The Smart Cities Global Expert Mission travelled to Korea in June 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.



Korea faces a number of challenges to sustain its economic growth and social wellbeing. In response, Korea intends to diversify its national portfolio to include a clear focus on developing advanced ICT technologies and services with a number of Smart Cities initiatives serving as demonstrators. In this evolving context, the Expert Mission was undertaken to identify and develop opportunities for the UK.

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The Smart Cities Expert Mission travelled to Korea in June 2019 and in this publication, KTN share the information and insights gathered during the delegation’s time there.

Read the latest Global Expert Mission Report “South Korea Smart Cities 2019” here.


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