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Tim Ha of VIRNECT Honored for Driving Korean Digital Transformation

Ministry of Science and ICT Recognizes Tim Ha for Driving Digital Progress in Korea

이미지_하태진_대표Tim Ha, CEO of VIRNECT, a company specializing in extended reality technology, was recognized by the Ministry of Science and ICT for his contributions to Korea's digital transformation. On January 19, the Ministry commended Ha for finding innovative ways to integrate IT into businesses and for his role in helping Korean companies expand globally through digital innovation.

Ha founded VIRNECT in 2016 after serving as a research professor at KAIST UVR Lab, South Korea's first augmented reality laboratory. He has been researching XR technologies for over a decade.

VIRNECT was the only Korean company featured in the 2022 Stocktake of Approaches for Scaling Up InfraTech report from the G20's Infrastructure Working Group as a successful example of a practical approach to attracting financing and scaling internationally. The company also received recognition from the Deputy Prime Minister for its contribution to the Korean New Deal.

"This recognition is very meaningful to me," said Ha. "I founded VIRNECT with the goal of promoting industrial XR applications, and I will continue to work towards creating a better way to learn, work, and communicate through XR."