The Swiss-Korean startup workshop objectives were to help the entrepreneurs to understand the Korean and Swiss market’s potential, identify the various R&D and strategic partners models, discover the investment landscape in Korea and meet with investors and potential partners.
Organized in the new building of the Swiss Embassy, the workshop was facilitated by Lift CEO Abir Oreibi - also an advisor for Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency - and brought together 10 startups. The Swiss startup delegation was composed of 3 startups from Innovaud lead by Didier Schwartz:
- Tomas Sluka from Creal3D - High image quality light-field for Virtual Reality
- Wiktor Bourée from Technis - Smart flooring as a service
- Madeline Trousseau from the scale-up GaitUp - Combining sensors, algorithms, and biomechanics to provide world-leading motion analysis
On the other side, the Korean startup delegation was composed of:
- GenesisLab - Emotion recognition technology through micro expression
- Deepixel - Visual intelligence company developing a natural 3D interface for mobile VR
- Impressivo - Next-generation input solution for wearables and IoT devices
- bitsensing Inc. - Develops radar for various applications to improve safety and convenience in people’s daily life
- GreenS Systems Co. - Connected solution monitoring Real-time freshness, Product ID, Logistics info based on smart sensor & product control system.
- FATOS - Develops global maps and navigation solution
- AWAIR - smart devices that help track and improve indoor air quality
- Experts and mentors present to work with the entrepreneurs were also coming from Korea and Switzerland and representing a wide range of sectors and expertise such as Impact Hub Zürich, the Swiss Railroad and Real Estate SBB and the world’s leading manufacturer of digital microsensors and systems Sensirion. From the Korean side, there were representatives from the venture capital sector and incubators such as SparkLabs, WeWork Labs, D.Camp Banks Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs, LB Investment, and the Swiss Business Hub Korea.
After an intense and highly interactive morning, the participants visited the LG science park in the afternoon to discover LG latest technologies and present their projects to LG’s team.