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News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: co.newswire.com

Applications Open through June 7 for All-Expenses-Paid Acceleration Program, According to National IT Industry Promotion Agency of Korea The K-Startup Grand Challenge is recruiting for 50 high-potential startups from around the world to accelerate in Korea for four months. The program empowers startups to take a bold step into the Asian market through government support, investment opportunities, and business partnerships. Last year, over 2,400 startups from 124 countries applied for the K-Startup Grand Challenge. Throughout the program, these startups secured over $5.5M in local and international investments, as well as signed 30 contracts and 120 MOUs. “The program provided us with crash courses on how to startup in Korea, how to take care of patents and IP protections in Korea, how to validate our technologies and products for the Asian market, and how to expand to the Asian market in general.” Chris Georgiev, founder and marketing director of Imagga, explains. Imagga won fourth place at the K-Startup Grand Challenge demo day and collaborated with KIA Motors in 2016. This year, the program will run from August to early December. Throughout the acceleration period, startups will get office space and prototyping facilities in a $160 million Startup Campus in Pangyo, Korea’s Silicon Valley. Pangyo is home to many Korean tech giants like Kakao and Naver, and is just 14 minutes from Gangnam by subway. Startups will also be able to network with major companies such as Samsung, Hyundai Motors, SK, LG, Lotte, GS, Hanwha, Hanjin, Doosan, KT, CJ, Hyosung, Kakao, and Naver. On the final demo day, startups will present their achievements in front of investors, and the top 25 startups will receive a grant worth US$27,000. On top of that, winners will receive prizes ranging from US$6,000 to US$100,000 as well as potential investments from accelerators and local investors. All technology-based startups that were founded after April 2012 and have an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) can apply at http://www.k-startupgc.org. After the initial online screening, the final 50 startups will be invited to a follow-up interview, through which five accelerators running the program will decide who to invite into their batches. The interview will take place either in each startup’s home country or via video conference. Applications will remain open to startups through June 7.

Seo Y.W.,National IT Industry Promotion Agency | Lee K.C.,Sungkyunkwan University | Lee D.S.,Sungkyunkwan University
Online Information Review | Year: 2013

Purpose - The purpose of this study is to examine a mobile delivery system as a working ubiquitous decision support system (UDSS) and determine whether it would improve decision quality. Design/methodology/approach - Ubiquitous mobility and context awareness are the two core functions of the UDSS. Hence the authors examined how they might influence individual absorptive capacity and perceived usefulness. Moreover the authors investigated how individual absorptive capacity and perceived usefulness might be related to decision quality. A total of 174 completed questionnaires were collected from delivery workers, and a financial incentive was provided to participants. To test the hypotheses the research model was analysed with the partial least square method. Findings - The results reveal that all paths are statistically valid. Individual absorptive capacity and perceived usefulness were positively influenced by ubiquitous mobility and context awareness. In addition individual absorptive capacity and perceived usefulness have positive effects on decision quality. Research limitations/implications - This research model did not consider all the capabilities enabled by the UDSS. Future study should pay attention to nomadicity, proactiveness, invisibility, and portability as relevant antecedents within the model. Originality/value - In the field of IS studies the impact of the UDSS on users' decision quality has remained unclear to date. The authors adopted a mobile delivery system as a working UDSS and applied it in their study. Thereby the authors found the mediating effects of perceived usefulness and absorptive capacity under a ubiquitous environment. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

News Article | November 14, 2016
Site: www.businesswire.com

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Korea’s leading IT companies will attend Formnext 2016 held in Frankfurt, Germany from November 15 to 18 under the organization of National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA). Under the team of ‘Team Korea Experience’ six companies will participate in K30, 3.1 Hall, Frankfurt, Messe. You can expect to meet Korea’s latest 3D printing technology and advanced products at this event. First, Carima, having manufactured and sold 3D printers for 15 years and had stereo-lithography using a special sheet, will display Industrial 3D Printer ‘DM250’. Their main product is a DLP 3D printer, which is widely used in the fields of medicine, mold, culture/sports, defense, electronics, automobile, aviation, shipbuilding, energy, design, and distribution. Former’s Farm will show FDM 3D Printer – OLMO. Starting with Pinetree 3D printer in Oct. 2013, it has released SPROUT, SPROUT mini, PICARV, OLMO and succeeded in printing out delicate parts such as small objects requiring precision, and accordingly its quality recognized. Intelli Korea, developing and supplying CAD and drawing tool programs, will display CADian 2017 for AutoCAD and CADian3D 2015 for Rhino3D. Its application program is available in a multinational version and has been exported to around 130 countries, making Korea’s CAD history. A Team Ventures will exhibit popular 3D printer ‘CREATABLE D3’ perfect for beginners, educators, and professionals. This product offers high resolution and enables precise control of belt tension, boasting top quality. SONA Global will release CureM102, CureM-DENT, CureM-Jewerly, and Cure200. It has been leading the development of Korea’s 3D scanners with its extensive R&D knowledge and performed well in distribution as they are responsible for sales of British 3XD printers such as ROBOX (FDM) and MakeX (DLPO) in the Korean market. Hebsiba will show Veltz3D DLP 3D Printer D-1. It has developed and distributed 3D printers and contents and offered software education with its 3D solution brand Veltz 3D. As Korea’s advanced 3D printing technology and premium products will be in display, many have shown their keen interest in the Korean Booth at Formnext 2016.

Schmid K.,University of Hildesheim | Lee S.,National IT Industry Promotion Agency
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series | Year: 2012

Globalization is a key challenge in the modern software industry. It covers issues like developing software in joint teams all around the world or developing software that needs to be used in many different countries and different cultural environments. In this tutorial, we focus on this second aspect of globalization: developing software, in particular variants of software for markets around the world. PLE4G was designed as a special approach to enrich classical product line engineering with considerations of globalization issues. As we will assume that participants are mostly familiar with the basics of product line engineering, we will focus in particular on those issues that are specific to globalization. Copyright 2012 ACM.

Lee B.G.,Yonsei University | Kim S.J.,National IT Industry Promotion Agency | Park K.C.,Yonsei University | Jeong E.S.,Korea Education and Research Information Service
KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems | Year: 2012

The purpose of this study is to present innovative approaches for u-Learning environment in public education with Digital Textbook. The Korean Government has been making efforts to introduce the u-Learning environment to maximize the learning effect in public education with Digital Textbook. However, there are only a few studies that analyze the effectiveness of u-Learning environment and Digital Textbook. This paper reviews the current status of u-Learning environment in Korea and analyzes the satisfaction level with Digital Textbooks. The first survey regarding technological factors was collected from 197 students. The results of the survey revealed that the level of satisfaction has declined over a year. The weakness of the study is that the sample frame is insufficient and survey questions did not reflect diverse factors of learning effectiveness. To supplement these shortcomings, 2,226 students were asked about learning performance. The results of the survey showed that the satisfaction with Digital Textbooks is much higher than that of paper textbooks. However, this paper is limited to u-Learning environments in public education. Therefore, research needs to be improved by reflecting both public and private sectors of education in following studies. This paper suggests useful guidelines to educators in improving their u-Learning environment. © 2012 KSII.

Lee B.G.,Yonsei University | Lee Y.,Busan Development Institute | Kim S.J.,National IT Industry Promotion Agency
International Journal of Web Based Communities | Year: 2011

The purpose of this study is to analyse various factors of switching blogs. The switching costs theory has been applied to develop the research model. Bloggers using such blogs as: Cyworld's minihompy, Naver's blog, Daum's Tistory, and Tattertools were selected as subjects for the sample frame. A total of 290 surveys were collected, from which 243 were used as data for analysis. Results of the survey by SPSS 12.0 showed that the attractiveness of alternatives and attachment affected blog switching intention, and attractiveness of alternatives had a moderating effect between user satisfaction and switching intention. Copyright © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

National It Industry Promotion Agency | Date: 2011-07-08

The present invention relates to an electronic document distribution system and to an electronic document distribution method, which can construct an electronic document distribution system for providing not only enterprise/institutions with reliability, but also individuals and small companies.

The present invention relates to creating, distributing, and storing a distribution certificate in an electronic document distribution system which is based on a public electronic address, and particularly to a method for creating/issuing an electronic document distribution certificate, a method for verifying an electronic document distribution certificate, and a system for distributing an electronic document, which makes it possible to provide a transparent and efficient issuing service and to raise the distribution reliability of electronic documents due to the security of the compatibility of the certificate.

National It Industry Promotion Agency | Date: 2013-06-12

The present invention relates to an electronic document distribution system and to an electronic document distribution method, which can construct an electronic document distribution system for providing not only enterprise/institutions with reliability, but also individuals and small companies. The electronic document distribution system according to the present invention comprises: transceiving entities which transceive messages based on electronic mailing addresses, and distribute electronic documents through a distribution messaging server which issues and manages a distribution certificate for the transceiving of messages; a distribution hub which registers/manages electronic mailing addresses of the transceiving entities, establishes an electronic document distribution path between the transceiving entities, provides the transceiving entities with a standard form of an electronic document, and transmits a message by proxy upon the occurrence of errors during the process of distributing electronic documents between transceiving entities and issues a distribution certificate; and a reliable third-party storage institution which receives and stores the distribution certificate.

News Article | November 14, 2016
Site: www.businesswire.com

SEOUL, Südkorea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Koreas führende IT-Unternehmen werden an der Formnext 2016 in Frankfurt vom 15. bis 18. November teilnehmen, unter der Organisation der National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA). In dem Team von „Team Korea Experience“ in Halle 3.1, am Stand K30 werden sechs Unternehmen auf der Frankfurter Messe vertreten sein. Intelli Korea, das CAD- und Zeichenwerkzeugprogramme entwickelt und vertreibt, wird CADian 2017 für AutoCAD und CADian3D 2015 für Rhino3D ausstellen. Sein Anwendungsprogramm ist in verschiedenen Sprachen erhältlich und wurde bisher in rund 130 Länder exportiert, womit Koreas CAD in die Geschichte einging.

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