About us


Welcome to the Korea Innovation Center (KIC) Europe.

KIC Europe is to build global innovation ecosystem across Korea and the EU. By leading the global cooperation in innovation – Industry, Public, Alliance, we aim to facilitate and provide a bridge for Korean SMEs and Startups and European partners and institutes.

On behalf of KIC Europe, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all those striving to make this vision a reality and look forward to what we accomplish by working together.

Dr. JongWoon HWANG, Director General

Vision & Mission

In 2014, Korea Innovation Center (KIC) Europe has been established to build up networks in research and innovation between Korea and the EU. To accelerate the activity of growing innovation; helping startups, business matching, and technology commercialization, we moved to Berlin on 16, Mar 2017.
KIC Europe is affiliated by the Republic of Korea Ministry of Science and ICT and National Research Foundation(NRF). To achieve the globalization of Korean innovation (Startup/SMEs, technology, institution, etc.) and engage in on-site continuous dialogue of greater reciprocity between Korea and the EU, KIC Europe is located in Berlin. By building a life-cycle innovation ecosystem and leading the collaborative innovation model, KIC Europe will do its role in bringing mutual growth.
Korea Innovation Center has 3 other branches globally; Silicon Valley, Washington D.C., Beijing.


Consulting & Scale-up Incubation

  • Providing life-cycle mentoring and pre-test opportunities for global business
  • Matching and attracting EU Public Fund / VC / CVC and supporting joint program
  • Supporting to manage the tech barriers to comply to EU regulations and enter the European market

International Project Design

  • Linking the EU funding project, consortium building and consulting the R&D proposal
  • In-depth analysis about Trends & Markets across EU & Korea
  • Distributing the information about policy/analysis research project

Study & Training

  • Leveraging training programs to build the capacity of global technology commercialization
  • Supporting tech marketing from the public field and sharing best practice
  • Matching and creating global tech jobs


Dr. Jongwoon Hwang

Director General    hwang@kiceurope.eu

Dr. Won Keun Choi

Secretary General    onekeun@kiceurope.eu

Senior Researcher   onekeun@nrf.re.kr

Younga Kim

Project Manager   younga.kim@kiceurope.eu

Sehyeon Lim

Assistant   sehyeon@kiceurope.eu

Seohyun Bae

Assistant   shbae@kiceurope.eu

Yeji Shim

Assistant   yeji@kiceurope.eu

Julia Carla Schmidt

Assistant   j.c.schmidt@kiceurope.eu

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