Smart Cities opportunities in South Korea

Photo: Sunyu Kim, Unsplash.com  The long history of Smart Cities in different names Urban development plans in South Korea in the 20th century were managed by the state and the large private conglomerates which caused growing urban issues which was a global trend towards urbanization. The plans have led to many issues in large cities… Read More

Dried fish popular in South Korea

Photo: Unsplash.com According to the published statistics in 2016 regarding seafood consumption per person, Korean people consume the world’s biggest amount of seafood per person at 58.4 kg, followed by Norway with 53.3 kg and Japan with 50.2 kg. Considering that 20.2 kg is the global average, it is easily assumed that Korean people love… Read More

Offshore Wind opportunities in South Korea – a fast-paced move towards renewable resources.

South Korea produces 90% of the country’s electricity generated from non-renewable sources. However, South Korea is committed to change; adjusting to green power has been a political focus area, and offshore wind will be one of key drivers on the deployment of renewable energy. The government aims for 20% of the country’s electricity consumption to… Read More

Aging society and elderly care in Korea

A recent rehabilitation center development project in a region of Korea will open opportunities for Norwegian solution or product exporters. In line with a series of elderly care industry development projects, Korea is initiating a Training Center for Leadership in the Rehabilitation Industry, mainly focusing on the growing elderly population. This training center will be supported… Read More

Fast growing beer market for Norwegian exporters in South Korea

A change in consumer behaviour in the beer market combined with the new free trade agreement between EFTA and Korea, presents opportunities for Norwegian companies. The Korean beer market has been solely growing, while other liquor markets have been struggling with almost zero growth for the last 5 years. If you take a closer look at the… Read More