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ACIAR  Australian Center for International Agricultural Research
AIMVCF Aavishkar India Micro Venture Capital Fund
APCTT Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
APEC-ITWG Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation - Industry and Technology Working Group
APP Additives and Petroleum Products
ASEAN-COST Association of South East Asian Nations - Committee on Science and Technology
BAEC Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission
BARC Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
BAU Bangladesh Agriculture University
BCSIR Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
BFRI Bangladesh Forest Research Institute
BLRI Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute
BMRC Bangladesh Medical Research Council
BOI Bank of Investment
BOI Board of Investment
BPO Business Process Outsourcing
BSP Balik Scientists Program
BTRC Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission
BTTB Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board
CAS Chinese Academy of Sciences
CDC Composite Design Centre
CDM Clean Development Machanism
CECO Chemical Engineering Corporation
CER Certified Emission Reduction
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CGPDTM Controller General of Patents, Design and Trademarks
CICT Commission on Information and Communications Technology
CII Confederation of Indian Industry
CIIE Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship
CIS Corporate Innovation System
CPC Communist Party of China
CRO Contract Research Organizations
CRO Control Research Organizations
CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
CSTP Council for Science and Technology Policy
DBT Department of Biotechnology
DIP Department of Industrial Promotion
DLC Diamond-like-carbon
DOD Department of Ocean Development
DOE Department of Environment
DOS Department of Space
DOST Department of Science and Technology
DRDO Defence Research Development Organization
DSIR Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
DVT Dual Vocational Training
ESEP Engineering and Science Education Project
ETT Embryo Transfer Technology
EU European Union
FG Federal Government
FPRDI Forest Products Research and Development Institute
FTI Federation of Thai Industries
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GIAN Gujarat Grassroots Innovators Augmentation Network
GRI Government Research Institute
GVFL Gujarat Venture Fund Limited
HGTP Home Grown Technology Programme
HI Host Institute
HSRI Health System Research Institute
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICAR Indian Council of Medical Research
ICS Industrial Consultancy Services
ICT Information and Communication Technology
IDF Innovation Development Fund
IEP Innovation Evaluation Process
IFCT Industrial Finance Corporation of Thailand
IIMA Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
ITRI Industrial Tehnology Research Institute
IMCB Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
INM Institute of Nuclear Medicine
IPH Institute of Public Health
IPO Initial Public Offer
IPP Investment Priorities Plan
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair
ISO International Organization for Standardization
KI Kenan Institute-Asia
ISSP Information System Strategic Planning
IAU International Astronomical Union
IT Information Technology
ITB Invigorating Thai Business
ITECC Information Technology and E-commerce Council
ITI Information Technology Institute
ITRI Industrial Technology Research Institute
ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization
IVCA Indian Venture Capital Association
JPPCC Joint Public-Private Consultative Committee
JTEC Japan-Thailand Economic Cooperation Society
KIST Korean Institute of Science and Technology
KRDL Kent Ridge Digital Lab
MAI Master of Alternative Investment
MAP Modified Atmosphere Packaging
MBE Molecular Beam Epitaxy
MITCON Maharashtra Industrial & Technical Consultancy Organization
MNES Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources
MOET Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer
MOST Ministry of Science and Technology
MOSTE Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy
MSTQ Metrology, Standards, Testing and Quality Control System
MTPDP Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan
MUST Mindanao Upgrading of Science Teachers
MVIF Micro Venture and Innovation Fund
NAST National Academy of Science and Technology
NCC National Computer Centre
NERDC National Engineering Research & Development Centre o0f Sri Lanka
NESDB National Economic and Social Development Board
NFSIT National Venture Capital Fund for Software and IT Industry
NGOs Non-Government Organizations
NIC National Innovative Capacity
NID National Institute of Design
NIF National Innovation Foundation
NIS National Innovation Systems
NMIS National Measurement Infrastructure System
NMITLI New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative
NRCT National Research Council of Thailand
NSBI National System of Biotechnology Innovation
NSC National Science Council
NSDB National Science and Technology Authority
NSTC National Science and Technology Council
NSTDA National Science and Technology Development Agency
NSTP National Science and Technology Plan
NUS National University of Singapore
OBM Original Brand Manufacturing
ODA Official Development Aid
ODM Own-Design Manufacture
OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
OEM Original Equipment Manufacture
OPEC Organizations of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OSTA Offices of Science and Technology Advisory
OSTI Office of Science and Technology Innovation
PAGASA Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
PCASTRD The Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development
PCHRD Philippine Council for Health Research and Development
PCIERD Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development
PDAF Priority Development Assistance Fund
PGD Post-Graduate Diploma
PHIVOLCS Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
PNRI Philippine Nuclear Research Institute
PRDSF Pharmaceutical Research and Development Support Fund
PSHC Philippine Science Heritage Center
PSHS Philippine Science High School System
PTB Pakistan Technology Board
R&D Research and Development
RERED Renewable Energy for Rural Economic Development
RF Radio Frequency
RIN Rural Innovations Network
RIS Regional Innovation System
RISE Rescue Initiatives in Science Education
RONAST Royal Nepal Academy for Science and Technology
RTDRF Revolving Fund for Technological Research
RTOs Research Technology Organizations
SBI Singapore Bio-Innovations
SCS Scientific Career System
SET Stock Exchange of Thailand
SETUP Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program
SEVA Sustainable-Agriculture and Environmental Voluntary Action
SFC Small Industry Finance Corporation
SGP Singapore Genomics Programme
SICGC Small Industry Credit Guarantee Corporation
SIDBI Small Industries Development Bank of India
SIS Sub-national Innovation System
SIT Sterile Insect Technique
SME Small and Medium Enterprises
SPR Scientific Policy Resolution
SPREAD Sponsored Research & Development
SRISTI Society for Research Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions
STAG Science and Technology Advisory Group
STAMP Support for Technology Acquisition and Mastery Programme
STAND Science and Technology Agenda for National Development
STEPs Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Parks
STI Science, Technology and Innovation
STQC Standarization, Testing & Quality Certification
SUPRE-GOV Technology Support Program for E-Governance
SVCL SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd.
TBA Thai Bankers' Association
TBIs Technology Business Incubators
TCC Thai Chamber of Commerce
TDB Technology Development Board
TDDP Technology Development and Demonstration Programme
TDF Technology Development Fund
TDICI Technical Development and Information Corporation of India
TECHNICOM Technology Incubation for Commercialization
TEEMA Taiwan Electrical and Electric Manufacturers Association
TePP Technopreneur Promotion Programme
TI Technology Institutions
TIFAC Technology, Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council
TIS Technology Incubation System
TISTR Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research
TNC Trans-National Corporation
TPS Technology Policy Statement
TRF Thailand Research Fund
TSSP Technology Support and Services Programme
TVCA Taiwan Venture Capital Association
TVCA Thai Venture Capital Association
UN-ASPA United Nations- American Standard Public Administration
UNCITRAL United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNU/INTECH United Nations University Institute for Innovation and Technology
VC Venture Capital
VCF Venture Capital Fund
VET Vocational Education and Training
VOIP Voice-over Internet Protocol
WCMS Website Content Management System
WID Women in Development
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WTO World Trade Organization