CASTED Hosted the 12th China-Japan-ROK Science and Technology Policy Seminar 18

November 23,2017

From October 19 to 20, 2017, the 12th China-Japan-ROK Science and Technology Policy Seminar was held in Hangzhou. Researchers from five institutions of China, Japan and the ROK delivered reports and conducted in-depth discussions on such topics as the practice of policies for nurturing new growth drivers through scientific and technological innovation, international science and technology cooperation and innovation community, entrepreneurship and employment in the context of globalization/anti-globalization, and the methods and results of technology forecast, and exchanged views on possible areas of cooperation in the future. Some institutions renewed their cooperation agreements. Hu Zhijian, President of the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED), delivered a welcome speech and Vice President Wu Yishan presided over the opening ceremony. Zhou Guohui, Director General of Zhejiang Provincial Department of Science and Technology, also made remarks on the forum.

Trilateral Science and Technology Policy Seminar is a platform for the exchange of science and technology policies among the three countries. Established upon the initiative of CASTED and the Institutes of Science and Development under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASISD), the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy of Japan (NISTI), Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) and the Science and Technology Policy Institute of the ROK (STEPI), meetings under the mechanism are held in rotation between the five institutions of the three countries. The CASTED is the host of the seminar this year. For over a decade, the seminar has played an active and constructive role in deepening exchanges and cooperation among the three countries in the areas of science, technology and innovation, and particularly in the area of scientific and technological innovation policies.