This year, more than 300 South Korean firms were showcased in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021, according to the organizer Consumer Technology Association. This is the second highest number after the United States, which has sent more than 560 participants.
The world’s largest tech expo, traditionally held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, took place online this year from January 11 to 14 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
There was also a noticeable presence of the South Korean entrepreneurial scene, with more than 100 startups and SMEs displaying their innovations and services. A dedicated K-Startup pavilion had been virtually set up by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups, ranging in 11 different technology categories, including 5G and IoT (Internet of Things), advertising, entertainment, contents, automobiles, blockchain, health, homecare, video entertainment, product design and manufacturing, robots and machine intelligence, and sports.
Born2Global Centre has been at the forefront of supporting innovative technology, such as the ones displayed by the six member startups featured on the global stage: Designovel, Littleone, MONEYBRAIN, Nota, ONESOFTDIGM, and THE CODER.
An overview of the Born2Global Centre member startups in CES 2021: Designovel is a data-based fashion technology company; Littleone develops IoT-based baby/infant products and healthcare platforms; MONEYBRAIN offers an AI-based English education service that utilizes composite videos; Nota develops AI-model compression technologies based on deep learning; ONESOFTDIGM provides individualized health management services that make use of big data; THE CODER develops IoT platforms through digital coding.