The sixth session of the SPECA Project Working Group on Knowledge-based Development will be preceded by a high-level meeting on “Science, technology and innovation for sustainable development in SPECA countries”.
The SPECA events will take place on 11 June 2014 in the conference room of the Hotel Sofitel Oguzkent Ashgabat (Bitarap Turkmenistan Avenue, Ashgabat).
An International scientific conference is being organized by the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan from 12-14 June, dedicated to Science Day and the opening of the first Technical Center in Turkmenistan.
Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development in SPECA countries
Session 1: Strengthening linkages between education, research and industry to improve innovation performance
Mr. Roumen Dobrinski, European Alliance for Innovation, "Why Industry-Science Collaboration is a Key Driver of Innovation?"
Mr. Malcolm Parry, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Surrey Research Park, UK, "The special role of science parks in promoting industry-science linkages and how they have developed to support innovation"
Session II: Building the innovation infrastructure: national policies and international collaboration
Ms. Nina Bohdan, Professor, Department of National Economy and State Administration, Belarus State Economic University, "Challenges and policy directions for the formation of a knowledge economy in Belarus"
Mr. Thomas Stahlecker, Senior Researcher and Coordinator, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany, "Building national innovation infrastructure in a systemic perspective: Structures and strategies in European countries"
Project Working Group on Knowledge-based Development (Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia)
Annotated provisional agenda
Mr. Christopher Athey, UNECE Secretary to the SPECA PWG on KBD
Mr. Dominic Leong, Associate Economic Affairs Officer, ICT and Development Section, ESCAP