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GWANGJU INFORMATION & CONTENT AGENCY Gwangju Information & Culture Industry Promotion Agency was established to promote the ICT and contents industry in Gwangju through activities such as support for ICT and cultural content companies, fostering talents, and supporting infrastructure
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Purpose of establishment

GWANGJU INFORMATION &
CONTENT AGENCY

To support and foster information communication and cultural industries such as software (S/W), information technology (IT), and cultural content (CT) in the Gwangju area To contribute to strengthening the competitiveness and development of regional related industries through the expansion of the growth basis of the information communication and cultural industries and the efficient management and operation of related facilities

HISTORY

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2022
  • 01.20th anniversary Opened GCC (Gwangju Content Cube)
2021
  • 01.Designated as a local SW promotion institute (Ministry of Science and Technology Information and Communication)
  • 01.English abbreviation (GICON) and CI change
2020
  • 03.Mar Established AI Industry Convergence Project Group
  • 04.Apr. Be entrusted with Gwangju Content Hub (5~7th Fl. Jeonil building, 7,419㎡)
Apr. Be entrusted with Gwangju Content Hub (5~7th Fl. Jeonil building, 7,419㎡) 이미지
2019
  • 02.Feb. Inauguration of the 7th president Tak Yong-seok
  • 04.Apr. Attracted Regional Copyright Service Center (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Copyright Commission)
  • 09.Sep. Started construction of Gwangju Realistic Content Cube (GCC)
Feb. Inauguration of the 7th president Tak Yong-seok 이미지 Sep. Started construction of Gwangju Realistic Content Cube (GCC) 이미지
2018
  • 05.May Attracted and started to operate VR/AR Production Support Center (Ministry of Science and Technology Information and Communication, Information and Communication Industry Promotion Agency)
May Attracted and started to operate VR/AR Production Support Center (Ministry of Science and Technology Information and Communication, Information and Communication Industry Promotion Agency) 이미지
2017
  • 03.Mar. Selected as a host organization for the start-up leap package support project (Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Start-up Promotion Agency)
  • 12.Dec. Acquired family friendly agency certification (Ministry of Gender Equality and Family)
Dec. Acquired family friendly agency certification (Ministry of Gender Equality and Family) 이미지
2016
  • 01.Jan. Attracted and started to operate Gwangju Global Game Center (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Creative Content Agency)
  • 04.Apr. Attracted and started to operate 3D printing Gwangju Center (Ministry of Science and Technology Information and Communication, Information and Communication Industry Promotion Agency)
  • 05.Apr. Attracted and started to operate 3D printing Gwangju Center (Ministry of Science and Technology Information and Communication, Information and Communication Industry Promotion Agency)
  • 05.May Attracted and started to operate Gwangju Jeonnam SW Convergence Cluster (Ministry of Science and Technology Information and Communication, Korea Broadcasting and Communication Promotion Agency)
  • 08.Jan. Attracted and started to operate Gwangju Global Game Center (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Creative Content Agency)
Jan. Attracted and started to operate Gwangju Global Game Center (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Creative Content Agency) 이미지 May Attracted and started to operate Gwangju Jeonnam SW Convergence Cluster (Ministry of Science and Technology Information and Communication, Korea Broadcasting and Communication Promotion Agency) 이미지
2015
  • 06.Jun. Attracted and started to operate the Honam Information Protection Support Center (Ministry of Science and Technology Information and Communication)
  • 11.Nov. Inauguration of the 6th president Lee Jeong-hyun
Nov. Inauguration of the 6th president Lee Jeong-hyun 이미지
2014
  • 05.May Attracted Gwangju Music Creation Center (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism)
  • 08.Aug. Held Gwangju Sajik International Fork Music Festival
Aug. Held Gwangju Sajik International Fork Music Festival 이미지
2013
  • 05.May Attracted regional specialized industry development project (Knowledge data industry)
  • 11.Nov. Held K-POP Concert & Regional Cultural Contents Experience Exhibition to commemorate the selection of East Asian Cultural City
Nov. Held K-POP Concert & Regional Cultural Contents Experience Exhibition to commemorate the selection of East Asian Cultural City 이미지
2012
  • 01.Jan. Inauguration of the 4th president Kang Wang-gi
  • 03.Mar. Opened Gwangju CGI Center
  • 05.May Opened one-person creative business center / Senior Biz Plaza
  • 11.Nov. Inauguration of the 5th president Kim Young-gwan
May Opened one-person creative business center / Senior Biz Plaza 이미지 Nov. Inauguration of the 5th president Kim Young-gwan 이미지
2011
  • 01.Jan. Be entrusted with Gwangju Expo Theme Hall (currently, Gwangju Performance Floor)
Jan. Be entrusted with Gwangju Expo Theme Hall (currently, Gwangju Performance Floor) 이미지
2010
  • 02.Feb. Be entrusted with Gwangju Video Complex Culture Center
  • 12.Dec. Gwangju Smart Mobile App Development Support Center operation
Feb. Be entrusted with Gwangju Video Complex Culture Center 이미지
2008
  • 09.Sep. Inauguration of the 3rd president Lee Sang-gil
Sep. Inauguration of the 3rd president Lee Sang-gil 이미지
2006
  • 12.Dec. Opened Global CGI Production Center
2005
  • 09.Sep. Inauguration of the 2nd president Kim Young-joo
Sep. Inauguration of the 2nd president Kim Young-joo 이미지
2004
  • 07.Jul. Be entrusted with Gwangju Video Culture Center (currently, Gwangju Content Start-up Incubation Center)
Jul. Be entrusted with Gwangju Video Culture Center (currently, Gwangju Content Start-up Incubation Center) 이미지
2003
  • 01.Jan. Be entrusted with Gwangju Video Arts Center (currently, Gwangju Music Industry Promotion Center)
Jan. Be entrusted with Gwangju Video Arts Center (currently, Gwangju Music Industry Promotion Center) 이미지
2002
  • 06.Jun. Acquired permission to establish a foundation (Ministry of Information and Communication)
  • 09.Sep. Inauguration of the 1th president Kim Young-joo
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Support

Human Resources Development Operation of various projects to foster talents in the information and content industry in Gwangju
  • Support for employment in local AI, ICT, and SW companies through the operation of artificial intelligence (AI) related human resources nurturing programs
  • Fostering practitioners in the e-sports field through the use of specialized broadcasting equipment
  • Operation of educational institutions such as Contents Academy, e-Sports Industry Education Center, etc.
  • Operation of SW quality specialized training program, etc.
Infrastructure support Launching the foundation for content professionals and corporate growth
  • Support for the space to move in and operation of control office by project

  • Integrated SW Writing Tool Support facility, equipment operation, etc.
Corporate fostering Full support for various fields including investment, finance, accounting, law, distribution, and marketing by the company's growth stage and discovering new companies
  • Playing a role of accelerators that help companies in the growth stage leap forward by supporting linkage programs such as financial consulting and global market publishing.
  • Support for investment attraction to companies in the leap stage
  • Strategic support for start -up programs, etc.

Key facilities

Gwangju CGI Center (Computer Generated Imagery Center) A powerful creation engine that will lead future growth engines Gwangju CGI Center, a UHD, VFX one -stop production base 60 Songam -ro, Nam -gu, Gwangju
GCC, Gwangju Content Cube Content production infrastructure such as movies, games, and animations and the center of production and distribution of realistic content such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) 46, Songam -ro 24, Nam -gu, Gwangju
Gwangju Music Industry Promotion Center Builde a local music ecosystem by constructing the music industry infrastructure, supporting music creative activities, and providing opportunities to enjoy culture
  • The Music Creation Center
  • Sound Music Park Festival
17 Sajik -gil, Nam -gu, Gwangju
Gwangju Video Complex Culture Center Providing experiences and learning opportunities for cultural content and vitalizing the local cultural industry through the exhibition, promotion, and marketing support of Gwangju creative content
  • Gwangju Content Korea Lab
  • Honam ICT Innovation Center
  • G Cinema, GIFT Gwangju Independent Cinema
  • Gwangju Poly III View Polly
96, Jebong -ro, Dong -gu, Gwangju
Gwangju Content Hub (Jeon-il Building 245) Support for investment, marketing, public relations, and occupancy space for companies residing in the investment promotion zone
  • Honam Information Security Support Center
  • Gwangju Smart Mobile App Development Support Center
  • One person creative enterprise support center
  • Technology Startup Center for the Middle-aged
  • Gwangju Global Game Center
  • Gwangju Copyright Service Center
245, Geumnam-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju
Gwangju Content Incubation Center Providing a stable content creation environment for the systematic development and support of the cultural industry such as video and characters,
  • Planning creative studio
60, Jejung-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju
Gwangju e-Sports Stadium Contributing to the spread of healthy game culture and vitalization of the local e-Sports industry through hosting competitions to create a domestic e-sports foundation
  • Main Stadium
  • Auxiliary Stadium
  • Space G
309, Pilmun-daero, Dong-gu, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

Main events

Web Anime Festival(WAF) <WAF Animation/Webtoon Contest>, held since 2004, is to discover talented creators in the field of animation/webtoon at an early stage and revitalize their creation.
Gwangju Sound Park Festival Gwangju Sound Park Festival is a music festival for citizens held every year to provide opportunities for Gwangju citizens to enjoy the culture.

It is a festival to promote Gwangju, the center of Asian culture, by inviting domestic and foreign musicians from various fields that are not easily accessible outside of the metropolitan area and revitalizes the Sajik International Cultural Exchange Town (Sajik Park), where the center is located.

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