News – Gyeonggi Global https://english.gg.go.kr Global Inspiration, Global Gyeonggi Province Fri, 17 Jul 2020 00:10:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://english.gg.go.kr/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/cropped-gg_logo-32x32.jpg News – Gyeonggi Global https://english.gg.go.kr 32 32 Those Who Visited Itaewon and Nonhyun-dong after April 24 Need to be Tested for COVID-19Administrative order regarding subjects of COVID-19 testing changed from April 29 to April 24 https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/those-who-visited-itaewon-and-nonhyun-dong-after-april-24-need-to-be-tested-for-covid-19/ Wed, 13 May 2020 04:20:00 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=16885 Gyeonggi Province has changed the applicable time period of the COVID-19 administrative order pertaining to the Itaewon clubs in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, from a starting date of April 29 to April 24.

At an emergency briefing held on the morning of May 12, Gyeonggi Province Health Bureau Director General Kim Jae-hoon said, “After analyzing the first patient’s symptoms and the start date of club operations, we have decided to change the time period based on the results of the epidemiological investigation and the concurring opinion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which indicate that it is appropriate to investigate contacts from April 24.”

Gyeonggi Province had previously (on May 10) ordered COVID-19 testing and interpersonal contact prohibition for those who entered related businesses, including clubs that confirmed patients had visited since April 29, and those who visited the sleeping room in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.

Accordingly, those with addresses, residences, workplaces or other connections in Gyeonggi Province who entered any of the six clubs (King Club, Queen, Trunk, The Fountain, Soho, H.I.M.) in Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, or the Black Sleeping Room in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, after April 24 are required to visit a public health center as soon as possible for COVID-19 testing.

The prohibition on interpersonal contact is effective from the day after the last day of entry to such businesses up to a maximum of two weeks until confirmed free of infection. In addition, those deemed as having come in close contact may be subject to a separate quarantine order from related authorities.

Those who did not visit the clubs or sleeping room in question but with addresses, residences, workplaces or other connections in Gyeonggi Province and who have visited the Itaewon/Nonhyeon areas since April 24 are eligible for free COVID-19 testing at public health centers and screening clinics in Gyeonggi Province from May 11 to 17.

During this period, free COVID-19 testing will be provided without individuals being required to disclose visits to the related clubs or sleeping room. Provincial government authorities explained that this measure is geared to prevent discrimination against sexual minorities and makes it possible for members of sexual minorities to be tested without fear of repercussions.

The Gyeonggi Provincial Government emphasized that those who visited the Itaewon/Nonhyeon areas should immediately undertake the required COVID-19 testing and interpersonal contact prohibition, noting that if the spread of infection by such individuals is later determined, visits to the clubs in question will be confirmed during the epidemiological investigation of the first infected person.

According to figures provided by Gyeonggi Province on May 12, 808 people (in total) have voluntarily undergone COVID-19 testing in connection with the Itaewon clubs since the provincial administrative order for such testing was announced on May 10.

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Lee Jae-myung Issues Emergency Administrative Order for Infection Tests and Interpersonal Contact Prohibition for Those Who Visited Itaewon Clubs https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/lee-jae-myung-issues-emergency-administrative-order-for-infection-tests-and-interpersonal-contact-prohibition-for-those-who-visited-itaewon-clubs/ Mon, 11 May 2020 10:28:08 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=16882 Lee Jae-myung Issues Emergency Administrative Order for Infection Tests and Interpersonal Contact Prohibition for Those Who Visited Itaewon Clubs

– Free testing for Gyeonggi residents who visited Itaewon/Nonhyun areas even if the clubs or sleeping room in question were not visited
– Gyeonggi Province devises measures to prevent discrimination against sexual minorities

○ Governor Lee Jae-myung held an emergency press conference on May 10 to issue an emergency administrative order regarding the Itaewon club cluster infection.
– Those who visited any of the 6 affected clubs in Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, or the Black Sleeping Room in Nonhyun-dong, Gangnam-gu, after April 29 who live, reside, work in or are otherwise connected to Gyeonggi Province must undergo COVID-19 testing and abstain from interpersonal contact
– Administrative order prohibits gatherings at bars, pubs and dance clubs within Gyeonggi Province for two weeks

With the spread of the COVID-19 cluster infection centered on the Itaewon clubs in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung has issued an emergency administrative order prohibiting interpersonal contact by and mandating infection tests for those who entered the related businesses. In addition, this administrative order prohibits gatherings at all clubs including bars, pubs and dance clubs in the province for two weeks.

During an emergency press conference held on May 10, Governor Lee Jae-myung said, “With the COVID-19 cluster infection spreading from the Itaewon clubs in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Gyeonggi Province is implementing comprehensive measures to stop the infection from spreading, including the formation of an Immediate Response Team to conduct an in-depth epidemiological investigation, the performance of a complete enumeration survey, and the disinfection of related facilities.”

Accordingly, Gyeonggi Province has ordered COVID-19 tests for and prohibited interpersonal contacts by those who visited the related sites, including the clubs and sleeping room located in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, that were visited by COVID-19-infected individuals.

Subject to the administrative order are individuals who visited any of the 6 clubs (King Club, Queen, Trunk, The Fountain, Soho, H.I.M) in Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, or the Black Sleeping Room after April 29 and who live, reside, work in or have other connections to Gyeonggi Province. These individuals must go to a clinic as soon as possible to receive a COVID-19 screening test.

The subject individuals are prohibited from engaging in interpersonal contact during a period from the last day of entry at an affected site up to a maximum of two weeks until the individual is confirmed to be uninfected. In addition, if any person is deemed by quarantine authorities as having come in ‘close contact’ with an infected individual, they may be subject to a separate quarantine order.

Due to difficulties in specifying subjects of the order, Governor Lee explained that notice of the administrative order is being made through press conferences, media reports, gubernatorial and provincial SNS channels, and disaster text messages.

Due to difficulties in specifying subjects of the order, Governor Lee explained that notice of the administrative order is being made through press conferences, media reports, gubernatorial and provincial SNS channels, and disaster text messages.

Governor Lee said, “In this period, free examinations can be conducted without distinguishing visitors to the clubs or sleeping room in question from ordinary citizens.” He added, “Please respond quickly to the call for COVID-19 testing before this period ends and abstain from interpersonal contact, considering that access to the clubs or sleeping room will be confirmed during the epidemiological investigation of those infected for the first time.”

Provincial authorities explained that they have created conditions in which sexual minorities can be examined without fear of persecution, and that Gyeonggi Province has devised quarantine solutions to prevent discrimination against sexual minorities.

The administrative order is based on an epidemiological investigation in accordance with the Act on the Prevention and Management of Infectious Diseases (Article 18, Clause 3), encompassing health examinations (Article 46) and the prohibition of personal contact (Article 47). Violation of the order could result in imprisonment for up to two years and a fine of KRW 20 million.

Governor Lee also ordered the two-week closure of a total of 5,734 entertainment establishments (clubs, room salons, standing bars, cabarets, singing clubs, singing bars, etc.), including 5,536 related operations as well as 133 pubs and 65 dance clubs in Gyeonggi Province, from 6:00 p.m. on May 10 to midnight on May 24.

These facilities must be shut down immediately with violations by either business owners or users being subject to fines of up to KRW 3 million under the Act on the Prevention and Management of Infectious Diseases.

“Due to the nature of club entrants in Itaewon, secondary infections are likely to occur at their workplaces, schools, counties and hospitals. It is no exaggeration to say that the prevention of a large third round of infections in the future depends on compliance with daily quarantine rules,” Governor Lee said, adding, “I ask you once again to actively cooperate with the policies of quarantine authorities, including personal quarantine rules.”

Meanwhile, a total of 14 confirmed cases (3 in Yongin, 2 in Anyang, 3 in Seongnam, 2 in Goyang, and 1 each in Namyangju, Bucheon, Uiwang, and Suwon) including the first confirmed cases in Gyeonggi Province were being examined as of 12:00 p.m. on May 10.

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Online Content Service “Curious about Gyeonggi-do?” Launched https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/online-content-service-curious-about-gyeonggi-do-launched/ Mon, 10 Feb 2020 07:36:23 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=16871 ○ The educational content service “Curious about Gyeonggi-do?” is now available online in relation to an elementary school textbook “Life in Gyeonggi-do”.
○ Linked to the digital database of “Gyeonggi-do Memory”, the service will support 4th-grade elementary school students with their social studies.


Gyeonggi Province announced on January 30 that it has developed educational content under the title of “Curious about Gyeonggi-do?” to help children to better understand the Gyeonggi region, and that the content is now available online.
The content has been designed in consideration of the structure of “Life in Gyeonggi-do”, a localized textbook for elementary school students, so as to be available for use in social studies education in elementary schools. The content was made available online on January 29 in connection with the digital database of “Gyeonggi-do Memory”.
The content assists students in learning the history and culture of Gyeonggi Province and life in the region, developing their practical understanding. “Gyeonggi-do Memory” will provide 1,300 items from its digital database records.
The “Curious about Gyeonggi-do?” content can be coordinated with the chapters of “Life in Gyeonggi-do” so as to be easily used with the textbook. It can also incorporates the 31 counties and cities of the province, as well as themes and reference institutions.
It can be accessed via various mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs. The content service is available under the Online Exhibition category of the Gyeonggi-do Memory website (Memory.library.kr)
“The “Curious about Gyeonggi-do?” content was created in connection with the regional database records to help children to learn with the textbook on their own in a fun and interesting way. We will work with the provincial office of education to make the content more useful in the future,” a Gyeonggi Province official said.

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Global Automotive Parts Producer Bosch Initiates Cooperation with Gyeonggi Autonomous Driving Center https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/global-aautomotive-pparts-pproducer-bosch-initiates-cooperation-with-gyeonggi-autonomous-driving-center/ Fri, 07 Feb 2020 02:04:08 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=16856 ○ Bosch Group Vice Chairman overseeing IoT/autonomous driving visited Gyeonggi Autonomous Driving Center on February 7
○ Test rode “Zero Shuttle” and discussed means by which to cooperate with the center
– Showed interest in Gyeonggi’s autonomous driving infrastructure and partnerships with the center’s resident startups


On February 7, a delegation from Robert Bosch GmbH, a global auto parts producer, visited the Gyeonggi Autonomous Driving Center located in the second Pangyo Techno Valley to explore ways in which to cooperate with the local startups in autonomous driving.The delegates, including Vice Chairman Michael Bolle of Bosch Group and President Frank Schaefers of Bosch Korea, met with Gyeonggi Province Economicy Planning Officer Director General Kim Gyu-sik to exchange opinions on Gyeonggi’s autonomous driving infrastructure and support for businesses in the sector.Under the slogan of “Invented for Life”, Bosch has spurred the development of cutting-edge intelligence technologies in accordance with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous driving, robotics, safety, blockchain, smart cities, and healthcare.
As market demand is expected to increase for future vehicles such as self-driving cars, Bosch has assigned over 3,000 developers the driver assistance system field and is seeking partner companies in regions around the world including Korea.
On the same day, the Bosch delegation test rode the Zero Shuttle, a level-4 self-driving vehicle developed by Gyeonggi Province, and then observed the demonstration tests of startups and big data collection activities supported by the center.
The delegation then listened to presentations on research and project activities by representatives of startups currently based in the Gyeonggi Autonomous Driving Center and had in-depth discussions on the ways in which Bosch and the startups can work together.
The delegates showed particular interest in the resident startups of the autonomous driving center including Morai (autonomous driving simulation software), AIMMO (deep-learning-based driving situation awareness models), Bitsensing (autonomous driving sensors), SOS Lab (autonomous driving LiDAR sensors), Seoul Robotics (LiDAR software solutions), and Waytis (V2X communication terminals and applications).

“I was very impressed by Gyeonggi Province’s leading role in the establishment of the autonomous driving center and development of an open platform for idea sharing with ​​startups along with the provision of active support for them. I hope that Bosch will have a good opportunity to work with this excellent cluster,” Bosch Group Vice Chairman Michael Bolle said.
“Bosch, which focuses on life-friendly new technologies, and Gyeonggi Province, the center of technology-based startups in Korea, can cooperate in many areas. I hope that the companies of the two countries can find good opportunities to prepare for the future mobility industry through cooperation with the Autonomous Driving Center,” Gyeonggi Province Economic Planning Director General Kim Gyu-sik emphasized.

Gyeonggi Province promoting the global network expansion of local startups and SMEs by supporting linkages and cooperation between foreign and foreign-invested companies in Korea and businesses in the province.

 

 

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Nurturing Specialized Gyeonggi Industries through Industry-Academia Cooperation: Gyeonggi Province to Support 8 University Startup Incubation Centers This Year https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/nurturing-gyeonggi-specialized-gyeonggi-industries-growing-through-industry-academia-cooperation-gyeonggi-province-to-support-8-university-startup-incubation-centers-this-year/ Fri, 07 Feb 2020 01:40:39 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=16854 ○ Gyeonggi propels “2020 Regional Specialized Industry-Linked University Business Startup Support Project”
– Participants to be selected from among 37 university startup incubation centers designated by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups
– 8 universities to be chosen in total; 2 each from central, southern, western, and northern Gyeonggi regions
○ Support to be provided to resident companies in connection with specialized regional industries
– Capacity-enhancement programs (up to KRW 9.5 million) and commercialization support (up to KRW 50 million) to be offered


Gyeonggi Province will work with university startup incubation centers within the province this year to foster specialized regional industries, create jobs, and revitalize local economies.
Gyeonggi Province announced on February 10 that, by February 21, it will recruit university startup incubation centers within the province that wish to participate in the 2020 Regional Specialized Industry-Linked University Business Startup Support Project with a focus on the aforementioned goals.

Gyeonggi Province announced on February 10 that, by February 21, it will recruit university startup incubation centers within the province that wish to participate in the 2020 Regional Specialized Industry-Linked University Business Startup Support Project with a focus on the aforementioned goals.

Gyeonggi Province currently focuses on fostering specialized industries in each of its four regions: central Gyeonggi (IoT, AR/VE, autonomous driving, ICT, etc.); southern Gyeonggi (optics, content, biotechnology, electrical and electronic engineering, etc.); western Gyeonggi (green growth, chemicals, materials, machinery, automotive, etc.); and northern Gyeonggi (textiles, furniture, medical equipment, etc.).

There are 37 eligible university startup incubation centers designated by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups this year: 14 in central Gyeonggi (Suwon, Seongnam, Hwaseong, and Anyang); 11 in southern Gyeonggi (Yongin, Anseong, Pyeongtaek, Icheon, Yeoju, and Osan); 6 in western Gyeonggi (Ansan, Siheung, Bucheon, and Gimpo); and 6 in northern Gyeonggi (Uijeongbu, Pocheon, Namyangju, and Goyang).

From among these, Gyeonggi Province plans to select a total of eight startup incubation centers to participate in the project, two from each of the four regions, and support these centers as well as their resident companies.
Startup incubation centers selected for the project can participate in capacity-strengthening programs including those for networking, demonstration events, and investment attraction for the successful launch of resident companies in connection with specialized regional industries through support of up to KRW 9.5 million per center.

Each resident company will receive up to KRW 50 million in commercialization funds for item and prototype development, test analyses, intellectual property right applications, and marketing activities.

University startup incubation centers and resident companies wishing to participate in the project can apply via the Gyeonggi Startup Platform (www.gsp.or.kr) by February 21.
For more information, contact the Gyeonggi-do Business and Science Accelerator Business Incubation Team (+82-31-259-6092, 6187) or the Gyeonggi Province Business Incubation Team (+82-31-8030-4273).

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“Factory Forest Project” Yields Good Results Last Year: Expected to Greatly Improve Air Quality in Gyeonggi Province https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/factory-plant-in-the-forest-project-yields-good-results-for-last-year-expected-to-greatly-improve-air-quality-in-gyeonggi-province/ Fri, 07 Feb 2020 01:36:19 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=16852 ○ The number of trees planted last year was 30,431, exceeding the official goal by 124%.
○ Fine dust was reduced by approximately 1 ton last year alone, and a decrease of 2 tons is expected by next year.
○ Gyeonggi Province plans to induce an additional 12,000 air pollutant emission business sites to plant trees this year.
○ The “One Tree Per Company” campaign is slated for promotion next year.


Gyeonggi Province announced on February 10 that the “Factory Forest Project” for the planting of trees at major business sites within the province to help reduce particulate matter achieved excellent results last year.
The Factory Forest Project aims to reduce particulate matter through the planting of pine, cedar, nut pine, and fir trees with high air purification effects on idle land around business sites in order to improve air quality and expand public leisure areas.

Last year, companies based in the province signed the “Agreement on the Creation of the Factory Forest Project” with Gyeonggi Province to undertake the tree planting project. The total number of trees planted through the project around their 96 industrial facilities last year amounted to 30,431, surpassing the official target of 13,602 trees by 124%.
In March last year, Gyeonggi Province and 121 companies in the province including Samsung Electronics, Kia Motors, and SK Hynix concluded the “Agreement on the Creation of the Factory Forest Project” for the success of the project.

This year, Gyeonggi Province plans to induce an additional 12,000 companies that discharge air pollutants to plant trees, and next year will promote the “One Tree Per Company” campaign for all business sites within the region.
In addition, the tree parks created at some business sites will be opened to local residents as leisure areas.

“Thanks to the active participation of the companies that signed the “Agreement on the Creation of the Factory Forest Project”, the project exceeded the target for last year. We will continue to encourage more business sites to participate in the creation of factory forests,” a Gyeonggi Province official said.

Gyeonggi Province has 19,045 business sites that discharge air pollutants, and is home to about 30% of all air pollutant-emitting businesses in the country. The particulate matter (PM10) emitted annually from these sites amounts to 1,417 tons.

The leaves of pine, cedar, nut pine, and fir trees planted around the business sites absorb particulate matter while their branches and stems preventing it from falling to the ground. Overall, they contribute to an average reduction of 25.6% of PM10 and 40.9% of PM2.5.

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Gyeonggi Institute of Research and Policy Development for Migrant Human Rights Employs Lawyer for Reinforcement of Foreign Resident Rights https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/gyeonggi-institute-of-research-and-policy-development-for-migrants-human-rights-employs-lawyer-for-reinforcement-of-foreign-residents-rights/ Thu, 06 Feb 2020 02:13:18 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=16859 ○ The Gyeonggi Institute of Research and Policy Development for Migrant Human Rights has employed a lawyer to enhance legal services for foreigners.
○ The newly employed lawyer will perform tasks including legal counseling and representation to directly protect foreign resident rights.
– Support pertains to wages, employment, and the human rights of the economically vulnerable
○ The lawyer will create a work manual, provide education, manage the Diversity and Communication Coordination Committee, and offer advice for policy development and research.


The Gyeonggi Institute of Research and Policy Development for Migrants’ Human Rights has employed a professional lawyer to enhance legal services for foreign resident human rights in Gyeonggi Province.
Gyeonggi Province took this measure as it recognized the need for professional personnel dedicated to services for foreign residents since 32.7% of foreign residents in Korea live in the province, exceeding 670,000 as of 2018.
Attorney Song Won (4th Bar Examination), the lawyer employed by the center, is a Yonsei Law School graduate with legal expertise and foreign language skills. He has been dedicated to the protection of minority human rights, providing legal counseling, and advice, as well as representation for the homeless.
In cooperation with the center, he will perform tasks to directly protect the rights of foreign residents who are economically vulnerable, including legal counseling and representation regarding their wages, employment, and human rights.
In addition, he will create a manual on counseling regarding the human rights of foreign nationals and provide education on the subject in order to build a community in which diversity is respected.
Song will also manage and operate the Diversity and Communication Coordination Committee, which consists of 15 experts, and work to settle cultural conflicts and promote social harmony between Korean and foreign residents.
He will provide advice on policy development and research regarding the enactment of anti-discrimination and human rights protection ordinances as well as the amendment of relevant laws including immigration law based on his legal expertise.
Song expressed his aspiration, saying, “I have been critical of the xenophobia prevalent in Korean society, which is what prompted me to apply for this job. I will dedicate myself as a lawyer to making our society respectful of diversity.”
Hong Dong-gi, Director of the Gyeonggi Province Foreign Resident Policy Division, said, “Gyeonggi Province’s legal services for the protection of foreign resident human rights will be enhanced in terms of expertise and effectiveness. Gyeonggi Province will take the lead in preventing human rights violations and protecting the rights of foreign residents in various ways such as by hiring legal experts, promoting policies, and providing education related to immigrants.”

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SMEs in Gyeonggi Province Succeed in Localization of Parts and Move on to Global Market https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/smes-in-gyeonggi-province-succeed-in-localization-of-parts-and-move-on-to-global-market/ Thu, 06 Feb 2020 02:08:39 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=16858 ○ Gyeonggi Province has helped local SMEs enter global markets with its “Parts Localization Support Project in Connection with Global Firms”
– Support for technological development of local SMEs in materials, parts, and equipment as well as for connecting with purchasing managers of global equipment companies
– Dongwon Parts, the most successful participating company, has seen sales triple since participating in the project.
○ SMEs recruited to participate in the 2020 project
– Promoted on Gyeonggi Technopark website from February 5 (Wednesday) to March 4 (Tuesday)
– Selected companies to be provided with up to KRW 100 million for production of localized parts prototypes and commercialization of innovative Russian technologies


Gyeonggi Province’s “Parts Localization Support Project in Connection with Global Firms” is drawing attention as it helps SMEs in the region to produce parts and equipment with domestic technologies (thereby reducing reliance on imports) and advance into global markets.
According to an announcement made by Gyeonggi Province on February 6, it is undertaking the Parts Localization Support Project in Connection with Global Firms to support the technological development of local SMEs in materials, parts, and equipment and to connect them with purchasing managers of global equipment companies that have operated in Korea since 2016.
The goal of this project is not only to supply localized parts to domestic companies, but also to introduce such parts to markets abroad through the overseas networks of global equipment companies.
The project has supported a total of 94 companies so far, and a growing number of SMEs in Gyeonggi Province are making inroads into overseas markets. Among them, one of the most successful is Dongwon Parts, located in Siheung City of Gyeonggi Province. The company produces parts for chemical vapor deposition (CVD), one step in the semiconductor manufacturing process. In 2016, Dongwon Parts succeeded in domestically producing parts that had been primarily imported through Gyeonggi Province’s parts localization support project.
Gyeonggi Province linked Dongwon Parts with the purchasing manager of Lam Research, a global semiconductor equipment company in the United States, and Lam Research decided to purchase products from Dongwon Parts due to their quality and price competitiveness. Dongwon Parts sales increased to KRW 35.6 billion, roughly a three-fold increase, after entering the partnership with Lam Research. The company is also expanding rapidly, having hired 121 new employees. Particularly its annual exports, which were only KRW 40 million in 2016, increased 84 times to approximately KRW 3.4 billion in 2019, achieving remarkable growth since receiving the opportunity to expand into overseas markets.
The “Parts Localization Support Project in Connection with Global Firms” has also promoted the commercialization of innovative Russian technologies since last year. This past October, the Gyeonggi-Russia Technology Cooperation Center was opened to match the innovative technologies of Russia, a Fourth Industrial Revolution power, and the commercialization technology of SMEs in the province, functioning as a technology matching platform.
The Gyeonggi-Russia Technology Cooperation Center serves as a practical support organization to help both Russian companies that have advanced source technologies but no capital or commercialization technologies and Gyeonggi Province’s SMEs that suffer a lack of source technologies to grow in cooperation.
Gyeonggi Province is recruiting companies to participate in the Parts Localization Support Project in Connection with Global Firms from February 5 to March 4. The selected companies can receive up to KRW 100 million each for the production of localized parts prototypes and the commercialization of innovative Russian technologies.
SMEs in the semiconductor, display, automotive, and quaternary industries with headquarters or factories in Gyeonggi Province are eligible to participate, and purchase confirmations and recommendation letters from global companies proving trade relations can be beneficial in the evaluation process.
Companies wishing to participate in the project can refer to the Gyeonggi Technopark website (http://gtp.or.kr) and the EGBIZ website (www.egbiz.or.kr), complete the required forms, and submit them to the Gyeonggi Technopark (+82-31-500-3022) via mail, online application or in person.
“Even though Korean companies perform well in global markets, if they depend highly on foreign materials, parts, and equipment, large portions of profits will go to foreign parts producers, not to them. This will also make it difficult for them to respond flexibly in crises. Gyeonggi Province will continue to build a foundation for entry by local companies into overseas markets and the attraction of investment through its parts localization support project while promoting the localization of advanced technologies,” a Gyeonggi Province official said.

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Gyeonggi Province Recruits Private Business for Multicultural Family and Korean-Russian Creator Support Project https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/gyeonggi-province-recruits-private-business-for-multicultural-family-and-korean-russian-creator-support-project/ Fri, 31 Jan 2020 04:45:16 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=16860 ○ Open recruitment runs until February 10; application forms and documents to be filled out and submitted to Gyeonggi Provincial Government in person
○ Total of 90 multicultural family and Korean-Russian creators to be selected and provided with support for video content creation


Gyeonggi Province will recruit a private business by February 10 to implement the “2020 Multicultural Digital Content Creation Support Project”.
This project is geared to support the creative activities of multicultural family or Korean-Russian creators living in Gyeonggi Province. This year, it will support the creative activities of 90 multicultural family and Korean-Russian creators with a budget of KRW 200 million.
All private businesses (corporations or organizations) with expertise and networks pertaining to video content and support for one-person media creator activities based in Gyeonggi Province and who have been active in the video industry or similar fields for the past three years can apply for the project.
The tasks to be outsourced to the designated business include selecting and training multicultural family and Korean-Russian creators, mentoring, monthly evaluation of videos introducing Gyeonggi Province’s public policies and tourist attractions, and building archives of the videos. The outsourcing contract ends on December 31, 2020.
Any corporation or organization wishing to apply for the project can download the application form from the announcement category of the Gyeonggi Province website (gg.go.kr), complete it and submit it in person along with other required documents to the Gyeonggi Province Contents Policy Team (+82-31-8008-4648). For more information, refer to the recruitment notice on the web site.

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Biotechnology Developed by Gyeonggi Province Transferred to Local Companies for Commercialization https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/daily-news/biotechnology-developed-by-gyeonggi-province-transferred-to-local-companies-to-befor-commercializedcommercialization/ Thu, 30 Jan 2020 04:47:31 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=daily-news&p=16861 ○ Gyeonggi-do Business and Science Accelerator (GBSA) signed the “Agreement on Biotechnology Transfer and Cooperation in Research” on January 30 with local bio companies including Notox Therapy.
– A total of 6 technologies, including acne and Crohn disease treatments, will be transferred to the companies.
○ Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung: “Gyeonggi Province will provide all possible support for the development of the bio industry, a new future growth engine.”


Gyeonggi Province and the Gyeonggi-do Business and Science Accelerator (GBSA) are spurring efforts to enhance the technological capacities of local bio companies and develop future foods.
On January 30, Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung, GBSA CEO Kim Gi-jun, and representatives of eight local bio companies (Notox Therapy, Daeun Medical, Alpha Bio, SI Bio, Oncobix, Kofarm, TEN, Fugen Bio) signed the “Agreement on Biotechnology Transfer and Cooperation in Research” at the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex.
The agreement signing ceremony was held to enable the transfer of technologies developed by Gyeonggi Province and GBSA to bio companies based in the region while also promoting research cooperation in the development of new pharmaceuticals and functional products.
The six technologies to be transferred include: snake venom neutralization technology; skin disease prevention/treatment substances; magnolia berry extract index ingredient analysis technology; skin brightening agents derived from Job’s tears bran; substances with acne soothing effects derived from green tea; and inflammatory intestinal disease preventive and therapeutic substances.
Under the agreement, these bio companies will conduct joint research planning and development as well as consulting for the advancement and commercialization of the technologies, while exchanging technologies, knowledge, and information and sharing facilities and equipment with Gyeonggi Province and GBSA through forums, seminars, and workshops.
“R&D and technological development are very important for the advancement of the bio industry, which is closely related to future foods, but they require a great deal of time and money, which makes it difficult for individual organizations such as GBSA and private businesses to perform the entire process independently. Under this agreement, Gyeonggi Province will actively incorporate the opinions of local companies and provide utmost support at a local government level for the development of the bio industry in Gyeonggi Province and the improvement of provincial resident lives,” Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung said.
“Simply transferring new technologies is not just about the development of biotechnologies. More important is the commercialization process. GBSA will strive to promote industry-academia cooperation for the development of biotechnologies and business models in Gyeonggi Province and cooperate with local companies,” GBSA CEO Kim Gi-jun pledged.
Kim Nam-gi, CEO of Alpha Bio, one of Gyeonggi Province’s biotechnology companies, expressed his thanks: “While the Gyeonggi Bio Center has supported us in the R&D and basic science areas, this agreement is expected to support us in the development of health functional substances. With Gyeonggi Province’s support for local companies, we will further our efforts to develop excellent products through this cooperation.”
Meanwhile, Gyeonggi Province and GBSA have jointly promoted the bio industry development support project, established a biomaterial development system, discovered new materials, and supported the research activities of bio companies. They have also developed new therapeutic substances for overcoming drug resistance to lung cancer therapy and for preventing and treating dementia through joint research projects with universities and firms.

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