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A look inside the brand new LG Science Park in Seoul

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LG recently opened a brand new research center in Seoul, the LG Science Park, where several of the brand's departments are based. LG gave us the opportunity to look around, so we went to South Korea to check it out.

In the future, around 25,000 employees are going to work at LG's Science Park. The center will bring the research activities of all departments into one place, including developers for mobile and other group divisions, such as LG Display and LG Chem. 

The area measures around 1.1 million m² and houses 18 buildings. In the area there are several nine-storey buildings, parks and an event hall for art exhibitions. The whole project cost a massive 3.7 billion dollars.

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Welcome to the LG Science Park / © NextPit

Strolling through the long corridors, and looking into small and larger laboratories, the building definitely feels like a research center. Measuring instruments, workstations, and posters with research results are everywhere.

For example, camera developers have set up test scenarios in several laboratories to optimize their performance in smartphones. As well as this, the recently introduced update center for LG smartphones is located in there.

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LG Science Park has space for 25,000 employees. / © NextPit

LG aims are to make it easier for developers from different areas to work together. The logic behind this is obvious, since many product areas are no longer as separate as they used to be, and LG wants to network many product areas under the ThinQ brand.

In the future, it makes sense to connect household appliances with each other, and with smartphones. In the past, different departments have not found a good way to achieve this, so a joint research facility could be the key to success, making collaborations much easier.

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LG has many corporate and research departments / © NextPit

The Science Park is a huge investment that will be instrumental in LG's success for years to come. At least, that's what the brand's vision is. Departments have been gradually moving to Science Park since late 2017, but the official opening took place just a week ago in the presence of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in.

We may see the first achievements made by the LG Science Center in just a few days. On May 2nd LG presented the LG G7 ThinQ and we will keep you updated with everything about the new smartphone.

What do you think of LG's Science Park? Leave a comment. 

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Hans-Georg Kluge

Hans-Georg Kluge

Hans-Georg writes about apps, hardware and other stuff that happens in the Android universe. He is a happy owner of the Galaxy S7 but enjoys time with an iPad as well.

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    techie May 4, 2018 Link to comment

    LG has left a bad taste in many peoples mouths. There always promising everything, but rarely ever deliver on there promises. They sated that the V30/B30+ and the G6 would receive Oreo 8.1, then they finally are get around to updating them and it's Oreo 8.0

    This company has said one thing and then does something else. The LG G4 owners were lied to, and never taken care of. It's like we aren't going to release any new phones, then bam here they are. We decided to give them another chance and recently got a LG V30+, it came out the box with Oreo 8.0 It wasn't the first choice. The only reason was a price, special. I knew if they were lowering prices at Sprint, then new ones were coming. I have to say it seems like a quality phone, but Oreo, LG and Sprint apps just don't seem to be so great. How about just a decent voicemail client.