CES 2020, the world's largest technology
exhibition, was held Jan. 7-11. During the exhibition period, MIK (MADE IN
KOREA) INNOVATION HOT SPOT zone was held to introduce Korean startups to the
MADE IN KOREA (MIK), which was launched by
AVING NEWS in 2016 with the mission to promoting Korean companies to the world,
is the global project designed to help the Korean companies expand their
businesses by using the globally collaborating media, YouTubers, crowdfunding
platforms, and investors to promote them to domestic and international markets.
On Jan 11, the last day of the exhibition, Best of MIK @ CES2020 Award Ceremony selected by AVING News and global media was held. AVING News, the media that has reported CES to the world for more than 10 years, jointly planned with global media participating in CES to confirm and select the company's products and technologies.
The company Geekazine from the US selected
was J2C. J2C (CEO Kim Yu-jeong) is developing various iris recognition hardware
and software in bio security solution area. As of 2019, it holds 18 Korean and
foreign patents for iris recognition technology and has more than 18 years of
experience in iris recognition.
Many iris algorithms have already been
developed, but J2C noted that no hardware has been developed to capture clear
iris images. Therefore, the company developed its own camera module and IR-LED,
which are the key components for the iris recognition device to capture
accurate iris images.
Pro News from Japan selected N2Falls.
N2FALLS, a portable nitrogen coffee made by The Color Group, can be drunken
anywhere, indoors or outdoors. The company focused on how to make it easy for
the busy people of the modern age to enjoy coffee easily and comfortably.
This product doesn't need coffee machine.
Since there is no machine, it can be drunk anytime and anywhere. It has the
extensibility to tea and herbs.
IT Donga selected Deepmedi. Deepmedi (CEO
Lee Gwang-jin)'s Neul Heolrap is the application that measures the health
information (heart rate, stress, blood pressure, etc.) by using the smartphone
The company has a technology for estimating
heart rate signals, blood pressure, and the aging of blood vessels by measuring
the intensity of light reflected by blood as it absorbs light when shooting a
finger on a mobile phone camera. The company recently developed the technology
for estimating the heart rate from the face.
It can be used with only with smartphones,
so there is no financial burden and it is easy to use. Since there is no
additional equipment, it is possible to measure blood pressure anywhere and
anytime because it can be measured in 10 seconds without being restricted by
time and place.
France's startup media Lecafedegeek
selected Moderntec. Moderntec's Electric Car Robot system is an electric
vehicle charging system in line with the spread of electric vehicles. It can be
installed in various places such as parking lots, buildings, supermarkets, and
department stores. In the future, the electric vehicle robot system will be
required for vehicles equipped with a large capacity battery such as an EV
As the world's first intelligent EV
charging system, stations can be built in conjunction with solar power
generation. Also, by changing the charging type according to the demand,
several units can be charged at the same time and bring the maximum effect with
the minimum ratio.
Yashiro, a Japanese journalist from
Engadget chose A9. A9 (CEO Park Yong-yeon)'s Bplug is the NB-IoT solution for
one person households and lonely deaths management.
When the LTE Care Plug is installed in the
welfare-vulnerable household, it monitors the activities of the vulnerable
household every day. It manages safety by analyzing the power consumption of
home appliances and changes in illuminance of households in real time. If a
certain amount of power consumption and home lighting use does not occur for a
certain period of time, a "danger" alarm sets off on the management page and
smartphone, and the manager in charge checks the safety by phone or visit to
prevent lonely deaths.
Do An-gu, the Editor-in-Chief from the
specialist media in technology TechSuda selected Geniesoft. Geniesoft (CEO Kim
Do-hyeon)'s Beat Smash is the VR rhythm game created by K-pop spreading widely
throughout the world. Anyone who likes K-pop can dance and enjoy the game.
Other VR contents were not enjoyed much
because it causes dizziness or inconvenience that the user must observe at 360 degrees.
Beat Smash minimizes dizziness by providing an environment where users can
focus on space. In addition, it is a VR rhythm game that induces the
competition with other users and induces the desire to play again, not just a
The last company AVING News selected was
Seesawtalk. Seesawtalk (CEO Mun Jae-ho)'s Seesaw is the personalized mobile
portal on demand.
Seesaw's customer has members and content
and is the group and individual to whom money or information transactions are
taking place. Customers are struggling to solve various group transactions such
as closed communication, community and commerce that cannot be solved by SNS
and chats, and spend a lot of time and money through development that they have
Seesaw is a platform that can solve this
problem, and the customer can select the service himself, and can be the owner
of the service at low cost. Seesaw accepts variable data inputs and can
implement its own group service by selecting only the services necessary for
group transactions. The service can be used immediately by installing the app
without registration, ID and password.
AVING NEWS, the media that has made the
most promotion of Korean companies, has set up MIK INNOVATION HOT SPOT in CES
2020 Startup Zone EUREKA PARK as the project to help Korean startups to enter
the global market.
By using the strengths of CES, AVING NEWS
introduced investors, buyers and media Korea's promising startups through
various programs such as strategic consulting, PR marketing, and networking
MIK Zone was hosted by Next Generation
Convergence Contents Industry Association, AVING NEWS, and MD Insight, and
organized by Bluefoot. It was participated by Changwon Industry Promotion
Agency, Incheon Techno Park Startup Support Center, Gwangju University Startup
Support Group, and Sungshin Women's University Startup Support Group.