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