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Global business innovation visit to South Korea: advanced materials

9 July 2019


Businesses in the advanced materials sector can benefit from a programme of support and join a fully funded visit to South Korea

Innovate UK and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) are running a third visit to South Korea for businesses focused on advanced materials for mobility - in particular materials for aerospace, automotive and shipping industries.

The visit will take place from 12 to 19 October 2019.

It will give successful applicants the opportunity to visit and meet with local officials and companies in Ulsan and Busan, and attend Seoul ADEX 2019 with the aim of creating opportunities for technology collaboration.

Focus area of the visit are lightweighting, functionality and energy efficiency, with key technologies being composites, carbon fibre, battery materials, graphene and coatings.

Benefits of attending
Successful applicants will benefit from:

  • pre-visit and in-country briefings providing market information, advice on how to do business in South Korea, training on how to improve your pitch and articulate your value proposition and how to protect your intellectual property
  • exclusive access to the South Korean advanced materials sector and the opportunity to meet key companies and research organisations
  • their business profile in the visit brochure, translated and distributed in South Korea
  • targeted, pre-arranged meetings at organised matchmaking events

Innovate UK will organise and fund flights, six nights’ accommodation and meals for successful applicants.

How to apply
To participate in this programme your business must be an SME and established in the UK. You must also complete an online application form by 17:00 on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

It is a competitive process and you will be notified of the outcome by Friday 9 August 2019.

For initial enquiries, please contact Tom Kinney - tom.kinney@investni.com or call Tel 028 9069 8799.

For detailed information on the programme itinerary, please contact Louise Hooker - louise.hooker@businesswest.co.uk or Tel 078 5030 0575.