Project Title

Knowledge Transfer Best Practices between APEC Economies 

Project Year

2016   

Project Number

PPSTI 05 2016A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

PPSTI 05 2016A 

Project Title

Knowledge Transfer Best Practices between APEC Economies 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Innovative Development, Economic Reform and Growth (IERG) 

Project Year

2016 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

121,110 

Co-funding Amount

10,700 

Total Project Value

131,810 

Sponsoring Forum

APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) 

Topics

Science and Technology 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Mexico; Peru 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Canada; China; Chinese Taipei; United States 

Expected Start Date

01/02/2017 

Expected Completion Date

31/07/2017 

Project Proponent Name 1

Jesus Arturo Borja Tamayo and Gloria Valencia 

Job Title 1

Not Applicable 

Organization 1

National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) 

Postal Address 1

Insurgentes Sur 1582, Del. Benito Juárez, C.P. 03940, Mexico City, Mexico 

Telephone 1

52-55 53227700 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

aborja@conacyt.mx; gvalencia@conacyt.mx 

Project Proponent Name 2

Ursula Zavaleta Cuevas and Pedro Bernal Perez (wef 17 October 2017) 

Job Title 2

Innovation and Technology Transfer 

Organization 2

National Council for Science and Technology and Technological Innovation of Peru (CONCYTEC) 

Postal Address 2

Grimaldo del Solar 346, Miraflores, Lima, Peru (CONCYTEC) 

Telephone 2

51-1 3990030 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

uzavaleta@conytec.gob.pe; pbernal@concytec.gob.pe 

Declaration

Jesus Arturo Borja Tamayo, Gloria Valencia, Urzula Zalaveta Cuevas and Pedro Bernal Perez 

Project Summary

The APEC economies face specific challenges as a region and a way to address these in the best possible way is to increase the transfer of tangible and intellectual property, expertise, learning and skills between academia and the non-academic community between the APEC Economies. Knowledge Transfer is a term used to encompass a very broad range of activities to support mutually beneficial collaborations between universities, businesses, public sector and society.

This activity provides a significant driving force for enhancing economic growth and societal wellbeing. For academics, Knowledge Transfer can be a way of gaining new perspectives on possible directions and approaches for research. This two-way exchange element of knowledge transfer is at the heart of successful and sustainable collaboration.

The Knowledge Transfer best practices between APEC Economies, (Mexico City, first quarter 2017) aims to create a space for policy makers, scientists, academics and private sector representatives, to interact and share information and experiences in order to implement effective mechanisms to encourage Knowledge Transfer.

The project aims to organize a three-day workshop in Mexico City, encouraging dialogue with a cross-cutting nature as it will help to continue PPSTI’s work flow to support Leaders’ commitment on sharing knowledge and transferring it along the region.

Relevance

The project intends to foster the exchange of best practices among relevant stakeholders of the innovation ecosystems of the APEC economies; targeting the knowledge transfer concept as a key factor to create value among the knowledge chain. As well to encourage collaboration of the implementation of policies related with Knowledge Transfer, through different experiences and models of APEC economies. 

This project will consider as a general understanding and as starting point, that Knowledge Transfer is the movement of knowledge (from the scientific and technological production) for the public benefit; in other words, the use of research and technological outcomes to improve practices, to implement initiatives and to tackle specific problems. 

The APEC economies have developed their own models to encourage the exploitation of the scientific and technological outcomes, with the aim to generate added-value in the forms of products and services to solve social needs and to create new market opportunities. Through the implementation of a Knowledge Transfer network, the project aims to share through the analysis of (selected) APEC economies’ models, best practices, experiences and strategic information, that will result in the benefit of regional cooperation. 

The project will contribute to support APEC’s Strategy for Strengthening Quality Growth (Rank 2), specifically through the promotion of innovative common approaches on policy and research cooperation, contributing to policy formulation in APEC economies.

Objectives

Taking into consideration that the proposal is based in the organization of a workshop, the main objectives foreseen are: 

1) To create a mechanism to share information and best practices on policy strategies, actions and joint activities between the APEC economies in the use of the Knowledge Transfer approach, as a tool to foster economic growth. 

2) To develop a set of recommendations for policy-makers of APEC economies, and to encourage the enhancement of the implementation of Knowledge Transfer initiatives, based on the bench mark process that will be carried out during the workshop. 

3) To encourage strong and long-lasting collaborations between APEC economies, in order to address common problems that are faced on the region.

Alignment

Through the activities proposed the project will contribute to PPSTI’s mission to support the development of science and technology cooperation, and specifically effective science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations in APEC through the collaboration between government, academia and private sector. 

The Knowledge Transfer approach requires the appropriate support from governments, industries, relevant stakeholders and academy; under this consideration the workshop to be developed will foster the connections between the key actors involved in the process, encouraging policy development under the PPSTI's framework. At the same time the project will contribute to the capacity building of APEC member economies. 

Taking into consideration PPSTI’s work plan the project will address the following annual priorities established by: enhancing STI policy dialogues and develop STI policy recommendations; drafting and implementation of STI strategy and the best practice sharing among APEC economies; to propagate successful models, best practices; to strengthen cooperative projects and programs.

TILF/ASF Justification

The proposed project will consider the sharing of technical and professional knowledge, which is one of the main goals foreseen. Through the sharing of concrete experiences from different APEC economies during the workshop development, in the ways of lectures, presentations, discussion panels and networking and interactive activities, we will assure a capacity building dimension among the different participants. 

The APEC developing economies faces important challenges in their economy systems of science, technology and innovation. The workshop proposed will consider the presentation of effective and successful experiences from economies, in the use of research and technological outcomes to improve the connections to the market and social demands. 

To guarantee the accomplishment of the goals expected including a capacity building dimension, the workshop will consider the participation of selected experts from APEC economies, regional and international organizations, including private sector representatives; enable people, businesses, and government departments to improve their skills and knowledge to engage.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The project core activity is the organization of a two-day workshop; the outcomes expected after the celebration of the activity considers:

·  Detailed list of participants (attendees, panelists and lecturers) including contact information.

·  Agenda of the event

·  Report of the overall activities developed during the workshop.

·  Website of the event (built for the event which will operate inside CONACYT’s website; maintained by CONACYT during a defined period enough to cover the life-cycle of the project).

·  Paper on policy recommendations, based on the information, best practices and discussions and conclusions of the event.

All the outputs of the workshop will be available in the project’s website assuring open access to all APEC economies’ participants and non-participants. 

Outcomes: As Knowledge Transfer encompasses a broad range of actions to support the collaborative work between higher education institutions, companies and the government (outputs of university science and technology-related research, licensing of intellectual property, formation of spin-out business and others); the project aims to create discussing mechanism oriented to impact in the short and medium term the policy formulation of APEC economies towards the goal to enhance the translation process of knowledge for the benefit of the society. 

The project proposal is immerse inside PPSTI’s mission to support the development of effective policy recommendations in science, technology and innovation. It will contribute to the collaboration between academia, government and the private sector through the presentation, analysis and discussions around Knowledge Transfer experiences and models, seen as a tool to enhance economic growth and social wellbeing. It will contribute to the policy dialogue between APEC economies enhancing the level of cooperation. 

The workshop to be conducted will consider the participation of experts from APEC developed economies and international organizations, with the objective to provide both a theoretical and practical frame of the Knowledge Transfer approach. The aim is to count with a broad and comprehensive framework as of national or international experiences as starting point. 

Subsequently, specific experiences from APEC economies will be revised with the purpose to establish concrete actions taken by different stakeholders of the economy systems of science, technology and innovation; to discuss around concrete results of their Knowledge Transfer models. 

Beneficiaries: The project aims to benefit a wide range of stakeholders of the science, technology and innovation ecosystems of the APEC economies; the potential participants to the project are representatives and policy makers from:

-  National bodies of science, technology and innovation

-  Funding agencies of science, technology and innovation

-  Relevant academic experts from public or private universities

-  Governmental entities (ministries, councils, others)

-  Technology transfer offices from the academic and the private sector

-  Others

The level of participants expected are senior to high-level officials from the different agencies and entities considered. The participants must be involved directly in the preparation, promotion and execution of programs and initiatives of Knowledge Transfer. A middle to high level of expertise is expected in order to encourage deep analyses and discussions with the aim to produce a solid exchange of ideas and conclusions. 

The outputs of the project should serve a solid basis for the APEC developing economies for the definition and implementation policies to promote Knowledge Transfer as a tool for creating value. 

The project expects a participation of an important number of APEC economies. Important contributions from developed economies from the APEC region will be considered, taking into consideration their level of investment on R&D activities, and aspects such the private sector involvement in the national R&D activities and the benefits spread to the society. This said it is expected that APEC developing economies are considered to be highly benefited from the project outputs. 

The project will be developed considering the gender dimension. More and more a better balance between women and men in the involvement of scientific and technological activities is seen around the world.

Dissemination

The project will produce a set of policy recommendations as main output. In this fashion the dissemination of the results will be made considering three paths: i) project level, ii) PPSTI’s framework; and iii) connections to other working groups. 

·  At project level through the mailing list produced as part of the workshop, through the websites of the project overseers (CONACYT & CONCYTEC); and the project’s website.

·  In the PPSTI’s framework, through its databases of information and papers, mailing list of senior officials, PPSTI’s meetings (during the working group sessions) and synergies with other projects related. All documents produced will be also posted to the APEC publications database. 

·  Sharing and spreading the outputs with other APEC groups, such as Human Resources Working Group (HRDWG). 

No sell of outputs are considered from the development of the project.

Gender

As mentioned in point 7 the project will consider the gender dimension for its development. The preparation and organization of the activities of the project will consider since the beginning the participation of both women and men. CONCYTEC and CONACYT are national entities in their own economies committed to the gender perspective. 

In terms of the participants the organization will emphasis to all the potential entities the importance to consider the gender dimension for the nomination of participants. The project will benefit in equal circumstances women and men, as the knowledge produced as output of the workshop could benefit any. 

The workshop will consider case studies presentations that will focus in lessons learned of knowledge transfer experiences delivered by women, in order to highlight their contributions through different frameworks to the subject.

Work Plan

Date

Action

Outputs

February - March 2017

Development of Workshop Agenda

Taking into consideration the objectives and expected outcomes of the Workshop, a list of the most important issues will be made, regarding the topic of the project: "Knowledge Transfer best practices Between APEC Economies". It may include (not exclusively): policies for knowledge transfer, experiences from the public and private sectors, linking university - business, etc. Also, there will be a mechanism to get the active involvement and participation of APEC economies through an open invitation to propose experiences that can be shared and presented during the Workshop. Subsequently, it will identify the most appropriate formats to develop the program (seminars, discussions, workshops, high-level conferences, etc.) with which finally the agenda will be drawn.

Final Draft of Agenda

Invitation of participants 

Invitations will be sent to the identified experts and audience in general. The confirmation of the participants will ensure the validity of the work agenda and the necessary resources for its implementation. 

List with participant’s confirmations

Preparation of Workshop and Website 

Arrangements regarding all the logistic necessary: meeting rooms, facilities, food, transportation, accommodation, etc.

The design, host and launch of a website will be performed in order to provide information of the Workshop. 

Checklist of things-to-do

Website

April 2017

Economy Assignments, Monitoring and Progress Report 

Assignment of responsibilities and tasks for each economy (Mexico and Peru) for subsequent activities: event organization, implementation and monitoring. Preparing the first progress report. 

Economy assignment document

- Progress report

Preparation (procurement, notes) for Workshop

Elaboration of terms of hiring contractors (meeting rooms, facilities, food, transportation, accommodation), booking venues. 

Booking confirmations

May 2017

Workshop 

A 3 days workshop in Mexico City, Mexico is proposed as the core activity of the project. The workshop will have a Plenary Session, Discussion Sessions and Visit to a Research Center or University. 

Workshop

June 2017

Finalizing the Final Report 

Wrap up the outcomes and outputs, conduct surveys to assess the workshop quality and effectiveness. Final report for APEC will be prepared according with guidelines established. 

Final Report

July 2017

Publication & Distribution of project outcome 

Final presentations and outcomes of the Project will be published through the website as well through APEC platform and distribution lists. 

Website updated

Risks

Action

Risk

Strategies

Development of Workshop Agenda

Duplication of work of other APEC fora or fora outside APEC

In the preparation of the agenda, there will be included a section regarding possible duplications

Invitation of participants

Low interest in participation

An open consultation mechanism on the agenda to APEC economies will generate greater interest of participation

Preparation of Workshop and Website

 No relevant risks identified

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Economy Assignments, Monitoring and Progress Report

Duplication of work

The activity aims to avoid duplication of work and assign specific tasks.

Preparation (procurement, notes) for Workshop

Big events organized during the same time could cause the lack of logistical resources needed for the organization (conference rooms, accommodations, etc.)

Check if there are big events organized the same period of time.

Workshop

Delays or untimely preparation

Conduct detailed compliance monitoring tasks to avoid unnecessary delays. Open communication channels with the speakers and participants to solve any problems for their participation.

Finalizing the Final Report

No relevant risks identified

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Publication & Distribution of project outcome

Difficulty translating recommendations to host economy

Participants will be encouraged to share best practices and lessons learned on integrated knowledge transfer practices

Monitoring and Evaluation

The progress of the event planning and delivery will be compared to the work plan to ensure that the Project is being implemented in a timely manner. Both economies will be involved in the monitoring of the Project, giving accountability to the proper delivery of the Workshop. In accordance with APEC regulations, the organizers will keep the Program Director regularly informed of the progress on implementing the Project, at no more than three month intervals. A monitoring report will be submitted in 1st February. 

In terms of the delivery of the Workshop, there will be set another list of indicators, intended to validate whether the presentations were useful and can be implemented subsequently. 

Evaluation Methods: All speakers and participants will be requested to provide feedback on the efficiency and outcomes of the Workshop, whether the objectives are met and if the information sharing could be implemented in the economies. The feedback will be collected using an event evaluation form, delivered at the end of the Workshop. 

Performance indicators: 
- General indicators: number of participants (at least 50), gender (balanced participation), economies (at least from 10 different economies), type of participant (public, private, academy, others.)

-  Number of website hits (baseline 500 hits)

-  Number of documents download / distribute

-  Score about if the Workshop meets its set objectives

-  Useful information provided by the speakers

-  Expertise of the speaker about knowledge transfer

-  Logistics and facilities provided

-  Explicit intention of the participant to integrate a network related of knowledge transfer

- Recommendations

Linkages

In the PPSTI’s Strategic Plan 2016-2025, “Innovation represents an important pathway to improve the quality of growth, promote economic and social development, address common challenges and achieve prosperity of the Asia-Pacific and beyond”. 

The project is in line with PPSTI’s mission, which aims to establish “the support to the development of science and technology cooperation as well as effective science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations in APEC through collaboration between government, academia, and private sector. 

Through the project, it is intended to build science capacity and to promote an enabling environment for innovation. Taking into PPSTI’s success factors, the project will promote collaboration among the stakeholders of APEC economies (government, private sector, and academia), facilitating dialogue and creating opportunities to exchange views, share knowledge, information and experience.

The project will spread and share the project outcomes among all the stakeholders, while appealing to them to participate and make contribution to the Knowledge Transfer best practices. Effective relationships and linkages will be created among the participants, including connections the Higher Education institutions; taking into consideration their role in the innovation ecosystem as ‘knowledge producers’ and their capacity of encouraging the use of it in the benefit of the society. The activity and its outcomes could benefit from the synergies with the Human Resources Working Group (HRDWG). 

Additionally, the project could approach and establish linkages to other economies’ networks. As example, it can be mentioned the Technology Transfer Offices Network in Mexico (program supported by CONACYT and the Ministry of Economy) - http://www.redott.com.mx/. Other economies’ similar mechanisms could benefit from the project activities; participants will be encouraged to propose specific ways to generate linkages.

Sustainability

The project intends to foster the exchange of best practices among relevant stakeholders of the innovation ecosystems of the APEC economies; as well pursue the collaboration to implement policies related with knowledge transfer. Targeting the knowledge technology transfer issue as a key factor to create value among the knowledge chain. Through the implementation of a knowledge transfer network of knowledge, the project aims to share through the analysis of (selected) APEC economies’ models, best practices, experiences and strategic information that could result in the benefit of APEC economies. 

As noted in the section of Monitoring and Evaluation, the indicator of participants intended to be part of a related knowledge transfer network, will be included in the assessment Workshop. The network it’s intended to be a space where the following actions will be implemented: 

-  Maintenance or dissemination of any outputs such as reports, manuals, databases or resources

-  Follow up of workshops / symposiums / meetings

-  Transfer of knowledge from participants to other colleagues in their home economies

-  Adoption of best practices / recommendations 

The website will be used as a platform to store and disseminate information; which will operate inside CONACYT’s website; maintained by CONACYT during a defined period enough to cover the life-cycle of the project). 

In order to analyze how to encourage a major sustainability of the project in the mid and long-term, a discussion panel could be included during the workshop activities. As well, PPSTI meetings could serve as an adhoc forum to follow-up on the sustainability of the project’s outputs. 

In the case of CONCYTEC Peru it’s expected to include some of the outcomes (in terms of policies, networks, frameworks) to implement the National Program of technology Transfer, that was recently launched and will start its execution from the next year. It’s also expected that other economies will include this platform as a component to implement policies or projects of knowledge transfer.

Project Overseers

The Project will have two Specialist Overseers, from the side of CONACYT - México will be Mr. Hector Samano. Mr. Samano holds a MBA from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Universidad Iberoamericana, and counts with specialized studies in economics, finance and project management. 

He has been working for CONACYT for the last 12 years. In June 2013 he was appointed as Advisor of International Cooperation and Policy to the Direction of International Cooperation of the Council. From 2009 to 2013 was the Director of the Bureau for European Union – Mexican Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation. His previous experience in CONACYT includes the coordination of programs and participation in cooperation activities with multilateral organizations such as the World Bank (WB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), as Head of the Implementation Unit; as well the negotiation, preparation and execution of joint collaborative actions addressed to encourage the internationalization of the Mexican research and innovation groups. He has participated in several national and international conferences as lecturer focused mainly in international cooperation in the frame of the scientific, technological and innovation sector. 

The Peru´s representative is Mr. Christian Bueno Montaldo, an Industrial Engineer from the National University of Engineering of Peru with a Master in Public Policies from Yonsei University (Republic of Korea). In terms of experience, Mr. Bueno has over 14 years of professional experience working in public organizations in Peru, such as Banco de la Nacion, Sierra Exportadora, and CONCYTEC (National Council of Science, Technology and Innovation). More details could be found on https://pe.linkedin.com/in/christian-bueno-montaldo-27b71564.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Not Applicable.

Waivers

The project (workshop) considers as part of the activities a visit to a Research Center or University, with the purpose to learn about specific cases implemented by a Mexican institution in their Knowledge Transfer activities.

This visit considers only local transportation (inside Mexico City).

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