Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation Working Group
APEC’s Policy Partnership for 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.
Last page update: February 2018
The APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (“ASPIRE”) is an annual award which recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.
Each year, the chairing APEC member economy provides a theme for the ASPIRE Prize. In 2018, Papua New Guinea selects "Smart Technologies for Healthy Societies” as the theme. This theme focuses on how scientists are capitalizing on smart technologies and digital platforms to provide better health care access and services across the APEC region.
To read more about the award, the criteria for eligibility and the selection process, go to www.apec.org/aspire.
APEC Seeks Out Health Tech Game Changers
APEC Nurtures Women’s Economic Participation
APEC Seeks Material Innovators to Improve Manufacturing, Lives
Food Safety Game-Changer Named Top Innovator
Next Generation Scientists Cultivate Food Security Revolution
APEC Opens Food Security Innovator Search Amid Climate Concerns
Prime Minister Najib: Science Diplomacy Never More Important
Young Asia-Pacific Scientists Tackle Climate Change Challenges
APEC Enlists Young Scientists, Media to Ignite Innovation Uptake
APEC Ramps Up Climate Change Focus with Innovator Search
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.
Policy Statement on STI Communication
APEC PPSTI Jiading Declaration on Internet of Vehicles
PPSTI 2016 Work Plan
Summary Record 7th PPSTI Meeting
Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation - Terms of Reference
8th Policy Partnership on Science, Technology, and Innovation Meeting, Lima, Peru, 15-17
PPSTI - White Paper of Internet of Vehicles (IOV) - Edition 2
Ms LIU Zhongzhen
Mr Chen Linhao
Department of International Cooperation
Ministry of Science and Technology People's Republic of China Address: 15B Fuxing Road, Beijing 100862, China
Ms Christin Kjelland
U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES)