PPSTI has enjoyed cross-fora collaboration with the Economic Committee and Human Resources Development Working Group and has forged new connections with ABAC and the International Association of Science Parks. PPSTI 7 held an Innovation Policy Sharing Seminar on “Promoting Entrepreneurship for Quality Growth” featuring public, private and academic presentations, while PPSTI 8 held an APEC Research and Technology side-event on the SDGs and Climate Change. PPSTI 8 also presented the ASPIRE Prize for 2016 and finalized the group’s responses to its 2015 Independent Assessment.