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STEPI-IICC conducted a Training Program titled “Technology Transfer Policies and Proven Transfer Processes” for the government officials from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Tunisia (MHESR) and the Agency for Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII) from November 12th to November 28th.

The main objectives of the program were to share the S&T policy and technology transfer experiences between the two countries, to support business strategy making for the economic development and to obtain the cooperation channel with participating country in the field of the S&T Innovation policy./td>
<Study Visit to the Sangam Digital Media City (DMC)>

The Korean experts who played a key role in Korea S&T policy making and technology transfer were invited for the presentation of case studies about S&T policy, technology transfer and commercialization. Moreover, various organizations related to S&T policy such as KAIST, SBA, KAIST, Innopolis Foundation, KRICT, ETRI, DMC, were also contacted and visited to make a strong network as well as to share necessary information between the two countries.
<Study Visit to the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT)>

The country report, 'Tunisia Technology Transfer Profile' and the action plan 'Paving the way for a straightforward pathway to strengthen Technology Transfer in Tunisia' were presented.

In the session of country report, Mr. Fethi Zagrouba, Director of MHESR, introduced overall status of the S&T policy of Tunisia and research governance, systems and models of technology transfer in Tunisia, based on the EU report on Tunisian National Innovation System. International S&T cooperation is especially important for building technology transfer and commercialization center and operating the system. Thus, it is meaningful to share Korea’s experiences and knowledge on operating and managing Technopark, and laws and regulations about technology transfer.

The participants brainstormed to develop their ideas for action plan, which refers to not only the content of the lectures and discussions but also advices from the Korean experts during the program. As the result of their efforts, they derived a fruitful action plan for the development of technology transfer in Tunisia, and Mr. Helmi Mardassi, General Director of Ministry of Health, presented the action plan in the wrap-up session on the last day of the program.
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