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Australian Research and Development Commercialisation Mission

Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)


15-16 May 2019


Health & Medical
Information & Communications Technology

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Australian Research and Development Commercialisation Mission to Korea

About the event:

Austrade Korea invites you to participate in the Australian Research and Development Commercialisation Mission to Korea, a unique opportunity to explore commercial partnerships with leading Korean conglomerates across multiple innovation streams.

The mission provides a platform to showcase your R&D capabilities to the global market by engaging directly with leading Korean conglomerates. The mission will also explore collaboration opportunities, aiming to achieve global commercialisation through partnership with Korean conglomerates.

Korea’s largest conglomerates are heavily investing in innovation. For example, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, responsible for 20 per cent of Korea's total exports and 17 per cent of its GDP, ranked first among major businesses around the globe in terms of spending on research and development (R&D) for the 2017 financial year. With its three year plan to invest $22 billion in artificial intelligence technology by 2020, Samsung has established seven international AI research centers, in partnership with universities in North America, UK and Russia and are continuing to seek international R&D partnership opportunities.

According to the 2018 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard released by the European Commission, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd spent 13.44 billion euros (US$15.2 billion) in R&D projects over the period.

Who should participate:

Australian universities, research institutes and CRCs in:

  • AI/Big Data
  • IoT
  • health technology
  • battery and energy technologies
  • Computing Science
  • new materials
  • Smart Factory.
Austrade package:

For detailed information about this event and the participation package, please refer to the event brochure.

How to apply:

Apply to participate in this event using the register button below.

Acceptance of your application is not confirmed until you have received formal notification from Austrade. Austrade is not bound to accept any application and shall only do so at its sole discretion so as to best facilitate export and foreign direct investment.

Application deadline:

19 April 2019

Travel details:

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Please note:

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