Ubergizmo’s Best of ITS 2022

Younger-Lee, Minister of SMEs and Startups (picture courtesy of Aving.internet)

The twenty third Modern Expertise Present (ITS) was held final week within the COEX middle in Gangnam, Seoul. Like final 12 months, Ubergizmo was an ITS Awards jury member (by way of video conferencing). We fastidiously reviewed and rated the worth proposition and technical excellence of the finalists of the “Okay-Innovation Firm” award.

The ITS opened with a welcoming speech by Minister Younger Lee of the Ministry of SMEs and Startups who known as the present “Korea’s greatest SME-centered know-how innovation occasion”. This 12 months’s theme was ‘Tech-Innovation, Discuss to the Future!’.

10 corporations out of 245 made it to the ultimate, so the competitors was intense, and we have been impressed by the final stage of sophistication of the merchandise and applied sciences used throughout numerous industries.

Ubergizmo nominated three corporations as Ubergizmo’s “Better of ITS 2022” primarily based on their innovation, capability to export worldwide, and worth proposition. They’re Everchemtech, SHENB, and NES&TEC Co., Ltd, on this order.


Everchemtech is an organization that develops movies made of varied supplies usually used for industrial functions, to insulate electronics, for instance. Nonetheless, they got here up with a brand new product that would attain each client as a result of it’s associated to meals: NEXRIER.

NEXRIER stands for NEXt BarRIER and is a bio-degradable substitute for plastics used within the meals trade. Its objective is to forestall contact between meals and oxygen, and it may be a drop-in substitute for conventional plastic wrapping.

This can be very usually tough to create a bio-degradable plastic that gained’t degrade in a short time when involved with moisture or meals. Everchemtech says it has managed to take action, and though its product will bio-degrade ultimately, they’re secure through the meals’s shelf life.

Moreover, the corporate says it could possibly produce this NEXRIER 30% to 40% cheaper than the standard plastic equal within the Ethylene-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) household. So far as we all know, this can be a enormous breakthrough that would result in a drastic and economically sustainable discount in petroleum utilization on this trade.

Surprisingly, the bottom element of NEXRIER is whey protein, which is often a by-product of Cheese-making. Everchemtech’s NEXRIER obtained one in all two “Excellence Awards” from the mixed jury.


SHENB is a medical system maker demonstrating its VIRTUE RF Microneedling system.

Microneedling is a medical process usually utilized within the beauty trade to rejuvenate or heal individuals’s pores and skin. For instance, it has been used to deal with Zits, Hair loss, Scars, Solar injury, Wrinkles, and extra.

Microneedling works on the precept that pricking the pores and skin with tiny needles (managed pores and skin injury) causes your physique to heal (rebuild) that space by producing extra collagen and elastin. The healed pores and skin may need a greater look, though it’s not with out threat, and specialists ought to do procedures in response to native rules.

SHENB makes use of RF (radiofrequency) know-how along with the needle, therefore the VIRTUE RF product title. RF turns into warmth and might attain deeper into the pores and skin layers, giving much more management and therapy choices. Most individuals don’t understand it, however human pores and skin has three distinct layers.

Different producers additionally use RF, however SHENB’s novelty comes from just a few options. First, it has ACS (superior cooling system), which cools down the pores and skin as quickly because the RF power has carried out its job. This makes it doable to make use of extra power (attain deeper) whereas avoiding the chance of thermal harm.

Subsequent, IPRS (Built-in Pulsed Radiofrequency System) gives higher power pulse management which turns right into a “wider space of pores and skin rejuvenation,” says SHENB. Lastly, the system works throughout a number of frequencies (0.5MHz to 2MHz) and might safely ship power for as much as 7 seconds (vs. 0.8s beforehand), the corporate says.

Apparently, the Advantage RF has already been permitted by the U.S FDA and its European equal, and SHENB is already engaged on the 2024 improve. SHENB is the opposite recipient of an ITS 2022 “Excellence Award.”


NES & TEC Co LTD was pitching its SWID drone (multi-copter UAV system in trade lingo) that has a number of potential functions. It has all it takes to be utilized as an industrial drone to control infrastructures, or by hearth departments throughout forest fires, for instance.

Nonetheless, it additionally has a powerful navy potential as a result of it’s constructed to withstand jamming and might navigate even when conventional positioning techniques (like GPS) aren’t accessible.

To thwart hackers, NES & TEC makes use of a proprietary flight management system. Whereas we are able to argue concerning the security stage of proprietary vs. open-source code, the corporate didn’t actually have a selection for the reason that South Korean navy prohibits current open-source communications techniques. The one used on this drone adheres to the Korean Army Specification-level encryption (KCMVP) commonplace.

NES & TEC additionally received safety certifications within the USA and Europe however didn’t go into particulars about which of them. The corporate talked about that the drone can resist jamming and might nonetheless navigate regardless of being reduce off from GPS. It does so by utilizing a camera-based positioning system as a substitute.

Given latest navy developments, this functionality is more likely to entice consideration from safety forces worldwide as drones have confirmed to be extraordinarily helpful reconnaissance instruments.

Different finalists

The opposite nice finalists are listed beneath. Most are wonderful as properly and worthy of your consideration:

  • JPS: ITS 2022 Grand Prize winner. (electrical band for packaging metal merchandise)
  • Kanavi Mobility: scanning LiDAR sensor merchandise
  • IntelliVIX: deep learning-based CCTV video analyzer
  • Jijun System: clever normal parking administration system
  • Secuworks: sound subject safety sensor
  • Ison: drone charging station
  • P&S Expertise: meals and beverage (PET bottle) defect inspection gear

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