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Shinhan Squarebridge Daejeon
Shinhan Squarebridge Daejeon is an initiative led by Shinhan Financial Group to accelerate the growth of innovation in South Korea1. Specifically designed to nurture science and technology professionals and early-stage tech startups in Daejeon and across South Korea, this initiative now includes 500 Global’s Ignition program and early-stage accelerators to help South Korean founders and startups realize their full potential and scale. Daejeon, as a flourishing innovation hub with established tech-driven infrastructure, seeks to be the next place to foster pioneering technological inventions.
대전은 대한민국의 최대 규모 R&D센터로, 한국과학기술원(KAIST)과 LG화학 연구소 등 1,300개 이상의 연구기관, 대학, 첨단기업이 대전에 기반을 두고 있습니다.
대한민국의 실리콘 밸리라고 불리는 대전은 IT융합, 화학, 바이오 메디컬, 나노융합, 정밀기기 등 기술 기반 산업 전반에 걸쳐 75,000명 이상의 기술 인재를 보유하고 있습니다. 대전시는 창업가 정신과 혁신을 촉진하기 위해 재정 기획부터 기술 사업화 컨설팅까지 다양한 지원을 통해 지역 내 기술 스타트업을 육성하고 있습니다.
Daejeon is South Korea’s largest R&D center2 where over 1,300 research institutes, universities and high-tech companies3 including Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and corporate research institutes like LG Chem, are located in several specialized zones named ‘Daedeok Innopolis’ within the city4.
Known as the Silicon Valley of South Korea5, there are more than 75,000 tech talents located in Daejeon from across industries including IT convergence, bio-medical, nano convergence, precision equipment and more6. To promote entrepreneurship and innovation, Daejeon city government provides various support from financial planning to consulting on technology commercialization to help build a solid foundation for tech startups within the region7.