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Major Industrial Clusters in Seoul


G Valley is Korea's Silicon Valley for high-tech industries such as ventures, IT, and knowledge industries. Beginning with the textile and garment industry, which was a major export industry in the 1960s, it has recently developed into a high value-added high-tech and knowledge-information base with large research institutes and ventures.

- Location : Guro-dong, Guro-gu, Gasan-dong, Geumcheon-gu
- Size: 1,925,000 m2
- Classification
‧ Complex 1 : Software (SW), IT Industry (Completely changed to an Information Industry Center)
‧ Complex 2 : Clothing Manufacturing
‧ Complex 3 : IT, manufacturing

Magok R&D District

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It is an eco-friendly high-tech cluster where new growth engine industries such as IT, BT and NT coexist with residential space. In addition, convention centers and exhibition halls in the international business complex are drawing attention from foreign investors.

- Location : Magok-dong, Gayang-dong, Gangseo-gu
-Size : 3,665,722 m2
- Function
‧ Requirement to move into Magok Industrial Complex: over 50% of space must be used for R & D
‧ Construction of Seoul's largest botanical garden, Central Park, MICE facility, and residential areas form an ideal R & D environment
‧ Used as a research complex for large companies such as LG and KOLON

DMC(Digital Media City)

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It is an advanced digital media entertainment (M & E) cluster created for the development, production, and distribution of cultural contents. By combining the excellent IT technology, human resources, and cultural entertainment at the epicenter of the Korean Wave, we are creating new future added value.

- Location : Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu
- Size : 569,925 m2
- Function
‧ Provides a cutting-edge environment including a high-speed communication network, VR / AR center, and 5G test bed
‧ Supports academic-industrial cooperation and networking
‧ Provides low-cost office space for foreign-invested companies

Hongneung Bio Hub

It is a bio industry cluster that will lead the era of the fourth industrial revolution. Many of the universities, research institutes, and hospitals around the city are playing a large role in bio-innovation, centering on the Seoul Bio Hub, which leads the vitalization of biomedical startups in Seoul.

- Location : Former site of Korea Rural Economic Institute (Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-gu)
- Size : 21,937 m2
- Function :
‧ Providing office spaces, research facilities and equipment for bio startups
‧ Supporting R & D and foreign investment
‧ Supporting commercialization of technology through industry-university-institution cooperation

Yangjae R&D Campus

It is an R&D cluster specialized in artificial intelligence (AI) and big data.By taking advantage of the transport hub that connects Seoul to Gyeonggi-do, AI and big data activities are actively taking place through collaboration with surrounding research institutes.

- Location : Former Yanggok Wholesale Market (Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu)
- Size : 32,095 m2
‧ Business facility :
① Office space for high tech companies and research institutes : Amenities, Business Services, Networking Events
② Startup Incubation Center : Business skill training Provides legal and economic support
‧ Company Support Facility :
① Exhibition and Convention Facilities : Offers opportunities to share citizen-subjected research results
② Education center : Master's and Doctoral Program in Hi-Tech Industry
③ Residential space for long stay : Accommodation for International Convention Participants
‧ Culture and leisure : Restaurants, shopping malls, theaters, etc.