Not many projects have the opportunity to receive a visit by a national TV – and quite few are having the opportunity to have a visit by the Korean TV. Seoul is ranked as the world's leading digital city and a tech capital of the world, and South Korea is also among the world's most technologically advanced and digitally-connected countries – which seems like a natural setting for uptake of the innovative aspects of our project.

Stockport pilot on the Korean TV 1

Scenes from the shootings with the Koran TV team.

In late October Stockport were visited by South Korean Channel A who were looking to do a series on Assistive Technology and Seniors and had found out about Stockport’s involvement in the MARIO Project through the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA) and the piece that Andy Bleaden had done for them.

Stockport pilot on the Korean TV 2

Andy knows well that the star is not him but ... the robot…

A TV crew arrived to interview staff from MARIO in Stockport and had a demonstration of MARIO and a chat about the EU Commission funding and what it supported in the project as well as some of the Scale Up opportunities and exploitation potential for MARIO in the future.

Stockport pilot on the Korean TV 3

How far are we from MARIO version for the Korean market?

Aimee Teare and Andy Bleaden from Stockport appeared in the piece which can be viewed here


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