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APCTT seeks to provide technology intelligence to help member states, their institutions and enterprises to address the challenges of today’s dynamic business and technological setting. Technology Intelligence activities of the Centre are aimed at (a) policymakers to keep abreast of emerging science, technology and innovation (STI) policy approaches and delivery mechanisms for technology-based national inclusive and sustainable development; (b) small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to emphasis on technology innovation to succeed in the market and participate in the globalization of technology, and in making informed and rational decisions during the technology transfer process and; (d) research and development (R&D) institutions to focus on new and emerging technologies for sustainable development.
APCTT periodically brings out as well as produces project based value-added information/knowledge products which could be accessed and downloaded for free from its ICT based mechanisms, especially through www.techmonitor.net.
APCTT’s online periodicals are Asia-Pacific Tech Monitor and Value Added Technology Information Service (VATIS) Update series on Biotechnology, Food Processing, Non-conventional energy, Ozone Layer protection and Waste management. These periodicals disseminate a range of technological information on latest technological innovations, technology policies, technology market, innovation management, technology transfer and events.
APCTT undertakes a combination of normative and analytical studies of regional relevance to identify trends, highlight good policies and practices, and foster regional cooperation. The current areas of study include:
Currently, APCTT assists Member States in strengthening their R&D management capacity in the area of nanotechnology. Under this project, the Centre organizes regional and national workshops and expert group meetings to enhance capacity of relevant stakeholders such as policy makers, senior researches, R&D institutions, SMEs and technology promotion agencies. The capacity building focuses on several critical issues such as: nanotechnology policy making and strategy development; nanosafety, standardization and certification; intellectual property (IP) protection of nanotechnology innovations; and commercialization of nanotechnology research outputs. APCTT has developed an online platform for “Asia-Pacific Nanotechnology R&D Management Network”.
For further information, please contact Mr. S. Sahu , Coordinator, Technology Intelligence, APCTT-ESCAP.