From 16 July 2019 to 18 July 2019
Thimphu, Bhutan
Co-organisers
Department of Cottage and Small Industry (DCSI), Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bhutan
RMA Bhutan
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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.

Document Title Document type File Type Language
Agenda and Concept Note Concept note PDF English
Agenda and Concept Note Concept note PDF English
Document Title Document type File Type Language
India - Mr. Prakarsh Mishra, Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations (AGNIi), Invest India Documents PDF English
Nepal - Mr. Binod Dev Pant, Act. Cottage and Small Industry Development Board, Nepal Documents PDF English
Thailand - Dr. Aparat Mahakhant, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), Thailand Documents PDF English
Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Strengthening CSIs, Ms. Michiko Enomoto, APCTT-ESCAP Documents PDF English
National Intellectual Property Framework and CSIs, Mr. Tempa Tshering, Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bhutan  Documents PDF English
Tools and Platforms for Facilitating Technology Transfer for CSIs, Dr. Krishnan Srinivasaraghavan, APCTT-ESCAP Documents PDF English
Technology-based Business Cooperation for CSIs – Perspectives from Asia Pacific, Dr. Satyabrata Sahu, APCTT-ESCAP Documents PDF English
Women-led Cottage Industry for Boosting Sustainable Agriculture: A Case study from India, Dr. Malvika Chaudhary, CABI South Asia Documents PDF English
Commercializing Grassroots Innovations-Case Studies on Successful Technology Transfer, Mr. Prakarsh Mishra, Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations (AGNIi), Invest India Documents PDF English
Strengthening CSIs- Lessons from Smart Villages Project of TISTR, Dr. Aparat Mahakhant, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) Documents PDF English
Cottage and Small Industry Policy 2019 in Bhutan, opportunities and challenges, Ms. Sherab Zangmo, Department of Cottage and Small Industry, MoEA, Bhutan Documents PDF English
Turning Problems into Opportunities for CSIs: Biological Control of Transboundary Agricultural Pests, Dr. Malvika Chaudhary, CABI South Asia Documents PDF English
Challenges in the Commercialization of Market-ready Indigenous Innovations, Mr. Prakarsh Mishra, Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations (AGNIi), Invest India Documents PDF English
Technology Transfer for Rural Industries – Strategies that Worked in Thailand, Dr. Aparat Mahakhant,Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) Documents PDF English
Bhutan - Ms. Karma Yanka, Enterprise Development Division, DCSI, MoEA, Bhutan  Documents PDF English
Presentation on the Blue Print for Technology Request Database for CSIs in Bhutan, Dr. Krishnan Srinivasaraghavan, APCTT-ESCAP Documents PDF English