APEC’s Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI)’s vision is that “by 2025, APEC will have achieved innovative economic growth through PPSTI’s efforts.” (PPSTI Strategic Plan 2016-2025)

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”.

PPSTI was formed in 2012 when APEC agreed to broaden the mandate of the former APEC Industrial Science and Technology Working Group (ISTWG) to include issues of innovation policy development and intensify cooperation among governments, businesses and academia, thereby transforming the ISTWG into the PPSTI. A new terms of reference outlining the PPSTI’s mandate and goals was endorsed.

In 2015, PPSTI also supported the 1st APEC High-Level Policy Dialogue on Science and Technology in Higher Education. The Joint Statement can be found here.

In addition, PPSTI supports a range of cutting-edge APEC projects (see below).

Last page update: 21 June 2016

Current Activities

2016 ASPIRE Prize

“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.

To Read: 2016 ASPIRE Prize .

 

 

 

 

 

Achievements

PPSTI 6 adopted the PPSTI Policy Statement – see here. PPSTI 6 also endorsed the next Strategic Plan (2016-2025). PPSTI continues to implement a range of significant and cutting-edge projects, details of which can be found on the APEC Projects Database.

Contacts

Linhao CHEN (Mr)
Deputy Director General
Department of International Cooperation
Ministry of Science and Technology People's Republic of China Address: 15B Fuxing Road, Beijing 100862, China
Email: chenlh@most.cn
Christin Kjelland (Ms)
Foreign Affairs Officer
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Science Affairs (OES) U.S. Department of State
Email: KjellandC@state.gov
Alex Rogers (Mr)
Program Director
APEC Secretariat Email: anr13@apec.org

Events

31 Oct 2016 Telecommunications Working Group Meeting Kyoto, Japan
25 Aug 2016 The 3rd APEC Internet of Vehicles Symposium (PPSTI 01/2015A) Shanghai, China
16 Aug 2016 Human Resources Development Working Group - Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation Joint Meeting Lima, Peru
15 Aug 2016 Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation Lima, Peru
23 Jun 2016 Workshop on Improving, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Competitiveness Through Low Carbon Economy - PPSTI 03/2015A Manila, Philippines
15 Jun 2016 APEC Workshop on Strategies to Address Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) through Science, Technology and Innovation: Nutrigenomics Approach - PPSTI 01/2015S Tagaytay City, Philippines
09 Jun 2016 1st APEC‐PPSTI “APEC Centers” Cooperation Conference Pohang, Korea
08 Jun 2016 APEC Workshop on Commercialization and Popularization of Research and Market-based Innovations through Policy Translation - PPSTI 02/2015S Manila, Philippines
12 May 2016 PPSTI Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation Meeting Arequipa, Peru
10 May 2016 PPSTI Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation Meeting Arequipa, Peru