Tech4Good Summit 2021 came to an end with fantastic speakers and participants from Korea, France, and Beyond. 14 startups participated in the pitch.
We are glad to announce Alchera and Ingine as the winners of Pitch Contest at the Tech4Good Summit 2021, co-organized by the French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), and French Tech Community Seoul (FTCS). We awarded Alchera as pitch contest winner in the category ‘Tech4Society’ and Ingine in the category ‘Tech4Earth’ on May 12, 2021, the last day of the three-day event, and held an award ceremony at the same time.
“It is a great honor to be selected as the winner Pitch Contest at Tech4Good Summit 2021,” said Young K. Hwang, CEO of Alchera. He continued that, “Alchera is a technology company aims to realize safer society using artificial intelligence. Alchera was selected as a wild fire detection service provider by the state of California in the United States in March 2021, which suffered the largest wild fire damage recently, so this award comes as a great recognition of our contribution to a safer society through technology.”
In the category ‘Tech4Earth’, Daehyun Kim, business director of Ingine said:
“I am delighted that Ingine has been awarded the best Tech4Earth startup at Tech4Good Summit 2021.This award comforts us in our mission to provide clean energy solutions as we have been developing a wave energy technology solution to replace polluting conventional energy sources, such as diesel generators in remote islands or coastal areas”.
14 pre-selected French and Korean startups participated in the Pitch Contest, which took place online for the duration of three days starting from May 10, 2021, and the winners were chosen after all the participants presented by a group of VIPs and industry leaders as well as co-organizers of this event. The jury was composed of high-level representatives of SK Telecom, Samsung SDS, Hyundai Motor, Sanofi Pasteur, Mazars, GS Holdings, Educapital, Eurazeo, Impact Collective, MYSC, Orange, Schoolab, Yellowdog, as well as FKCCI, FTCS, and Business France.
Sponsored by Mazars Korea and Sanofi Pasteur Korea, the winners will be given in 2021 an exclusive market entry support abroad with a cash prize worth 2.5 MKRW for a market exploration mission operated by Business France together with partners’ network in France (KOTRA, Paris Region Entreprise, Creative Valley). Exclusive support from FKCCI and FTCS network will also be provided, especially through a visibility package to support them in their communication actions.
“We were so excited to listen and discuss with the participants and jurors during the three days event to choose the winners. There were so many great ideas and initiatives that will energize the startup ecosystem and make a positive impact on our world,” claimed Solomon Moos, President of la French Tech Community Seoul.
Cédric Legrand, Managing Director of FKCCI added:
“It was a great honor to be a part of this initiative and to foster the impactful startup ecosystem in Korea, France and beyond. We will do our best, at the FKCCI, to continuously support such promising startups in their international development.”
Nearly 500 VIPs and industry leaders and insiders from government agencies and associations as well as incubation, acceleration, and academia participated the three-day event including 60 speakers and panelists.
Discover the pitch videos of the startups, which act for Tech4Good on our Youtube channel!
Alchera (www.alcherainc.com), which means ‘the era of dreams’ in Australia’s aborigine word, was established in 2016 with the aim of creating a dream world leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) in the global market better future society by thinking about the era of dreams using artificial intelligence. Alchera is specialized in video detection, AI, augment reality (AR) and visual data, boast various solutions including 3D face analyze technology using smart phone, hand motion detection, face, motion and object detection as well as wild fire detection technologies. Alchera’s global competitiveness has been recognized, and exported its own AI wild fire detection technology to Sonoma County, California in the United States, which is one of the hardest hit wild fire damage areas, in March 2021. The company is a technology-oriented company, and currently operates various overseas subsidiaries in Silicon Valley in the United States and in Vietnam, with more than 120 employees in Korea and overseas office, of which more than half of them work in R&D area.
Established in 2012 in Korea, Ingine (https://ingine.co.kr/en/) developed a wave energy technology, built in 2015 a demonstration plant on Jeju Island and is starting to commercialize its technology in more than 10 countries such as Australia, France, Indonesia and Vietnam.