KIC-Europe is the first Research & Innovation Centre in Brussels to develop an integrated cooperation and to build a large network in research and innovation between Korea and the EU, opening opportunities for Korean startups and SMEs to expand into European markets by providing strategic solutions and networking. Our aims are to help government-funded research institutes, Korean universities and other organisations in order to encourage participation in international joint research projects and cooperation activities.



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KIC-Autobahn is a disruptive and ground‐breaking internationalisation and support programme providing financial support as well as coordination and innovative support actions to Korean young tech ventures and SMEs looking to develop highly innovative products and services that can be commercialised in the European market.









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The Korea Startup Grand Challenge (or K-Startup Grand Challenge) is a project conducted and financed by NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency) of South Korea. The ultimate objective of the K-Startup Grand Challenge is to promote the expansion of an open entrepreneurship ecosystem in Asia and to assist in South Korea’s evolution into a prominent start-up business hub in the region.




Innovation Cooperation for Korean Startups and SMEs

Entrepreneurial ecosystem, rich with resources and creative stimulus.

Technology Commercialization

Technology transfer. Deliver de-risked product. Commercialise products, services and business models.

Business Acceleration & Incubation Services

Define your business’s strategy for growth. Unleash the talent of your team. Unlock your capacity for innovation.

H2020 & Other Funding Opportunities

SME Instrument. COSME. Eureka-Eurostars. Experienced professionals will help your company access public funding.

Access To Capital For Entrepreneurs

Bootstrapping. Bank loans. Equity investment. We help you identify what type of finance is right for you and how best to secure it.

Brokerage Events For Cross-Border Collaboration

Exclusive workshops. Venture days. Masterclasses. Access to industry insights and world-class support from partners and corporates.



KIC-Europe operates in three main areas: it ensures a complete business infrastructure for Korean enterprises seeking expansion to Europe. Likewise, our centre provides services to help European companies expanding into the markets of Korea and Asia through its extensive international network and local experts. Through its own network of early-stage investors and business partners seeking EU and local subsidies, KIC-Europe also traces new routes to funding and investment for early stage companies or SMEs in expansion.

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