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Nov 13

South Korea’s Quest for Creative Economy

Home to global, innovative firms like Samsung, LG, and Hyundai, the Republic of Korea has long been a center for technology and innovation in East Asia. With few natural resources, it has become more vital that Korea fosters creative assets as it emerges from the global economic slowdown and accelerates into the 21st Century. Since President Park Geun-hye took office in February 2013, her administration has been focusing on the development of a “creative economy” in an attempt to bring together innovative ideas and foster more vibrant start-ups. Led by the newly created Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, this interdisciplinary approach to policymaking and innovation is aimed at creating an ecosystem that will empower Korean businesses to invest in the people, technology, and creative assets of the future. 

Join us as Vice-Minister Yoon Jong-lok of the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning discusses Korea’s embrace of the “creative economy” and how it can pay dividends in an increasingly competitive and innovative world?

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Yoon Jong-lok
Vice Minister, Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning

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Ambassador Terry Miller Ambassador Terry Miller

Director, Center for Data Analysis and the Center for Trade and Economics and Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Economic Freedom Read More