11

June

 Day 2: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
09:00 – 11:30Opening ceremony and ministerial segment
Venue: Iran International Conference Center, Main Hall

Welcome remarks:

• Mr. Ali Morteza Birang, Head of the Center for International Science and technology Cooperation


Forum Report:

• Mr. Peyman Salehi, Chair of ESCAP 2nd Committee on Informaion and Communications Technology & Science, Technology and Innovation and Chair of the First Asia Pacific Innovation Forum (APIF 2019).


Opening remarks:

• Mr. Sorena Sattari, Vice President for Science & Technology, I.R. Iran.


• Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP


High-level Segment remarks:

Chair:


• Mr. Peyman Salehi, Chair of ESCAP 2nd Committee on Information and Communications Technology & Science, Technology and Innovation and Chair of the First Asia Pacific Innovation Forum (APIF 2019).


Speakers:


• H. E. Mr. Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology, I. R. Iran.


• H. E. Mr. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies, International Trade, Science, Technology and Research, Sri Lanka.


• H. E. Ms. Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano, Undersecretary (Vice Minister), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Philippine


• H. E. Mr. Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Special Envoy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to the Middle East, Singapore


• Mr. YE Dongbai, Director-General, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology, China


• H. E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour, Secretary General, Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).


• H. E. Mr. Sherali Jonon, Deputy Secretary-General, Shanghai Cooperation Organization.


• Ms. Atefeh Riazi, Assistant Secretary General & Chief Information Technology Officer, United Nations

11:30 – 12:00Networking coffee and tea
12:00 – 13:30Session 1: Governments policies to promote technology start-ups
Venue: Iran International Conference Center,

This session will discuss the impact of government policies in promoting technology start-ups, and their contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Chair:


• Mr. Mahdi Elyasi, Deputy for Policymaking & Development of I.R. Iran Vice Presidency for Science & Technology.


Presentations:


• Mr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, Executive Director, National Innovation Agency, Thailand


• Mr. Rajabov Jahongir, Director, 55 Startup, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Tajikistan.


• Maryam Javan Shahraki, UNIDO Representative, Iran Country Office.


• Mr. Mostafa Mohaghegh, Senior Coordinator, Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM), ESCAP.

13:30 – 15:00Lunch
15:00 – 16:30Session 2: Women; innovation and technology
Venue: Iran International Conference Center,

This session will discuss government policies supporting the role of women in the knowledge economy and technology development.


Chair:


• Ms. Marta Perez Cuso, Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP.


Panelists:


• Ms. Zeinab Hamidzadeh, Women Affairs Advisor to Vice President for Science & Technology, I. R. Iran.


• Ms. Rokeya Khaton, Deputy Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.


• Ms. Mia Mikic, Director of Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP.


• Mr. Cvetan Cvetkovski, Officer-in-Charge, UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran.

16:45 – 18:00INOTEX Exhibition Tour
19:00 – 21:00Networking and Dinner Reception (By invitation)
Venue: Zarrin Hall, Parsian Azadi International Hotel

12

June

 Day 3: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
09:00 – 10:30Session 3: Innovation & Technology investment
Venue: Conference Hall No.1, Persian Gulf Complex, Tehran International Exhibition Fairground

This session will discuss the ways that governments can support technological investments, technology funds, and financing the technology development and commercialization process.


Chair:


• Mr. Farhang Fassihi, Secretary of the Coordinating Committee at the Iranian National Council for Science, Research & Technology and Former Deputy of the Iranian National Innovation Fund, I. R. Iran.


Presentations:


• Mr. David Sokhasing, Managing Director, Angel Investment Network Indonesia.


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• Mr. Hamidreza Amirinia, Barakat Venture Fund, I.R. Iran.


• Mr. Jinwon Kang, Research Fellow, R&D Evaluation Center, Korean Institute of S&T Evaluation Planning, Republic of Korea.


• Mr. Batnairamdal Otgonshar, Advisor to the Chief of the Cabinet Office, Mongolia.

10:30 – 11:00Networking coffee and tea
11:00 – 12:30Session 4: Grassroots innovation
Venue: Conference Hall No.1, Persian Gulf Complex, Tehran International Exhibition Fairground

This session will discuss how governments can support grassroots innovations and success stories of supportive government policies.


Chair:


Mr. Saied Reza Ameli, Director of the UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace and Culture and Cyberspace Policy Research Center and Full professor of communications at the University of Tehran


Presentations:


• Ms. Sharmila Binti Mohamed Salleh, CEO, Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia.


• Ms. Anamika Dey, CEO, GIAN, India.


• Ms Shahida Sultana, Deputy Secretary, Access to Information (a2i) Programme, Government of Bangladesh.


• Ms. Marta Perez Cuso, Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP.

12:30 – 14:00Lunch/ Prayer time
14:00 – 15:30Session 5: Technology parks and incubators
Venue: Conference Hall No.1, Persian Gulf Complex, Tehran International Exhibition Fairground

This session will discuss policymaking practices to support technology parks and incubation centers.


Chair:


• Mr. Tengfei Wang, Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP.


Presentations:


• Mr. Sunkook Kwon, Secretary-General, Asian Science Park Association (ASPA).


• Mr. Mehdi Keshmiri, Director General for Technology Planning & Policy Making, Ministry of Science, Research & Technology, I. R. Iran.


• Sri Setiawati, Director of the Center for Research, Science and Technology, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia


• Mr. Vilaysone Bouphalat, Deputy Director General, Department of Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Science and Technology, Lao PDR.


• Mr. Amin Reza Khaleghian, Director General of Communications and International Affairs, Pardis Technology Park, I. R. Iran.

15:30 – 16:00Networking coffee and tea
16:00 – 17:30Session 6: South-South Cooperation and Science, Technology and Innovation
Venue: Conference Hall No.1, Persian Gulf Complex, Tehran International Exhibition Fairground

This session aims to Highlight how South-South cooperation has to be one of the major modalities for STI to enable countries to achieve developmental progress and illustrate approaches to developing South-South centric STI strategies. It also reviews how changes in technology affect the global South and what can be done to mitigate adverse impacts and discuss priority areas for sharing technologies to help LDCs meet the Sustainable Development Goals.


Chair:


• Mr. Denis Nkala, UNOSSC Regional Coordinator


Panelists:


• Dato Sharifah Maimunah Syed Zin, Director, International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC)


• Dr. Raslan Ahmad, Senior Vice President, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology Cyberjaya, Malaysia.


• Mr. George Benaroya, Vice President Finance, Long Term Investments, LLC.

17:30 – 18:00Networking coffee and tea
18:00 – 19:00Closing Ceremony

Key Speakers:


• Dr. Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, Vice President, Head of Management & Planning Organization and ESCAP National Focal Point, I.R. Iran.


• Hong Joo Hahm, Deputy Executive Secretary, ESCAP


Introducing Asia Pacific Startup Network (APSN)


Closing statement by Forum Chair Mr. Peyman Salehi


APIF Declaration

18:00 – 19:00Networking