SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and France will hold a variety of events this year to boost mutual exchange and cooperation between venture startups in their countries, marking the 130th anniversary of their diplomatic establishment.
The French Embassy in Seoul said Thursday that a French support center for startup companies called “French Tech Hub” will open in Seoul next month on the occasion of the “French Year in South Korea,” which will run from next month to the end of the year.
To this effect, the two countries will also boost their exchange of “creative economy” while promoting their respective startups’ advances into each other’s countries.
The two countries will hold an event late May called “French Tech Days” where startups from both states that are specialized in the medical technology, fintech and digital fields will gather to promote exchange programs.
A seminar is also scheduled for June, when experts on fintech, which refers to a combination of finance and technology, will discuss fostering the growth of venture firms in their sector.
France will invite South Korea as a main guest country to an international action forum on local autonomous governments to be held in Paris in July, according to the French Embassy.
An embassy official said the two countries will also promote exchange and cooperation in culture and sports.