Global Tech Webinar - South Korea

Global Tech Webinar - South Korea


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The AIIA and Austrade have entered into a partnership to deliver a series of webinars in 2022. This webinar is focused on South Korea

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Global Tech Webinar: South Korea – A Global Tech Innovation Powerhouse

South Korea tops the global list of the 60 most innovative countries, according to Bloomberg’s Most Innovative Nation. It continues to drive tech innovation on many fronts through:

• Developing the world’s leading global information and communication technology

• Building innovative ICT infrastructure that enables the world’s fastest internet speeds

• Supporting global leading electronics and IT companies' brands to grow domestically and internationally

• Investing heavily in innovative technologies such as 5G Network, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Cybersecurity.

Join this Global Tech Webinar of South Korea to learn about the competitive edge of South Korea. The webinar will cover the latest tech trends, market overview of emerging tech firms, and the digital R&D Innovation space in South Korea.

You will hear about:

• The Tech Business Environment in Korea

• The Seoul Business Agency’s service and support for international companies

• The latest government grants / initiatives for Tech SME’ and start-ups

• Government incentives for R&D innovation, support from Pangyo tech Hub

• An Aussie Unicorn in South Korea

• Q & A for exporters

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Julie Quinn

Senior Australia Trade & Investment Commissioner S. Korea (Austrade)  

Minister Counsellor & Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner

Austrade Korea and Mongolia

Julie commenced her role as Austrade’s Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for Korea and Mongolia in January 2021. Her role is focused on attracting Korean investors to Australia and growing Australia’s goods and services trade to Korea and Mongolia.

Julie has almost 30 years of Health and Biotech experience before joining Austrade, including roles at the University of Melbourne, Neurology Ireland Limited, Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Victorian Cancer Biobank, Australian Phenomics Network and Bionic Vision Technologies Pty Ltd.

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Nicole Kim

Head of Investment Marketing Team, Seoul Business Agency

Nicole Kim is with Invest Seoul, an investment promotion agency. As Managing Director, she manages the SBA investment in helping foreign investors and entrepreneurs develop their business successfully in Seoul, Korea. By providing in ground support, networks into Korean businesses and sharing information on the support the Seoul city provides to foreign companies to set up in Seoul.

Nicole has also been active with the Korean start-up ecosystem. Managing Seoul Metropolitan Government largest start up accelerator the Seoul Start-up Hub supporting international start-ups set up in their incubating programme.

About Seoul Business Agency (SBA)

The Seoul Business Agency was established by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to support SMEs grow and create quality jobs by supporting talent, business, and industry innovation.

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Chae-eun CHO

Senior Manager, Korea Institute of Start-ups and Entrepreneurship Development (KISED)

Chae-eun CHO is a senior manager of Korea Institute of Start-ups and Entrepreneurship Development (KISED).

KISED is a leading institution in the Korean start-up ecosystem under the Ministry of SMEs and Start-ups (MSS).

KISED provides start-ups with comprehensive services from infrastructure, education, marketing, events, research & analysis, and global expansion.

KISED aims to contribute to the development of the national economy through the growth of start-up businesses and job opportunities and promote the technology-based start-ups of future entrepreneurs by cultivating entrepreneurial spirit.

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Dr Bonhoon Kim

Founder and Chief, Hanyang ERICA – Global Innovation Cluster Center

Dr Bonhoon Kim is the founder and chief of the Hanyang University's Global Cluster Center. Having a background in Economics (PhD, University of Florida), he has built an extensive experience in the R&D programmes and policies and is part of the advisory board of KISTEP (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Planning and Evaluation). Some of the main projects he is currently involved in include National AI policy project, Autonomous vehicle project, National Cluster for Aerospace Project and National Cluster for E-mobility Project.

About ERIC Innovation Cluster

The Hanyang Global Innovation Cluster Center was founded in 2016 with the aim of fostering Hanyang and further Korea's global outreach. The centre's mission is to promote international cooperation between researchers (university) and industry sectors by bridging them to build constructive partnership. The activities include developing international collaborative R&D projects, hosting seminars and workshops for technology exchanges as well as organising matchmaking events for enterprises.

Thank you to our event partner - Austrade

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