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Korea Innovation Day 2015

26th February 2015 @ 13:00 - 18:00

Organised and hosted by KIC-Europe (Korea Research & Innovation Centre – Europe) the first edition of Korea Innovation Day will take place on February 26th in Brussels.

Korea Innovation Day – Korea Safe & Smart Living Technologies – will bring together top researchers from Korea and Europe, Tech-Transfer professionals, Corporate R&D, Business Angels, and potential investors. Supported by the MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning) and the Korean Embassy in Brussels, the Korea innovation Day is first event of its kind to provide a platform for strong commitment to reinforce the EU-Korea cooperation in the field of ICT, Life Science, Cleantech, Machinery & Industrial technology.

The programme of the event foresees opening remarks by Dr. GiWon On (President of KIC-Europe), congratulatory addresses by the Korean Ambassador to Belgium & to the EU, the representative of DG R&I and Prof Dr. CHUNG Min-Keun, (Chairperson of NRF Korea) Keynotes addresses will be given by Prof. Peter Olesen, (Governing Board Chairman of EIT) Mr. Wim De Waele (CEO of iMinds) and Mr. Sang Woo Kim (Vice President of Samsung Electronics, Corporate Affairs).


• High Level Expert Networking
• Matchmaking of business partners, supporting R & D
• Network with Top Korean companies, organizations and institutes
• Presentation and live demo on Korea’s best advanced technologies and solutions
• Exchange ideas and experience on R& D innovation
• In depth overview on Transfer of Technology and Open Innovation trends
• Review the best practices on joint cooperation between Korea and the EU




 12.30 – 13.00​  Registration​  Registration & Welcoming coffee​
13.00 – 13.10​  Opening ceremony​   ▪ Opening remarks :

– Dr. ON, Giwon, KIC-Europe, President
▪ Congratulatory addresses by
– H.E. KIM, Chang-Beom, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Belgium & the EU, Ambassador
– Mr. SMITS, Robert-Jan, EC DG Research and Innovation, Director-General
– Prof. Dr. CHUNG, Min-Keun (Chairperson of NRF Korea)

 13.10 – 14.10​  Keynote Address​  ▪ Successful commercialization & cooperation based on R&D

– Prof. OLESEN, Peter, European Institute of Technology, Chairman of Governing Board
▪ Attracting European investment to Korean startups and strategies for fostering market
– Mr. DE WAELE, Wim, iMinds, CEO
▪ Best practices of Korean companies & strategies of advancing to the European market
– Mr. KIM, Sang Woo, Samsung Electronics, Vice President Corporate Affairs Europe

 14.10 – 14.20​   Coffee break​  Networking coffee session​
 14.20 – 17.05​   Technology Presentation​  Presentation of 11 Korean technologies (15min/technology)​
 17.05 – 18.00​   Match-making & Networking​  Exhibition & Demonstration of each technology, business networking​



26th February 2015
13:00 - 18:00
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