At ’22nd SMEs ITS’, the largest technological innovation exhibition in Korea specialized for SMEs, ‘K-Innovative Company Award’ with excellent innovative technology and product was selected.
The 22nd SMEs ITS was held on-and-offline for three days from October 26 (Tue) to 28 (Thu).
For the past 20 years, the ITS has played a role in promoting the importance of technological innovation by SMEs and spreading the atmosphere of technological innovation throughout the society as a whole. Under the slogan of ‘K-Innovative Company, the beginning of a great revolution’, this exhibition focused on discovering K-innovative companies in the post-corona era and supporting their growth.
Particularly this year, a new technology and new product presentation (showcase) was planned to discover and support K-innovative companies that were developed for the first time in Korea or possessed excellent innovative technologies and products. The best 172 SMEs in Korea applied for the showcase, and the final 11 K-innovation companies were selected through media/expert written evaluation, on-site evaluation, and comprehensive examination.
The judges of this year’s ‘K- Innovative Company Award’ were Ubergizomo(USA), Lecafedugeek(FRANCE), SINA(CHINA), svpress(RUSSIA), Vietnamplus(VIETNAM), StartupWorld.tech(Europe), and AVIING USA(USA).
GFI was selected as the grand prize winner for this year’s K-Innovative Company Award. VPIX Medical Inc. and ClariPi Inc. were selected for the second prizes of the Award.
The companies selected for the awards will hold a showcase on behalf of K-innovative companies and receive benefits such as the Ministry of SMEs and Startups’ award as well as the ’22 CES training.
The main exhibition composition of ITS 2021 hosted by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups is as follows. △Smart Factory Solutions Hall △Smart Manufacturing Innovation Hall △Smart Digital New Industry Hall △Smart Digital New Green Industry Hall △Smart Service Innovation Hall