Information Communications Technology in South Korea 2018

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Expert Mission travelled to South Korea in February 2018. In this publication, we share the information and insights gathered during their time in South Korea.


ICT in South Korea 2018


South Korea


Information Communications Technology

Share this project

Abstract from outcome report:

The UK and South Korea have a history of partnership in Information Communications Technology (ICT), from collaborations in top performing universities and industrial research to developments in the areas of 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Security and data analytics. Both countries are members of the Digital 7 (D7), committing significant public investment to ICT.

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Expert Mission to South Korea in February 2018 was undertaken with the following key objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of South Korea’s development in the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, including in areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), 5G mobile network, Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics.
  • Explore and establish suitable bilateral collaborative opportunities between the UK and South Korean research and innovation in ICT.
  • Identify and engage with public sector, business and innovation stakeholders in South Korea who are key to building UK-South Korea future innovation partnership.

This ICT Expert Mission to South Korea included representatives from Innovate UK, Innovate UK KTN, Digital Catapult, King’s College and companies including Alchera Technologies, Bayes Server, Cambridge Applied Research, Ordnance Survey and Valuechain.

About Global Expert Missions

The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme is funded by Innovate UK and designed to build international collaborations with governments, societies, enterprises, institutions, and people from every corner of the globe. With global challenges requiring international perspectives, the programme aims to support the UK government’s ambition to be the international partner of choice and a global hub for innovation by 2035.


Connect with Innovate UK Business Connect

Join Innovate UK Business Connect's mailing list to receive updates on funding opportunities, events and to access Innovate UK Business Connect's deep expertise. Please check your email to confirm your subscription and select your area(s) of interest.