30 June 2022
Guangzhou, China and online

The Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is organised an International conference on Innovation, Transfer and Diffusion of Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies on 30 June 2022. The conference was jointly organized with Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China.

The International conference deliberated on strategies to enhance regional collaboration on innovation, transfer and diffusion of 4IR technologies, and to explore possible modalities of collaborations. The conference increased knowledge and awareness on the challenges, mechanisms and good practices of innovation, transfer and diffusion of 4IR technologies in the Asia-Pacific Region; explore innovative strategies and modalities to strengthen regional cooperation for cross-border transfer and diffusion of 4IR technologies and provide recommendations on addressing the critical challenges for strengthening regional cooperation for 4IR technologies. Policymakers and government officials from the member States in Asia and the Pacific, representatives from the academia, national laboratories, R&D institutions, and industrial and research organizations engaged in development and deployment of 4IR technologies attended the conference.

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Agenda Programmes PDF English
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4IR technology innovations in achieving the SDGs – Challenges and opportunities for the Asia-Pacific, Dr. Michiharu Nakamura, Japan Science and Technology Agency and Former UN 10 Member Group supporting Technology Facilitation Mechanism for SDGs Documents PDF English
Intelligent manufacturing for harnessing economic development – Regional perspective, Mr. Yuting Cao, AF Technology, Ltd., People’s Republic of China Documents PDF English
Enabling strategies and business models for transfer and adoption of 4IR technologies Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India Documents PDF English
Role of IP management in cross-border transfer and commercialization of 4IR technologies, Mr. Mike Loh, Innovation and Business Affairs Office, The HongKong University of Science and Technology R and D Corporation (Guangzhou) Limited, China Documents PDF English
Bridging the digital divide in Asia-Pacific - Role of 4IR technologies and regional cooperation, Mr. Emmanuel San Andres, Policy Support Unit, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Singapore Documents PDF English
Cross-border transfer and diffusion of 4IR technologies – Challenges and opportunities, Mr. Jianping Liu, Winhong Information Technology Corp., People’s Republic of China Documents PDF English
Collaborative networks and open technology platforms for regional cooperation on 4IR technologies, Dr. Haibo Zhang, Guangdong HUST Industrial Technology Research Institute, People’s Republic of China Documents PDF English
Conference Report Documents PDF English
Background document Documents PDF English