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Tentative Programme

Study Visits

Business Sweden and Growth Analysis

Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2013

09:00 – 10:00 Study Visit 1:
KIAT (Korea Institute for Advancement for Technology)

  • Introduction of KIAT
  • Briefing on Korean economy, industry and technology development and international cooperation

KIAT, was established was established in May 2009 as a quasi-government institute (a public institute) under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, according to the government’s public institute advancement plan. To promote Korea’s industrial development and industrial technology innovation, KIAT plays a role in suggesting R&D strategies for industrial technology through technology planning and policy research. www.kiat.or.kr

10.30 – 11.50 Study Visit 2: Korea Telecom, LTE WARP Innovation center (TBC)

  • Introduction of Korea Telecom, KT
  • Introduction of the Swedish delegation
  • Questions and discussions

With highly successful domestic businesses experiences, KT is now actively pursuing growth and generating customer value at a global level. KT is enhancing our global competitiveness by expanding cooperation with global-leader corporations and Flagship Model with superior small and medium corporations, and overseas corporations and offices located in each continent. KT provides global ICT services such as construction of communications infrastructure, public infrastructure service, U-City and managed service to global enterprises and government agencies of each country, and enhances global services such as traffic wholesale to provide the high quality internetㆍinternational call services with an economic cost. http://www.kt.com/eng/main.jsp

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Study Visit 3: LG Electronics (TBC)

  • Introduction of LG Electronics
  • Introduction of the Swedish delegation

LG Electronics is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 87,000 people working in over 110 locations around the world. LG has been growing its support for Open Innovation for several years with a special organization/team within the company since they believe many great ideas and developments are happening outside of their company as well even though their R&D talent, investment and resultant achievements put them among the top technology companies in the world. www.lge.com

15:00 – 18:00 Study Visit 4: Small and Medium Business Corporation, SBC

  • Introduction of SBC and VINNOVA
  • Company meetings (4-5 Korean companies per one Swedish company)

SBC is a non-profit, government-funded organization established to implement government policies and programs for the sound growth and development of Korean SMEs. To achieve its purpose, SBC operates financial and non-financial programs for SMEs.                             

Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2013

09:30 – 11:00 Study Visit 5: Meeting with Samsung Venture Investment (TBC)

  • Introduction of Samsung Venture Investment
  • Introduction of Swedish delegation
  • Discussion

Samsung Venture Investment was established in 1999 to pursue the global investment network as well as to find new future-oriented industries. Its investment portfolio includes semiconductor, IT, software, internet services, contents business, biotechnology etc. www.samsungventure.co.kr


Business Sweden in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Seoul

Location:  Ewha Womans University (EWU), Seoul, South Korea

Moderator: Johan Chun, Trade Commissioner of Sweden and Country Manager Korea, Business Sweden

Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2013

13:00 – 13:30 Seminar registration

13:30 – 13:35 Welcoming remarks 
by Annika Rembe, General Director of Swedish Institute (TBC)

13:35 – 13:50 Key note 1: Business Sweden and Investment opportunities in Swedish ICT 
by Hans Rhodiner, Business Sweden Invest (TBC)

13:50 – 14:10 Key note 2: Innovative ICT – Core of Creative economy 
by Douglas Wikström, Associate Professor in Cryptography at the School of Computer Science and Communication at KTHACCESS faculty at KTH

14:10 – 14:30 Key note 3: The trends in the Korean ICT market 
by Martin Wiktorin, CEO of Ericsson-LG (TBC)

14:30 – 14:45 Showcase: Participating company #1

14:45 – 15:00 Showcase: Participating company #2

15:00 – 15:15 Showcase: Participating company #3

15:15 – 15:30 Panel discussions

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break & Tour of company demos

16:00 – 18:00 Individual meetings