Introducing STARTUPKOREA & CCEIs

Online and Offline Platforms for a Thriving Creative Economy

What is Center for Creative Economic Innovation? (CCEI)

StartupKorea is a website that provides a database of prospective venture enterprises from all CCEIs nationwide so that foreign startup-related stakeholders, such as foreign investors, may easily understand and approach Korea’s CCEI ventures. It serves as a mutual supplement to the CCEI website (https://ccei.creativekorea.or.kr) (only available in Korean), and is focused on providing global contents targeted towards foreign readers. This website is managed and run by the Gyeonggi CCEI* under the supervision of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) The Gyeonggi CCEI acts as a hub that aids the global entry of startups, ventures, and SMEs uncovered by the 17 CCEIs across the nation. It provides them with opportunities to participate in foreign exhibitions and Demoday and operates various programs regarding all stages of global advancement, such as global investment expos. Thus, it is responsible for the overall support of the overseas advancement of creative economy enterprises, and provides.

Who is CCEI?

Who We Are

  • CCEI, Center for Creative Economic Innovation is a cooperative partnership between public and private sectors in South Korea to create an environment conducive to startups and startup entrepreneurs.
  • CCEI, established consecutively from Sept. 2014, as public-private partnership platforms for implementing creative economic policies, currently operates in 17 provinces.
  • Matched with leading Korean companies that offer resources and expertise, CCEI’s main purpose is to nurture startups, boost innovation of small and medium sized enterprises [SMEs] and build a regional eco-system.

Specialized Regional Industries & Programs

Each CCEI focuses on specialized projects that maximize the potential of regional resources with the support of leading companies.
Gyeonggi CCEI
3D Lab(시제품 제작소)
GIGA Hall
IoT 3MP Lab
IoT DIY Lab
IoT 클라우드 Lab
게임SW Lab
글로벌 Support 센터
기타 시설
다목적 Hall
모바일 Lab
이노베이션 Room
크리에이션 Room
핀테크 Lab 1
핀테크 Lab 2
  • Business Areas Games · FinTech · IoT · 5G · Global Hub
  • Dedicated company
Gangwon CCEI
  • Business Field Big Data · O2O
  • Dedicated company
Gyeongnam CCEI
  • Business Field Smart Machinery
  • Dedicated company
Gyeongbuk CCEI
  • Business Field Smart Factory
  • Dedicated company
Gwangju CCEI
  • Business Field Automobiles · Smart Factory
  • Dedicated company
Daegu CCEI
  • Business Field C-lab· Textile · Electronics
  • Dedicated company
Daejeon CCEI
  • Business Field ICT
  • Dedicated company
Busan CCEI
  • Business Field Retail · Film
  • Dedicated company
Seoul CCEI
  • Business Field Urban Lifestyle · K-culture· Fashion
  • Dedicated company
Sejong CCEI
  • Business Field Smart Farm
  • Dedicated company
Ulsan CCEI
  • Business Field Shipbuilding · Machinery
  • Dedicated company
Incheon CCEI
  • Business Field Smart Logistics· Aero-Engine
  • Dedicated company
Jeonnam CCEI
  • Business Field Agriculture · Fisheries
  • Dedicated company
Jeonbuk CCEI
  • Business Field Carbon Fiber · Agriculture
  • Dedicated company
Jeju CCEI
  • Business Field Smart Tourism· IT
  • Dedicated company
Chungnam CCEI
  • Business Field Solar Energy · Photovoltaic
  • Dedicated company
Chungbuk CCEI
  • Business Field K-beauty· Bio-Tech
  • Dedicated company
Pohang CCEI
  • Business Field Energy · Material
  • Dedicated company
Gyeonggi CCEI
  • Business Areas Games · FinTech · IoT · 5G · Global Hub
  • Dedicated company KT
Gangwon CCEI
  • Business Areas Big Data · O2O
  • Dedicated company NAVER
Gyeongnam CCEI
  • Business Areas Smart Machinery
  • Dedicated company DOOSAN
Gyeongbuk CCEI
  • Business Areas Smart Factory
  • Dedicated company SAMSUNG
Gwangju CCEI
  • Business Areas Automobiles · Smart Factory
  • Dedicated company HYUNDAI
Daegu CCEI
  • Business Areas C-lab · Textile · Electronics
  • Dedicated company SAMSUNG
Daejeon CCEI
  • Business Areas ICT
  • Dedicated company SK
Busan CCEI
  • Business Areas Retail · Film
  • Dedicated company LOTTE
Seoul CCEI
  • Business Areas Urban Lifestyle · K-culture · Fashion
  • Dedicated company CJ
Sejong CCEI
  • Business Areas Smart Farm
  • Dedicated company SK
Ulsan CCEI
  • Business Areas Shipbuilding · Machinery
  • Dedicated company HYUNDAI
Incheon CCEI
  • Business Areas Smart Logistics · Aero-Engine
  • Dedicated company HANJIN
Jeonnam CCEI
  • Business Areas Agriculture · Fisheries
  • Dedicated company GS
Jeonbuk CCEI
  • Business Areas Carbon Fiber · Agriculture
  • Dedicated company HYOSUNG
Jeju CCEI
  • Business Areas Smart Tourism · IT
  • Dedicated company DAUMKAKAO
Chungnam CCEI
  • Business Areas Solar Energy · Photovoltaic
  • Dedicated company HANWHA
Chungbuk CCEI
  • Business Areas K-beauty · Bio-Tech
  • Dedicated company LG
Pohang CCEI
  • Business Areas Energy · Material
  • Dedicated company POSCO

Major Progress

  • Rapidly growing, the number of startups supported by CCEI is 437 as of Sept. 2015 and is expected to exceed 2,500 by 2017.
  • In the forms of investments, loans and guarantees, CCEI has created funds of over 1 billion USD and is expected to reach 1.8 billion USD by 2016.
  • Saudi Arabia and Brazil are adopting CCEI models,
    and other countries have also shown interest.