Opportunity for a technology visit to South Korea
18 Sep 2018
Firms invited to join advanced technology visit to South Korea
Innovate UK are funding phase 2 of the Global Business Innovation Programme which is being delivered by Enterprise Europe Network. The programme will include a visit to South Korea which will focus on key technologies of composites, light weighting, carbon fibre and high performance materials. This is a fully funded visit and will take place between the 11- 17 November 2018.
The invitation to be a part of this visit is extended to Dorset companies who are actively undertaking research and development in this sector and who can demonstrate a propensity for cross-border collaboration.
Places are limited and companies will be selected against criteria. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend the JEC Asia International Composites exhibition and the 13th Materials, Parts and Components exhibition, meet South Korean tech companies and research centres with the aim of developing strong international partnerships for future collaboration and commercialisation.
WHY SOUTH KOREA?
South Korea is a country which has experienced spectacular growth and is the 11th largest global economy. Whilst dominated by chaebols such as Hyosung, Hyundai and Lotte the government’s current R & D innovation strategy focuses greater investment into SMEs and aims to stimulate international collaboration.
With a strong composites industry there has been significant funding into the development of new carbon fibre technologies into key industries, automotive and aerospace.
Recent UK and South Korean collaboration in this sector e.g. the launch of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Korea in Jeonju City, makes this a market which offers significant opportunity for UK companies that are developing advanced material technologies.
KEY TECHNOLOGY AREAS
- Light weighting
- Carbon fibre
- High performance materials
Flights and five nights accommodation (one representative per company) will be funded through the Global Business Innovation Programme.
Note: Closing date for full application is noon Tuesday 25 September 2018.