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OASIS Info

Overall Assistance for Start-up Immigration System (OASIS)

OASIS-1 Basic Intellectual Property Course (15 points): Korea Invention Promotion Association

Basic Course required to acquire (apply for) intellectual property rights and to stay in Korea

Total of 18 hours (2-8 hours a day, 2 weeks), all courses are provided in the participant's own language and a minimum attendance of 80% is required for the completion.

Hour Course Description
0.5 Orientation and course introduction
2.0 Understanding of immigration control Understanding of immigration laws and regulations
2.0 Basic understanding of Korean society Basic understanding of the Korean society and culture
2.0 Introduction to intellectual property systems Overall understanding of intellectual property rights-related laws, institutions and practices
3.0 Understanding of patent system (registration requirements and application procedures, etc.) Understanding of invention components, the importance of patent system, the scope of patent-able inventions, and the procedure of patent applications
2.0 Finding invention ideas How to get an idea for an invention and to develop & materialize invention ideas
3.0 Understanding of patent specifications and introduction to prior art search Theoretical study about patent specifications and prior art search through patent search sites
2.0 Introduction to design (registration requirements and application procedures, etc.) Basic knowledge about design rights and trademarks required for a business start-up
2.0 Introduction to design laws(registration requirements and application procedures, etc.)
0.5 Survey and closing ceremony

OASIS-2 Advanced Intellectual Property Course (25 points): Korea Invention Promotion Association

Advanced course necessary to acquire (apply for) intellectual property rights; required to stay in Korea

Total of 25 hours (2-8 hours a day, 2 weeks), provided in the participant's own language and a minimum attendance of 80% is required for the course completion.

Hour Course Description
0.5 Orientation and course introduction
2.0 Understanding of immigration laws and regulations Understanding of immigration laws and regulations
2.0 Understanding of Korean society Advanced understanding of Korean culture and social features
3.0 Advanced prior art search for patent information Reviewing the potential of one's technology through prior art search practice at the patent search sites.
3.0 Patent information search practice (result presentation and sharing)
3.0 Understanding and writing of invention declaration How to write an invention declaration for acquiring patent rights and to maximize the scope of rights
4.0 Writing of invention declaration and advanced understanding of patent specifications(Presentation and sharing the result) Increasing the possibility of registration through the practice of writing an invention declaration. How to write a specification that can maximize the scope of the rights after registration
3.0 Major causes for refusal and response measures Understanding major causes for refusal and response measures
3.0 Interpretation of the scope of a request for a patent and infringement judgment How to interpret the scope of a request for a patent through rights infringement cases and practice writing within the scope of a request for a patent
2.0 Understanding of patent trial and litigation system Developing abilities to acquire rights and to counteract disputes through improved understanding of the patent trial system and patent litigation system
0.5 Survey and closing ceremony
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OASIS-3 Intellectual Property Application Support and Prototype Production Support: the Korea Invention Promotion Association

Provide support in the intellectual property application process for outstanding items (ideas) with creativity

Provide expenses related with acquiring the rights of the ideas (application fee (written opinion can be supported), agent commission) within the given range, one time per person, and only for patent, utility model and design (trademark is excluded)

Select technologies (ideas) applied or registered with high commercialization possibility through public contests and support for commercialization and model production, one time per person.

OASIS-4 Basic Start-up Class (25 points): Korea Immigration Service Foundation, Seoul Global Center

Basic start-up course for foreigners equipped with basic technologies for a business start-up

A total of 20 hours (2 hours a day, 3 weeks), all courses are provided in a proper language for participants and a minimum of 80% attendance is required for course completion

Hour Description
0.5 Orientation and course introduction
2.0 Understanding of immigration laws and regulations
2.0 Advanced understanding of Korean society 3 (including Korean business culture)
2.0 Understanding of business management and tax system
2.0 Practice of real estate (rent system, lease protection, etc.)
2.0 Understanding and practice of target marketing
2.0 Theory and practice of business plan writing methods
2.0 Understanding of policies relevant to small business start-up support, etc.
2.0 Understanding of start-up and business management-related laws and regulations (labor, economy, etc.)
2.0 Presentation before investors and shareholders
2.0 Advanced understanding of Korean society 4 (including meeting with start-up mentor, on-the-job training, etc.)
0.5 Survey and closing ceremony

OASIS-5 Start-up Coaching & Mentoring (15 points): Korea Immigration Service Foundation, Seoul Global Center

Provide a professional coaching and mentoring service on the issues necessary for a business start-up including selecting a location, market research and customer analysis

Minimize start-up failure rate early on through one-on-one coaching from a start-up immigration mentor or experts, experience sharing, and site visits

-> A minimum of 10 hours (three sessions) of exclusive coaching and mentoring is recognized as points.

OASIS-6 Invention, Start-up Exhibition (required) (25 points) : Co-hosting

Find opportunities to identify foreigner’s creative intellectual property ideas and start-up items, open sales channels, and connect investors, etc.

Find opportunities to identify outstanding and inventive start-up items of potential immigrant entrepreneurs, etc. and to promote technology transaction and investment counseling among participants

-> Provide opportunities for participants to take part in inventions and start-up exhibitions held by universities that attract international students, to meet with company-affiliated research institutions and invested companies, etc. and to give prize to awarded participants.

OASIS-7 Graduation from Start-up Incubation (Provide a space for Start-up) (15 points): Korea Immigration Service Foundation, Seoul Global Center

Provide a stable start-up environment by giving a space to individuals who are prepared for a business start-up

Provide a space for initial start-up to individuals who have completed support programs for intellectual property rights and start-up with outstanding performance or those who have received awards at invention/start-up exhibitions

-> Graduation is recognized only after six months have passed since the start-up moved in the start-up incubation.

OASIS-8 Support for corporation establishment: Korea Immigration Service Foundation

Support the establishment of corporation, which is imperative to achieve a start-up visa for successful start-up immigration

Support preparation procedure and administrative affairs for corporation establishment to help foreigners obtain a start-up visa

-> Comprehensive assistance in administration and corporate registration required to establish a corporation

OASIS-9 Support Start-up Items Commercialization (required) (25 points) : Korea Institute of Start-up and Entrepreneurship Development, Korea Techno-Venture Foundation, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

Promote successful start-up immigration with policy support for start-up at early stages

Provide initial commercialization expenses as well as support R&D and post-management

-> Select start-up visa holders who are to start-up a business or have been in business for less than three years since start-up establishment