KAIST will host the 2022 KAIST Startup Festival.
The KAIST Startup Festival, which marks its ninth anniversary this year, will be held at the Daejeon headquarters for two days from the 13th as a venue designed to share the annual achievements of KAIST founders and explore future directions.
On the 13th, the first day of the event, events will be held to introduce this year’s start-up results. In the morning, lawyer Choi Ho-sook, a visiting professor at KAIST’s start-up center, will hold a teacher start-up workshop and share major legal counseling cases for companies that start their businesses.
In addition, there will be a presentation on how to write a technology implementation contract for teachers who want to start a business, check individual competencies and readiness before starting a business, and develop a “start-up competency self-diagnosis program” to cope with the risks faced by early founders.
In the afternoon, there was also a time to introduce the results of student start-ups through the “Loonshots” program with KAIST’s start-up company representing this year.
KAIST selected ▲ Narnia Labs (Artificial Intelligence Solution in Manufacturing) ▲ Impact AI (Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Solution) ▲ Plume.D ▲ Simtural (Digital Twin Virtual Environment Service) ▲ Celliaz (Development of Retinal Disease Treatment) ▲ Spider Core (Development of Artificial Intelligence-based RNA) as an educational solution.
Among them, Narnia Labs was founded in April this year by Professor Cho Chun-sik of Mobility Graduate School through KAIST Entrepreneurial Partnership (hereinafter referred to as KEP), and provides a service that dramatically reduces the time and cost needed to develop products using an integrated manufacturing platform that automatically generates, evaluates, and optimizes data needed for engineering design. It also provides “no-code service-type software” in which artificial intelligence, not human developers, designs program codes on its own.
Based on this technology, it received investment from Hyundai Motor Group (Zero One) four months after its start-up, and won the grand prize for teachers at Green Business Week 2022 K-Tech Startup Wangjungwangjeon held in October. Currently, Hyundai Motor, Hyundai Mobis, and LG Electronics are using Narnia Labs’ technology to develop it.