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STPI Aims to Broaden International Cooperation by Signing in the ASTN


Invited by STPI’s long-term partner Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), Director General Yuh-Jzer Joung participated in the 3rd Asian Innovation Forum (AIF), held in Seoul on August 29, and chaired the General Session II entitled “Knowledge Translation of Research Findings”.  Prior to the Forum, DG Joung attended the Asian STI Think Tanks Network (ASTN) Roundtable Meeting and officially signed in as the member institute that is committed to promote open discussion and collaboration for Asian innovation.

 Director General Yuh-Jzer Joung (far left) signed in the Asian STI Think Tanks Network

 The chair and speakers of the General Session II in the 3rd Asian Innovation Forum

In the AIF General Session II chaired by DG Joung, 4 speakers from both Taiwan and Korea discussed the mechanism of fostering startup ecosystem.  They also shared the strategies to combine the knowhow of industry with the capacity of research institutes.

Director General Yuh-Jzer Joung chaired the General Session II: Knowledge Translation of Research Findings

 More than 200 participants from 121 institutes and 18 countries joined the 3rd Asian Innovation Forum

The speakers include General Director Stephen Su from Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan, Managing Director Jungwook Lim from Startup Alliance in Korea, Professor Ching-Yao Huang from Department of Electronics Engineering, National ChiaoTung University in Taiwan, and Dr. Hsiao-Feng Teng from STPI.

In the panel discussion session in “Knowledge Translation of Research Findings” , Professor Ching-Yao Huang shared his insights about the Taiwan innovation ecosystem

                                 Dr. Hsiao-Feng Teng from STPI

Dr. Hsiao-Feng Teng presented “From IP to IPO (FITI): Opportunities and Challenges in Nurturing Startups from Academy in Taiwan”.  FITI is one of the most well-known programs incubating startups from academy in Taiwan.  Dr. Teng shared the experience in encouraging local universities and research institutes to push their research outcomes ahead to foster knowledge translation of research findings.

 Dr. Hsiao-Feng Teng from STPI introduced the “From IP to IPO” Program to the participants

General Director Stephen Su from ITRI spoke about “Bring Foresight to Innovation”

The 1st AIF was organized by KISTEP in partnership with NISTEP (National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Japan) and CASTED (Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development) in 2015.  At that time only around one hundred innovative leaders, entrepreneurs, and educators participated in the Forum.  However, the 3rd AIF has attracted more than 200 participants from 121 institutes and 18 countries. 

In the ASTN Roundtable Meeting held on August 28, a total of 17 representatives from 15 member institutes and 11 countries participated in the Meeting.  The representatives discussed possible ways to foster the ASTN partnerships such as possible areas and mechanisms for collaboration between member institutes as well as collaborative projects and exchanges that can be developed from the expertise and resources within the ASTN in order to make the network grow.

 Professor Ching-Yao Huang from National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan

The ASTN Roundtable Meeting was held in conjunction with the AIF to discuss future agenda of the forum and the network, in an effort to share innovation experiences through international collaboration.  Launched in 2015, the ASTN consists of 20 member institutes from 12 countries as of today.  It serves as a platform for members to discuss challenges faced in common and identify collaboration opportunities.

 Mr. Jungwook Lim introduced “Growing Korean Startup Ecosystem” at the General Session II in the 3rd Asian Innovation Forum