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STPI Signs MOU with NISTPASS to Initiate International Cooperation in S&T Policy Research


On October 28 STPI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Studies (NISTPASS) in Vietnam to promote collaboration between two institutes in the field of science and technology policy research.  The main purpose of the official establishment of partnerships between STPI and NISTPASS is to exchange the methodologies of facilitating national innovation system in order to enhance the efficiency of national science and technology development in Taiwan and Vietnam.  Furthermore, STPI seeks to cooperate with ASEAN member countries via the official partnerships with NISTPASS, hoping to expand its global network to southeastern Asia.

The collaborative research work between STPI and NISTPASS will specifically focus on promoting innovation in small and medium sized enterprises, allocating governmental funds for science and technology development, impacts of Taiwan’s enterprises located in Vietnam on local enterprises in terms of technology transfer and innovation, promoting science, technology and multilateral collaborations between Taiwan, Vietnam, and among other ASEAN countries and APEC economies, mobilizing science, technology and innovation to meeting social demands…….etc.

The signing of MOU is initiated in July this year, when Dr. Yuh-Jzer Joung, the Director General of STPI, visits Vietnam with President Ching-Hua Lo of NARLabs and other delegates.  Dr. Joung pays an official visit to Dr. Ta Doan Trinh, the President of NISTPASS, during his 5-day business trip in Hanoi.  After discussing the current research focus of both STPI and NISTPASS and how both institutes play significant roles in supporting the government by providing S&T policy suggestions, both Dr. Joung and Dr. Trinh agree that an official partnership between two institutes should encourage the research staff to adopt a global perspective when exploring research subjects especially in foresight studies.