Seoul, Dec. 8th 2016 

To celebrate the end of the year of France in Korea, the French Tech Hub Seoul organized a seminar on Open Innovation at TÏPS Town.

The seminar kicked off with opening remarks from M. Fabien Penone, French Ambassador in Korea, and M. Koh Kyeongmo, Deputy Minister on Creative Economy at the Ministry of Science, TIC and Future planification (MSIP). They underlined the strengthening ties between France and Korea, and in particular the partnerships between incubators and start-ups.

The seminar went on with speeches from the French National Institute on Intellectual Property and the Silicon Valley Lab from Renault Innovation. The INPI put forward its new patent mapping tool which is enables companies to better understand innovation in their sector. Renault Innovation described the best practices of the Renault Group at the international level on Open Innovation.

2 Round tables gathered large companies, incubators and start-ups to get an insight on their view of Open Innovation and how it can be fostered in Korea to improve both corporate value and customer satisfaction. They were both animated by Youngse Kim from Innodesign, who closed the seminar with remarks on the future of Open Innovation in Korea.