STEPUP 2022 5/18/2022 1:23:02 PM Viewed by 467 People

Dear KSEA members,

We are excited that STEPUP 2022 is two weeks away. Thank you to all who already signed up the event. We are pleased to extend the Early Registration Deadline to Friday May 13 to encourage our members take full advantage of the benefit. Please note that the deadline for in-person registration has been moved to Friday, May 13 (by noon) in order to adequately prepare for the event. Please see below and attached Flyer for the event details and we look forward to meeting you at the in-person and virtual event.

Event Highlight

  • Presentations from leading experts in the field of “Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT)” and “Healthcare in the Digital Era
  • Free tour to ‘the Cure, a new Biotech-focused incubator in NYC on May 24
  • Travel and lodging support for In-person attendees
  • Additional travel support and networking event (5/25 dinner) for YG/YP members
  • Daily raffle and networking session for virtual attendees

The KSEA proudly announce its 3rd “Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Partners’ Upscale Program (STEP-UP 2022)” which will take place in Edgewater NJ from May 23 to 26, 2022.The STEP-UP aims to promote and enrich the entrepreneurship & partnership activities among KSEA members and other stakeholders. This year’s theme is Healthcare Entrepreneurship, with special emphasis on “Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT)” and “Healthcare in the Digital Era”, both of which are driving paradigm shifts in medicine. The STEP-UP 2022 offers lectures from the experts the field including the introduction of the CGT and Digital Health, US regulations, Laws, Investments, and leading start-ups. The STEP-UP 2022 will feature lectures from industry, academic and government professionals on topics such as the introduction to CGT and Digital Health, US regulatory affairs, legislation, investments, and prominent start-up presentations. We have a leading industry expert, Donghoon Lee, MBA, Executive Vice President, SK Holdings, as a keynote speaker. We are also offering a free group tour to the Cure, a new Biotech-focused incubator in NYC on May 24. We are confident that the event will provide a fantastic opportunity to learn about this emerging sector while also networking with experts. Program details can be found in the attached flyer or our event website. The STEP-UP 2022 will be held as in-person/virtual hybrid format. KSEA encourages you to attend in-person. In-person attendee will receive travel and lodging support.


Date: May 23 – 26, 2022

Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Edgewater NYC Area (3 Pembroke Pl, Edgewater, NJ 07020)

Registration Dates:

  • Registration opens: April 22, 2022
  • Early Registration Due: May 13, 2022
  • In-person registration closed: May 13, 2022 (Close at Noon)
  • Virtual registration closed: May 21, 2022

Registration Fees:

  • Regular Registration: $250 
  • Early registration or Entrepreneurship discount: ($100) 
  • KSEA member discount: 

    o Undergraduate/Graduate Students, Postdocs, and YG/YP members: $125 (Supported by -KUSCO) 

    o Regular Members: $100

    o Virtual only discount: $150 for all members

Support for In-person Attendees (Current KSEA membership and attendance to the sessions are required):

  • Airfare up to $200 or driving mileage ($0.50/mile) up to $200 
  • Hotel accommodation: Four night (Mon, May 23th ~ Thu, May 26th), Shared room (2 people/room) 
  • Meals: Networking banquet 5/26 
  • Additional support YG/YP participants (additional $100 travel support, networking dinner) 
  • COVID-19 vaccination is required for in-person attendance


For more detailed information, please refer to,

For general inquiries, please contact 


We look forward to seeing you soon at the event.


Warm wishes,

IL Minn, Ph.D., STEP-UP Chair
Brian B. Park, Ph.D., KSEA President
Jeho Park, Ph.D., STEP-UP Co-Chair
Kevin Kim, STEP-UP Co-Chair
Stella Kim, M.S., STEP-UP Co-Chair
Kwangrok Kim, M.S., STEP-UP Co-Chair