Regional Workshop on New Paradigms of Innovation and Technology to Address the Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic

03 November 2020
The Republic of Uzbekistan (virtual event)
Co-organisers
Ministry of Innovative Development, Republic of Uzbekistan

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 organised a Regional Workshop on ‘New Paradigms of Innovation and Technology to Address the Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic’ on 3 November 2020 at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, arrangements were made for international speakers and participants to join the workshop through virtual platform.

The workshop deliberated on the role of science, technology, and innovation (STI) in accelerating progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in addressing the challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Policymakers and experts from China, India, Ireland, Japan, Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Uzbekistan discussed strategies to use technologies, including emerging fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies, to address the challenges during- and post-COVID scenarios. The experts shared the national, regional and global experiences on innovation and use of emerging technologies to address the COVID-19 challenges, including those pertaining to the areas of healthcare, business, production, education and research and development. The workshop brought together 86 participants comprising government officials, research scientists, private sector representatives, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and other relevant stakeholders related to innovation and technology transfer.

Regional Workshop on Technology Transfer - Renewable Energy Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation

From 24 September 2020 to 25 September 2020
Bangkok, Thailand (hybrid event)
Co-organisers
Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), Thailand
Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)

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 Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), Thailand and Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) organised regional workshop on ‘Technology Transfer - Renewable Energy Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation’. The workshop was organised on 24-25 September 2020 at Bangkok, Thailand and was held in hybrid mode i.e. international participants joined through a virtual platform.

The workshop brought together 83 participants comprising policy makers, government officials, scientists, private sector representatives, technology intermediaries and other stakeholders. The workshop deliberated on policies and strategies, institutional and financial mechanisms, and innovative business models for renewable energy technology transfer, adoption and deployment. Experts from India, Japan, Republic of Korea and Thailand as well as from ESCAP and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shared their perspectives and experiences pertaining to renewable energy technology transfer, adoption and deployment. The workshop contributed in promotion of regional cooperation for cross-border transfer, diffusion and deployment of renewable energy technologies. It also assisted in enhancing the knowledge and understanding on policies and strategies to promote renewable energy technologies for climate change mitigation.

International workshop on Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer

19 November 2020
Indonesia (virtual event)
Co-organisers
Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Indonesia

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 Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Indonesia organised international workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer’ on 19 November 2020 at Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, arrangements were made for international speakers and participants to join the workshop through virtual platform.

The workshop deliberated on policy framework for intellectual property and technology transfer – global and national perspectives; intellectual property management tools, strategies and best practices; and collaborative research to enhance technology transfer through Science and Technology Parks. Experts from India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, and Thailand as well as from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) shared their perspectives and experiences related to intellectual property management, technology transfer and licensing. Case studies and best practices from different countries were also shared by the speakers. The workshop brought together over 100 participants comprising policy makers, representatives from government agencies, academia, R&D institutions and technology-based enterprises and other relevant stakeholders from Indonesia and several Asia-Pacific countries. 

International Conference on Circular Economy and Technology Transfer for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

23 September 2020
Bangkok, Thailand (hybrid event)
Co-organisers
Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), Thailand
Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)

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 Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), Thailand and Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) organised International Conference on ‘Circular Economy and Technology Transfer for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises’. The conference was organised on 23 September 2020 at Bangkok, Thailand and was held in hybrid mode i.e. international participants joined through a virtual platform.

The conference witnessed participation of over 70 participants comprising government officials, research scientists, private sector representatives, technology intermediaries, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and other relevant stakeholders pertaining to bio-circular-green (BCG) economy and technology transfer. Experts from India, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam as well as from ESCAP shared their perspectives, views on policy options, experiences, case studies and best practices with the participants at the conference.  The experts deliberated on: circular and BCG economy concepts, practices and policy options; BCG innovations and best practices for SMEs; BCG technologies for sustainable development and strategies for their commercialization and adoption. The conference also facilitated regional cooperation among member countries to advance technology transfer for circular economy and identified strategies to empower SMEs to develop, adopt and adapt technologies for circular economy.