* Date : 2018-10-25
Unmanned technology including automated system has minimized human intervention and it has gained popularity from various industrial sectors. Convenience stores and restaurants are the areas that have actively implemented unmanned systems. Unmanned convenience stores have been commercialized by applying cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and sensors. And restaurants have implemented unmanned counter and self-service kiosks to reduce cost and enhance efficiency. Also, unmanned aerial vehicles, which can sense the surrounding environment of the places that are inaccessible to human, have been introduced to the construction industry. Unmanned technology has also been introduced to the places that need a 24-hour patrol. It can improve the safety of citizens and protect the cultural assets by blocking the trespassers and wild animals. Unmanned technology has collaborated with advanced technologies and it has brought about significant changes to the living environment. We explore the rise of unmanned technology market which will improve the convenience of individuals and change various industries.
Small and medium-sized companies have been considered as one of the key indicators of the national economic development. Smart Biz Expo 2018 was held, and it is to strengthen the competitiveness of small businesses and help them make advancement into new markets. This year marks the third anniversary of the event, which is organized by Samsung Electronics. And it aims to promote mutual growth of major and small businesses as well as boost the development of small and medium-sized companies that will bring about innovative changes to various industrial sectors. About 100 companies which have learned the accumulated manufacturing experiences of Samsung Electronics joined the expo. Including the companies that have established the smart factory system supported by Samsung Electronics, various items in different categories have been exhibited. Items in the field of Consumer Goods include IT and Home Electronic as well as Food and Beverage. Also, in case of Industrial Goods, companies in the field of Electronics and Electric Parts, Machines and Manufacture as well as Smart Factory Solution introduced various products they have developed. Moreover, a lot of additional events have been held to strengthen the capabilities of the participating companies. The participating companies have had chances to communicate with Samsung Electronics as well as the Minister for SMEs and Startups. As most of the participating companies are in the field of distribution and manufacturing, a distribution MD, or merchandiser from a major company provided a mentoring service to suggest directions for the development of products as well as distribution strategies. We look into Smart Biz Expo 2018, which is expected to gain recognition as an ideal model for the mutual growth of major as well as small and medium-sized companies.
Chungbuk Free Economic Zone has built advanced transportation infrastructure including railways, expressways and Cheongju International Airport. Along with Osong Biovalley which has formed a bio cluster and Cheongju Aeropolis which has led the cutting-edge aerospace industry, it has gained recognition as the core of the global businesses. Osong Biovalley has achieved continuous growth as one of the most advanced bio clusters in the world. 6 national institutes for healthcare as well as 185 companies specialized in health and medical treatment are located in the district. A general hospital in a form of a medi-cluster has recently been established in Osong Biovalley. And it is a combination of a medical industry as well as a bio cluster. By making use of the infrastructure for bioindustry established in Osong Biovalley, new treatment methods and medical devices are going to be developed and maximize the strength of the bio cluster. As a result, Chungbuk Free Economic Zone has continuously strengthened its competitive power. Moreover, Cheongju International Airport has gained an edge in the high-tech aerospace industry by expanding flights to different regions around the world. Therefore, companies specialized in the aerospace industry, including the fields of aviation parts and aircraft maintenance, have gathered in Cheongju. We introduce Chungbuk Free Economic zone, which has created higher value-added industries.