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.