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Osceola County Welcomes South Korean Delegation


Released By Osceola County Community Outreach/Public Information Office

A visit by a delegation from South Korea could be a major step in fostering connections between the County’s 500-acre technology district and an economy known for producing high-tech industrial goods.

Last year a trip to South Korea led by Vice Chairwoman Cheryl Grieb was canceled because of hurricanes Irma and Maria. But last week’s visit to NeoCity, BRIDG and UCF was a direct result of that strategic planning and business development effort.

“Our strategy is to engage in meaningful industrial and academic partnerships that drive innovation and nurture our investment in NeoCity,” said Grieb. “We are seeing global interest in NeoCity and I’m optimistic that our discussion with this group will help us develop connections that advance this project to the levels we envision in our strategic plan.”

Among the topics discussed were opportunities for collaboration and joint research. A connected and international presence could benefit the area as a result of research, design and potential manufacturing opportunities.

“We are pleased to learn of the technology and development opportunities here in Osceola county and BRIDG.  We look forward to continuing the dialogue to find and establish collaboration and partnerships to support the County’s vision,” said Yoon Won Suh, Executive VP, LG Technology Center of America.

Members of the delegation also included:

-Dr. Jae Hong Park, National Nano Fabrication Center

-Dr. Seung Min Kwak, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

-Dr. Kyu Sik Shin, Korea Electronics Technology Institute

-Dr. Peter Chang, Singapore Microelectronics

-Mr. Tai Il Hyun, NeoCity Links

Since the foundation of NeoCity in 2014, reshaping Osceola County into a significant and comprehensive global center for smart sensor, photonics, and nano-technology research and development, big data/predictive analytics, and workforce talent concentration have been shared priorities for the entire community.