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Academy of Sciences Malaysia

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  • Academy of Sciences Malaysia(ASM) is an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI). ASM came into force on 1 February 1995 and was established under the Academy of Sciences Act 1994. Having started with a staff of 10, ASM has evolved over the years as a science-advisory agency with more than 60 employees, embracing the brand ethos - ‘Think Science. Celebrate Technology. Inspire Innovation’. With active contributions and able stewardship of over 200 Fellows and 40 Associates, ASM is operating its two nerve centres i.e. Strategic Programme and Strategic Study divisions to meet its vision of meaningfully furthering the cause of STI development in the country.

Chinese Academy of S&T for Development

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  • In October 1982, National Research Center for Science and Technology for Development (NRCSTD), the predecessor of CASTED was established. In 2008, NRCSTD was renamed as Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED). From NRCSTD to CASTED, a top-level think tank with international perspectives is embarking on a new journey, continuously devoting itself to China’s S&T development. CASTED is affiliated to Ministry of Science and Technology with 100 full-time positions. CASTED has devoted itself to forward-looking, holistic and comprehensive strategic research targeting at “developing an indigenous innovative country”. Abiding by the guidelines of serving the country and serving S&T development, CASTED has made great efforts to step up among the international top-level research institutes, effectively bolstering national S&T decision-making and management.

Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation

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  • The ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) was established in Islamabad- Pakistan in December 2011 as an Intergovernmental Specialized Agency of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), mandated to promote scientific, technological and innovative research collaboration and other relevant activities among the member states leading to economic development in the region. Member states include; Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Turkey and Republic of Uzbekistan. To strengthen the science base for future generations and the region's economy, the Foundation aims to promote science education at school level, using the Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) approach- La main a la pate. Furthermore, the mobilization and promotion of youth engagement in science, technology and education for economic development and peace within the ECO region and beyond, is and remains the priority of ECOSF. Integrating gender perspective in policies, plans and actions directed towards the improvement of life and development of youth is priority of the Foundation.

Graduate School of National Public Policy at Chungnam National University

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  • Graduate School of National Public Policy at Chungnam National University aims to teach those who are interested in public affairs and realization of the public interest. Among specific divisions of the School, in particular, the Division of Science and Technology Policy (STP) will provide the students with the opportunities to innovate science and technology for economic growth and social development, and to utilize the science and technology as policy means in the perspective of the global.

Industrial Technology Research Institute

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  • Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services, aiming to innovate a better future. Founded in 1973, ITRI has been dedicated to helping industries stay competitive and sustainable. Over the years, ITRI has nurtured more than 260 companies, including well-known global semiconductor leaders such as TSMC and UMC. Meanwhile, it has cultivated over 140 CEOs in the local high-tech industry. ITRI has played a vital role in Taiwan's economic growth as it shifted from a labor-intensive industry into a value-added, technology-driven one. Moving forward, the institute will continue serving as a pioneer for industries by strengthening its capabilities of multidisciplinary innovation and cooperation with international partners all over the world.

Institute of Policy and Management of Chinese Academy of Sciences

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  • Established in June 1985, the Institute of Policy and Management (IPM) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is devoted to the studies on the strategy and policy issues for S&T development, innovation development, sustainable development, and the public security administration and management science. It offers high-caliber research consultative services to central authorities, CAS, local governments and business firms. So far, it has received 42 prizes at national, ministerial and provincial levels. IPM boasts a wealth of innovation network resources, housing the editorial department for Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and editorial offices for a number of academic journals. IPM conducts strategic studies and offers strategy options with an important bearing on the country’s development by taking advantage of its academic buildup in integrated and interdisciplinary studies, and renders strong support to make China a harmonious and innovation-driven society. Its vision for IPM is to become a noted thinktank-oriented research institute.

Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning

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  • As a government affiliated research institute under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, KISTEP has been one of the leading institutes in providing future vision and strategies. KISTEP promotes technology innovation by supporting the full cycle of Korea’s national R&D system, including S&T planning, budget allocation and coordination, and R&D evaluation. The major roles and functions of KISTEP include; foresight and designing future strategies in S&T, S&T policy planning and coordination; budget allocation and coordination of government R&D programs, establish the direction and standards in government R&D investment and budget allocation, evaluation of government R&D program performance, feasibility study on government R&D programs, and global cooperation and collaboration.
    At KISTEP, we hope to contribute not only to economic growth but also to public welfare by providing in-depth and systematic analysis of data, building strategic mid- to long-term plans, and offering effective and practical solutions for policymaking.

Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology

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  • Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) was established in 1993 as a public-private partnership think-tank for high technology development in the Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia. Since its formation, MIGHT has been continuously producing high technology sectoral reports and blueprints. These sectors include automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, machinery & equipment, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical, rail, robotics, solar, shipbuilding & ship repair, telecommunication, wood-based, and others. Since April 2014, MIGHT has been tasked to manage the planning and implementation of the national science transformation program called Science to Action (S2A) for Malaysia. In order to support its activities, MIGHT has established key platforms and programs to sustain and reinvigorate the high technology development in Malaysia such as Malaysian Foresight Institute (MYForesight), Malaysian Biomass Initiative (MYBiomass), Malaysia-Korea Technology Centre (MYKOR), Malaysia-Japan Green Technology Fund (PEV), UK-Malaysia Newton- Ungku Omar Fund (NUO), 1-Innocert (Evaluation of Innovative companies), UNIDO’s Green Cleantech Innovation Program (GCIP) and Future Cities, UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and others.

National Agency for Technological Development

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  • JSC “National Agency for Technological Development” was established in 2003 as JSC “National Innovation Fund”. In 2012 it was reorganized into the JSC “National Agency for Technological Development” (NATD) under the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Since middle of 2013 there has been a new shareholder – JSC “National Management Holding “Bayterek”. The mission of the Agency is to promote creation and development of innovation in the country by supporting innovative projects. The main strategic directions of NATD include supporting of innovative projects, investment activities, information-analytical support of innovative development processes, and PR of innovative activities. The main supportive tools of NATD include providing financial support for innovative projects, venture financing, development of innovation infrastructure, providing construction design offices, and facilitating technology transfer via international center for technology transfer. Channels of international cooperation include Kazakhstan-Korea Center for Technological Cooperation in Daedeok Innopolis (South Korea), Kazakhstan-France Center for Technology Transfer in Paris (France, Paris), Kazakhstan-China Cooperation Center in China (Guangzhou, China), and representative of Kazakhstan in Silicon Valley (California, US).

National Institute of Patent and Technology Exploitation

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  • National Institute of Patent and Technology Exploitation (hereafter NIPTEX) is the governmental organization under the Ministry of Science and Technology, which assists the Minister to fulfill functions of implementing the patent and inventions exploitation, new patent and technology application, patent detection of advanced technology to do research and decoding to create compatible source-technologies which are relevant and appropriate to the Vietnamese development conditions. As the advances in technology affect more parts of the society, NIPTEX’s contribution is not only studying policies and develop patent exploitation, technology transfer solutions from patents to industries but also connecting patent protection with empirical application for the social-economic development. NIPTEX will continue taking the initiative and making the efforts to build up a top-notch think tank in patent, technology research and technology transfer, and to be a reliable and attractive address for managers, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors locally and internationally.

National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies

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  • CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi is devoted to a study of various aspects of interaction among science, society and state and exploring continuously the interface between Science, Technology and Society. NISTADS is one of the 38 institutes/laboratories of the Government of India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The roots of NISTADS go back to August 1973 when the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) set up at its headquarters a Centre for the Study of Science, Technology and Development. On 30 September 1980, the Governing Body of the CSIR approved that the Centre “should function as an autonomous Centre with a separate budget”. Its objectives “would continue to be the same”, but it “will be autonomous, headed by a scientist of the rank of a Director of a National Laboratory, with its own infrastructure”. 30 September 1980 is then the birthday of the Institute (even though the present name came into effect on 1 April 1981). NISTADS has core competence in science and technology policy research and dedicating to the concern and problems of developing countries. The Institute is involved in the fields including water, rural areas, S&T mapping, high
    technology, entrepreneurship, public science and technology.

National Institute of Science and Technology Policy

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  • National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) is a national research institution, established in 1988, in accordance with the National Government Organization Law under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). It was aimed for contributing to policy-planning process. NISTEP have three key missions; (1) to prospect future S&T policy issues and investigate them through autonomous researches, (2) to carry out researches in response to the needs from the government and public agencies, and (3) to provide policy-oriented data and information infrastructures. Accordingly, NISTEP is carrying out researches primarily in the following seven fields; (1) science and technology system, (2) science and technology indicators and scientometrics, (3) science and technology foresight, (4) human resources in science and technology, (5) R&D and innovation, (6) the relationship of S&T with society, and (7) science for re-designing science, technology, and innovation policy (SciREX).

National Science and Technology Council of Cambodia

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  • The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) is newly established Inter- Ministerial Institution by Royal Decree dated 08 September 2014 and presided over by Samdach Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia. It is in charge of the development and promotion of Science and Technology (S&T) in Cambodia. In effect, on an operational level, it is supported by its General Secretariat (GS-NSTC) that was also established by Sub Decree dated 22 May 2015. In this connection, Cambodia’s first national master plan 2014-2020 mid- and long-term S&T strategy has been developed with the technical assistant from Korea International Cooperation Agency. As part of the implementation process of the Cambodia’s National S&T Master Plan, GS-NSTC will conduct its first National Survey on S&T Research and Development (R&D) in order to assess Cambodia’s current status in the area of S&T development for further improvement in economic growth and poverty.

OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation

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  • The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) was established in 1981 under the chairmanship of the President of Pakistan. The Committee was mandated to undertake follow-up-actions and implementation of the resolutions of OIC, to study all possible means of strengthening cooperation among member states, and to draw up programs and submit proposals designed to increase the capability of the Muslim countries in science and technology (S&T). Also, it was entrusted to enable the OIC member states to use S&T and innovation as a major contributor to socio-economic development and rapid industrialization. The mission of COMSTECH is to contribute towards strengthening the individual and collective capacity of OIC member states in S&T through mutual cooperation, collaboration and networking of resources. Also, it aims to enable the OIC member states to use S&T as a major contributor to socio-economic development and rapid industrialization.

Qatar National Research Fund

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  • Qatar Foundation established Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) in 2006 as part of its ongoing commitment to establish Qatar as a knowledge-based economy. Qatar Foundation views research as essential to national and regional growth and as the means to diversify the nation’s economy, enhance educational offerings and develop areas that affect the community, such as health and environment. QNRF aims to foster original, competitively selected research in engineering and technology, physical and life sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences and the arts. In addition to funding, QNRF aims to encourage dialogue and partnerships. QNRF Programs and activities currently include Research Programs, Capacity Building & Development Programs, K-12 Programs and Special Programs. Also, Qatar Foundation envisions research as a catalyst for expanding and diversifying the country’s economy, enhancing the education of its citizens and the training of its workforce, and fostering improvements in the health, well-being, environment, and security of its own people and those of the region.

UTM Perdana School of STI Policy

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  • UTM Perdana School of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy aims to produce the world’s best policy and decision makers for the public, private and the civil sectors in the field of science, technology and innovation (STI). Being based in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia it has the nation’s biggest pool of science, technology and engineering experts. In the past five years, UTM Perdana has managed to graduate students in STI Policy and it is at the final stages in offering a masters course in Innovation. It has also since graduated students in STI and Policy by research both at the Masters and PhD level. In addition, UTM Perdana has also been involved in training, short courses and in consulting work with various governmental, private sector and non-governmental organizations in the area of STI and Policy. It has also started to venture into the regional arena.

Zaheer Science Foundation

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  • Zaheer Science Foundation was established in 1970 as an NGO to help the Government Departments in the promotion of scientific research and educational reform activities. It was named after Late Dr. S. Husain Zaheer, who had played a great role in the Freedom struggle and was a close associate of Pandit Nehru. The inspiration for starting the Foundation came from the perception that there was a gap in the area of interaction between science and society and the Foundation could greatly help in promoting scientific attitude and temper. The initiative of naming the Foundation as Zaheer Science Foundation and the honor of being its first Chairman belonged to the late Dr. A. Ramaswamy Mudaliar who was also the Founder President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.