1st AIF

Home >History

The 1st Asian Innovation Forum (August 25, 2015)

9:00 – 9:30


9:30 – 10:00
Opening Ceremony
  • [Welcome Address]

    Youngah Park, President of KISTEP

  • [Congratulatory Remarks]

    Jang Moo Lee, Chairman of National Science & Technology Council Rohana Binti Ramli, Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Korea

10:00 – 11:30
Plenary Session
  • [Special Keynote]

    Ui-Hwa Chung, Speaker of the 19th National Assembly

  • Key to creative innovation towards better Asia

    Youngah Park, KISTEP

  • Science diplomacy with North Korea

    Richard Stone, AAAS

11:30 – 13:00 Networking Lunch
13:00 – 15:30
General Session I
The Creation of Value: Innovation & Economy
  • Innovation is the major source of economic value in the current era of creative economy. New technologies and enterprises are enabling us to turn small ideas into reality. Processes, industries and economic concepts that have been around and unchanged for decades are now being rethought and redesigned with the aid of innovation. The first general session will trace the emerging trends and economic strategies of the Asian co untries and the pivotal role innovation plays in the region.

  • Commercialization of university research: policies and outcomes in East Asian economies

    Nicholas Vonortas, George Washington University

  • Government interventions in promoting innovation driven economy in Asia focusing on India

    Mohsin Khan, Zaheer Science Foundation

  • Analysis of innovation in Japanese corporations

    Koichi Sumikura, GRIPS

  • Inclusive innovation, farmers’ entrepreneurship through internet and China’s economic development in rural areas

    Jinhua Fu, CASTED

  • Technology innovation policy for the Creative Economy

    Sung-Goo Han, KISTEP

Q&A Session

15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 18:30
General Session II
Laying the Foundation: Strengthening Innovation Capacity
  • Amidst all the technological breakthroughs and economic reforms, the most important element of innovation is often overshadowed: the people who design, drive, and enjoy it. Thus, building innovation capacity depends on creating a diverse ecosystem that can nurture and support creativity and talent. This session will share the diverse approaches being taken by different Asian countries to enhance national innovation capacity and so cial inclusion.

  • Responsible innovation and the quest to meet grand societal challenges–policy ambitions in Europe

    Stefan Kuhlmann, Univeristy of Twente

  • Innovation for inclusive development: policy & practices in China

    Rongping Mu, CASIPM

  • Towards evidence-based STI policy planning in socio-economic context–highlights from recent outputs of NISTEP

    Naoki Saito, NISTEP

  • University-industry collaboration and its impact on academic performance of university researchers

    Shigemi Yoneyama, Gakushuin University

  • Evaluation of national and regional science & technology innovation capacity

    Kyehoon Do, KISTEP

Q&A Session

18:30 – 20:00 CJ Gala Dinner

The 1st Asian Innovation Forum (Wednesday, August 26th)

9:30 – 10:00
Launching of Asian STI Think Tanks Network (ASTN)
  • [Special Keynote]

    Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia

10:00 – 11:30
Plenary Session
  • Defining innovation: a fresh look at an old concept

    Youngsuk Chi, Elsevier

  • Looking to 2030: first findings of the OECD STI forward look exercise

    Michael Keenan, OECD

11:30 – 13:00 Networking Lunch
13:00 – 15:40
General Session III
Prospects of Asian Innovation: Joint Growth & Sustainable Development
  • Political and regional boundaries have all but lost meaning in the present world. Just as the challenges one country faces are not bound by its borders, so are the solutions. The final general session will share the ques tions we have in common and seek collaborative solutions towards joint growth which will serve as stepping stones towards better Asia.

  • Soft power and innovation: South Korea’s experience

    Jonathan McClory, Portland

  • Japan on the brink of elimination

    Seiichiro Yonekura, Hitotsubashi University

  • Measuring sustainable development in China: the theory, method and result of the Sustainable Well-being Index of China

    Changhui Shi, CASTED

  • Overview of 40 years foresight experiences in Japan

    Kuniko Urashima, NISTEP

  • Science diplomacy and international cooperation

    Seung Jun Yoo, KISTEP

  • Innovation and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2016-2030

    Lee Yee Cheong, ISTIC

Q&A Session

15:40 – 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:30 ASTN Session
Hearing from ASTN Founding Members and Plans for the next AIF
17:30 - 18:30 Farewell Drinks