Asian Innovation: The Current Debate

Title: The inaugural Asian Innovation seminar from the Asia-Pacific Technology Network and the R&D Society

Date: 21st May 2009, 4pm – 6.30pm

Location: Linklaters, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ

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Description: This will be the first in a regular series which will be run by Asia-Pacific Technology Network and the R&D Society and which will cover the general area of “Asian Innovation”. These seminars will range across sectors and countries within the region, and will focus on the issues thrown up by the emergence of world-class scientific centres in Asia.

  • What kinds of innovation are we seeing in Asia?
  • What is the balance between imitation (catch-up) and genuinely cutting edge innovation? … and what other varieties of innovation are found in the region?
  • What are the comparative paths to innovation taken by the various Asian countries?
  • What are the barriers facing Asian innovators?
  • What is the quality of the scientific and educational institutions underpinning the innovators?
  • What contribution do entrepreneurs and venture capitalists make to the health of Asian innovation?
  • How do Asian innovators interact with the innovation systems of Europe and the USA?
  • Where are the most promising sectors for collaboration, and what are the areas of potential friction?

Price is £10 + VAT for academics. You can register by following the link above.