About Invest Korea Market Place (IKMP) program
Our mission is to identify and support promising & innovative startups, venture companies and SMEs in Korea with investment promotion and global market entry. We work through KOTRA's 36 investment promotion overseas offices to promote these qualified projects connecting global investors who wish to invest and seek business opportunities in Korea.
IKMP program was launched in 2017 and during two years we have selected 288 projects through pre-screening process.
IKMP provides companies from wide spectrum of 14 industry categories below such as ICT, Electronics, Pharma & Healthcare, Consumer goods, Real Estates, etc.
Please enjoy spotting promising companies and frequently visit our IKMP website for we are continuously adding up new projects.
- Companies and organizations seeking for global investment apply for the project.
- Selections are made after a review process by internal and external consultants. Selected projects are supported for 2 years.
- Providing investment promotion materials: a factsheet introducing the project in 3 languages of Korean, English and Chinese(1~2pages).
- Support in finding qualified global investors through KOTRA's 36 investment promotion overseas offices.
- Projects are presented at Invest KOREA website. Companies are offered to participate in Kotra's various investment promotion event.
- Invest KOREA
- Companies and Institutions Apply
- Selection Process (Consultant Evaluation)
- Produce materials for investment promotion
- Find qualified investors
- Translation and
- KOTRA Investment trade center
Logistics / Distribution
Cosmetics made directly by specialists in plastic surgery: For about 27 years since its foundation in 1991, our company has established its own cosmetic surgery brands and provided trustworthy produ..
Online AI/machine learning-based asset management platform: Our company specializes in analyzing customer's investment history and providing a customized asset management portfolio by using Market D..
Culture & Contents
Growing demand for play zones for kids: Due to the steadily growing number of shopping malls, kids cafés are being used as di fferentiated items for off-line shopping malls such as department stores...
Steadily increasing demand for ships subject to periodic inspections: All vessels must pass a regular inspection every 5 years and an interim inspection every 2.5 years. As old vessels (more than 20 ..
A specialized infrared, gas, and proximity sensor manufacturer: As a fab-based device manufacturer equipped with its own MEMS fab, our company has developed the world’s first compound thin film-base..
Renewabtle Energy / Environment
Marketability of the energy industry: At present, the energy storage system (ESS) is an effective means of establishing a stable and efficient energy supply/demand system, and is attracting global at..
Market shares of aluminum die-casting: Europe is the largest die-casting market, followed by Asia, North America, and Latin America. Most smartphones and laptops use aluminum alloys, but more efforts..
Real Estate / Tourism
Specialized global health care and medical tourism environments are provided within the region as a key project for Jeju Free International City to revitalize the medical services and medical tourism.
Automobile / Machine / Parts
Development and manufacture of patterned semiconductor wafer defect inspection tools: Our company specializes in the development and manufacture of patterned semiconductor wafer defect inspection equ..
Providing aluminum products and customized services: As Korea’s largest total aluminum distributor, our company supplies aluminum to all business groups that use high-quality and lightweight materia..
Medical data integration system: Our company helps users safely transfer, store, and manage the results of health checkups stored in different hospitals on their smartphones. Recently, as fewer peopl..
Rapidly increasing the introduction of smart factories: According to Reebok, the global smart factory market will grow at an annual average rate of 9.3%, with its value reaching USD 205.4 billion in ..
Pharma / Healthcare
Current status of AI-based medical service industry: Artificial intelligence–based medical diagnosis services are being developed wherein AI can help doctors predict the number of cases and increase..
Consumer Goods & Primary Industry
Differentiation from existing nail art: Our products allow you to enjoy nail art by yourself without having to go to a nail salon. The benefit given by the nail salon is the duration of nail care, bu..