UNIST startups were honored to receive awards at the ‘K-Tech Startup Grand Final,’ which recognized excellence in deep-tech innovation. The winners of this prestigious event were the faculty startup ‘EM Coretech, Inc.’ and the student startup ‘DNU.’
EM Coretech, Inc. was awarded the grand prize in the faculty startup category for its groundbreaking electromagnetic shielding technology. Founded by Professor Jingook Kim from the Department of Electrical Engineering at UNIST, the company utilizes a unique shielding technology that actively counteracts electromagnetic waves, setting it apart from traditional wave-blocking methods. This innovative technology employs an active EMI module with IC chips to offset electromagnetic waves emitted by electronic devices. It has the potential to revolutionize electronic device miniaturization and weight reduction. Currently, EM Coretech, Inc. is collaborating with major domestic electronics companies and automotive electronics companies to showcase the practical application of their technology.
DNU, founded by Ji Min Yang, a student from the School of Business Administration within the Department of Industrial Engineering at UNIST, aims to establish a comprehensive digital platform. This platform will offer services such as nail art design sharing, virtual fitting incorporating AR technology, and nail shop reservation. Recognized for its potential to lead the KRW 1.7 trillion nail art market’s digital transformation, DNU received an encouragement award in the student startup category.
Meanwhile, the ‘K-Tech Startup Grand Final,’ organized by Money Today Co., Ltd. and sponsored by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), aims to support the growth of promising deep-tech startups and foster regional innovative growth ecosystems, while promoting technology transfer and commercialization. A total of 21 faculty and student startups from five S&T specialized universities participated, with ten teams advancing to the final round. The ten winning teams, comprising five student startups and five faculty startups, were selected based on their technical skills, business performance, and team capabilities. The final round took place at COEX in Seoul on November 23, 2023.