Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership

LEP welcomes South Korean business delegation

Published 21st May 2015 at 1:01pm

Members of a South Korean business delegation have toured the AMRC as part of an initiative designed to boost trade and investment.

The delegation was the first led by a representative of the South Korean government to visit a UK region outside London.

Delegates held meetings with representatives of local government, business and academia in the AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre, before visiting the Nuclear AMRC, where they signed Memorandums of Understanding with the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.

They then toured the Factory of the Future and the Composite Centre.

Speaking during the visit, University of Sheffield Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, emphasised the links that already existed between the University and Korea and the importance of having a vibrant Korean community in the academic world.

Sir Keith said the University was eager to expand its relationship with Korean industry.“We greatly admire the manufacturing prowess of Korea. It has done the most extraordinary and wonderful things across a whole range of activities,” said Sir Keith.

“We believe we have here something to offer to your Korean colleagues. We would love to be your partners in the next generation of products.”

Jounghwan Lee from the AMRC Composite Centre played a key role in helping to facilitate the visit.

Photo above: LEP Chairman James Newman and Joon Chung, chairman of the Korea Venture Business Association, signing the Memorandum of Understanding.

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