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101 Top South Korean Government Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Government companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Government industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean Government Startups

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Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology

Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology

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KEIT is a government affiliated organization under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Seoul Metropolitan Government

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Seoul Metropolitan Government is the government of Seoul, South Korea’s metropolitan area.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

ME ME WE GANGNAM

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ME ME WE GANGNAM is a government agency that specializes in the art, pottery, and furniture business.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Genians, Inc.

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Genians reimagines NAC by Device Platform Intelligence to ensure the highest levels of security and IT operational efficiency.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

National Pension Service

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National Pension Service is a pension plan sponsor

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation

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Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation provides cadastral surveys and spatial information services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Institute of Energy Research

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Korea Institute of Energy Research is a government-funded research institute that develops energy technology.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea National Oil Corporation

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Korea National Oil Corporation is a state-owned oil company engaged in the exploration of crude oil.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology

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Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology contributes to the development of the Korean construction industry.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

National Election Commission

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National Election Commission is a constitutional agency that manages elections and referendums and administers political party affairs.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

KIRO

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KIRO is an R&D institute that specializes in robotics.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

National OncoVenture

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National OncoVenture is a Korean government funded oncology drug development program

Seoul Metropolitan Government

KAHAS

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KAHAS is a quasi-governmental organization specialized in the food safety industry in Korea.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

CODIT

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CODIT is a data intelligence platform that provides information on local legislature, regulation and policy.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Small Business Corporation

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SBC is a non-profit government-funded organization that provides health and success solutions for small & medium enterprises.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

National IT Industry Promotion Agency

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NIPA improves the technical competitiveness of small-to-medium-sized businesses.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity

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Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity is a field-oriented institution dedicated to cultivating creative talents.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

SEOUL METROPOLITAN OFFICE OF EDUCATION

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SEOUL METROPOLITAN OFFICE OF EDUCATION is a school board that provides education services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Testing & Research Institute

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Korea Testing & Research Institute is a testing and certification institute which performs integrate testing and technical consulting.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Ministry of Health and Welfare South Korea

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Ministry of Health and Welfare South Korea coordinates and oversees health & welfare-related affairs and policies.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Institute of Industrial Technology

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Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) is a South Korean government research institute.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea University Sport Federation

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Korea University Sport Federation promotes the management and supervision of advanced college sports culture.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Testing Laboratory

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Korea Testing Laboratory provides domestic and international certification services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Ministry of Science and ICT

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Ministry of Science and ICT is a ministry of the Government of South Korea.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Water Resources Corporation

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Korea Water Resources Corporation is a governmental agency for comprehensive water resources.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Busan Metropolitan City office of Education

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Busan Metropolitan City office of Education is a non-profit organization that offers education services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

CSI

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CSI is a construction work safety management comprehensive information network.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Gyeongsangbuk-do Office of Education

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Gyeongsangbuk-do Office of Education responsible for determining the policy, administrating, and govern the education system.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korean National Commission for UNESCO

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Korean National Commission for UNESCO is a non-profit organization that promotes world peace and human development.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Securities Depository

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Korea Securities Depository is the central securities depository of Korea, supporting the development of the capital market.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Daegu Digital Industry Promotion Agency

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Daegu Digital Industry Promotion Agency is leading the regional contents industry.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Institute of Public Finance

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Korea Institute of Public Finance is a research organization that supports the establishment of policies related to taxation.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials

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Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials is a research institute funded by the government.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Arts Council Korea

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Arts Council Korea is a public institution under the ministry of culture, sports and tourism.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Gyeonggido Office of Education

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Gyeonggido Office of Education is a government organization specialized in educational administration services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

COOP

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COOP provides news and information related to co-operatives.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Expressway Corporation

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Korea Expressway Corporation is a Government agency for national expressway system.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Fair Trade Commission

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Korea Fair Trade Commission is a regulatory authority that promotes a competitive market environment and protects consumer rights.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Enterprises Federation

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KEF provides services, including collective bargaining and cooperative programs to bring labor and management together.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Internet Self-governance Organization

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Korea Internet Self-Governance Organization is an internet self-regulatory organization.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Ministry of National Defense

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Ministry of National Defense is a non-profit government organization.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Legal Aid Corporation

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Korea Legal Aid Corporation is a legal welfare institution that helps citizens in financial or legal difficulties.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

INCHEON Seogu Facilities Management Corporation

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INCHEON Seogu Facilities Management Corporation is a public and community organization.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Small Business Institute

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Korea Small Business Institute is a research and evaluation company for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Land and Housing Corporation

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Korea Land and Housing Corporation is a land and housing service company.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Busan Metropolitan City

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Busan Metropolitan City offers culture, tourism, transportation, business, and community services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Ministry of SMEs and Startups

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Ministry of SMEs and Startups is dedicated to supporting the innovation, growth & security of small-to-medium-sized and micro-enterprises.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Seoul Urban Regeneration Center

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Seoul Urban Regeneration Center is a government organization that provides support for urban regeneration projects.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Customs Service

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Korea Customs Service is a tax organization in South Korea.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Maritime Institute

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Korea Maritime Institute is a research institute contributes to the formulation of national policies in maritime and fisheries affairs.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea National Railway

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Korea National Railway is a fully state-owned quasi-government organization engages in the management of railway assets and facilities.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Republic of Korea Air Force

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Republic of Korea Air Force is an aerial warfare service branch of South Korea.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

National Research Foundation of Korea

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National Research Foundation of Korea is a creative research and support agency for human resource development.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Dobong-gu Office

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Dobong-gu Office is a government organization.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Yangcheon-gu Office

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Yangcheon-gu Office is a government organization that offers public administrative services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korean Standards Association

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Korean Standards Association is a non-profit organization.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Gyeonggi Techno Park

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Gyeonggi Techno Park is a catalyst for industry and academic research institutions to collaborate and develop new technologies.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation

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Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation provides government housing services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

SEOUL TECHNOPARK

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SEOUL TECHNOPARK is a public convention center supported by the metropolitan government of Seoul.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

KEAD

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KEAD is a government employment agency that offers educational training and recruiting services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea National Park

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Korea National Park researches park resources, installs and manages park facilities.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Republic of Korea Marine Corps

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Republic of Korea Marine Corps is a force industry that offers education, and training services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Bucheon Industry Promotion Agency

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Bucheon Industry Promotion Agency helps SMEs and venture businesses based in Bucheon city.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

GYEONGGI EMPLOYERS FEDERATION

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Gyeonggi Employers Federation is a government organization for employment and labor.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea

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The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea is a unicameral legislature of South Korea.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Federation of Korean Public Trade Unions

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Federation of Korean Public Trade Unions is a public service federation.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Defense Acquisition Program Administration

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Defense Acquisition Program Administration is a government agency that provides defense and security services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korean Finance & Service Workers Union

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Korean Finance & Service Workers Union is a finance service labor association.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea International Cooperation Agency

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Korea International Cooperation Agency is a government organization for development cooperation in Korea.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Dangjin

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Dangjin provides information about happenings around the city of Dangjin and government administrative services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Worker’s Compensation & Welfare Service

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Korea Worker’s Compensation & Welfare Service provides optimal workers’ compensations, rehabilitation supports, and welfare services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

KEITI

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KEITI provides quality environmental welfare services to the public.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

DGDC

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DGDC is a government organization that focuses on design support for the next generation of growth engine industries.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

KOTI

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KOTI is a comprehensive transport research institute that develops national transport policies and technologies.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

DONG-GU

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DONG-GU provides information about happenings around the city of Daegu and government administrative services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Jnpassone

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Jnpassone provides education for police and firefighter officials.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Socialwith

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Socialwith contributes to the government for the revitalization of the social economy and public institutions.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training

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Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training supports the development of lifelong vocational skills.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

REPUBLIC OF KOREA NAVY

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REPUBLIC OF KOREA NAVY is a government organization that carries out maritime and landing operations.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

The Presidential Committee on The 4th Industrial Revolution

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The Presidential Committee on The 4th Industrial Revolution reviews and coordinates policies related to The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Changdae Tech Inc

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big data analysis, government procurement data

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Chungcheongnamdo Office of Education

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Chungcheongnamdo Office of Education responsible for determining the policy, administrating, and govern the education system.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

National Institute of Agricultural Sciences

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National Institute of Agricultural Sciences is a research institution that promotes development & commercialization of agricultural tech.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Playgroundcoop

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Playgroundcoop provides performance planning, event planning, and youth growth planning services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Institute of Patent Information

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Korea Institute of Patent Information is a non-profit organization that provides information on industrial property rights.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

DAEJEON SOCIAL CAPITAL SUPPORT CENTER

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DAEJEON SOCIAL CAPITAL SUPPORT CENTER supports the establishment of village plans through public offerings and training.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Pine City Gangneung

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Pine City Gangneung provides economic, social, and community development services.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Asia Culture Institute

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Asia Culture Institute is a governmental organization for promoting Asian culture-related promotion, education, research, and distribution.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Design Council Busan

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Design Council Busan provides design education and innovative local designs to the public.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Daejeon Metropolitan City Council

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Daejeon Metropolitan City Council is a local council of Daejeon, South Korea.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Motie

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Motie is a government organization that regulates economic policy in the industrial and energy sectors.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Institute of Child Care and Education

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Korea Institute of Child Care and Education is a parenting policy research institute.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Gwang Myeong Urban Corporation

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Gwang Myeong Urban Corporation contributes to the regional development of Gwangmyeong city and the promotion of citizens’ welfare.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Incheon Metropolitan City

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Incheon Metropolitan City is a city located in northwestern South Korea.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

National Labor Relations Commission

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National Labor Relations Commission responsible for resolving disputes between the labor and management through administrative actions.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Financial Supervisory Service

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Financial Supervisory Service engages in wide-ranging endeavors to protect consumers from malpractices of financial services firms.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Ministry of Environment

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Ministry of Environment is to protect the national territory from threats of environmental pollution.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Western Power

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Korea Western Power is a supplier and innovator in the field of the Korean power industry.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Youth Policy

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Youth Policy is a voluntary civic network that solves various social problems.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

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Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism enhance economic vitality with culture, sports, tourism and content.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

KINY

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KINY is a consulting firm that specializes in ICT consulting and e-government services.

Written by Mark Fitz

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