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  • 2019-04-19 thumbnail

    Smart Facility Management with YouVR- Invited to the Global Open Innovation Program

    YouVR Inc., a leading digital solution provider of immersive space and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, announces that it has been invited to participate in NTT Communications Open Innovation Program, aimed at bringing together new ideas and technology for the next-generation. NTT Communications i .... Read more

  • 2019-04-19 thumbnail

    Largest Mobile Lockscreen Platform Buzzvil Partners with Japan's Ponta

    The world's first and largest mobile lockscreen media platform provider and a member company of the Born2Global Centre, Buzzvil announced its partnership with Ponta, Japan's major loyalty and points programme operated by Loyalty Marketing Inc., to launch "Tamaru Screen x Ponta". Tamaru Screen is Buzzvil's SDK .... Read more

  • 2019-04-18 thumbnail

    Samsung Spin-off lululab to Launch AI Skincare Solutions in the Middle East

    The AI beauty startup, lululab, will be launching its AI skincare assistant "LUMINI" at Beautyworld Middle East, the largest beauty expo in the Middle East, which will be held in Dubai from April 15 to 17 (Booth: C2A08). The Beauty AI startup, lululab, to unveil the LUMINI, designed for the Middle Easter .... Read more

  • 2019-04-18 thumbnail

    SECUMAIL: Prevention technology against the latest disguised government agencies mail hacking in the Spotlight

    An Asia-wide email hacking attack that posed as coming from a Vietnamese government agency and closed user documents or seized information resulted in substantial damages in March, but one company is at the center of attention for preventing their users from being affected by this attack. The company is .... Read more

  • 2019-04-11 thumbnail

    President Moon hails Korea for being first to launch 5G

    President Moon Jae-in on April 8 gives a congratulatory speech in a ceremony marking Korea's world-first achievement in launching 5G commercial service at Seoul's Olympic Park. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Minji President Moon Jae-in on April 8 hailed Korea for becoming the world's first country to start 5G com .... Read more

  • 2019-04-03 thumbnail

    Seoul to host int'l rail directors' conference for 1st time

    For the first time, Korea from April 8-12 will host the conference for general directors of the Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD). This picture is from last year's conference in Da Nang, Vietnam. (Korail) By Jeon Han and Lee Hana "Toward a future of peace and prosperity" is the slogan o .... Read more

  • 2019-04-03 thumbnail

    4 ministries to jointly develop smart road lighting platform

    Four Korean ministries through 2023 will jointly pursue the development of a smart road lighting platform. (Iclickart) By Jung Joori and Kim Hwaya Four ministries through 2023 will jointly pursue the development of a smart road lighting platform to prevent traffic accidents and boost driver and pedest .... Read more

  • 2019-04-03 thumbnail

    President Moon asks foreign-invested companies for 'unwavering support'

    President Moon Jae-in March 28 gives a speech in a meeting with foreign investors at Cheong Wa Dae. (Hyoja-dong Studio) By Kim Minji President Moon Jae-in, in a March 28 meeting with representatives from foreign-invested companies, asked for their "unwavering support" for the Korean economy. At Yeon .... Read more

  • 2019-03-29 thumbnail

    Augmented reality dragon wows baseball fans on opening day

    By Kim Hwaya Photos•Video = SK Telecom An augmented reality (AR) image of a wyvern, a mythical dragon-like creature, on March 23 suddenly appeared on the opening day of the 2019 Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) season at Incheon's SK Happy Dream Park, home of the defending league champions SK Wyverns. .... Read more

  • 2019-03-29 thumbnail

    Korea has Asia's most competitive economy: report

    A report released on March 26 at the Boao Forum in Hainan, China, has ranked the Korean economy the most competitive in Asia. (Yonhap News) By Park Gil-ja and Kim Minji Korea has Asia's most competitive economy, according to the Asian Competitiveness Annual Report 2019 released on March 26 by the Boao For .... Read more

  • 2019-03-29 thumbnail

    Hotel-to-airport baggage service starts trial run

    The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Incheon International Airport Corp., in collaboration with Jeju Air, on March 28 started trial operations of the "Easy-Drop" service, which transports a passenger's luggage directly from their hotel to the airport. (Iclickart) By Xu Aiying and Kim Hway .... Read more

  • 2019-03-25 thumbnail

    'Techplomacy is win-win strategy for Korea, Denmark'

    Danish Tech Ambassador Casper Klynge on March 22 emphasizes the significance of expanding “techplomacy” between Korea and Denmark in a discussion at Seoul Square in the capital’s Jung-gu District. By Yoon Sojung Photo = Kim Sunjoo Seoul March 22, 2019 The world’s first ambassador of technology, Caspe .... Read more

  • 2019-03-22 thumbnail

    Newest Hyundai Sonata equipped with Kakao's AI tech

    A model test-drives the new Hyundai Sonata equipped with an AI platform developed by Kakao. (Hyundai Motor Company) By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Sojung Artificial intelligence (AI) functions such as voice recognition and car control will be installed in the latest Hyundai Sonata set for release this week .... Read more

  • 2019-03-22 thumbnail

    Korea, Cambodia agree to expand economic cooperation

    President Moon Jae-in on March 15 gives the opening speech before a bilateral summit with Cambodia held at the Cambodian prime minister's office in Phnom Penh. (Yonhap News) By Park Gil-ja and Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on March 15 agreed to expand bilateral econom .... Read more

  • 2019-03-22 thumbnail

    New taxi-hailing service Waygo Blue starts pilot run

    The new taxi-hailing service Waygo Blue on March 20 launched pilot service in Seoul. (Screen capture from KaKao T) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Hwaya Waygo Blue, an app-based taxi hailing service, started pilot operations on March 20 in Seoul. Launched by platform technology company KaKao Mobility and taxi fra .... Read more

  • 2019-03-22 thumbnail

    YouVR Invited to Participate in Plug and Play Real Estate & Construction Innovation Platform

    YouVR Inc., a leader of immersive digital solutions for space and a member of the Born2Global Centre, announces that it has been invited to participate in the Plug and Play Corporate Innovation Platform this year. The program has networked over 200 industry-leading corporations in various sectors (ex .... Read more

  • 2019-03-15 thumbnail

    HanaroFarm Succeeds in Developing a Novel Technology of Cultivating Special Crops with Selenium

    A high concentration of selenium absorbed by plants improves the human body absorption and removes harmful effects. HanaroFarm, a member company of Born2Global Centre, recently succeeded in developing a new special crop cultivation technology. HanaroFarm's new special crop cultivation technology .... Read more

  • 2019-03-15 thumbnail

    Samsung C-Lab Spin-off lululab to Showcase AI Skincare Assistant at IECSC New York

    lululab, a spin-off company of C-Lab, Samsung Electronics' in-house venture program and a member company of Born2Global Centre, developed the AI skincare assistant LUMINI." data-reactid="24" style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; color: rgb(38, 40, 42); font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, .... Read more

  • 2019-03-15 thumbnail

    Seoul municipal gov’t unveils smart city plan

    Seoul Metropolitan Government on March 13 announced a blueprint to build a smart city covering the six sectors of public administration, traffic systems, public safety, the environment, social welfare and the economy. (Iclickart) By Jung Joori and Kim Hwaya Seoul Metropolitan Government has unveiled an .... Read more

  • 2019-03-14 thumbnail

    AI Tutor Solution Development Company Riiid Takes Aim to Build Leading Token Economy in the Test-Prep Market

    Riiid, a prominent AI tutor solution development company in Korea, has initiated another endeavor to revolutionize the current ineffective one-size-fits-all education industry with an incentivized cryptocurrency reward program. Riiid is a creative education technology company and a member com .... Read more

  • 2019-03-13 thumbnail

    5G to revolutionize office and work life

    Employees can enter a smart office without an ID card or fingerprint recognition through a 5G walk-through system in which cameras powered by artificial intelligence control entry and exit through facial recognition. By Jung Joori and Kim Minji Photos = SK Telecom At 8:30 a.m., an office worker re .... Read more

  • 2019-03-13 thumbnail

    Korea sees highest growth among OECD's '30-50' club members

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says Korea in last year's fourth quarter posted the highest economic growth among the group's seven member countries that had a population of over 50 million and per capita gross national income of more than USD 30,000. (Screen capture from OECD .... Read more

  • 2019-03-13 thumbnail

    Korea’s composite leading indicator breaks 20-month decline

    The OECD on March 12 said Korea's composite leading indicator, which measures business sentiment over the next six to nine months, rose for the second month in a row in January. (Iclickart) By Oh Hyun-woo and Kim Hwaya Korea's composite leading indicator (CLI) in January rose for the second month in a row .... Read more

  • 2019-03-06 thumbnail

    Bank of Korea: per capita GNI broke USD 30,000 mark in 2018

    Korea's per capita gross national income in 2018 exceeded USD 30,000 for the first time. (Iclickart) By Xu Aiying and Kim Hwaya Korea's per capita gross national income (GNI) exceeded a record USD 30,000 last year, 12 years after breaking the USD 20,000 mark in 2006, the Bank of Korea said on March 5. .... Read more

  • 2019-03-06 thumbnail

    XABYSS to Showcase Its Next-Generation Network Security Solution at RSA 2019

    XABYSS, a member company of Born2Global Centre, will be featuring its next-generation network security solution technology at RSA Conference 2019, a global data security conference to be held in San Francisco from March 4 to 8. RSA Conference 2019 attendees and media can meet the XABYSS's solution at the Pavi .... Read more

  • 2019-02-28 thumbnail

    Korean telecom giants showcase 5G at MWC 2019

    The annual Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile event, runs from Feb. 25-28 in Barcelona, Spain. (Yonhap) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Hwaya The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), the largest global event for mobile phones and devices, opened on Feb. 25 in Barcelona, Spain, for a four-day run. Ko .... Read more

  • 2019-02-28 thumbnail

    Pivo Wins iF Design Award 2019

    The The iF Design Award 2019 announces Pivo as their top winner for the submission "Interactive Pod for Smartphone Photo and Video". For 66 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and th .... Read more

  • 2019-02-26 thumbnail

    Samsung's new foldable phone attracts global media attention

    The French daily Le Monde on Feb. 20 praises the Galaxy Fold in the article headlined “Samsung unveils foldable phone, three Galaxy S10 series phones, mobile 5G,” saying, “Magic appears when the phone is unfolded like a book and the tablet screen pops up.” (Screen capture from Le Monde) By Min Yea-Ji and K .... Read more

  • 2019-02-26 thumbnail

    Korea, India to raise bilateral trade to USD 50 billion by 2030

    President Moon Jae-in (right) on Feb. 22 applauds Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in their joint news conference at Cheong Wa Dae. By Park Gil-ja and Kim Minji Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in and visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Feb. 22 agreed to raise bilateral trade .... Read more

  • 2019-02-26 thumbnail

    Korea led world in smartphone ownership rate in 2018

    Korea last year had the world’s highest rate of smartphone ownership with 95 percent, according to a Pew Research Center poll. (Iclickart) By Kim Hwaya Korea last year had the world's highest rate of and the lowest age gap in smartphone ownership, according to the Washington-based Pew Research Center in .... Read more

  • 2019-02-26 thumbnail

    Largest Mobile Lockscreen Platform Buzzvil Partners with Japan's JR-East

    World's first and largest mobile lockscreen media platform provider Buzzvil, a member company of Born2Global Centre, has partnered with East Japan Railway Company to launch "Tamaru Screen x JRE POINT". Buzzvil has partnered with East Japan Railway Company to launch "Tamaru Screen x JRE POINT" .... Read more

  • 2019-02-22 thumbnail

    [Global Success Stories #3] What Kind of Company is ulalaLAB?

    What Kind of Company is ulalaLAB? ulalaLAB’s signature product is WimFactory, a cloud and machine-learning-based smart factory platform that analyzes industrial data. WimFactory consists of WICON, an IoT device that collects and transmits production facility data, and Wim-X, an integrated managem .... Read more

  • 2019-02-18 thumbnail

    Wearable medical device earns gov't's 1st regulatory waiver

    Memowatch, a wearable electrocardiogram measurement device developed by the Korean company Huinno, has received Korea's first waiver under the government's regulatory sandbox program in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector. (Huinno) By Oh Hyun-woo and Yoon Sojung A wearable electroca .... Read more

  • 2019-02-14 thumbnail

    Smart city era grows closer in Korea

    President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 13 visited the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) to see a presentation on the Busan Smart City Innovative Strategy. He is seen here trying a high-tech floor designed by the Korean company HNJ that transforms kinetic energy into electricity when users step on the ti .... Read more

  • 2019-02-13 thumbnail

    Ministry announces setup of hydrogen stations in Seoul under ‘regulatory sandbox’ initiative

    Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yunmo (center) on Feb. 11 attends the first meeting of a committee for reviewing regulatory exemptions for new business models at the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Seoul. By Park Gil-ja and Kim Young Shin Photos = Ministry of Trade, Industry and E .... Read more

  • 2019-02-13 thumbnail

    Korean won emerges as more stable, less volatile currency

    Foreign exchange dealers on Feb. 7 work at the headquarters of KEB Hana Bank in Seoul's Jung-gu District. The won-dollar exchange rate that day closed at 1,124.10, up 5.30 points from the previous day. (Yonhap News) By Xu Aiying and Yoon Sojung The Korean won, once one of the world's most volatile curr .... Read more

  • 2019-02-13 thumbnail

    Truly-wearable augmented reality - closer to reality by combining highly efficient see-through optics and ultra-low power OLED microdisplay technologies

    LetinAR, Korean startup that develops an optical solution for Augmented- reality (AR) glasses, and Fraunhofer FEP, German specialist for the customized development of OLED microdisplays for wearables will present together the future of AR eyewear technology by their first joint demonstrator of the P .... Read more

  • 2019-02-08 thumbnail

    Korea's default risk at lowest level since 2007-08 crisis: think tank

    The Korea Center for International Finance on Feb. 1 announces that Korea's default risk dropped to its lowest level since the global financial crisis of 2007-08. (iclickart) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Young Shin Korea's risk of sovereign default has fallen to its lowest level since the global financial cri .... Read more

  • 2019-02-07 thumbnail

    5G bus displays vast potential of new cellular mobile standard

    A passenger on a test ride of KT's 5G bus tries a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Young Shin Photos = KT Korea, the world’s first country to launch the 5G cellular network for business clients last year, is preparing to kick start 5G service for consumers in March .... Read more

  • 2019-02-07 thumbnail

    Inclusive growth boosts quality of life: OECD's top statistician

    Martin Durand, director of statistics and chief statistician of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), says "Better Policies for Better Lives" is the theme of the OECD's mission and that she will conduct joint research on inclusive growth with Korea. By Park Gil-ja an .... Read more

  • 2019-02-07 thumbnail

    [Global Success Stories #2] SendBird Heralds a New Era of Global Success through a Mobile Chat Solution

    SendBird Heralds a New Era of Global Success through a Mobile Chat Solution SendBird is a startup offering a chat and messaging solution to corporations. In 2013, the company was cofounded by CEO John Kim, Head of Trust and Safety Brandon Jeon, CTO Harry (Yeusin) Kim, and Head of Designer Forest .... Read more

  • 2019-02-01 thumbnail

    The Korean Economy – the Miracle on the Hangang River

    The Constitution of South Korea stipulates that “the right of property shall be guaranteed for every citizen.” In short, the country has adopted the market economy system, respects individuals’ and businesses’ right to conduct free economic activities, and guarantees the profits and properties made and accumu .... Read more

  • 2019-01-31 thumbnail

    [Global Success Stories #1] NEOFECT, Aiming to Become the World’s No. 1 Rehabilitation Platform

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  • 2019-01-30 thumbnail

    Korea, Qatar to expand economic cooperation to wider range of fields

    Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (left) and President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 28 shake hands before their summit at Cheong Wa Dae. By Park Gil-ja and Kim Young Shin Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 28 held a summit with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Seoul o .... Read more

  • 2019-01-28 thumbnail

    [Innovative Startup 4] I-Bricks uses advanced AI to create high-tech personal assistants

    I-Bricks CEO Chae Jong Hyun on Dec. 26, 2018, spoke to Korea.net on his company's artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology for natural language processing and big data at his office in the Pangyo-dong neighborhood of Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do Province. (Kim Sunjoo) By Min Yea-Ji and Yoon Sojung Photos .... Read more

  • 2019-01-28 thumbnail

    Drone Show Korea 2019 showcases latest, greatest in drones

    Drone Show Korea 2019 opened on Jan. 24 at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO). First Vice Minister of Science and ICT Mun Mi-ock (third from left) and Vice Minister Cheong Seung-il join visitors in listening to an explanation about the power pack, or a fuel cell battery used in drones, produ .... Read more

  • 2019-01-24 thumbnail

    Bloomberg names Korea 'most innovative country' for 6th straight year

    Korea on Jan. 22 was announced as the world's most innovative country by the Bloomberg Innovative Index. (Screen capture from Bloomberg website) By Oh Hyun-woo and Kim Minji Korea has topped for the sixth straight year the Bloomberg Innovative Index as the world's most innovative nation. Bloomberg News .... Read more

  • 2019-01-24 thumbnail

    Survey shows 80 percent of world has 'positive' image of Korea

    According to an annual national image survey conducted by the Korean Culture and Information Service, 2018's top keywords about Korea were "Korean food," "K-pop" and "Korean culture." Most respondents said the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and the three inter-Korean summits had a positive influence on the .... Read more

  • 2019-01-21 thumbnail

    [Innovative Startup 1] Upstart bag manufacturer seeks to do Morethan earn profit

    Morethan CEO Choi Ian on Nov. 28 at his Seoul office says his company’s growth is based on its innovation philosophy of creating positive effects for society. By Jung Joo-ri and Yoon Sojung Photos = Choi Taesoon Seoul Nov. 28, 2018 Korea.net from 2019 will feature companies leading innovative grow .... Read more

  • 2019-01-21 thumbnail

    [Innovative Startup 2] Ecube Labs utilizes IoT to advance smart waste management

    Ecube Labs CEO Sean Gwon on Dec. 14 presents his company’s products -- the monitoring solution Clean City Networks and the solar-powered trash compactor CleanCube -- at his office in Seoul’s Guro-gu District. By Jung Joo-ri and Yoon Sojung Photos = Choi Taesoon Seoul Dec. 14, 2018 Korea.net in 20 .... Read more

  • 2019-01-21 thumbnail

    Korean gov’t to promote hydrogen economy through car, fuel cell sectors

    President Moon Jae-in (second from left) on Jan. 17 looks at the booth of a hydrogen fuel car at Ulsan City Hall ahead of the announcement of the administration’s pro-hydrogen economy policy. (Hyoja-dong Studio) By Jung Joo-ri and Yoon Sojung The government on Jan. 17 announced an ambitious plan to fos .... Read more

  • 2019-01-21 thumbnail

    [Innovative Startup 3] Lunit's AI-powered software bolsters accuracy in medical diagnostics

    Lunit CEO Brandon B. Suh on Dec. 28 discusses his company's medical AI software designed to raise efficiency in diagnosis and treatment at his office in Seoul’s Yeoksam-gu District. (Kim Sunjoo) By Jung Joori and Lee Hana Seoul Dec. 28, 2018 Korea.net in 2019 will feature startups leading innovative .... Read more

  • 2019-01-17 thumbnail

    Economy minister announces plans to foster hydrogen, big data, AI sectors

    Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki on Jan. 16 chairs a meeting on innovative growth strategies at Yangjae Innovation Hub in Seoul. (MOEF) By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana The government on Jan. 16 announced plans to boost innovative growth by fueling the hydrogen economy as well as through projects in .... Read more

  • 2019-01-16 thumbnail

    Twinword -- Now Also On AWS Marketplace for Machine Learning

    Twinword homepageTwinword Inc., a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, announced on Nov. 30 the listing of eight of its inference models on the new Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace for Machine Learning. Twinword's inference models can now be discovered and obtained from the Amazon SageMaker c .... Read more

  • 2019-01-16 thumbnail

    Korea's lululab Awarded Grand Prize at Cosmoprof Awards Asia 2018

    lululab, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, has developed LUMINI, an AI-based skincare assistant consisting of a handheld scanning device and AI technology software.lululab, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, was selected as one of the "Winners of Cosmoprof Awards Asia" at COSMOP .... Read more

  • 2019-01-16 thumbnail

    VisualCamp to Launch Mobile SDK to Enable Eye Control and Analytics for Smartphones

    VisualCamp's eye-tracking technology TrueGaze vastly expands smartphone functionality for manufacturers, developers, and users.VisualCamp, a Korean startup which is a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, will officially launch TrueGaze, one of the most advanced gaze analytics and smartphone eye con .... Read more

  • 2019-01-14 thumbnail

    [CES2019]The smart diaper has entered the building at CES 2019

    The Monit smart diaper sensor attaches to the outside of a baby's diaper. Nobody likes a dirty diaper, even if it's one of the realities parents have to cope with. So South Korean company Monit has set out to make the experience a bit more bearable. At CES, Monit shared what might be the ultimate .... Read more

  • 2019-01-14 thumbnail

    [CES2019]Neofect’s powered glove for people with paralysis is shipping this summer

    Neofect’s come a ways since we first saw them at CES this time last year. Late last month, the San Francisco-based team completed an Indiegogo round, picking up north of $28,000 — around 130 percent of its initial goal for the NeoMano. The leather hand-worn device is designed to give users mobil .... Read more

  • 2019-01-14 thumbnail

    [CES 2019]Welt is a smart belt that monitors your health

    Manufacturers are increasingly looking at locations other than your wrist to monitor health. At CES 2019, a Korean-based startup called Welt unveiled its smart belt. A few years in the making, Welt looks like a normal belt but can keep tabs on a wide range of health data. The device tracks waist .... Read more

  • 2019-01-14 thumbnail

    [New Year's news conference on economy] President Moon pledges easing economic inequality through innovation

    President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 10 answers questions from both Korean and foreign journalists during his New Year’s news conference at the Yeongbingwan Guest House of Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Jung Joo-ri and Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 10 announced the policy direction of his admin .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    Korea's Exosystems Debuts Personalized Neuromuscular Rehab Solution at MEDICA

    Exosystems, a Korean healthcare startup, will unveil the exoRehab, an ICT rehabilitation device, at the World Forum for Medicine in Dusseldorf, Germany, this month.The exoRehab provides electrical stimulation that helps patients receive therapeutic stimulation and personalized exercises.Exosystems, a Korean h .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    COOLJAMM Company Becomes First Korean Startup to Participate in Skydeck Demo Day

    COOLJAMM officials participate in SkyDeck Demo Day held at UC Berkeley’s campus on Nov. 7. COOLJAMM Inc., a Korean startup that developed the humming-based song composition application "HumOn," participated in the demo day event hosted on Nov. 7 by the California-based startup accelerator and incubator SkyDec .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    Pivo Breaks Past Its Kickstarter Funding Goal in Less Than 15 Hours

    Pivo is an interactive smart pod that enables anyone with a smartphone to create highly dynamic interactive videos, images and GIFs in an easy and affordable way.On Nov. 13, 2018, Pivo officially launched globally on Kickstarter and within the first 15 hours, the campaign was 100% funded by over 200 backers w .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    JLK Inspection to Showcase AI-based Medical Solutions at RSNA

    AI HUB, an AI medical all-in-one platform developed by JLK Inspection.This month JLK Inspection, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, will participate in the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 in Chicago, presenting its latest AI-based medical image diagnosis system. The South Kor .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    Philippines IT Firm Partners with Korea's 12CM Inc. for Mobile Convergence

    Echoss Stamp service provided by 12CM, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre.12CM Inc. (One-two-cee-em), a Korean startup that provides a variety O2O services via partnerships with a variety of partners, has joined hands with SMS Global Technologies Inc. (SMSGT), the leading system integrator in th .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    Korean exports hit record $600 bln in 2018

    The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announces on Jan. 1 that Korean exports exceeded a record USD 600 billion in 2018. (Yonhap News) By Jung Joori and Lee Hana Korea last year saw exports reach a record-high USD 600 billion, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on Jan. 1. Exports .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    Unified Korea to rank as world’s 6th-largest economy in 2030: U.K. think tank

    The World Economic League Table published by the U.K.-based Centre for Economics and Business Research on Dec. 25 ranks Korea 11th in GDP. A British economic think tank on Dec. 25 predicted that Korea will rise to one of the world’s ten largest economies by 2026 and could rank sixth in 2030 if reunification .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    Leading Korean tech inventions earn global accolades

    The U.S. magazine Time has included Samsung’s QLED TV (second from the first row) and LG’s CineBeam Laser 4K Projector (second from the second row) on its list of Best Inventions 2018 in the toys, games and entertainment category. (Time Magazine) By Jung Joo-ri and Hahm Hee-eun Korea’s leading companies .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    Major indicators say Korean economy is comparatively fine

    The Bank of Korea on Dec. 6 said Korea recorded a trade surplus of USD 9.19 billion in October 2018 according to the balance of payment. (Korea.net DB) By Min Yea-Ji and Yoon Sojung Major economic indicators have shown that the Korean economy is relatively healthy. The Bank of Korea on Dec. 6 releas .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    Cutting-edge roll-out TV, smarter robots unveiled at CES 2019

    LG Electronics on Jan. 7 debuts its revolutionary rollable Signature OLED TV R at a news conference held before CES 2019. (LG Electronics) By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Hana A TV that rolls up into a speaker when not in use and a robot that monitors the user's health and calls 911 in case of emergency. These .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    Korea’s space program gets boost from launch of weather satellite

    The Ariane 5-ECA rocket carrying the Korean weather satellite Chollian 2A on Dec. 4 blasts off from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. (Arianespace) By Min Yea-Ji and Hahm Hee-eun Korea has taken another major step forward in space technology by launching the weather satellite Chollian 2A on Dec .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    Korea begins world's 1st commercial 5G network service

    Three telecommunication operators in Korea started to provide commercial 5G network service for firms in six metropolitan cities, including Seoul, starting from Dec. 1. (SK Telecom) By Oh Hyun-woo and Yoon Sojung Korea has started to provide the world’s first commercial 5G network service from Dec. 1. .... Read more

  • 2019-01-11 thumbnail

    Korea successfully tests 75-ton space rocket engine

    Korea’s locally developed space rocket engine Korea Space Launch Vehicle-2 Nuri test-launches at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, Jeollanam-do Province on Nov. 28. By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Young Shin Photo & video = Korea Aerospace Research Institute Korea successfully test-launched its homegrown Korea S .... Read more

  • 2019-01-03 thumbnail

    AI-Based Class III Medical Device of JLK Inspection Approved by S. Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

    JLK Inspection has obtained approval on its ischemic stroke diagnosis-supporting software JBS-01K from Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.JLK Inspection (CEO Wontae Kim), a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, announced that its ischemic stroke diagnosis-supporting software JBS-01K has been .... Read more

  • 2019-01-03 thumbnail

    S. Korea's Dable hosts Indonesia Native Ads Conference 2018

    Dable hosted Indonesia Native Ads Conference (INAC) 2018 in Kuningan, Jakarta as a platform for discussions on everything from successful marketing examples to the latest trends.Dable, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, announced On September 12 that it hosted Indonesia Native Ads Conferenc .... Read more

  • 2019-01-03 thumbnail

    Identify Emotions in Written Text - Twinword Inc. Announces New Emotion Analysis API

    The Emotion Analysis API from Twinword, a South Korean startup, enables a comapny to identify six different emotions of its customers.Twinword Inc., a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, announced on Sept. 17 the launch of its newest application programming interface (API), the Emotion Analysis AP .... Read more

  • 2019-01-03 thumbnail

    Korea's AR Optics Startup LetinAR Raises US$3.6m in Series A Funding

    LetinAR's self-developed "Pin Mirror (PinMR) lens" shows up to 66% wider virtual screen than the currently available optical systems while more accurately expressing colors. PinMR lens can also show a clear image without inducing dizziness because it is able to extend the depth of field (DOF) multiple times.L .... Read more

  • 2019-01-03 thumbnail

    VisualCamp Provides 'Gaze Tracking Technology' to ETRI

    The eye-tracking technology from VisualCamp drastically decreases the dizziness and motion sickness felt by users of VR headsets. VisualCamp, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, has developed an innovative eye-tracking technology that is a key component of the algorithm that measures the levels .... Read more

  • 2019-01-03 thumbnail

    FITT360, the World's First Wearable 360-degree Camera, Receives CES Innovation Award for Two Consecutive Years

    The world's first neckband wearable 360-degree camera, the "FITT360," which was developed by Korean startup LINKFLOW, has received the coveted Innovation Award at the Consumer Electronics Show for the second year in a row.The world's first neckband wearable 360-degree camera, the "FITT360," which was develope .... Read more

  • 2018-09-12 thumbnail

    S. Korea's IdeaLink Unveils 3D Mobile Golf Analyzer, Smart Golf Club

    IdeaLink has unveiled an innovative 3D mobile golf analysis system and a smart golf club based on the IoT through the crowdfunding platform Wadiz Funding. IdeaLink, an innovative Korean venture company, unveiled the world’s first avatar golf swing analysis system based on the IoT through the crowdfunding pla .... Read more

  • 2018-09-12 thumbnail

    Innomdle Lab unveiled three new Sgnl products at IFA 2018

    Samsung Electronics C-Lab's first spin-off venture company, Innomdle Lab, just launched its three new products at IFA 2018. A member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, Innomdle Lab displayed the already-released Sgnl WB-S50, a revolutionary smart watch band that allows users to make phone calls w .... Read more

  • 2018-09-10 thumbnail

    VisualCamp to Go Global with World's First Software Solution for Gaze Data Analysis

    "True Gaze," the world's first software solution for gaze data analysis in the software as a service (SaaS) format, provides immediate technical support for various issues that occur during an eye tracking experiment. Eye-tracking software company Visual Camp will release “True Gaze,” the world's first sof .... Read more

  • 2018-09-10 thumbnail

    Content discovery platform Dable establishes branch office in Indonesia

    The content discovery platform Dable is picking up the pace in its entry into the Indonesian market by forging partnerships with major Indonesian media corporations. Dable, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, signed service partnerships with half of Indonesia's top 20 media corporations ( .... Read more

  • 2018-09-10 thumbnail

    Largest Lockscreen Media Platform Buzzvil Acquires India and Pakistan's SlideApp

    - Softbank-backed Buzzvil acquires India and Pakistan's leading lockscreen content curator SlideApp - Second acquisition since US's largest lockscreen app, Slidejoy, in 2017 - Aims to widen global reach with internationally patented lockscreen SDK World's largest mobile lockscreen media platform, Buzzvil .... Read more

  • 2018-08-03 thumbnail

    VisualCamp Successfully Attracts Investment of 1.85 Billion Won

    Officials of VisualCamp pose for a photo. VisualCamp, a company that provides eye-tracking technology for virtual and augmented reality systems and mobile devices and a gaze data analysis service, successfully attracted a round of Series A investment. On Aug 1, the K-ICT Born2Global Centre announc .... Read more

  • 2018-08-03 thumbnail

    AI email security solution

    Protects users against email threats including BEC scams and advanced malware using an AI system with machine learning capability that can assess Arabic emails Receive GUARD, an email security solution designed for oil and trade companies who transact using large amounts of money with parties all aro .... Read more

  • 2018-07-30 thumbnail

    Connectivity Global launches AI email security solution in Singapore

    - Protect against business email compromise (BEC) attacks through Receive GUARD Singapore-based company Connectivity Global Pte. Ltd., has launched Receive GUARD, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled email security solution in Singapore. Connectivity Global has partnered with Microsoft distributor Innov .... Read more

  • 2018-07-26 thumbnail

    Korean carriers to commercialize world’s first 5G services in March

    LG U+ CEO Ha Hyun Hwoi (left), KT CEO Hwang Chang-Gyu (second from left), Minister of Science and ICT Yoo Young min (third from left) and SK Telecom CEO Park Jung Ho pose for a photo after their meeting at the Merriott Park Center in Yeouido, Seoul, on July 17. (Yonhap News) By Lee Yoonseo and Kim Youn .... Read more

  • 2018-07-26 thumbnail

    Korean firms target top tech

    LG Electronics invested in USD 3 million into the U.S.-based robotics firm BossaNova Robotics on June 22. The photo shows a BossaNova Robotics service robot managing the shelves at a retail store. (LG Electronics) By Jung Joo-ri and Yoon Sojung Korean companies are concentrating on high-tech inform .... Read more

  • 2018-07-18 thumbnail

    Gov't plans smart, eco-friendly cities

    A visitor tries out life in a smart city through some VR gear at the Busan Eco-Delta City booth, at the DMC Hi-Tech Industry Center in Seoul on July 16. (Yonhap News) By Kim Eun-young and Kim Young Shin John Doe, a resident of the "smart city" of Sejong City, commutes to work in an autonomous car. .... Read more

  • 2018-07-18 thumbnail

    Korea pushes for new energy sources

    A Korea Gas Corporation (KGC) employee explains how LNG is transported to representatives from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, in front of a model of the KGC's new LNG terminal, at the KOGAS Incheon LNG Terminal on June 28. (Kim Sunjoo) By Lee Yoonseo and Kim Young Shin Interest in cle .... Read more

  • 2018-07-03 thumbnail

    K-Global @ India 2018 Demo Day: Get access to 8 prominent tech companies from Korea

    Eight hottest tech companies in Korea have been selected to pitch their business ideas in New Delhi. K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global) announced that "K-Global @ India 2018: Demo Day" event will be held at the Windsor Place (address: Windsor Place, New Delhi, New Delhi, 110001, India) on July 10, 2 .... Read more

  • 2018-07-03 thumbnail

    VisualCamp unveils mobile eye-tracking technology at MWC Shanghai 2018

    Targeting Chinese market with smartphone-based eye-tracking technology Signed MOU with TUS-VR of Tsinghua University regarding commercialization in China VisualCamp unveiled its mobile eye-tracking technology at MWC Shanghai 2018, which the company participated in from June 27 to 29. The .... Read more

  • 2018-06-04 thumbnail

    World IT show introduces 4th industrial revolution, innovative growth

    Visitors to the World IT Show 2018 experience driving a car in a VR simulator at the COEX convention center in southern Seoul on May 25. By Kim Tae Won and Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Kim Sunjoo Seoul May 29, 2018 Asia’s largest international exhibition of info-communications, the World IT Show 2018, was .... Read more

  • 2018-06-04 thumbnail

    Korea ranks 5th in economic growth rate: OECD

    According to a report by the OECD, Korea has set a 1.1 percent economic growth rate in the first quarter of 2018. The photo shows workers taking a break at the Yeosu Industrial Complex. (Yonhap News) By Lee Yoonseo and Hahm Hee-eun Korea's economic growth rate in the first quarter of 2018, from Januar .... Read more

  • 2018-05-15 thumbnail

    Seoul to launch self-driving buses next year

    The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announces that it will build a cooperative intelligent transportation system (C-ITS) across downtown Seoul, in Seoul on May 13. The photo shows a concept map of the autonomous driving area. (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport) Kim Eun-young a .... Read more

  • 2018-05-15 thumbnail

    Korean economy expected to continue recovery: finance ministry

    The Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced on May 14 that the Korean economy is expected to continue its recovery, considering the improvement of the world economy and the high-performance of its exports. The photo above shows containers at a port in Busan. (Yonhap News) By Kim Young Shin The Min .... Read more

  • 2018-05-11 thumbnail

    Forging a new industry in the cloud era: Multi-cloud migration SaaS company "ZConverter"

    The value of an IT "moving service" Just as families and companies move to new homes, corporate IT services also need to be moved around. As infrastructures age, corporate IT services increasingly struggle with decreased service speed or even service discontinuation, forcing them to move to new infra .... Read more

  • 2018-05-11 thumbnail

    Expectations rise for high-speed train across Korean Peninsula

    The 2018 Inter-Korean Summit has led to growing interest in a high-speed railway connecting South and North Korea. Moon Jong-mook, director of the Pan-Citizen Measure Committee for Nurturing the KTX Gwangmyeong Eurasia Departure Station, holds up a virtual train ticket on Dec. 31, 2017. (Gwangmyeong City) .... Read more

  • 2018-05-02 thumbnail

    Smart Factory developer ulalaLAB raises $2M in Series A to strengthen its R&D and accelerate market expansion

    UlalaLAB, an IoT development company, raised $2 million during its Series A, led by STIC Investment and MAGNA Investment. The lead investor in this round is one of the top venture capital firms in South Korea. Smart Factory developer ulalaLAB raises $2M in Series A to strengthen its R&D and accelerate .... Read more

STARTUPS OF THE WEEK

    • 1 Mesh Korea
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Innovative Last Mile Logistics Platform

    • 2 SendBird
      Headquarters

      541 Jefferson Ave. Suite 100 SendBird, Redwood City, CA 94063

      Description

      The Simplest Solution for Chat and Messaging

    • 3 SMART STUDY
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Sing, Play and Learn with PINKFONG

    • 4 COOLJAMM Company
      Headquarters

      14F, 5, Teheran-ro 69-gil Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06160

      Description

      Let Your Voice Compose — The Simplest Music Creation App for Dreamers

    • 5 Visual Camp
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Eye Tracking Technologies for Mobile VR Devices

    • 6 4DREPLAY KOREA
      Headquarters

      3003 NORTH 1ST ST. SUITE#221 SAN JOSE, CA, 95134

      Description

      Creating Experience ─ Highly Advanced 4D Video Solution

    • 7 Dable
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Explain Your Business in One Line

    • 8 MOPIC
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Your Breathtaking Mobile 3D Theater

    • 9 MOIN
      Headquarters

      B2F, Google Campus, 417, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06182

      Description

    • 10 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!”

    • 11 NEWRATEK
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      New Radio Communications for a New Era

    • 12 ZOYI Corporation
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Growth Hacking for O2O Commerce

    • 13 Luxrobo
      Headquarters

      63 Building, #10, 4F, Hanwha Financial Center, 60, Yeouido-dong Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, 07345

      Description

      Create Anything You Want with Robotics of Things

    • 14 SketchOn
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Harmless, Easy-to-Erase Printed Tattoos

    • 15 Salted Venture
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Fixing Golf Swings and Squats from the Feet

    • 16 REDTABLE
      Headquarters

      410, Startup Campus Building #3, 20, Pangyo-ro 289 beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

      Description

    • 17 eyedea
      Headquarters

      5F, 98, Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 03986

      Description

      Autonomous Flying Selfie Drone

    • 18 Innomdle Lab
      Headquarters

      2F, 3, Eonnam 1-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06778

      Description

      Touch Your Sound

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