Samsung C-Lab Startups Debut at CES 2023 – Samsung Newsroom Australia

C-Lab Startups Score Record 29 Wins at CES 2023 Innovation Awards

Over the past five years, Samsung has successfully supported over 500 start-ups and projects

Diegem, December 28, 2022 – Samsung Electronics today announced the presentation at CES 2023 of innovative new designs developed under its C-Lab program.[1]. Samsung will unveil to the public four exciting projects from C-Lab Inside, its in-house entrepreneurship program, and eight startups supported by C-Lab Outside, the company’s startup incubator. Visitors will be able to check out innovative projects at Eureka Park, in Las Vegas, in the United States, the main exhibition space for many start-ups around the world, from January 5th to 8th. Through CES, Samsung expects C-Lab startups to get involved in the global market for their projects, consolidate their commercial viability and be able to find potential investors.

C-Lab Inside: Metaverse and Lifestyle Projects from Samsung Employees

Since 2016, Samsung has presented its C-Lab Inside projects at the CES fair. They will also be shown in 2023, with projects highly valued in terms of innovation, commercialization and completeness. These new projects, which complement other initiatives developed by Samsung, are:

  • Meta-Running: a metaverse platform designed to learn good running techniques
  • Porkamix: a metaverse platform for an interactive concert experience
  • Soom: a new meditation experience that allows for real-time feedback
  • Phlett: a 3D transformation tool for home fabric products

C-Lab Outside: Startups Focused on Robots, AI, and More Spotlight at CES

C-Lab Outside started in October 2018 as an acceleration program to strengthen the startup ecosystem in Korea. Startups that join C-Lab Outside benefit from a workspace, the expertise and guidance of Samsung employees, as well as financial and marketing advice. An additional aspect of support consists of possible collaborations with Samsung and the possibility to participate in major IT fairs such as CES and KES (Korean Electronics Show).

Last year, Samsung, Daegu Center and Gyeong-buk Center for Creative Economy & Innovation helped the following eight startups develop their technology and prepare it for CES 2023:

  • NdotLight: a web-based 3D design solution
  • NEUBILITY: an urban delivery service by autonomous robots
  • 40FY: a mental health service digital application, from examination to treatment
  • CELIC: a microbionic eye for patients with retinal diseases
  • Plastic: a browser-based AI motion capture and animation editing tool
  • Wrn Technologies: writing training services and content creation using generative AI
  • Cation: an AI-based conversation companion for kids
  • Erangtek: an IoT micro repeater to improve home call quality

C-Lab Startups Score Record 29 Wins at CES 2023 Innovation Awards

In November 2022, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced the winners of the CES 2023 Innovation Awards in 28 product categories, including the Best of Innovation category. C-Lab start-up projects were awarded two Best of Innovation awards and 27 were named Innovation Awards Honorees. As a result, C-Lab start-ups brought home 22 Innovation Awards in 2022 for their outstanding technologies, while another seven were added to the list in 2023. To help start-ups within C-Lab, Samsung Electronics also shares knowledge on how to win the CES Innovation Award and enter the global market.

“It’s great to see C-Lab start-ups demonstrating their technology skills on a global level,” said Hark Kyu Park, President and CFO of Samsung Electronics. “We hope these start-ups will conquer the global market and show the quality of Korean entrepreneurship.”

Notably, Dot Inc., which develops devices and software for the visually impaired, was named a CES 2022 Best of Innovation Award winner in the Accessibility category and has also been nominated for CES Innovation Awards twice. Verses, which developed the Meta Music System for streaming, has been named the winner of the CES 2023 Best of Innovation award in the Streaming category.

Seven of the eight start-ups to be showcased at the C-Lab booth – NEUBILITY, 40FY, NdotLight, CELLICO, Plask, Catius, Wrtn Technologies – won Innovation Awards.

In addition, seven spin-off start-ups from the C-Lab Inside program and 11 former C-Lab Outside start-ups have won two Best of Innovation Awards and 20 Innovation Awards.

Samsung reached its goal of supporting 500 startups and projects in five years

In 2018, Samsung Electronics announced that it would accelerate 300 Korean startups through C-Lab Outside and 200 projects through C-Lab Inside over a five-year period. In total and so far, the company has supported 506 start-ups and projects (304 in C-Lab Outside and 202 in C-Lab Inside.

Samsung recently established the C-Lab family, an exclusive professional network through which startups previously supported by these programs can continue to cooperate with Samsung even after graduating from C-Lab Outside or leaving the program. The company also created the C-Lab Scale-Up committee and plans to gradually expand partnerships and investments in the C-Lab Family network in the future.

[1] Samsung C-Lab Inside was founded in 2012 to encourage Samsung employees to discover new ideas and foster a culture of creativity. Ideas with proven market value are either incorporated into a division within Samsung or become spin-off projects supported by Samsung.

Leave a Comment