The Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with the Ministry of Innovative Development, Republic of Uzbekistan, is organizing a Regional Workshop on Innovative Strategies for Research Commercialization and Technology Transfer on 24 November 2021. The event is being held in conjunction with the International Week of Innovative Ideas ‘InnoWeek.Uz-2021’ from 22 to 27 November, 2021.
The Regional Workshop will bring together international and national experts to deliberate on key challenges, opportunities, strategies and good practices that are critical for technology transfer and commercialization. The workshop would assess new and emerging policy frameworks and tools, issues related to intellectual property (IP) management and technology licensing, and regional collaboration networks and platforms for technology transfer and commercialization. Policymakers, Government officials, managers of technology licensing/transfer offices and technology-based enterprises, technology intermediaries, universities, and private sector representatives from the Asia-Pacific region are expected to participate in the workshop.
The programme comprises technical presentations and knowledge sharing sessions on: (a) Enabling mechanisms to promote technology transfer and commercialization; and (b) Strategies to promote regional cooperation for technology transfer and commercialization.
The workshop envisages to increase the knowledge and understanding of policymakers on enabling mechanisms such as policy interventions, regulatory frameworks, financing tools, and IP management tools for successful technology transfer and commercialization; enhancing the understanding of stakeholders on strategies to promote government-industry-academia collaboration; and promote regional cooperation for facilitating cross-border technology transfer.