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The 2nd Asian Innovation Forum (August 30, 2016)

9:00 – 9:30

Opening Ceremony

9:30 – 10:00

Keynote Session I
Robert Atkinson, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

10:00 – 12:00
General Session I
Transforming Ideas into Reality: Value Creation in the Innovation Economy
  • In today’s knowledge-based economy, innovation is the main driver of economic growth. However, without enabling mechanism and innovation ecosystem, the most innovative ideas will remain dormant and intangible. The first general session will take a look at measures to cultivate an innovation ecosystem, enable inventions to be commercialized and help industries to grow.

  • The Role of Public Policy in Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation in Developing Countries

    Shaukat Hameed Khan, OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation

  • App Idea 2R Contest- Transforming ICT Based Innovative Ideas to Reality for Achieving SDGs

    Manzoor Hussain Soomro, Eco Science Foundation

  • Main Characteristic and Future Development of Science and Technology Finance in China

    Li Xiyi, Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development

  • The Creative Economy Policy in Korea

    Doowon Cha, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning

12:00 - 13:29

Networking Lunch

13:30 - 15:30
General Session II
Advancing STI Policy through Science: Evidence-based Policymaking
  • For over a decade, policy objectives to build the foundation of evidencebased STI policymaking have been emphasized in many countries. Consequently, this has led to development of the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) Program, and Asian countries are also making efforts to improve and expand the scientific basis for decision-making processes. This session will provide a platform for sharing experiences and insight on a scientific approach to innovation.

  • Advocacy for Non-Disruptive Carbon Sequestration for Reduction of Atmospheric CO2:
    System Design and Proof of Concept

    Prashant Goswami, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies

  • S&T Foresight Research Practice and Learning in Taiwan

    Stephen Su, Industrial Technology Research Institute

  • Science Outlook: Evidence-based Decision Making

    Halimaton Hamdan, Academy of Sciences Malaysia

  • Foresight and Evidence-based Policy Making in Japan

    Shinichi Akaike, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy

  • Challenges and Opportunities of Evidence-based S&T Policymaking

    Byoung Soo Kim, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 18:00
General Session III
-Special Dialogue with Science Diplomats in Korea
Mapping the Potential : Fostering Collzbroative Newtworks
  • International cooperation has long been recognized as an essential element to enhance the quality and efficiency of research in science and technology. The general session III aims at building networks by sharing information on S&T cooperation activities and identifying common objectives. This session encourages participation of sci ence diplomats active in Korea to share current S&T issues and identify potential areas of collaboration.

  • [Keynote Speech]

    Rohana Binti Ramli, Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Korea

  • International Innovation and Science Collaboration:
    Australian Perspectives on Fostering the Right Environment

    Ravi Kewalram, Chargé d’affaires, Embassy of Australia

  • New Opportunity for Korea: Horizon 2020

    Paolo Caridi, Head of Trade Section Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea

  • Innovation Collaboration with Asia: Challenges and Opportunities from a Swiss point of view

    Christian Schneider, Head of Science, Technology & Education Office, Embassy of Switzerland

  • Canadian Approach to International Science, Technology & Innovation Collaboration

    Lesley-Ann Reed, First Secretary and Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada

  • Science and Technology Innovation Sector in Finland

    Hanne Ristevirta, Desk Officer for Economic Affairs, Embassy of Finland

The 2nd Asian Innovation Forum (Wednesday, August 31st)

9:00 - 9:30 Keynote Session I
Gordon McBean, International Council for Science
9:30 - 10:00 ASTN Session
10:00 - 12:00
General Session IV
Meeting Global Challenges: STI for Sustainable Growth
  • The need to address global challenges such as climate change, poverty, infectious diseases, energy risks, water and food supply has grown in urgency. No country stands alone in the face of these issues, and effective solutions can only come from internationally coordinated and methodical application of science and technology. The last session will develop strategies and collaborative efforts to tackle these challenges and ensure sustainable deve lopment

  • Innovation for Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

    Artemy Izmestiev, UNDP Seoul Policy Centre

  • STI based Sustainable Development through the Power of IBSE at Grass Root Level

    Saima Huma Tanveer, ECO Science Foundation

  • Global Challenges in Sustainable Water Management

    Kasturi Mandal, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development

  • Studies Steps Toward Meeting Global Challenges:
    Qatar National Research Fund’s Strategy for Sustainable Growth

    Noor Al-Merekhi, Qatar National Research Fund

  • The Essentials Components of STI Policy and the Responses towards Sustainable Development

    Viseth Ung, National Science and Technology Council, Ministry of Planning