Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation Working Group
APEC’s Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) envisions that the APEC region will have achieved innovative economic growth by 2025. (PPSTI Strategic Plan 2016-2025)
The PPSTI’s mission is to “support the development of science and technology cooperation as well as effective science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations in APEC through collaboration between government, academia, private sector and other APEC fora.”
The Partnership was formed in 2012, when APEC agreed to broaden the mandate of the Industrial Science and Technology Working Group (ISTWG) to include in its discussions innovation policy development and to intensify cooperation among governments, businesses and academia. The ISTWG was renamed to the PPSTI, and a new terms of reference outlining the PPSTI’s mandate and goals was endorsed.
In addition, the Partnership supports a range of cutting-edge APEC projects.
Last page update: May 2017
“ASPIRE” stands for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education, an annual award which recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in scientific research. Each year, the APEC host economy provides a theme for the ASPIRE Prize. For its host year of 2016, Peru has selected “Technologies for Food Security” as the ASPIRE theme. The 2016 ASPIRE Prize was awarded to Dr Hua Kuang of the People’s Republic of China.To Read: 2016 ASPIRE Prize .
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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 2016 Work Plan(External)
Summary Record 7th PPSTI Meeting(External)
Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation - Terms of Reference(External)
8th Policy Partnership on Science, Technology, and Innovation Meeting, Lima, Peru, 15-17(External)
PPSTI - White Paper of Internet of Vehicles (IOV) - Edition 2(External)
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