Regional workshop on Planning and Managing Technology Transfer for Inclusive Development

Co-organizer Description: 
Department of Cottage and Small Industry (DCSI), Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bhutan
Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA)
Event Date: 
16 Jul 2019 to 18 Jul 2019
Event Location: 
Thimphu, Bhutan
Events Description: 

The Regional Workshop brought together international and national experts to deliberate on key challenges, opportunities, best practices as well as to share experiences related to promoting inclusive innovation and technology transfer for cottage and small industries. The workshop assessed policy frameworks and tools, institutional support systems, national/regional collaboration networks and platforms, innovative business models, case studies and best practices in planning and managing technology transfer for cottage and small industries.

Background Note

Presentations

Regional Perspectives on Technology Transfer for Cottage and Small Industries 

Bhutan - Ms. Karma Yanka, Enterprise Development Division, DCSI, MoEA, Bhutan 

India - Mr. Prakarsh Mishra, Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations (AGNIi), Invest India

Nepal - Mr. Binod Dev Pant, Act. Cottage and Small Industry Development Board, Nepal

Thailand - Dr. Aparat Mahakhant, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), Thailand

Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Strengthening CSIs, Ms. Michiko Enomoto, APCTT-ESCAP

National Intellectual Property Framework and CSIs, Mr. Tempa Tshering, Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bhutan 

Tools and Platforms for Facilitating Technology Transfer for CSIs, Dr. Krishnan Srinivasaraghavan, APCTT-ESCAP

Technology-based Business Cooperation for CSIs – Perspectives from Asia Pacific, Dr. Satyabrata Sahu, APCTT-ESCAP

Women-led Cottage Industry for Boosting Sustainable Agriculture: A Case study from India, Dr. Malvika Chaudhary, CABI South Asia

Commercializing Grassroots Innovations-Case Studies on Successful Technology Transfer, Mr. Prakarsh Mishra, Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations (AGNIi), Invest India

Strengthening CSIs- Lessons from Smart Villages Project of TISTR, Dr. Aparat Mahakhant, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)

Cottage and Small Industry Policy 2019 in Bhutan, opportunities and challenges, Ms. Sherab Zangmo, Department of Cottage and Small Industry, MoEA, Bhutan

Turning Problems into Opportunities for CSIs: Biological Control of Transboundary Agricultural Pests, Dr. Malvika Chaudhary, CABI South Asia

Challenges in the Commercialization of Market-ready Indigenous Innovations, Mr. Prakarsh Mishra, Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations (AGNIi), Invest India

Promoting Technology Transfer for CSIs – Ingredients for Success, Mr. Binod Dev Pant, Cottage and Small Industry Development Board, Nepal 

Presentation on the Blue Print for Technology Request Database for CSIs in Bhutan, Dr. Krishnan Srinivasaraghavan, APCTT-ESCAP

Technology Transfer for Rural Industries – Strategies that Worked in Thailand, Dr. Aparat Mahakhant,Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)