Konkuk University will partner with the government and private organizations to hold a contest for ideas for mobile applications, the school said Friday.
The contest to be hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning will seek creative ideas from undergraduates and graduates across the country with the goal of developing them into apps.
Konkuk University, BCM Educational Group, Kakao Corp. and Hanbeot Patent & Law Firm have agreed to participate in the event as partners.
The contest is modeled after a mobile app suggestion project that professor Min Byoung-chul of the division of international studies at Konkuk University has implemented since 2010 as part of his course, involving about 400 students so far.
“Our goal is to launch apps for the public after selecting creative ideas through the contest and then connect them to companies,” Min said. “This is expected to contribute to the creative economy as well, which is being pursued by the government.”
He added that the partners would closely cooperate to commercialize ideas. Min is also chairman of BCM Educational Group.
The contest is seeking creative and practical mobile app ideas that should be usable in everyday life. Ideas should be submitted from Sept. 9 to Oct. 25. For details on idea submissions, visit www.app-gongmo.dt.co.kr from Sept. 9, or call (02) 3701-5698.
By Chun Sung-woo (email@example.com