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Competitiveness of Seoul's ICT Industry

ICT industry, in Seoul, has developed rapidly since the 2000s, leading the growth of the global ICT market.
Korea(Seoul) is the world's leading ICT power plant.


Internet access rate by household-
the first place in the world


Average mobile connection speed


Average internet connection speed


Mobile search engine utilization

885 ICT research institutes

315 Big Data research institutes
237 AR/VR research institutes
130 IoT research institutes

Seoul Blockchain five-year plan (2018~2022)

Creating an integrated complex that can accommodate 200 companies

Mapo Seoul Startup Hub
(Western region)

Gaepo Digital Innovation Park
(Southeastern region)

Fund worth 100 billion won in consultation with the private sector by 2022 to support blockchain startups

Mapo Seoul Startup Hub
(Western region)

13.6 billion won will be supported by Seoul

Support of blockchain related conventions, tours, and other promotional events.

Gaepo Digital Innovation Park
(Southeastern region)

Will support up to 1billion won for blockchain startups who have not succeeded in commercializing technology

Support of up to 100 million won for blockchain related events

'Blockchain in Seoul'-tour course : Seoul City Hall ~ Mapo Seoul Startup Hub ~ Sangam S-PLEX Center ~ Gaepo Digital Innovation Park ~ COEX

Fostering a total of 760 professional talents for 4 years

Business practice course

4 weeks
400 talents by 2022

Start-up course

8 weeks
120 talents by 2022

Advanced professional Course

6 month
240 talents by 2022