ASEAN Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Regional Partnership for Development
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ASEAN Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum
Regional Partnership for Development
14 October 2017
Myanmar International Conventional Center II (MICC 2), Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Since the establishment of ASEAN Community on 31 December 2015, the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) has been more pronounced as the foundation and interface of the ASEAN community building efforts. The ASEAN Plan of Action on Science, Technology and Innovation (APASTI) 2016 – 2025 serves as the policy institution that governs collaborative STI activities and programs of ASEAN. The APASTI indicates the emphasis on innovation activities and promotes active participation of private sectors, as well as strengthening linkages with other AEC bodies.
ASEAN is exposed to various grand challenges while ASEAN as a whole and individual ASEAN Member States (AMS) are developing capacities to appropriately address them. At the same time, ASEAN endowment of abundant natural resources and young population have great potential for future market since the global population and their per capita income are expected to grow, resulting in an increase for basic services and higher living standards. ASEAN needs to develop innovation strategies to build regional competencies, harness/develop necessary technologies and promote entrepreneurship to address the future challenge markets.
The ASEAN Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship Platform is conceptualized as a stepping stone to build a critical mass of collective knowledge absorption and creation capabilities as well as to coordinate the diverse regional and international STI partnership to address ASEAN STI challenges. In a broader context, the Platform could also serve as a mechanism to build an eventual robust ASEAN regional innovation ecosystem with the underlying principle supportive of the purpose number 13 of ASEAN stipulated in Article 1 of the ASEAN Charter, which is “to promote a people-oriented ASEAN in which all sectors of society are encouraged to participate in, and benefit from, the process of ASEAN integration and community building” as well as the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This forum serves to scope the initial development efforts of the ASEAN Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship Platform for practical, efficient and effective deployment of resources. As a series of activities of ASEAN STI Partnership Contribution from Thailand, it also aims to provide a platform for policy makers and STI practitioners from both public and private sectors in ASEAN and partner countries to exchange views on ASEAN innovation strategies and develop implementation mechanisms to promote talent mobility and entrepreneurship development as well as cooperation partnership to address ASEAN STI challenges.
|Welcome Remarks by|
|Dr. Aye Myint, National COST Chairman-Myanmar, Director General, Department of Technical, Vocational Education and Training, Ministry of Education, Myanmar
Prof. Sakarindr Bhumiratana, Chair of Board of Advisors to COST (BAC), President of King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand
|09:15||Session 1: Platform’s Considerations, Design, Goals and Objectives
This session serves to provide the context of the role of science, technology and innovation in the ASEAN community building efforts, an overview of related platforms development and a conceptual design for ASEAN Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship Platform. The discussion is aimed at identifying the goals and the specific, measureable, achievable, realistic and time-bounded objectives of developing the Platform.
Moderated by Dr. Kanchana Wanichkorn, Assistant Secretary General, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, Thailand
|11:00||Session 2: Demand Articulation and Potential Demonstration Projects Formulation
This session serves to identify and prioritize potential demonstration projects to be implemented using the Platform, firstly as proof-of-concept of the Platform, and secondly to guide the development of the Platform.
The session will start with the discussion on the developmental challenges faced by AMS, particularly issues related to food-water-energy security nexus and health as well as innovation and industrialization of local SMEs in the current ASEAN community building efforts.
Potential demonstration projects addressing developmental challenges will be discussed on their likely partnership by multi-stakeholders, possibility for technological localization in under-addressed technology areas and development of affordable products and services for prioritization.
Moderated by Dr. Jeong Hyop Lee, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Institute (STIPI), KMUTT
|13:30||Session 3: ASEAN Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship Platform’s Components
This session serves to discuss key components of the platform,
Moderated by Ms. Lee Sing Cheong (Alice), Assistant Director, Head of Science and Technology Division, ASEAN Secretariat
|15:45||Session 4: Wrap-up
|16:30||End of Event|
National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, Thailand
Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand
Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Institute (STIPI), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
Ministry of Education, Myanmar
Science and Technology Division, ASEAN Secretariat
For details, please contact
Ms. Soontharee Namliwal
National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office
319 Chamchuri Square Building., 14th Fl., Phayathai Rd.,
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66 2-160-5432
Fax: +66 2-160-5438