The Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology

The Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) is a regional institution of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific servicing the Asia-Pacific region.

The Centre works towards strengthening the national capacity of member States to nurture and promote national innovation systems and to create an enabling environment for the development and transfer of technology. The Centre was established in 1977 in Bangalore, India and moved to New Delhi in 1993.

Our Focus

APCTT supports the capacity-building of member countries to strengthen Science, Technology and Innovation policy for fostering technology-based sustainable development. The Centre focuses on creating an enabling environment for the development and transfer of innovative technologies so that member countries can meet development challenges in today’s globalized world. 

Working towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

APCTT promotes regional cooperation on science, technology and innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. APCTT has been fostering inclusive partnerships between governments, research and development institutions, private sector and civil society for transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies between countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. While developing partnerships and creating an enabling environment for innovation and technology transfer, the Centre not only contributes towards the SDGs 9 and 17 but also supports the other SDGs through specific technologies related to different SDG goals.

Governing Council Sessions

More about Our Focus

Science, Technology and Innovation

APCTT assists member countries in the development and management of sound National Innovation Systems. We provide capacity-building support to foster technology innovation, technology-based entrepreneurship and competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. 

Technology Transfer

APCTT provides capacity-building support to member countries to develop, transfer, commercialize, and adopt new and emerging technologies that have the transformative potential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Regional Cooperation

APCTT works to promote regional cooperation and networking related to Science, Technology and Innovation policymaking and technology transfer. 

Technology Intelligence

APCTT publishes several knowledge products, including the Asia-Pacific Tech Monitor, to disseminate information on new and emerging issues related to Science, Technology and Innovation policy, latest technological innovations, market developments and events. 

Services we provide

Information and Knowledge Sharing Platforms
  • Technology database and technology focused online publications
  • Analytical research and knowledge products
Policy Insights and Regional Platforms
  • Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy advisory on reforms, governance systems and delivery mechanisms at national and sectoral levels 
  • Networking platforms for STI stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific region 
Capacity Building and Technical Assistance
  • Workshops, expert group meetings and trainings for policy makers, and technology promotion and transfer institutions
  • Business-to-business meetings, technology exhibitions, innovation and technology transfer related conferences