding of USD 2 million in early February from Yellowdog and Silicon Valley-based Big Basin Capital, bringing its accumulated total to approximately USD 6 million in funding. Existing investors include Bluepoint Partners, .... Read more

  • 2020-04-08 thumbnail

    VUNO offers a suite of AI solutions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

    In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic raging around the globe, VUNO, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, has decided to move quickly by joining the global coalition to help address some critical issues facing the international healthcare community today by putting AI into work. VUNO, as the leading AI .... Read more

  • 2020-03-30 thumbnail

    Mind’s lab to open the COVID-19 route Tracking data source

    The CEO Yoo Taejun of Minds Lab a company specialized in AI announced that his company released on march 12th the Covid-19 patients route and visualization related data set as open source. The Covid-19 patients route Tracking Dataset released by Minds Lab provides basic patient data such as △ pa .... Read more

  • 2020-03-30 thumbnail

    BETTER TOGETHER: The Innovative Korean Companies with solution for COVID-19

    During this difficult period, the safety and well-being of our family, friends, startup ecosystem and communities worldwide, are our highest priority. We have put much thought and effort to provide timely and relevant information to help you and your country in times of crisis. Given the rapidly .... Read more

  • 2020-03-27 thumbnail

    President says Korean test kits helping global COVID-19 efforts

    President Moon Jae-in on March 25 visits a lab at Seegene, one of the producers of Korea's COVID-19 diagnostic reagents and kits. (Yonhap News) Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in on March 25 paid a visit to the labs of Seegene, one of the producers of Korea's COVID-19 diagnostic reagents and kits. .... Read more

  • 2020-03-27 thumbnail

    3i Inc. Helps Facility Managers to Remotely Manage their Assets and Collaborate in 3D

    3i Inc., a member company of the Born2Global Centre, is collaborating with major global partners to introduce a new paradigm for facility management. In 2019, 3i Inc. partook in NTT Communications Open Innovation Program and won First prize for Best collaboration project. The program was followed by a success .... Read more

  • 2020-03-27 thumbnail

    S. Korean researchers develop washable mask filters using nanofibers

    This mask filter, which can be placed inside a cotton mask, was developed to maintain its efficiency even after more than 20 washes using soap. The filter's structure also remains unchanged after three hours of disinfection with alcohol, which means it can be used for more than a month. Conventional m .... Read more

  • 2020-03-27 thumbnail

    Drive-through clinics ease testing for COVID-19 outbreak

    People with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 can get diagnosed at drive-through screening clinics. The photo above shows medical staff on Feb. 26 working at one such clinic in the town of Jochiwon-eup in the special administrative city of Sejong. (Yonhap News) By Oh Hyun Woo and Lee Jihae People who show sy .... Read more

  • 2020-03-23 thumbnail

    Superior medical tech expedites response to COVID-19 outbreak

    Korea is speeding up its development of diagnostic technology to swiftly respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The photo above is a test medicine kit approved on Feb. 4 for immediate use. (Yonhap News) By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae Korea's medical technology is playing a leading role in the .... Read more

  • 2020-03-23 thumbnail

    Korea, US agree to USD 60B currency swap

    The Bank of Korea announced on March 19 that it agreed on a USD 60 billion currency swap with the U.S. Federal Reserve System to remain in effect for at least six months. (Yonhap News) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Hana Korea and the U.S. have agreed to a massive currency swap that Korean monetary authorit .... Read more

  • 2020-03-23 thumbnail

    SecuLetter closes US$8M Series B funding round

    SecuLetter Co., Ltd, a member company of the Born2global Centre, successfully closed US$8 million in Series B funding round - gaining US$2 million from UTC Investment in late February, just three months after attracting US$6 million in November 2019. This brings SecuLetter's total funding to US$10.02 million. .... Read more

  • 2020-03-23 thumbnail

    VisualCamp releases free mobile web analysis app

    The eye tracking and gaze analytic tech startup and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, VisualCamp, released on March 5th “SeeSo Web Analysis”, a mobile web analysis app, for free. SeeSo Web Analysis is an app where a user can enter a web URL and track their eyes as they use the website. The a .... Read more

  • 2020-02-28 thumbnail

    Innovative technologies from Korea to developing countries: Born2Global Centre picks up the pace on cooperative activity with World Bank

    The Born2Global Centre (Born2Global), a major Korean government innovation agency that operates under the country's Ministry of Science and ICT and greatly contributes to the Korean startup ecosystem, will be increasing its efforts to spread innovative Korean technologies to developing countries. .... Read more

  • 2020-02-28 thumbnail

    Born2Global Centre Brings Innovative Korean Technologies to the Middle East

    The Born2Global Centre, a major Korean government innovation agency that operates under the country's Ministry of Science and ICT and greatly contributes to the Korean startup ecosystem, is now introducing Korea's innovative technologies to the Middle East market. Through the Born2Global Centre, .... Read more

  • 2020-01-31 thumbnail

    Official R&D budget this year set at record KRW 24T

    Vice Minister of Science and ICT Kim Sung-soo on Jan. 6 gives a speech in a briefing session on inter-governmental cooperation in R&D projects this year at Soongsil University in Seoul. Kim Young Deok and Lee Jihae kyd1991@korea.kr .... Read more

  • 2019-12-31 thumbnail

    SendBird closes $102 million round for its chat and messaging API platform

    SendBird, a platform that enables developers to integrate chat and messaging features into their apps, has added another $50 million to its previously announced series B round, taking the total for the round to $102 million. The extension was led by existing investor Tiger Global Management, with par .... Read more

  • 2019-12-30 thumbnail

    SecuLetter Attracts a USD 6 Million Series B Funding

    SecuLetter, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, has attracted a USD 6 million series B investment, and received corporate valuation of USD 36 million. This time, Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) and the Korea Development Bank (KDB Bank), both new investors, participated with the existing investor, the Kore .... Read more

  • 2019-12-30 thumbnail

    Buzzvil Hits 10 million Monthly Active Users

    Buzzvil, a global leading provider of rewarded ads platform and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, today announced that the company hit 10.5 million monthly active users worldwide following its drive to reach more users by introducing unique mobile ad units. Established in 2012, the Softbank-backed .... Read more

  • 2019-12-30 thumbnail

    DIVEROID Exceeds Kickstarter Goal by 1,000 Percent within Three Days of Launch

    Artisan & Ocean, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, successfully launched its Kickstarter campaign with the all-in-one diving gear "DIVEROID." Artisan & Ocean is a scuba diving startup that develops hardware and software solutions able to supplant existing diving equipment. On November 1 .... Read more

  • 2019-12-30 thumbnail

    CORNERS receives Innovation Award at CES 2020

    CORNERS, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, received an Innovation Award at CES Innovation Awards 2020 in the "Tech for a Better World" category in recognition of its new technology that responds intelligently to gunfire. CORNERS’ new product--a technology recognized for its excellence of sm .... Read more

STARTUPS OF THE WEEK

    • 1 AFUN INTERACTIVE
      Headquarters

      #401, 23, Seonyu-ro 49-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

      Description

      Real-time Interactive 3D Digital human

    • 2 Wellscare Co.,Ltd
      Headquarters

      507, 5F, 107, Gwanggyo-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea / (US) 3580 WILSHIRE BLVD, STE 1460, LOS ANGELES, CA 90010

      Description

      The stylish, comfortable and safe home-care laser pain therapist IASO

    • 3 Riiid
      Headquarters

      29, Teheran-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

      Description

      Riiid is bring creative disruption to education market through AI technology.

    • 4 SSenStone Inc
      Headquarters

      #808, Digital-ro 30-gil 28, Guro-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

      Description

      StonePASS provides various authentication methods such as FIDO biometrics, security PIN, pattern, mOTP, etc. into a single solution.

    • 5 12CM
      Headquarters

      Pangyo Silicon Park A-501 Seongnam, Gyeonggi 13486, Republic of Korea

      Description

    • 6 SketchOn
      Headquarters

      Corporate Collaboration Center #85313, 2066, Seobu-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 16419

      Description

      Harmless, Easy-to-Erase Printed Tattoos

    • 7 Dable
      Headquarters

      #301, 22, Nonhyeon-ro 79-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06237

      Description

      Explain Your Business in One Line

    • 8 SMART STUDY
      Headquarters

      5F, 94, Myeongdal-ro Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06668

      Description

      Sing, Play and Learn with PINKFONG

    • 9 HYLIUM INDUSTRIES, Inc.
      Headquarters

      #3-326, Pangyo-ro 289beon-gil 20, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si. Gyeonggi-do, Republic of korea

      Description

    • 10 Ovitz Corporation
      Headquarters

      260 East Main Street, Suite 6103 Rochester, NY 14604

      Description

      Compact, Fast, Portable Eye Diagnostic Device

    • 11 Lunit
      Headquarters

      169, Yeoksam-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

      Description

      DIB is an imaging biomarker derived from large-sca

    • 12 linkflow
      Headquarters

      Yugi tower 13F, Teheran-ro 69gil 5, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Korea

      Description

      Wearable 360 degree camera company

    • 13 Exosystems, Inc.
      Headquarters

      #804, 815, Daewangpangyo-ro, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

      Description

      Exosystems provides a new paradigm of rehabilitation with the slogan-“Fun @Home, Data Driven Rehab!”

    • 14 Visual Camp
      Headquarters

      Startup Campus #325, 289beon-gil 20, Pangyo-ro Bundang-gu, Gyeonggi-do, 13488

      Description

      Eye Tracking Technologies for Mobile VR Devices

    • 15 MOPIC
      Headquarters

      85307, corporate collaboration center, 2066 Seobu-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si Gyeonggi-do, Korea 16419

      Description

      Your Breathtaking Mobile 3D Theater

    • 16 NEWRATEK
      Headquarters

      2~4F, Iksung Building, 6, Bongeunsa-ro 112-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06170

      Description

      New Radio Communications for a New Era

    • 17 ZOYI Corporation
      Headquarters

      15F, KR Tower, 141, Teheran-ro Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06132

      Description

      Growth Hacking for O2O Commerce

    • 18 Salted Venture
      Headquarters

      340 Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06227

      Description

      Fixing Golf Swings and Squats from the Feet

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