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  • 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

  • 2019-08-19 thumbnail

    LAC-Korea Startup Fund is on the doorstep : IDB Lab is seeking for interested VC fund managers for the Startup Fund

    By Hyunjin Choi LAC-Korea Startup Fund(Latin America and the Caribbean-Korea Startup Fund) with USD 50 million will be established for investing in Korean and Latin American startups. Born2Global Centre(Chief Executive Director Jongkap Kim) announced on August 14th that the IDB Lab, an inn .... Read more

  • 2019-08-14 thumbnail

    Fitch maintains Korea's sovereign rating at stable 'AA-'

    Global credit ratings agency Fitch on Aug. 8 reaffirmed Korea's status as stable at "AA-." (Yonhap News) By Yoon Sojung and Lee Hana Despite Japan's economic sanctions on Korea in recent months, global credit appraiser Fitch on Aug. 8 reaffirmed its stable outlook for Korea with an "AA-" rating. "Ev .... Read more

  • 2019-08-14 thumbnail

    [Innovative Startup 5] Cellreturn seeks to revolutionize K-beauty sector via LED masks

    Cellreturn CEO Kim Il-soo poses with his company's innovative LED masks at his office in Incheon. By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae Photos = Choi Tae-soon Incheon July 22, 2019 A woman in her 30s removes makeup with an ultra-fine particle cleansing device after arriving home from work. She says she .... Read more

  • 2019-08-14 thumbnail

    Hyundai's fuel cell vehicle Nexo earns US safety award

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety of the U.S. announced on Aug. 8 that the 2019 Hyundai Nexo, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, won the Virginia-based think tank's highest rating for safety. (Hyundai Motor Company) By Lee Jihae The 2019 Hyundai Nexo, a vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells, has e .... Read more

  • 2019-08-09 thumbnail

    Hellofactory scooped $1.6M for the next seamless connection in the service industry.

    By Hyunjin Choi Cross-platform provider, Hellofactory has landed $1.65M in a recent investment. A Korean social game company, Devsisters, and a public financial institution, Korea credit guarantee fund have led this round of investment. With a message delivering service platform, Hell .... Read more

  • 2019-08-09 thumbnail

    BlueSignal launches AI-based real-time traffic prediction system

    Korean startup BlueSignal has developed a new smart mobility solution that can accurately predict traffic conditions and signals, from a driver’s starting point to their final destination, guiding them along the quickest and safest routes. Much like accurate weather forecasts are used to predict .... Read more

  • 2019-08-08 thumbnail

    Innopresso launches Indiegogo campaign for its touchpad-keyboard Mokibo

    Mokibo: 2-in-1 Keyboard Embedded with Touchpad Innopresso, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, successfully launched its smart keyboard "Mokibo" on Indiegogo (https://igg.me/at/mokibo/x#/). Mokibo is a smart keyboard that combines the functions of a keyboard with those of a touch .... Read more

  • 2019-08-07 thumbnail

    New medical stamping patch inspired by rear-fanged snakes

    A newly released stamping patch (left) is inspired by the fangs of a rear-fanged snake (right), which has Duvernoy's gland but requires no muscle to push the poison. Such grooved fangs facilitate the easy flow of venom through capillary action, or the ability of water molecules to flow through narrow spaces .... Read more

  • 2019-07-26 thumbnail

    Self-driving buses to debut in Sejong from 2021

    The nation's administrative capital of Sejong will start offering self-driving bus service from 2021. (iclickart) By Kim Eun-young and Kim Minji The country's administrative capital of Sejong from 2021 will be the first region in the country to run self-driving buses thanks to the city's designation a .... Read more

  • 2019-07-26 thumbnail

    Neofect is honored with the highest distinction of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019

    NeoMano, a robotic soft glove for the hand paralyzed. By Hyunjin Choi A rehabilitation robotic glove has achieved a prestigious award, the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019. NeoMano, a robotic soft glove for the hand paralyzed, has been granted a Red Dot: Best of the Best, the top distinction .... Read more

  • 2019-07-25 thumbnail

    Regulatory sandbox spurs growth of innovative businesses

    Banban (half-half) Taxi, an app that connects passengers whose routes overlap to cabs, will be launched this month in select parts of Seoul. (iclickart) By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae Seoul July 18, 2019 A regulatory sandbox is a mechanism for exempting or suspending regulations to provide goods a .... Read more

  • 2019-07-25 thumbnail

    Wall Street pays attention to AI-powered funds by Qraft Technologies

    By Hyunjin Choi Qraft Technologies, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, took part in “Closing Bell Ceremony” at the New York Stock Exchange on July 11. The New York Stock Exchange hung the national flag of South Korea on the outside wall of the NYSE and welcomed Qraft Technologies. The execut .... Read more

  • 2019-07-19 thumbnail

    AI tutoring solution company Riiid raises $18M Series C funding

    The AI tutoring solution company Riiid, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, has secured $18 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Premier Partners, Alpenroute Asset Management, DSC Investment, IMM Investment, Korea Growth Investment Corporation, and D Ventures Private Investment .... Read more

  • 2019-07-18 thumbnail

    Korea, Israel discuss boosting cooperation in high tech, startups

    President Moon Jae-in (right) on July 15 holds a summit with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (left) at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in on July 15 held a summit with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at Cheong Wa Dae on bilateral ties in the high-tech and startup sectors. .... Read more

  • 2019-07-18 thumbnail

    Worldwide Pivo Sales Clear $1m

    An achievement five years in the making In the early afternoon of June 11, 2019, a mere eight months since Pivo, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, was officially available for purchase, the venture startup celebrated its 9,823rd sale, pushing it past $1 million in total sales. At the ti .... Read more

  • 2019-07-18 thumbnail

    MR.TIME app hits 2 million downloads

    Transitioning into a global platform for smartwatch faces Apposter's independently developed "MR.TIME" recently exceeded a cumulative total of two million downloads. Apposter is a member company of the Born2Global Centre. MR.TIME is a global platform that allows users to easily down .... Read more

  • 2019-06-14 thumbnail

    CE Certification for AI-based Medical Solutions of JLK Inspection: AI-based Brain Image Analysis (JBS-01K) and AI-based Prostate Image Analysis (JPC-01K) Solutions

    JLK Inspection, a company specializing in world-class AI-based medical imaging solutions and a company of the Born2Global Centre, has developed JPC-01K, an AI-based prostate MR image analysis solution, and JBS-01K, which is used for quantitative analysis of brain MR images, and recently obtained Europ .... Read more

  • 2019-06-14 thumbnail

    President Moon boosts 'innovative growth' ties during 3-nation N. European tour

    President Moon Jae-in on June 10 visits Otaniemi, a district in Espoo, Finland, known as the "Silicon Valley of Europe." (Cheong Wa Dae’s official Facebook page) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in has used his three-nation tour of Northern Europe to reconfirm cooperation and support fro .... Read more

  • 2019-06-13 thumbnail

    President Moon: Korea, Finland to boost cooperation through innovation

    President Moon Jae-in (right) and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on June 11 shake hands at the Korean-Finnish Startup Summit in Helsinki. By Song Baleun and Lee Jihae Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on June 11 said at the Korea-Finland Startup Summit in Helsinki, "I strongly believe .... Read more

  • 2019-06-13 thumbnail

    President Moon's N. European tour to stress startup cooperation

    Minister of SMEs and Startups Park Young-sun on June 7 explains at Seoul Press Center the goals of President Moon Jae-in's upcoming state visits to three Northern European countries. By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae Photos = Kim Sunjoo Seoul June 7, 2019 The Ministry of SMEs and Startups on June 7 said .... Read more

  • 2019-06-13 thumbnail

    Investment in clean energy R&D to exceed KRW 900 billion this year

    The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on May 28 announced an investment of KRW 902.9 billion (USD 760 million) in clean energy R&D this year at the fourth Mission Innovation conference in Vancouver, Canada. (iClickart) By Jung Joo-ri and Kim Hwaya The government this year will invest KRW 902.9 b .... Read more

  • 2019-06-03 thumbnail

    Korea Startup Index 2018 Is Now Published

    Korea Startup Index 2018 Is Now Published - Download to view the full report The Born2Global Centre launches “Korea Startup Index 2018,” the fifth publication in the series. With the purpose of providing information of Korean startups and its ecosystem to the global market Born2Global continu .... Read more

  • 2019-05-28 thumbnail

    Gov't to foster biohealth as next-generation growth engine

    President Moon Jae-in on May 22 gives a speech at a ceremony in Osong, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, announcing the government's vision of fostering the biohealth industry as a next-generation engine for economic growth. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in on May 22 announc .... Read more

  • 2019-05-28 thumbnail

    Born2Global to host - Korean Startups Landing Pad in Europe 2019

    Get access to Hottest Korean Startups in Europe. Joint demo days hosted with major local partners, including The Place Berlin and WeWork Warsaw Korean startups are picking up the pace in pursuing their goal of entering the European market. The Born2Global Centre, which supports promising companies i .... Read more

  • 2019-05-14 thumbnail

    9 entries added to gov't list of 'innovative' financial services

    The Financial Services Commission on May 2 added nine entries to its list of "innovative" financial services. (iClickart) By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae The finance sector will soon offer drive-thru service to allow the convenient exchange and withdrawal of currencies similar to how people can order an .... Read more

  • 2019-05-14 thumbnail

    Korea, NASA to jointly build payload device for lunar landers

    Ben Bussey, senior NASA exploration scientist (left), Choi Won-ho (middle), director-general of the Space, Nuclear and Big Science Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Science and ICT, and Choi Young-jun, director-general of the Space Science Division of the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, on May 7 .... Read more

  • 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

  • 2019-02-15 thumbnail

    Prevent the Worst, Through Precise Diagnosis

    Prevent the worst, through precise diagnosis!Wearable atrial fibrillation diagnostic device "CART" can be used to monitor atrial fibrillation.Sky Labs (B2G '17-'18) has created an innovative ring-type Cardio Tracker that can manage their heart health status anytime, anywhere!Check this video and l .... 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

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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