SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won, who serves as chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), is stepping up to spearhead the industrialization of Korean food in the private sector.
The business body announced Tuesday that it has chosen Korean food’s industrialization as the primary theme for this year’s National Development Project Season 2.
The National Development Project, hosted by the KCCI, aims to discover a variety of solutions from the private sector to address structural problems faced by Korean society in the post-pandemic era.
Last year, the program was held in a form of a public contest gathering ideas for startups. The selected ideas have turned into actual products under the auspices of Chey and other mentoring entrepreneurs.
This year, the program will commence under the overarching theme of industrializing Korean food.
The Korean food industry carries a high potential for growth and synergy in the private sector, which can easily be linked to other industries like content production, the KCCI explained.
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