30 November 2021
New Delhi, India
The International Conference on Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies for Sustainable Development

The International Conference on Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies for Sustainable Development has been jointly organized by the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

The International Conference: (1) Enhanced awareness on the policy tools and strategies to promote innovations and utilization of 4IR technologies for achieving sustainable development, focusing on key sectors/ topics such as healthcare, climate change, sustainable production and resilient recovery of industries; (2) Explored innovative strategies and best practices to advance 4IR technological innovations to address the critical developmental challenges in the post COVID-19 era; and (3) Provided policy recommendations to facilitate regional cooperation and cross-border transfer of 4IR technologies to support achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Over 140 participants from APCTT’s Governing Council member States and other member States of ESCAP, including policymakers and government officials, science, technology and innovation professionals, international experts, representatives from R&D institutions, academia, and other key stakeholders involved in various aspects of 4IR technologies participated in the International Conference.


Document Title Document type File Type Language
Tentative Programme Programmes PDF English
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Role of 4IR technologies in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Dr. Purushottam Kaushik, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (India), World Economic Forum Documents PDF English
Intellectual property management in the fourth industrial revolution era, Dr. Carlos María Correa, South Centre, Geneva, Switzerland Documents PDF English
Disruptive 4IR applications in medical/healthcare services to combat COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific, Prof. Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, School of Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia Documents PDF English
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Towards Structural Transformations of Asia-Pacific Healthcare Systems, Dr. Kalenzi Cornelius, Korea Policy Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (KPC4IR), KAIST, Republic of Korea Documents PDF English
Accelerating clean energy innovations and applications through investments in emerging technologies, Mr. Jagjeet Singh Sareen, International Solar Alliance (ISA), India Documents PDF English
Enabling policies and strategies to promote 4IR technologies for climate change mitigation in Asia-Pacific, Dr. Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia Documents PDF English
Harnessing 4IR technologies for sustainable and smart cities, Mr. Kok-Chin Tay, Smart Cities Network, Smart Cities Council ASEAN, Singapore Documents PDF English
4IR-driven manufacturing for accelerating resilient recovery in post COVID-19 era, Dr. Martyn Davies, Emerging Markets and Africa, Deloitte Alchemy School of Management, Deloitte, South Africa Documents PDF English
Main conclusions and recommendations of International Conference on 4IR Technologies for Sustainable Development Documents PDF English
Background Note Documents PDF English