Uzbekistan strengthens cooperation in the IT field with Korea
From June 26 to July 5, representatives of the Ministry of
Digital Technology and IT Park took part in an intensive training organized by
KTPA (Korean TechnoPark Association) and KOICA (Korea International Cooperation
Agency) in Korea.
The training was not just a training program, but an
opportunity to get acquainted with the administration system of Korean
industrial parks and master the Korean style of planning and setting goals.
Moreover, as part of the training, the delegation visited leading Korean technology
parks and ICT companies.
The training program was developed by Professors Lee
Jae-Hyun, Ko Su-Chan and Dr. Kim Tae-Jin, experienced experts in the field of
digital technologies. The participants gained valuable knowledge and skills
that will help them implement advanced solutions in the digital economy of
The KOICA project allowed the delegation to visit places
such as Incheon Startup Park, Gyeongbuk Technopark, POSCO, Pohang Technopark,
Chungnam Technopark, Pangyo Technovalley, D-Camp, NIPA, UNIDO ITPO Korea and
Dain Leaders. The visits not only made it possible to get acquainted with the
activities of these organizations, but also contributed to the discussion of
opportunities for cooperation in the future.
The National IT industry Promotion Agency (NIPA),
represented by Managing Director for Regional Development Jang Sujin ,
expressed interest in joint projects aimed at attracting Korean IT companies to
Uzbekistan and helping Uzbek companies find Korean partners. This opens up new
prospects for the exchange of experience and the development of digital
technologies in both countries.
D - Camp, which plays a key role in Korea's startup
ecosystem and has launched more than 10 unicorn startups (startups valued at
more than $1 billion before an IPO), has shown interest in developing a startup
ecosystem in Uzbekistan. IT Park and D-Camp discussed the possibility of
participation of Uzbek startups in Demo Days, which will provide an opportunity
to seek funding in Korea.
The head of UNIDO ITPO Korea, Mengho Shin, expressed his
readiness to support joint projects to strengthen relations between the Korean
and Uzbek IT markets. Both sides have already begun work on a cooperation
project, and this opens up new prospects for the development of the digital
economy and innovation in Uzbekistan.
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