Curated from the best startups of the Gyeonggi province of South Korea.
The Gyeonggi Center for Creative Economy and Innovation (GCCEI) and Gyeonggi Techno Park (Gyeonggi TP) will be holding the Korea Tech Day to feature ten startups from South Korea. These startups come from the Gyeonggi province of South Korea and are from the IT, ICT, and service platform industries.
GCCEI announced the startups selected for the Korea Tech Demoday, an initiative aimed at detecting the most disruptive startups in Korea to bring innovation.
“The Southeast Asian (SEA) market is the next rising star of Asia,” said Claudia Hyun, Senior Manager of GCCEI. “Over the few years, I’ve seen the dynamic transitions of the tech scene, and large players have entered the market as well as created a tech boom in ASEAN countries. In recent years, many Korean startups are seeking more aggressive funding for expansion into ASEAN market. So we think Singapore & Malaysia to be our first entry point for Korean startups as it is the most mature markets among ASEAN countries.”
Korea Tech Day will happen across two days in two different cities. The Singapore event will be on October 16th, while the Kuala Lumpur event will be on October 18th.
Here are the 10 startups:
1. 3D Controls
3D Controls specialises in 3D printing system research and development and total solution consulting.They provide production and consulting, with design experts that create attractive concepts with optimised product functionality and cost efficiency.
2. Artisan & Ocean
Artisan & Ocean focusses on bringing digitalisation to the underwater world. Their product is the Diveroid Mini, a very compact product with powerful features. Compatible with all smartphone brands, the Diveroid Mini can be used as a diving computer system that displays and helps divers track important information like diving time, water depth, temperature, and decompression to ensure safety. When paired with the Diveroid app, the Diveroid Mini also automatically syncs diving data, profile, and photos on the phone for easier capture and storing.
3. CNR Tech
CNR Tech develops and manufactures IoT convergence products, including educational materials for coding , including their Unplugged Coding Tools like CodePlay Block. The CodePlay Block is designed to help children develop creative and logical problem solving skills by assembling actual blocks. Each block is coded to do specific actions that activate when the Enter button on the main block is pressed, so that the coding result is confirmed immediately.
ComixV digitalises comics with its comic framework that uses sound effects and drawings on a 360-degree canvas. They offer VR transformations to 2D animations for fast and continuous VR comic production and distribution. ComixV is multi-platform and has it’s own web, mobile, and VR format that can be delivered directly to customers.
5. KD Tech
KD Tech specialises in the development and manufacturing of small wireless appliances. They developed humidifiers that use wireless power transmission technology to make it completely waterproof to reduce the risk of electric shock. Making the humidifiers washable not only lowers the risk of electric shock, but also means doing away with the need to use humidifier disinfectants (500 people reportedly died or had been injured after inhaling poisonous chemicals used in humidifier disinfectants manufactured and sold by several companies in South Korea between 2011 and 2011).
6. NIT Co.
NIT Co. designs and manufactures intelligent touch screen display systems with IoT. Their multi cube-type device allows customers to select, order, and pay using transparent touch screen devices, making unmanned restaurants more efficient. Their technology is not limited to restaurant management but could also be used for museums, hospitals, industry-processing displays, and military operation devices, among many.
7. Piano Company
Piano Company has developed an AI-based note app that offers convenient editing, faster typing, and an intuitive search interface. Named “Light”, the Piano Company’s app collates user information like schedule, to do lists, email addresses, and pictures to create connected chains between them for a smarter organisation system when you take notes.
Reverselab is a shuttle bus-sharing service for private academies that transports students safely and comfortably between academies and homes at lower transportation cost. It helps academies lower their costs and provides services such as customer response and scheduling. Reverselab also give parents peace of mind with a mobile app that offers vehicle tracking and real-time communication.
SLM is a startup that develops, manufactures, and runs IoE tools. They created VH-80, the world’s first Bilateral Laser Distance Measurer, a tool that makes distance measurement more efficient. VH-80 allows the user to measure the distance between two point simple by positioning anywhere along the line of measurement and can take three values per single action, making it measurement more efficient for architecture, design, construction work, and the like.
Yolk is a solar power company that aims to make solar energy easy-to-use in everyday life. They developed Solar Paper, the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger for smart phones. Their new product, SunMade Cheese, includes a power bank that stores and is rechargeable by solar energy, making the product useful for disaster relief, leisurely outdoor activities, and energy saving.
Korea Tech Day is an invite-only event, limited to 50 investors and VIPs. Want an invite? RSVP today.
Disclosure: This article is produced by e27 content marketing team, sponsored by Gyeonggi Center for Creative Economy and Innvoation.
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