The Digital Health and Medtech Expert Mission travelled to the South Korea and Japan in March 2019.

Innovate UK’s Global Missions Programme is one of its most important tools to support the UK’s Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Global collaborations are crucial in meeting the Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges and will be further supported by the launch of a new International Research and Innovation Strategy. The Global Expert Missions, led by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future programmes.


The recognition and importance of innovation and new technology in healthcare, particularly the use of digital healthcare technology, has been acknowledged by President Moon Jae-in. Since coming to power in 2017, his administration has been focusing on digital healthcare and pushing to drive deregulation to spur innovation.

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The Digital Health and Medtech Expert Mission travelled to South Korea and Japan in March 2019 and in the publication, KTN share the information and insights gathered during the delegation’s time there.

Read the latest Global Expert Mission Report “South Korea and Japan Digital Health and Medtech 2019” here.

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