Building on the success of the last technology visit to South Korea which focused on advanced materials for mobility, Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme, delivered by the Enterprise Europe Network, will return to this highly attractive market.


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 focusing 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.


Saturday 12th October - Saturday 19th October 2019 (inclusive)

Closing date for full application: Wednesday 31st July 2019, 5pm

Briefing event: Thursday 12th September 2019

Post visit event: Monday 25th November 2019



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Please note that the online application form must be completed in one session and cannot be saved. Click here to preview the questions.


To participate in this visit your business must be established in the UK.

This is a competitive process. If your application is successful you will be notified on or before 9th August 2019.