The Ministry of SMEs and Startups
announced, "Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, CES 2021 will be
held all digital, and MSS has built a K-Startup pavilion to raise the status of
Korean startups." Also, MSS emphasized that it will actively promote the
online K-Startup hall in Korea and abroad through media, YouTubers, and
crowdfunding platforms around the world.
CES (Consumer Electronics Show), the
world's largest consumer electronics show held annually in Las Vegas, is
scheduled to be held entirely online from January 11 to 14 this year.
All of the events at CES 2021 is to be
held entirely online this year, and this is drawing attention from innovators
around the world. There will be 11 innovative technology areas including 5G and
Internet of Things (IoT), advertising, entertainment and contents, automobiles,
blockchain, health and happy life, home and family, video entertainment,
product design and manufacturing, robots and machine intelligence, sports, and
startups to be introduced at the show that will change your lifestyle.
According to the organizer Consumer Technology Association (CTA), large and mid-sized companies like Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics as well as startups supported by the MSS will be participating ins CES 2021. The number of Korean companies participating this year is 300, which would be the second-largest after the US.
There are 97 startups participating through the K-STARTUP Pavilion. Among them, Luple, M2S Korea, SoftPV and HHS received CES 20201 innovation award for the portable sunlight solution Olly, VROR EYE DR, soft cell solar cell, and bio-signal processing based safety monitoring systems, boasting the excellence of Korean startups to the world.