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Matthias Foo

  1. 1. TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANANGEMENT<br />BUILDING A SKILLED CLEAN ENERGY WORKFORCE – A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES<br />
  2. 2. BACKGROUND<br />BACKGROUND<br />INTERESTING <br />POINTS<br />There is a growing market for green technology<br />KEY<br />MESSAGES<br />Skills and knowledge are required for one to operate in or contribute, in terms of research and development, in the market of clean energy <br />PERSONAL <br />ASSESSMENT<br />ISSUES FOR<br />DISCUSSION<br />
  3. 3. INTERESTING POINTS<br />BACKGROUND<br />1<br />INTERESTING <br />POINTS<br />In view of this increasing market, China urged Universities to establish more educational programs focused on advanced technologies, such as clean energy<br />KEY<br />MESSAGES<br />PERSONAL <br />ASSESSMENT<br />ISSUES FOR<br />DISCUSSION<br />Aimed to develop new professionals and workers with knowledge and skill in clean energy<br />
  4. 4. INTERESTING POINTS<br />BACKGROUND<br />2<br />INTERESTING <br />POINTS<br /> The setting up of a private vocational school, Himin Solar Engineering & Technology College <br />KEY<br />MESSAGES<br />PERSONAL <br />ASSESSMENT<br />Aimed to groom more Chinese to become solar energy professionals<br />ISSUES FOR<br />DISCUSSION<br />
  5. 5. INTERESTING POINTS<br />BACKGROUND<br />3<br />INTERESTING <br />POINTS<br />Attract Western companies to come and set up research centers in China<br />KEY<br />MESSAGES<br />PERSONAL <br />ASSESSMENT<br />This is aimed at bringing in the world's leading technology as well as to foster local talents.<br />ISSUES FOR<br />DISCUSSION<br />
  6. 6. KEY TAKEAWAY MESSAGES<br />BACKGROUND<br />INTERESTING <br />POINTS<br />Both the government and individual firms can play a part in promoting innovation in society by equipping individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to do so<br />KEY<br />MESSAGES<br />PERSONAL <br />ASSESSMENT<br />ISSUES FOR<br />DISCUSSION<br />
  7. 7. KEY TAKEAWAY MESSAGES<br />BACKGROUND<br />INTERESTING <br />POINTS<br />These measures to foster local talent in the clean energy market adopted by the Chinese can ensure that China becomes a dominant player in the future of the clean energy market<br />KEY<br />MESSAGES<br />PERSONAL <br />ASSESSMENT<br />ISSUES FOR<br />DISCUSSION<br />
  8. 8. QUOTE<br />BACKGROUND<br />INTERESTING <br />POINTS<br />"The Chinese government and Chinese firms are using a number of different strategies to attract and develop talent in clean energy,"<br />KEY<br />MESSAGES<br />Kelly Sims Gallagher, an associate professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School<br />PERSONAL <br />ASSESSMENT<br />ISSUES FOR<br />DISCUSSION<br />
  9. 9. PERSONAL ASSESSMENT<br />BACKGROUND<br />INTERESTING <br />POINTS<br />KEY<br />MESSAGES<br />PERSONAL <br />ASSESSMENT<br />“Gives a comprehensive assessment of China’s efforts in promoting the clean energy market. However, it does not mention much about America’s nonchalant attitude towards the same industry.”<br />ISSUES FOR<br />DISCUSSION<br />
  10. 10. ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION<br />BACKGROUND<br />INTERESTING <br />POINTS<br />1. Do you think Singapore does enough to cultivate local talents in Singapore? Or does she focus more on bringing in foreign talents?<br />KEY<br />MESSAGES<br />PERSONAL <br />ASSESSMENT<br />2. What kind of incentives can be made to encourage innovative thinking by individuals? <br />ISSUES FOR<br />DISCUSSION<br />
  11. 11. REFERENCES<br />BACKGROUND<br />INTERESTING <br />POINTS<br />Building a Skilled Clean Energy Work Force – a Tale of Two Countries, Coco Liu <br />http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/12/03/03climatewire-building-a-skilled-clean-energy-work-force-a-2209.html?pagewanted=1&sq=promoting skilled workforce&st=cse&scp=1<br />KEY<br />MESSAGES<br />PERSONAL <br />ASSESSMENT<br />Global Market For Green Technologies to be Worth $312 Billion in 2015, Electronics.ca Research Network<br />ISSUES FOR<br />DISCUSSION<br />http://www.electronics.ca/presscenter/articles/1522/1/Global-Market-For-Green-Technologies-to-be-Worth-312-Billion-in-2015/Page1.html<br />
  12. 12. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION<br />

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