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Funding Guide

General Funding Guide

The Funding Guide provides an overview of funding opportunities for researchers with particular interest in mobility or collaboration between Denmark and South Korea. The guide contains information about funding schemes for mobility, research and innovation.
This funding guide is aimed at researchers based on institutions and companies working or looking for a research collaboration between Denmark and South Korea.

Please note that the Korean funding sources included in this guide are explicitly targeted towards international researchers and research collaboration where Danish partner/s can be the driving force in establishing new partnerships. Many other South Korean research funding schemes also allow for internationalisation, however, the lead applicant always needs to be a South Korean national. 

The funding guide is not an exhaustive overview of all current funding opportunities for collaboration between Denmark and South Korea. It provides an overview of all the opportunities identified and currently deemed relevant by Innovation Center Denmark in Seoul.

> A General Funding Guide is available in PDF version here

Thematic Funding Guide

Innovation Centre Denmark (ICDK) in Seoul, South Korea contributes to the Danish Government’s effort to intensify bilateral relations with South Korea. Especially in scientific, technical, administrative and commercial sectors, ICDK works actively towards establishing various platforms for collaboration to provide benefit to Danish and South Korean companies, researchers, and institutions.

ICDK Seoul continues to raise awareness among South Korean institutions and universities of Danish strongholds via one-on-one meetings, event and seminar participations as well as workshop and conference facilitation. Currently, ICDK Seoul is focusing on three thematic area i.e. Clean Tech, ICT and Life science. The funding opportunities for three thematic area is available below:

(Last update on November 2019)


To achieve the ambition of becoming the world’s 5th greenest country, the South Korean government will spend approximately 2% of annual GDP on green growth programs and projects by 2050. Having already spent 62.8 billion USD, the South Korean government implemented ten policies for green growth under three strategies. For instance, the South Korean government aims to increase the share of renewable energy by up to 20% by 2030.


As various indicators show, South Korea is a frontrunner in the development of ICT and IoT. It has the fastest internet and is the most connected nation in the world.


South Korea is a strong producer and developer of precision medicine and an ideal testbed for surgical robots and AI technologies. Also, it retains a top level bio database and aims to develop into a global biotech and medical industrial hub by 2020. Furthermore, it has a well-established universal healthcare system with easy access to healthcare services. The healthcare industry aspires to partner with tech startups to develop innovation in digital health based on complex engineering skills and software expertise.

> The thematic funding guide is available in a PDF version here

For more information, questions and dialogue please contact:

 Peter Normann Vangsbo



mail: [email protected]

tel.: +82263634819 

mob.: +821028454187

Dongah Nikki Ko


Research & Innovation Officer

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Tel.: +82 2 6363 4813

Mob.: +82 10 2549 4255