ECOSF participated in the International Conference on STI Policy organized by STPI Taiwan at Taipei, Taiwan on July 11th, 2018

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Science and Technology Policy Research Information Center (STPI)- a partner institutions of ECOSF under the flag of Asian Innovation Forum (AIF) organized an “International Conference on STI Policy: Navigating the Innovations through Evaluation” on July 11th 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan; it was sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. The International Conference focused on STI policy to address problems of innovation system based on the market-failure or system-failure rationales. The conference also highlighted the daunting challenges for the policy makers who often work within limited budget to catalyze the innovations by identifying the gap of national innovation system and reframing the innovation policy making. A large number of innovation leaders, policy makers and research scientists, scholars and representatives of leading STI organizations and academia from across the region attended the Forum. On behalf of ECOSF, its President Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro and Engr. Khalil Raza Scientific Officer participated in the event.

The conference was formally opened by H.E. Liang-Gee Chen Minister for Science and Technology of Taiwan. In his message, he congratulated the organizers and welcomed the participants. He elucidated that innovation concerns not only the technology progress but also the use of that technology to create values which involves intensive interactions and collaborations among industries, academia, government and society.

During the inaugural session, Dr. Yuh-Jzer Joung Director General STPI delivered his welcome remarks. He welcomed the renowned speakers and participants to the conference. He shared that STPI proactively cultivates the monitoring and evaluation of STI policies and assists MOST in modifying the existing monitoring and evaluation. This conference will bring inspiring insights and deliberations.

The conference included keynote sessions and panel discussion on a number of thematic and emerging areas of STI policy and innovation management.

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