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  • 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

  • 2019-11-26 thumbnail

    President Moon: Korea and ASEAN to lead smart city sector

    President Moon Jae-in on Nov. 24 delivers a congratulatory speech at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Busan Eco Delta Smart City. By Jung Joo-ri and Yoon Sojung Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on Nov. 24 emphasized the significance of smart city cooperation between Korea and the As .... Read more

  • 2019-11-26 thumbnail

    Smart City Fair connects Korea and ASEAN

    With the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit underway, the Smart City Fair took place on Nov. 25 in Busan. The fair was held under the slogan “Smart Cities, Connecting Korea-ASEAN.” Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mee as well as ministers and vice-ministers from 10 ASEAN member sta .... Read more

  • 2019-11-13 thumbnail

    [CES 2020] A Neck-wearable Communication Device has been Named CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree

    By Hyunjin Choi The world’s first neckband-type 360° camera, FITT 360 LIVES has been selected as an Honoree at the CES 2020 for three consecutive years. FITT 360 is awarded for two categories: the Smart Cities and the Virtual & Augmented Reality. The provider of this neckwearable device, Linkflow .... Read more

  • 2019-11-13 thumbnail

    [CES 2020] The CES Innovation Award has Recognized a Smart IoT Water Sensor by THE.WAVE.TALK

    By Hyunjin Choi Born2Global has announced that its member company, THE.WAVE.TALK, is honored with CES Innovation Awards 2020 in the Home Appliance category for New Laser Sensor for Bacteria Detection. Coupled with the technology transferred from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and T .... Read more

  • 2019-11-13 thumbnail

    [CES 2020] CES 2020 Innovation Awards has Selected a Korean At-Home Skin-Care Gadget, LUMINI Home as an Honoree

    By Hyunjin Choi Lululab Inc. has stated that it was named as an Honoree of CES Innovation Awards for two consecutive years. The award winning product is LUMINI Home and the category is Health & Wellness. It was designated as an Honoree highly recognized in that Lumini Home provides the user .... Read more

  • 2019-11-08 thumbnail

    [Global Success Stories #5] Manage Your Loyalty Cards on Your Phone - 12CM

    Manage Your Loyalty Cards on Your Phone 12cm is an IT solutions company that brings loyalty cards to the mobile environment. It provides a simplified loyalty points collection service by simply stamping the screen of your mobile phone, allowing the relevant app on the phone to collect points. The .... Read more

  • 2019-11-08 thumbnail

    The Largest Global Startup Festival is Coming Up, 'ComeUp 2019'

    By hyunjin Choi The largest gathering of innovative startups, the ComeUp 2019, takes place from Nov.27 to 29 at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, Korea. Korean startup industry and the Ministry of SMEs and Startups have organized the event together with the purpose of making it a global start .... Read more

  • 2019-11-06 thumbnail

    World's biggest free trade deal ratified at RCEP summit

    President Moon Jae-in (fifth from the right) on Nov. 4 holds hands with leaders of countries participating at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP .... Read more

  • 2019-11-06 thumbnail

    For the First Time, the AI-based Medical Company Ready to Be Listed on KOSDAQ – JLK Inspection

    By Hyunjin Choi JLK Inspection, an AI-enhanced medical solution provider, announced that it will seek Initial Public Offering(IPO) to go public on KOSDAQ, submitting the registration statement to the Financial Services Commission after passing the preliminary screening review by Korean Exchange(K .... Read more

  • 2019-11-05 thumbnail

    It’s Time to Fly, not to Drive: Hydrogen-powered Flying Cars by a Korean Startup.

    images courtesy of alaka’i technologies By Hyunjin Choi Lengthening flight time is one of the main issues for the drone market. The power source for UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is mostly lithium batteries, which are able to provide power just for about 20 minutes of air time. So as to extend t .... Read more

  • 2019-11-04 thumbnail

    Hydrogen-powered police bus makes debut in Korea

    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon (second from right) on Oct. 31 poses for a group selfie while on the nation's first fuel cell police bus with a group of police officers in front of Seoul's National Museum of Korean Contemporary History. (Yonhap News) By Kang Gahui and Lee Hana Prime Minister Lee Na .... Read more

  • 2019-10-30 thumbnail

    Lockin Company to Offer Mobile Security Service with WeWork

    Lockin Company and WeWork signed a partnership contract to establish a more safe environment for mobile applications. Earlier this month, the mobile security corporation Lockin Company, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, signed a partnership contract with WeWork, the world's largest shared w .... Read more

  • 2019-10-30 thumbnail

    Dable, a new rising force in content discovery platform, reaches milestone of 200 Taiwanese media partners

    On October 22, Dable, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, announced that it has secured over 200 Taiwan media partners, including not only major media partners such as ETtoday, NOWnews, Chinatimes, Liberty Times, and SET News but also vertical category magazines, blogs, and online communities. .... Read more

  • 2019-10-30 thumbnail

    Linkflow Proves Excellence of its Design Again in Good Design Award

    By Hyunjin Choi Linkflow, a Born2Global member company, won an accolade with FITT360, a 360-degree neckband type camera, in the Good Design Award on October 2nd. Good Design Award is one of the most renowned global design awards along with Red Dot Design Award, the International Design Excellence .... Read more

  • 2019-10-29 thumbnail

    President Moon pledges to make nation global AI power

    President Moon Jae-in on Oct. 28 gives a keynote address at the AI conference De View (Developer's View) 2019 in Seoul. Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae Photos= Cheong Wa Dae Facebook President Moon Jae-in on Oct. 28 emphasized his administration's resolve to make the country go beyond its status as an i .... Read more

  • 2019-10-29 thumbnail

    The first robotic puzzle cube out of the box, eX-Mars Cube®

    by Hyunjin Choi Have you ever got impatient at solving a puzzle cube and easily given it up, not knowing how to solve it forever? eX-Mars, the smartest puzzle cube, will never let you give up on it, delivering the most fun time to you. eX-Mars is the state-of-the-art intelligent puzzle cube .... Read more

  • 2019-10-29 thumbnail

    S.Korea-ASEAN strengthen cooperation in 5G and AI

    By Hyunjin Choi The joint declaration was made at the Telecommunication and Information Technology Ministers Meeting (TELMIN) outlining a mutual commitment to facilitate digital ecosystem especially in 5G and AI area between the 10-member ASEAN and South Korea. Under the theme of “Smart Conn .... Read more

  • 2019-10-29 thumbnail

    [Global Success Stories #4] An AI platform for the “Health of Humanity” - JLK Inspection

    An AI platform for the “Health of Humanity” JLK Inspection manufactures and supplies AI-Hub, an AI-based medical diagnostics platform. The company aims to help people lead healthier lives through early detection and diagnosis of brain diseases, prostate cancer, and other conditions. With years of related .... Read more

  • 2019-10-22 thumbnail

    Autonomous Cars and Personal Air Vehicles Will be on the Road in Korea by 2027

    By Hyunjin Choi In the fast move of the world’s leading carmakers to produce eco-friendly cars such as electric and hydrogen cars, and autonomous cars, Korea is planning to invest 60 trillion won for transforming the conventional car industry into the future car industry, with two-thirds of the i .... Read more

  • 2019-10-22 thumbnail

    Bluevisor Selected as Finalist in Take Off Istanbul 2019

    Ranked among top 15 AI asset management solution companies globally after competing with startups from all over the world Bluevisor, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, was recently recognized in Europe and the Middle East for its AI-based asset management service technology. Bluevisor .... Read more

  • 2019-10-17 thumbnail

    Innovative startups in Korea and Latin America stepped forward to advance in the global stage!

    By Jina Lee, Hyunjin Choi Born2Global Centre(Chief Executive Director Jongkap Kim) announced on the 8th that Korea-LAC Startup Pitch and Partnering Day was held at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul with over 200 participants of domestic and international anchor investors, VCs, conglomerates, and startups .... Read more

  • 2019-10-17 thumbnail

    JLK Inspection gets European CE mark for AI-based medical solutions

    By Hyunjin Choi JLK Inspection Targeting Overseas Market with European CE Certifications for the AI-enhanced Medical Image Analytics Solutions. JLK Inspection, an AI-based medical analysis company(CEO Wontae Kim, Dongmin Kim), has geared up to enter the overseas market, firstly targeting the Euro .... Read more

  • 2019-09-30 thumbnail

    [2019 World Knowledge Forum] In the 5G era, unprecedented innovations are ahead of us.

    By Hyunjin Choi “5G will be prevalent throughout the globe like electricity with the connectivity of billions of devices,” said James Cathey, the senior vice president and president of Global Business for Qualcomm Technologies Inc. He made a speech on the 5G Future at the 20th World Knowledge For .... Read more

  • 2019-09-30 thumbnail

    Korean Startups captivated the Middle Eastern attention in the Dubai Roadshow.

    By Hyunjin Choi Born2Global Centre (Chief Executive Director Jongkap Kim) held the Middle East Roadshow in UAE and Bahrain on September 21st-28th to develop Middle Eastern markets. Born2Global has prepared this roadshow for selected startups to penetrate the Middle Eastern ICT markets in an .... Read more

  • 2019-09-30 thumbnail

    South Korea supports content industry with policy financing up to 1 trillion won

    By Hyunjin Choi South Korean President Moon Jae-in participated in the government forum on plans, “The three major strategies to promote content industry” on 17th September at the Seoul campus of the Korea Creative Content Agency. Among the other dignitaries were Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki, Cul .... Read more

  • 2019-09-30 thumbnail

    Bluevisor Picked for NatWest FinTech Accelerator Programme

    Bluevisor, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, was selected as part of the NatWest FinTech Accelerator Programme, sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland. Bluevisor is the only one AI tech company, selected for fintech specialist program. AI startup Bluevisor is the creator of HIGHBUFF, an AI .... Read more

  • 2019-09-30 thumbnail

    The next generation of Rubik’s cube, eX-Mars Cube launching at Kickstarter

    By Hyunjin Choi Rubik’s Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. Since the birth of this toy, there have been numerous approaches to solve the cube. However, it is hard to find the ones with modern technologies. Although the .... Read more

  • 2019-09-25 thumbnail

    Smart farms, AR, DVD-book center liven up Seoul subway stations

    More than 7 million people on average use the subway in Seoul daily. Seoul Metro has installed unique amenities and spaces at stations to provide distinct cultural experiences and enhance rider convenience. Seoul Metro has installed a vertical farm at a subway station to boost convenience for subway us .... Read more

  • 2019-09-25 thumbnail

    MINDsLab Launched “Eco Minds Project” to Vitalize AI Ecosystem

    By Hyunjin Choi AI service startup, MINDsLab(CEO Taejoon Yoo) announced that it will make a strategic investment in RedTie Butler, a chat-based travel concierge service provider. The SI was the first step of “Eco Minds Project”, a partnership accelerating program that MINDsLab launched last month .... Read more

  • 2019-09-24 thumbnail

    MR TIME offers access to unlimited premium watch faces through Subscription Pass

    Apposter, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, released an unlimited subscription plan for its independently-developed MR TIME earlier this month. MR TIME is a global platform that allows easy creation and sharing of smart watch faces via mobile phones. The recently-released unlimited subscription .... Read more

  • 2019-09-24 thumbnail

    Born2Global invited ASEAN major telecommunication companies to hold business consulting meetings

    By Jina Lee, Hyunjin Choi ASEAN major telecommunication companies made a visit to Korea to meet innovative tech-based companies. Born2Global Centre(Chief Executive Director Jongkap Kim) announced that it held “ASEAN-Korea ICT Partnership Platform 2019” on September 18th and 19th in Pangyo .... Read more

  • 2019-09-23 thumbnail

    'Korea willing to help Saudi rebuild oil facilities'

    President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 18 holds a telephone conversation with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 18 expressed his administration's willingness to help Saudi Arabia rebuild its oil facilities that were damaged by a drone .... Read more

  • 2019-09-23 thumbnail

    Newly launched e-securities system to make stock operations paperless

    The newly launched electronics securities system records listed securities and bonds on an electronic register in eliminating the need for paper in stock trading. (iclickart) By Kang Gahui and Kim Hwaya Listed stocks in paper form have made way for an electronic system in Korea. Korea Securities De .... Read more

  • 2019-09-10 thumbnail

    Industrial output, investment rise in July despite Japan's export curbs

    Statistics Korea on Aug. 30 quoted a monthly report on industry statistics as saying both production and investment indexes increased in July. (iclickart) By Lee Hana Despite Japan's imposition of export restrictions and increased economic uncertainty coming from abroad, Korean industries showed positiv .... Read more

  • 2019-09-10 thumbnail

    President Moon heads home after finishing 3-nation SE Asian tour

    President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook on Sept. 6 say goodbye to well wishers at Wattay International Airport in Laos. President Moon will return to Korea after visiting Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. (Yonhap News) By Kang Gahui and Kim Hwaya President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 6 wrapped up his thre .... Read more

  • 2019-08-30 thumbnail

    Glittering Korean national flag of swarm drones brights up the sky on the Korean liberation day

    Edited by Hyunjin Choi Commemorating the 74th Liberation Day of South Korea on August 15th, 2019, UVify successfully depicted the largest Korean national flag ever in the sky, launching the maximum number of swarm drones, IFO, in the history of Korean companies. 150 swarm drones wer .... Read more

  • 2019-08-30 thumbnail

    DIVEROID Mini turns your smartphone into scuba diving device.

    Edited by Hyunjin Choi Scuba diving equipment startup, Artisan & Ocean, will release a versatile diving gear, DIVEROID Mini in Kickstarter for crowdfunding. DIVEROID Mini is a modular accessory for scuba diving which can be connected to a smartphone to turn it into a scuba diving device with .... Read more

  • 2019-08-29 thumbnail

    Only 5 minutes a day get you a better vision. Digital vision therapy goggles, Otus.

    Edited by Hyunjin Choi “Nowadays, too much screen time is threatening people’s eye health. Our priority is to protect eye health in a harmful environment with our digital vision therapy device,” said Sungyong Park, CEO of Edenlux. The company released a vision therapy product, Otus in May 2019. T .... Read more

  • 2019-08-21 thumbnail

    [Born2Global’s Picks] The 10 Most Promising Unicorns

    The Next Billion-Dollar South Korean Startups There has been a relative lack of emerging “unicorns” among Korean startups, but according to CB Insights, more than nine Korean startups have recently reached the rank of unicorn. (A unicorn is a privately owned startup company valued at over USD 1 b .... Read more

  • 2019-08-20 thumbnail

    Did this originate in Korea, too?

    By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae jesimin@korea.kr Graphics = Lee Hye-Won and Kim Hyun Sook goghd36@korea.kr Do you know that some everyday products were invented in Korea? Some products that make your life easier have interesting origin stories behind them. Have a look at more fun invention history here! .... Read more

  • 2019-08-20 thumbnail

    Korea-ASEAN special summit in Busan to discuss free trade order

    Joo Hyung-chul, economic adviser to President Moon Jae-in, on Aug. 18 announces in a news conference at Cheong Wa Dae preparation and plans for the Korea-ASEAN special summit slated for Busan on Nov. 25. (Yonhap News) By Kim Hwaya The special summit between Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian N .... Read more

STARTUPS OF THE WEEK

    • 1 SendBird
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      The Simplest Solution for Chat and Messaging

    • 2 NEOFECT
      Headquarters

      West Building #401, Dankook Uni., 152, Jukjeon-ro, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, 16890

      Description

      Smart Glove Speeds Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients

    • 3 SMART STUDY
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Sing, Play and Learn with PINKFONG

    • 4 Lunit
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      DIB is an imaging biomarker derived from large-sca

    • 5 SketchOn
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Harmless, Easy-to-Erase Printed Tattoos

    • 6 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.

    • 7 linkflow
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Wearable 360 degree camera company

    • 8 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!”

    • 9 Dable
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Explain Your Business in One Line

    • 10 Visual Camp
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Eye Tracking Technologies for Mobile VR Devices

    • 11 4DREPLAY KOREA
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Creating Experience ─ Highly Advanced 4D Video Solution

    • 12 MOPIC
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Your Breathtaking Mobile 3D Theater

    • 13 NEWRATEK
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      New Radio Communications for a New Era

    • 14 ZOYI Corporation
      Headquarters

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

      Description

      Growth Hacking for O2O Commerce

    • 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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