Focus on advanced materials for mobility
Building on the success of Innovate UK’s 2018 Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP) which focussed on advanced materials for mobility in South Korea, Enterprise Europe Network is supporting another GBIP cohort to exploit opportunities in this highly attractive market.
Successful applicants will be supported through a structured programme of support and information and benefit from a 6 day country visit to meet South Korean officials and companies in Ulsan and Busan and attend ADEX Seoul 2019 with the aim of creating opportunities for technology collaboration.
Delegates will receive bespoke 1-2-1 support to help them exploit the opportunity before during and after the visit.
WHY SOUTH KOREA?
South Korea is the 11th largest global economy, one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world and home to global brands such as Hyundai and Samsung. With a strong focus on the automotive, shipbuilding and aerospace industries, the government has committed significant investment into the development of 100 new advanced materials to prepare for Industry 4.0.
With current R&D innovation strategy focussing greater investment into SMEs and international collaboration and UK- SK bilateral funding opportunities this is a market which offers significant opportunity for UK SMEs developing advanced materials for mobility.
FOCUS AREAS: lightweighting, energy efficiency, functionality.
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: composites, carbon fibre, battery materials, coatings.
KEY PROGRAMME DATES
Saturday 12th October – Saturday 19th October 2019 (inclusive)
Closing date for full application: Wednesday 31st July 2019, 23:59.
Briefing event: Thursday 12th September 2019
Post visit event: Monday 25th November 2019