* Date : 2018-04-19
Medical industry is one of the areas that has implemented a lot of cutting-edge technologies along with the arrival of the fourth industrial revolution. 3D printing is one of the technologies that has been actively applied to the medical sector. 3D printed models of organs can help analyze the current state of cancer and suggest the proper surgical method. Therefore, it can increase the satisfaction level of doctors and patients. Moreover, customized models of body parts can be made based on the 3D bioprinting technology, and it doesn't have side effects as it uses the cellular tissues of the patients. The 3D printed medical device market has achieved continuous growth. A lot of cutting-edge technologies that have been combined with the medical industry have enabled robot-assisted surgical operations and even treatment methods that make use of the augmented reality technologies. On Smart Korea, we introduce the development of the medical industry which implemented a variety of cutting-edge technologies.
Along with the changed standards for talented individuals, education sector has promoted changes by implementing advanced IT skills. Domestic education industry has gone through a paradigm shift by introducing new educational methods like tablet PC and electronic blackboard. All eyes are now on the expected changes that can be caused by EduTech, which refers to an emerging digital education environment.
Because of the spread of smartphones, real-time communication among students, parents and teachers have become possible thanks to the broadened application of SNS on education. A lot of companies that have provided home-study materials have developed new educational devices by connecting tablet PCs with home-study materials. Also, domestic companies have boosted supporting policies in order to offer equal chances to students so that they can experience digital education environment. On Smart Korea, we look into the rise of EduTech industry, which is expected to grow as an improved education infrastructure.
The consumption market in Vietnam has recently seized a lot of attention. It has been considered as a stepping stone for the New Southern Policy of the government which targeted the Southeast Asian region. Also, the market has achieved rapid economic growth, attaining an average annual growth rate of 7%. Korean companies used to focus on manufacturing and export in the past, but they have expanded the investment into various fields including distribution, finance and service sectors. There is a fintech startup which seeks a new business opportunity in Vietnam. It provides a convenient overseas remittance service, considering the enhanced economic exchanges between Vietnam and Korea. By providing a service with a simple process and low fees, the company aims to dominate the finance market in Vietnam. The content industry is also paying attention to Vietnam. Korean cultural contents have already gained recognition in Vietnam along with the growing popularity of the Korean Wave. And diversified contents have been developed which can arouse sympathy from the Vietnamese people. On Biz Issue, we explore the rise of Vietnamese market, which has garnered a lot of attention as a key economic partner.