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
Growing road traffic–related markets in the world: The road traffic–related markets showed annual growth rates of 7%–10% from KRW 430 trillion in 2010 and was expected to reach KRW 820 trillion in..
Koreas Unique Lithium iron Phosphate (LFP) Battery Manufacturer The lithium iron phosphate battery is very safe from the risk of explosion, along with high energy density and output, which ensure hom..
Automobile / Machine / Parts
Growing global electric scooter market: The scale of the domestic electric scooter market reached KRW 100 billion in 2017; the global electric scooter market size expanded to at least KRW 2 trillion...
Returnable packaging with high growth potential: Most packaging materials, made of corrugated cardboard or wood, are dis used after used once, which consequently has a bad impact on the environment. ..
Consumer Goods & Primary Industry
Korean cosmetic brand marketing: As the Korean Wave is still a hot issue in Southeast Asia, including China and Japan, the Korean beauty industry has also been growing steadily. In this context, our..
Real Estate / Tourism
Excellent natural environment: The mild oceanic climate allows for tourism and leisure activities all year round. The islands, lakes and the clean ocean can be used for diverse development projects...
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..
Resolving risks caused by information asymmetry in the used-car market and expanding the secondary service: Our company has fist developed a "companion servicea" targeting used-car purchasers to prov..
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..
Pharma / Healthcare
Medical therapy bands using microcurrents: Bioelectric currents in the human body are essential to its normal functions. Our self-developed therapy bands are worn on the wrist to transmit microcurren..
MUBO, a Robot for Coding Education with Music: Different from the existing coding education centered on motions, our MUBO is a music coding robot using a composition algorithm. Based on a coding alg..
Renewabtle Energy / Environment
Growing industrial microbiology because of internal and external social/policy factors: The global agricultural microbial market is expected to grow at an average rate of 17.08% annually, from USD 3.1..
Growing camera apps market: The growing number of smartphone users and the upgraded performance of cameras inserted int o smartphones have been leading to the explosive growth of the camera applicati..
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...