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The 5th Asian Innovation Forum Program (October 4, 2019)

14:00-15:40 Future of SME & Startup Ecosystem

Moderator: Prof. (Rupinder Tewari)

Despite the difference in the status of economy, successful SMEs and startups in any country surely deliver technological development and societal changes to the region. In S&T Policy, fostering a prosperous SME & startup ecosystem is a key to stimulate innovation and create an innovative culture, so that it would enhance national competitiveness and growth. In order to formulate an appropriate S&T policy for SME & startup, the current situation such as finance, technology and market should be considered, in addition to the future prospects of complex elements including human capital, social trends and other policies. In this session, SMEs & startup ecosystem in Asian countries will be discussed in terms of the policy, their implications and measures to apply and improve the future ecosystem.

  • Future of Startup Ecosystem
    Hyun Yim, Senior Research Fellow, KISTEP, South Korea
  • Innovation Analyses Using R&D University Startup Database
    Hideyuki Tsunoda, Deputy Director General, NISTEP, Japan
  • Taiwan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
    Yi-Dan Huang, Assistant Researcher, STPI, Taiwan
  • BIRAC – A Successful PPP Model for Stimulating Innovations (SMEs)
    Rupinder Tewari, Chief Coordinator, DST-CPR, India
  • Examining the Mechanism and Pathways for Startups in India: Lessons for the Future Ecosystem
    Avinash Prasad Kshitij, Senior Scientist, NISTADS, India
15:40-16:10 Coffee Break
16:10-17:50 National R&D Investment; Its Adequacy and Implementation Speakers

(Moderator: (Jang-Jae Lee, Director, KISTEP)

The scale of R&D investment is one of the key factors that influence R&D activities and productivity of a nation. The adequacy of government R&D investment is subject to analysis worldwide including Asian countries, as nations demonstrate different levels of S&T and budget. A careful approach on national R&D investment is necessary to support the planning of S&T policy direction and the outlay of budget allocation. Management of the government R&D finance is challenging, and various methodologies and case studies have been conducted by researchers and governments to improve efficiency of national R&D investment. In this session, national R&D investment strategy of Asian countries will be explored for their adequacy and implementation to the public and private sectors.
  • R&D Investment and Its Impact on Technology Development in Asia and Other Countries
    Mohsin Khan, Chairman, ZSF, India
  • An Analysis on the Optimal Ratio of R&D Investment using Multiple Imputation
    Ikcheon Um, Research Fellow, KISTEP, South Korea
  • The Innovation Service System for SMEs based on Innovation Voucher
    Xiyi Li, Researcher, CASTED, China
  • R&D Investment in India: Analyzing Trends and Focus
    Kasturi Manda, Senior Scientist, NISTADS, India
  • Stimulating R&D Investments in Russian State-owned Companies
    Mikhail Gershman,, Deputy Head, HSE, Russia