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2017 Training Workshop on ‘Science and Technology Innovation Policy and Industry’ for the Republic of Azerbaijan

2017 Training Workshop on ‘Science and Technology Innovation Policy and Industry’ for Azerbaijan was organized by STEPI, in collaboration with ANAS of Azerbaijan. The workshop took place during the 7th -10th of August 2017 for 28 participants from the government, industrial, manufacturing, and private sector of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan with its rich history of booming culturally and making a name in the Eurasian region in terms of science and technology, has a vision on transitioning over from a resource-based economy towards a knowledge-based economy. Currently the government of Azerbaijan realize the importance of raising STI capacity of the nation and under this vision, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) requested STEPI to organize a capacity building training workshop in 2018* on “Management of STI Parks and Innovation”.

* Capacity building training workshop in 2018 will be on the topic of “1) Implementation of STİ policy, 2) management and operation of STI parks, and 3) creation of roadmap and national/regional innovation system.

This 2017 training workshop was a preliminary workshop for the 2018 session, which provides relevant policy makers, students and experts on the general overview of “STI Policy & Industry”. This year’s training workshop included (1) lectures and presentations, (2) case studies of best practices, (3) discussion session and (4) culture visits.

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In the training workshop, lectures addressed 4 aspects of innovation; 1) National Innovation Policy and System, 2) Industrial Sectorial Innovation, 3) Technology Transfer and Commercialization, 4) Entrepreneurship.

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Through this training workshop, participants were able to specifically obtain deep understanding and overall insight on topics related to the field of Innovation and industrial application of STI.
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