UNIST has announced the successful completion of the presentation on achievements of the Ulsan-Ulju INNOPOLIS (hereinafter referred to as INNOPOLIS).
About 100 officials, including Deputy Mayor Hyo Dae Ahn for Economic Affairs of Ulsan and UNIST President Yong Hoon Lee attended the event, organized by the INNOPOLIS, which was designated in 2020 and launched in earnest in 2021.
It was held in the order of △ Presentation of Ulsan Mayor’s commendation to those who have contributed for the promotion and development of Strong Small R&D Special Zone, and △ Case presentation by four outstanding performance companies.
Through the presentation, they reported that a total of 19 research institute companies, 49 technology transfers, 25 technology startups, 372 new jobs, as well as the investment linkage, worth KRW 133.8 billion have been established.
In particular, the amount of investment in startups, including project linkage over the past three years since the designation of R&D Special Zone amounts to KRW 485.2 billion, an increase of 3.7 times compared to the same period in 2022. In addition, the cumulative corporate value within the INNOPOLIS has increased by 4 times to KRW 1 trillion.
Meanwhile, they also announced the plans to build spaces and support facilities for companies for the creation of an optimal futuristic battery innovation cluster through △ Establishment of UNIST University Industry Relations Center (Expected for completion in 2023), △ Start of Phase 2 of Ulsan High Tech Valley General Industrial Complex, and the Establishment of Knowledge Industry Center (Expected for completion in 2027).
On this day, RecensMedical Inc., a UNIST-based faculty startup company founded by Professor Gun-Ho Kim (Department of Mechanical Engineering), which has recently been honored with the ‘$5 Million Export Tower’ award at the 59th Trade Day Ceremony, has been bestowed with the Ulsan Mayor’s commendation. Professor Kim has been given this honor in recognition of his unrivaled technology and growth by developing the world’s first rapid cooling medical device, obtaining approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Community Certification (CE), as well as the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS).
As for the case presentation of outstanding companies in Ulsan-Ulju INNOPOLIS, Luxco Co., Ltd., a small-and-medium-sized company based in Ulsan presented the details of the new R&D project that is currently under preparation with UNIST faculty in hopes to enter into the arena of ‘Better Batteries for the Future.’
In the presentation of excellent corporate cases in Ulsan Ulju Special Zone, Ulsan Small and Medium-sized Company Luxco Co., Ltd., which wants to enter the specialized field of “future batteries,” shared the information, saying that it planned a new solar cell R&D with UNIST faculty.
Through the presentations today, we confirmed that Daehyun Solution Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Daehyun Industry Co., Ltd. is opening a new market in the line with the era of carbon neutrality through the development of a novel technology, capable of reducing the emission of nitrogen oxides (NOx).
Aside from these, other companies, like WithinNet Co., Ltd. that received AI and robotics technologies from UNIST, as well as Deep.I Co., Ltd. that started out as an in-house venture of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) shared their knowledge gained through INNOPOLIS.