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Who We Are
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Major Footprints


  1. Dec. 1986

    'The Financial Assistance to New Technology
    Business Act' was enacted

  2. Apr. 1989

    KOTEC was established as a non-profit institution
    that provides a targeted financial support toward
    technology-oriented SMEs in compliance with the
    aforementioned act


  1. Feb. 1994

    'Technology-Preferential Guarantee System' was introduced

  2. Mar. 1997

    Opened 'Technology Appraisal Center'(TAC) (1st ever in Korea)

  3. Nov. 1998

    Outstanding credit guarantee balance exceeded 10 trillion Won

  4. Feb. 1999

    'Technology Appraisal Guarantee System' was launched


  1. Dec. 2001

    Outstanding credit guarantee reached 15 trillion Won

  2. Aug. 2002

    'The Financial Assistance to New Technology Business Act' was abolished and 'The Kibo Technology Fund Act' was newly legislated

  3. Apr. 2004

    Outstanding credit guarantee balance exceeded 10 trillion Won

  4. Apr. 2005

    Moved its head office to Busan in accordance with the national policy of decentralization of public sector institutions

  5. Jul. 2005

    KOTEC's proprietary KTRS (Kibo Technology Rating System) was launched

  6. Jan. 2007

    Unified all guarantee provision practice to be based on KTRS

  7. Apr. 2007

    KTRS was Patented

  8. Jan. 2008

    Converted all branches to be Technology Appraisal Centers
    Adopted "KTRS-Startup" model for startup companies

  9. Dec. 2008

    Developed R&D Appraisal model and established Special Guarantee scheme for R&D projects

  10. Jan. 2009

    Ranked as an excellent institution by government's assessment on public sector institutions
    (Three consecutive years)
    Changed its English CI into 'Korea Technology Finance Corporation (KOTEC)'
    (Previously 'Kibo Technology Fund')

  11. Sep. 2009

    Implemented Culture Industry Completion Guarantee scheme to support creative culture & contents business ventures


  1. May 2011

    Moved into a newly-built head-office building located at Munhyeon International Finance Complex in Busan

  2. Dec. 2011

    Exceeded cumulative total guarantee supply of 200 trillion Won

  3. Jun. 2012

    Amended "the Korea Technology Finance Corporation Act" to make equity investment for early-stage ventures to be a legitimate business of KOTEC

  4. Nov. 2013

    Held the 26th ACSIC Conference in Busan

  5. Jan. 2014

    Designated as the only public institution for the 'Technology Bureau'

  6. Jul. 2015

    Developed 'KOTEC Technology Matching System(KTMS)'

  7. Sep. 2016

    Renamed as Korea Technology Finance Corporation by amendment of the Act

  8. Dec. 2016

    Total of KRW 300 trillion in guarantee provided, KRW 21.2 trillion in Guarantee outstanding and 71,000 firms in guarantee recipients

  9. Nov. 2017

    Held an international symposium to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Technology Appraisal Service

  10. Dec. 2018

    Total of KRW 345 trillion in guarantee provided, KRW 22.4 trillion in guarantee outstanding and 78,000 firms in guarantee recipients

  11. Jan. 2019

    Launched Tech Safe, a portal system for providing comprehensive technology protection support

  12. Apr. 2019

    Held ceremony for 30th anniversary