TechNode has signed a strategic partnership agreement with CHINALAB—Korea’s well-known information platform. This will inject greater vitality into the veins of Chinese and Korean corporates in terms of cooperation in technological innovation, enabling them to learn from each other’s high-tech systems and industrialization patterns. As partners, they will intensify content cooperation and communication through co-organizing relevant technology-themed events. In addition, together TechNode and CHINALAB will sift through startups in both countries to locate the ones with great potential, foster further communication between them, and encourage practices in international development.
With both countries occupying great strategic importance in Asia and being close neighbors, China and Korea have been carrying out persistent and intensive interactions, gradually growing into a community of shared interest. Especially in the past two years after the implementation of China Korea Free Trade Agreement, both parties reached consensus on fields such as commodity trade, economic innovation, and science and technology. In the meantime, due to the highly complementary nature of their economic and technological bodies, both governments place great value in deepening the relation via cooperation in technological innovation.
TechNode and CHINALAB have already conducted close collaborations in this year’s Asia Hardware Battle, in which the Korean bracket will be held in Incheon this September. In the following months, they will expand the collaboration field to media content, corporate service, and more based on the specific requirements of innovative enterprises in both countries. This move aims to boost further cross-country interaction among outstanding content-driven companies, efficient exchange of valuable resources in each country’s respective technological field, and in-depth communication among new industrial clusters from both sides.
Korea’s CHINALAB (CHINALAB for short) is a subsidiary co-established by Korea’s biggest media organization—Central Media Group and NAVER—Korea’s Baidu equivalent. It aims to provide an objective platform for the Korean public to get ahold of up-to-date information about China’s enterprises. Ever since the beginning, CHINALAB has been responsible for operating and managing the NAVER China Channel on NAVER’s mobile terminal platform, which continuously features the Information Communications Technology in both countries and conducts in-depth follow-up reports. It has become Korea’s most authoritative information platform on China with the largest user base.
NAVER China Channel was established in 2016. Its president, Han Woo Deg, commented, “There is tremendous potential for China and Korea to collaborate in the field of Information Communications Technology. We look forward to contributing to the mutual prosperity together with TechNode.” As China’s most comprehensive innovation platform for technology entrepreneurship with the closest ties to the global technology ecosystem, TechNode has since its establishment gradually built up a unique international innovation ecosystem, bringing together startups, investment agencies, industrial resources, and innovation teams in big corporates from all over the world. Backed by its highly influential bilingual website, offline international innovation summit, national accelerator network, global technological innovation strategy covering 12 cities in 7 countries, and database of professional investment and financing practices, TechNode successfully formed a unique innovative business model based on its international ecosystem.
TechNode’s consistent dedication to uncovering China’s successful innovation cases with multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary features as well as its international vision is the key to sustaining and reinforcing its cooperation with CHINALAB, which focuses greatly on content quality. This historic ally will undoubtedly help the Korean public acquire the most authentic and objective information about China’s technological development, prompting further dialogue between these two countries in relevant fields. At the same time, this opportunity will be used to build an international innovation ecosystem for large enterprises, investment agencies, and startups from both countries to connect, exchange, and integrate.