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.

PPSTI held two meetings in Peru in 2016 – the summary records can be found here, and here.

In addition, the Partnership supports a range of cutting-edge APEC projects.

Last page update: May 2017

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. 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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Events and Collaboration

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.

The Internet of Vehicles

The Internet of Vehicles (IOV) is an integrated computer network supporting intelligent traffic management, dynamic information service and vehicle control.



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26 Feb

PPSTI Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation: Sub-groups on Capacity Building, Innovation and Connectivity

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
27 Feb

PPSTI Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
28 Feb

PPSTI Workshop on Fostering International Technology Transfer (ITT) Professionals for the APEC STI Cooperation and Connectivity

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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Ms LIU Zhongzhen

Program Director

Mr Chen Linhao

Vice Chair
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)