Within the framework of "Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen", NRW.INVEST presented the digital location NRW in Seoul.
Around 160 representatives of German and Korean companies and multipliers took part in the investment seminar of NRW.INVEST and Aachener Gesellschaft für Innovation und Technologietransfer mbH (AGIT) to inform themselves about the development potential for Korean companies in the digital economy in NRW. Experts discussed digitization concepts and presented successful cooperations between the two countries in the field of technology and digitization.
The Korean event partner was the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH). In 2015, KITECH opened an office in Aachen to promote technical cooperation between Korea and Germany and the EU. The office also supports Korean companies entering the German market.
The event took place as part of the trip to Korea by the Mayor of Aachen, Marcel Philipp, and the platform Business Network Aachen. The reason for the visit was the opening ceremony of the Smart Textronics Center in Ansan City. The research center is the result of a cooperation between KITECH, Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea and the Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University. The delegation also used the visit to intensify relations between the sister cities of Aachen and Ansan.