ESCWA Technology Centre:ESCWA Technology Centre:
Promoting Regional STI PartnershipsPromoting Regional STI Partnerships
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OutlineOutline
 ETC DevelopmentETC Development
 ActivitiesActivities
 Future plansFuture plans
ETC Development LogETC Development Log
 ESCWA 24th
ministerial session 2006:
““approved, in principle, the establishment ...
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MissionMission
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Board of Governors
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ETC Board of GovernorsETC Board of Governors
JordanJordan
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ETC Opening Ceremony, Nov 2011
1.1. Promotion of South-south Cooperation in Tech TransferPromotion of South-south Cooperation in Tech Transfer:: April
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8. Innovation and Commercialization for Economic DevelopmentInnovation and Commercialization for Economic Development
Nove...
Meetings Outcomes to ActivitiesMeetings Outcomes to Activities
 Organized and Hosted the Regional Preparatory
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Technology Commercialization Tour:Technology Commercialization Tour:
www.comm-tour.comwww.comm-tour.com
ETC Relevant StudiesETC Relevant Studies
1.1. Customized Innovation Intellectual Property SystemCustomized Innovation Inte...
ETC Advisory ServicesETC Advisory Services
1.1. LebanonLebanon AUB: positioning newTechnology Park, HCST-JordanAUB: positi...
AgreementsAgreements
• ETC MOU with Licensing Executives Society – Arab CountriesLicensing Executives Society – Arab Count...
ETC: GOING FORWARDETC: GOING FORWARD
1. Target is Scaling up and larger Impact projects
2. In addition to Innovation Focus...
Thank youThank you
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  1. 1. ESCWA Technology Centre:ESCWA Technology Centre: Promoting Regional STI PartnershipsPromoting Regional STI Partnerships Amman, JordanAmman, Jordan www.etc-un.orgwww.etc-un.org June 2013June 2013
  2. 2. OutlineOutline  ETC DevelopmentETC Development  ActivitiesActivities  Future plansFuture plans
  3. 3. ETC Development LogETC Development Log  ESCWA 24th ministerial session 2006: ““approved, in principle, the establishment of the Regional ESCWAapproved, in principle, the establishment of the Regional ESCWA Technology Centre”Technology Centre”  42nd plenary meeting July 2010, ECOSOC resolution 2010/5, endorsed ESCWA resolution 294 (XXVI)  Nov 2011, first Board of Governors Meeting & ETCNov 2011, first Board of Governors Meeting & ETC Opening:Opening: 1111 countries
  4. 4. 4 MissionMission To Assist member countries and their public and privateTo Assist member countries and their public and private organizations to acquire the necessary tools and capabilitiesorganizations to acquire the necessary tools and capabilities to accelerate socio-economic development in order toto accelerate socio-economic development in order to attain technological parity with other nations and regions.attain technological parity with other nations and regions. ObjectivesObjectives •To contribute to the strengthening of national STI systemsTo contribute to the strengthening of national STI systems •To develop capabilities in problem solving and policyTo develop capabilities in problem solving and policy formulationformulation •To fosterTo foster synergy and complementaritysynergy and complementarity at theat the regionalregional levellevel in the application of technologyin the application of technology ESCWA Technology CentreESCWA Technology Centre
  5. 5. Information and Data Management Administrative Services Consulting / Innovation & Training . Board of Governors Internal Structure Executive Director National officer ESCWAMemberCountries&otherPartners ESCWA Executive Secretary Technical Committee ESCWA Technology Centre, Amman - Jordan 5 Network of STI Organizations & Centers in EMC ESCWA Divisions Pool of Consultants HCST, RSS
  6. 6. ETC Board of GovernorsETC Board of Governors JordanJordan BoardBoard PresidentPresident HRHHRH PrincessPrincess Sumaya Bint El HassanSumaya Bint El Hassan PresidentPresident El Hassan Science CityEl Hassan Science City BahrainBahrain BoardBoard ViceVice PresidentPresident Dr.Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Al AmerMohammed Ahmed Al Amer PresidentPresident Central Informatics OrganizationCentral Informatics Organization Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia Dr.Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Mohamad AlAbdulaziz Bin Mohamad Al SwailemSwailem Vice President forVice President for Scientific AffairsScientific Affairs King Abdulaziz City for Science andKing Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)Technology (KACST) IraqIraq Mr.Mr. Imad Naji AhmadImad Naji Ahmad Director General,Director General, Information TechnologyInformation Technology DepartmentDepartment Central Statistical OrganizationCentral Statistical Organization LebanonLebanon Dr.Dr. Moeen HamzehMoeen Hamzeh   Secretary GeneralSecretary General National Council for Scientific ResearchNational Council for Scientific Research OmanOman Dr.Dr. Salim AlruzaigiSalim Alruzaigi Chief Executive OfficerChief Executive Officer Information Technology AuthorityInformation Technology Authority (ITA)(ITA) PalestinePalestine Dr.Dr. Mustafa JarrarMustafa Jarrar Minister Advisor, FacultyMinister Advisor, Faculty of Informationof Information Technology, BirzeitTechnology, Birzeit UniversityUniversity Ministry of Communication andMinistry of Communication and Information TechnologyInformation Technology QatarQatar Mr.Mr. Faleh Al NaemiFaleh Al Naemi Assistant SecretaryAssistant Secretary General for SharedGeneral for Shared ServicesServices Supreme Council of Information &Supreme Council of Information & Communications TechnologyCommunications Technology (ictQATAR)(ictQATAR) SudanSudan Dr.Dr. Najmeddine Dawood MohamadNajmeddine Dawood Mohamad DawoodDawood Deputy MinisterDeputy Minister Ministry of Trade and Foreign AffairsMinistry of Trade and Foreign Affairs Syrian ArabSyrian Arab RepublicRepublic Dr.Dr. Nour Eldin Cheikh ObeidNour Eldin Cheikh Obeid ProfessorProfessor Syrian Virtual University (SVU) ArabSyrian Virtual University (SVU) Arab International UniversityInternational University YemenYemen Dr.Dr. Abdulkareem Ali RashwanAbdulkareem Ali Rashwan Vice-presidentVice-president National information centerNational information center
  7. 7. ETC Opening Ceremony, Nov 2011
  8. 8. 1.1. Promotion of South-south Cooperation in Tech TransferPromotion of South-south Cooperation in Tech Transfer:: April 2011,Amman with RSS and October 2011, Beirut with IRI and CCIAB 2.2. Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers,Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers, September 2011, Beirut with IOP-UK, NSCR, Berytech, Industry Association 3.3. IP & TT for Universities & Research InstitutesIP & TT for Universities & Research Institutes November 2011,Amman with WIPO, UNESCO 4. Research Commercialization Unit for LebanonResearch Commercialization Unit for Lebanon March 2012 CNRS with EHBP-Jordan, & WIPO 5. Entrepreneurship in Engineering Curricula, LebanonEntrepreneurship in Engineering Curricula, Lebanon April 2012, Lebanese University & QRCE-Jordan 6. Rapid PrototypingRapid Prototyping June 2012, Qatar with Texas A&M University in Qatar 7. IntellectualVenture Sessions -JordanIntellectualVenture Sessions -Jordan Sep 2012 with EHBP-Jordan Regional Meetings through May 2013Regional Meetings through May 2013
  9. 9. 8. Innovation and Commercialization for Economic DevelopmentInnovation and Commercialization for Economic Development November 2012 –Jordan with WIPO and EIB 9. R&D Commercialization WorkshopR&D Commercialization Workshop October 2012, Qatar, with Qatar Foundation 10. Financing Innovation WorkshopFinancing Innovation Workshop December 2012, UAE with Arab Innovation Network 11. Regional Ministerial Review Meeting ECOSOC: STI 4 SustainableRegional Ministerial Review Meeting ECOSOC: STI 4 Sustainable DevelopmentDevelopment November 2012, Jordan with UNDESA, UNESCO, sponsored by CRDG, Makdessi Foundation 12. Regional Technology Commercialization TourRegional Technology Commercialization Tour (Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine) Nov 2012, co-organized with LES-AC, EHBP Host: TAG (Jordan), PICT(Palestine), IRI (Lebanon),TIEC (Egypt) 13.13. STI SWOT regional workshopSTI SWOT regional workshop,April 2013, Jordan 1414 ETC Technical CommitteeETC Technical Committee April 2012 and April 2013, Jordan 1515 ETC Board of GovernorsETC Board of Governors Nov 2011 and Nov 2012, Jordan ETC Meetings through May 2013ETC Meetings through May 2013
  10. 10. Meetings Outcomes to ActivitiesMeetings Outcomes to Activities  Organized and Hosted the Regional Preparatory Meeting for Western Asia: “Science, Technology andScience, Technology and InnovationInnovation for Sustainable Development,”for Sustainable Development,” November 2012 Jordan in preparation for 2013 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review and secured external donors for meeting  Integrated recommendations of the regional meeting with the Regional Coordination Mechanism 2013 forRegional Coordination Mechanism 2013 for aligning UN effortsaligning UN efforts and activities in the region regarding the theme STI  Prepared based on UN DESA Invitation a GlobalDESA Invitation a Global InitiativeInitiative the Implementation Forum of AMR July 2013
  11. 11. Technology Commercialization Tour:Technology Commercialization Tour: www.comm-tour.comwww.comm-tour.com
  12. 12. ETC Relevant StudiesETC Relevant Studies 1.1. Customized Innovation Intellectual Property SystemCustomized Innovation Intellectual Property System: PUBLSIHED 2.2. Economic Models for Technology Deployment in the VariousEconomic Models for Technology Deployment in the Various Productive SectorsProductive Sectors : PUBLSIHED 3.3. Financing Technology Transfer and Innovation in Arab region - AdviceFinancing Technology Transfer and Innovation in Arab region - Advice RoadmapRoadmap : PUBLSIHED 4. “The Broken Cycle Between Research, University and Society in theThe Broken Cycle Between Research, University and Society in the Arab World: Proposals for ChangeArab World: Proposals for Change”, with Lebanese CNRS, BEING PUBLSIHED 5.5. SWOT analysis of Science, Technology and Innovation in ArabSWOT analysis of Science, Technology and Innovation in Arab countriescountries, UNDER REVIEW 6.6. Identification of “Industrial Outsourcing OpportunitiesIdentification of “Industrial Outsourcing Opportunities,” CONTRACTED
  13. 13. ETC Advisory ServicesETC Advisory Services 1.1. LebanonLebanon AUB: positioning newTechnology Park, HCST-JordanAUB: positioning newTechnology Park, HCST-Jordan 2.2. LebanonLebanon Ministry of Industry: Industrial CompetitivenessMinistry of Industry: Industrial Competitiveness 3.3. LebanonLebanon UNIDO – LibanpackUNIDO – Libanpack:: Packaging innovation contest judgePackaging innovation contest judge 4.4. JordanJordan RSS: One Patent Commercialization matching with NI-TIRSS: One Patent Commercialization matching with NI-TI 5.5. QatarQatar Qatar Foundation: Science Innovation TV Contest judgeQatar Foundation: Science Innovation TV Contest judge 6.6. KSAKSA Federation of GCC Chambers: Entrepreneurship for Youth,Federation of GCC Chambers: Entrepreneurship for Youth, manual and campaign to train 10,000 candidatesmanual and campaign to train 10,000 candidates 7.7. UAEUAE Ministry of Economy: Study for Spending on ResearchMinistry of Economy: Study for Spending on Research 8.8. KSAKSA KACST: Badir Investment Network EstablishmentKACST: Badir Investment Network Establishment 9.9. MoroccoMorocco Fez University:Technology Transfer Policy and OfficeFez University:Technology Transfer Policy and Office 10.10. KSAKSA KACARE: Innovation Track review (On going)KACARE: Innovation Track review (On going) 11.11. EgyptEgypt Academy of Sciences: Innovation in Universities (On going)Academy of Sciences: Innovation in Universities (On going) 12.12. PalestinePalestine Bir Zeit University:Tech Transfer Policy (On going)Bir Zeit University:Tech Transfer Policy (On going)
  14. 14. AgreementsAgreements • ETC MOU with Licensing Executives Society – Arab CountriesLicensing Executives Society – Arab Countries: - Technology Commercialization Tour 2012 - 2013 • ETC MOU with Federation GCC ChambersFederation GCC Chambers: - Entrepreneurship for youth program 2012 • ETC project from UN DA with ESCWA SDPDUN DA with ESCWA SDPD: - Green Technologies for rural development 2013-2014 • ETC Facilitated Innovation (IP) Review Contracts: - El Hassan Business Park Jordan and Khayal Production – Qatar (2011 and 2012) - El Hassan Business Park Jordan and Industrial Research Institute – Lebanon (2012 and 2013) • ETC Facilitated Agreement: - Mutah University-Jordan with Cortec UAE (2012)
  15. 15. ETC: GOING FORWARDETC: GOING FORWARD 1. Target is Scaling up and larger Impact projects 2. In addition to Innovation Focus: Existing industry 3. Selective Partnerships (Resources Mobilization) 4. Cloud production and open innovation 16
  16. 16. Thank youThank you

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