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2016 Advanced Training on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of Tunisia

STEPI-IICC conducted on-site workshop with Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR) as part of the multi-year capacity building program sponsored by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) from November 2nd to 8th at the Africa Hotel in Tunisia.

The first implemented program in 2015 received great acclaim from the participants. This 2nd year program is organized in order to broaden knowledge of the mid-high level officials of Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR) and relevant institutions. Total of 50 participants are subjected to attend the training workshop.


The training program was designed with R&D strategy planning, future technology development roadmap, technology transfer and commercialization as the main modules and formed the lecturers as the best experts in Korea.

The opening ceremony of the workshop was attended by Ambassador Jongseok Kim (Ambassador of Republic of Korea in Tunisia), Mr. Khalil Amiri (Secretary of State in Scientific Research at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research), Ms. Jihyun Yoon (Director of KOICA in Tunisia) and other officials of Tunisia and more than 50 trainees were in attendance.

Mr. Khalil Amiri, Secretary of State of MHESR stated, “I am convinced that the competitiveness of Tunisian officials in relation to the policy planning of S&T innovation will be improved through the training process. In particular, I want trainees will focus on the development of S&T innovation policy considering the economic environment in Tunisia." at the opening ceremony.


Moreover, this year’s program was linked to the National Technology Transfer Days to enhance and spread the training from November 9th to 10th at the Le Palace Hotel in Tunisia. Co-organized by Industry and Innovation Promotion Agency of Tunisia (APII) and STEPI sponsored by KOICA, the conference of the National Technology Transfer Days served as a platform for researchers, inventors, policy makers and others in both fields of business and science to share and discuss their thoughts on technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, and business development.

Please refer to the local article of La Presse of Tunisia (in French) at
The article translated into English can be found at
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