Discovering and Scouting the Market

We gathered a list of tools & services to help you exploring and understanding the Korean market.

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Emerging as Asia's new start-up mecca, Korea has an unrivaled technology infrastructure and significant R&D and entrepreneurship support. Korea is a place for entrepreneurs to sprout new ideas and incubate them in the most advanced technology with the most easy-adopter population. 


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They offer : Market opportunity analysis | Go-to-market strategy | Marketing and positioning strategies


Business France’s three missions are:

  • Fostering export growth by French businesses.
  • Promoting and facilitating international investment in France.
  • Promoting France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location.

These missions involve:

  • Offering customised solutions and services to foreign businesses and investors to foster exports, but also to detect, support and facilitate inward investment.
  • Playing a role in defining national and regional programs geared towards developing industries internationally and enhancing France’s investment attractiveness, not least through sector-based and regional associations and greater synergies between firms.
  • Supporting the decision-making processes and performance improvements of exporting companies and industrial/financial investors in France.
  • Helping to optimise the performance of mid-size companies and innovative businesses to speed up their development outside their domestic market, leading to significant business growth.
  • Developing and managing the government-run framework underpinning the VIE / VIA international internship program.
  • Carrying out, overseeing or taking part in all international cooperation initiatives launched in its areas of expertise.
  • Monitoring France’s image and economic attractiveness abroad, while coordinating influential international business networks.
  • Analysing and suggesting government policy measures to support the international development of the French economy.
  • Drawing up, developing and rolling out effective communication approaches adapted to each of its targets, in France and abroad, to help meet these objectives.

The Business Support Service of French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry helps companies to develop their business in Korea. It offers market research studies and/or feasibility studies. These studies will allow the French company to assess the potential of its products or services in Korea. It also offers a range of tools and personalized support by targeting the most pertinent partners, by canvassing them and by organizing face to face meetings with the most interested ones to find your future Korean partners.

The creation of a subsidiary office in Korea often appears essential to strengthen and make your commercial relationships with your Korean partners sustainable and acquire more customers. The FKCCI offers various solutions to set up this local office with a maximum of flexibility and a minimum of costs. We can rent fully equipped offices in the heart of Seoul. 

The FKCCI helps you to find employees and organizes training for them, mostly focused on issues related to business in a bi- or multi-cultural working environment, our trainings address topics such as Intercultural Management in Korea, Leadership Development, Negotiation techniques…

The French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry organizes around 30 events every year with prominent guest speakers from the Korean and French political and business worlds. These offer great opportunities for start-ups to expand their network of contacts and thereby develop their businesses.

Meet the French Tech community based in Seoul

They offer : Business networking | Tailored intro | Perks programs | Events


The French Tech Hub Seoul aims to bring together actors of French and Korean startup ecosystems in order to create a dynamic community that encourages exchanges and promotes the development of French and Korean startups. The French Tech Hub Seoul will accompany startups and innovative companies of the two countries in their development on the market of the partner country.

The French Tech Hub Seoul is not just an incubator, nor a program. It is an actual community where the French and Korean players of the startup ecosystem can exchange information, build partnership and even create business!

The goal of the initiative is to create a single window for international partnership to connect the two startup ecosystems. 


Created in 2006, the Cercle des Entrepreneurs Francophones en Corée (CEFC) is a French non-profit association dedicated to help French-speaking entrepreneurs set up small and medium-sized enterprises in South Korea. This collegial association meets on the first Monday of March, June, September and December to welcome newcomers, share information on the market, and also prepare fact sheets on specific topics.

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