Project Title

APEC Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Startups Regional Program on Sustainable Growth 

Project Year

2022   

Project Number

PPSTI 08 2022A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

PPSTI 08 2022A 

Project Title

APEC Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Startups Regional Program on Sustainable Growth 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Connectivity 

Project Year

2022 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

146,500 

Co-funding Amount

22,000 

Total Project Value

168,500 

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)

Thailand; China 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Chile; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; Peru; Philippines; Russia 

Expected Start Date

01/11/2022 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2023 

Project Proponent Name 1

Walairatchata Mokkhavesa 

Job Title 1

Innovation Strategist 

Organization 1

Thailand National Innovation Agency 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(66-2) 20175555 extension 503 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

walairatchata@nia.or.th 

Project Proponent Name 2

Jieni Guo 

Job Title 2

Dr / Secretary General 

Organization 2

Beijing International Exchange Association of China 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

(86-10) 84029336 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

jieni_guo@163.com 

Declaration

Walairatchata Mokkhavesa and Jieni Guo 

Project Summary

Two years into the pandemic, Asia-Pacific region needs urgent joint efforts on transforming the development model on Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) technology aligned to APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040.

By leveraging on joint efforts from Thailand and China, the program focuses on promoting and connecting regional Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) startups and providing policy recommendations for BCG startups network building, as well as accelerating roadshow and case sharing with technologies on carbon capture and storage (CCS), carbon neutrality, net zero emissions to possible carbon trading within pan-region. A full report on seminar dialogues and recommendations on APEC network building for BCG startups and likewise one best practice report of BCG technology is expected to be achieved, aiming to explore adoptable BCG models for a more balanced and sustainable post-pandemic growth.

One seminar, co-hosted by Thailand and China with participation of multi-stakeholders from public and private, will be held in 2023.

Relevance

Issues: The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the green and sustainable recovery as well as transforming the BCG oriented developing model within the Asia-Pacific regions. Policy settings as well as way forward, however, are lagging behind. Challenges such as adopted innovative, integrated approaches to advance economic, environmental and social goals have hindered APEC member economies in wider pursuit of inclusive and sustainable recovery.

Therefore, a shared vision in project report with policy recommendations and best practices, most importantly, joint action is required for better ESG practices and Responsible Business Conduct among the public, academia and private sector in the region.

Echoing 2022 APEC theme of ‘Open, Connect, Balance’ proposed by Thailand, this project intends to call for a public-private partnership among governments, technological and academia communities, businesses and civil societies to share innovative policies and solutions, exchange good practices on promoting and accelerating Asian Pacific region’s BCG development. Startups with technologies from carbon emission reduction, CCS, carbon neutrality, net zero emissions to possible carbon trading with a main focus on effective policy and regulatory frameworks that are innovative as well as agile, flexible and adapted to the BCG model.

The project will have sustained benefits for most APEC member economies, primarily benefit developing economies, as it addresses issues in bridging the development model and fostering the adoption of BCG technologies among industries, public and private sectors with multi-stakeholder involvement.

Eligibility and Fund Priorities: Building on the “APEC Connectivity Blueprint for 2015-2025”, this project directly links to the criteria of the ASF Connectivity Sub-fund. The project aims to enhance capacity building by sharing good practices through public-private dialogue on concrete and advanced BCG model solutions to adopt new and emerging technologies and advance connectivity. The project will contribute to three fund priorities:1) ‘People-to-People Connectivity’ especially connecting and seeking feedbacks of startups who is one of the essential driven forces in innovation and play crucial role in building resilient economies for inclusive and sustainable growth for the whole region. 2) the Project meets the criteria of ‘Best practice sharing, capacity building and policy dialogues that are consistent with the principles and targets set by the Blueprint’ as it focuses on enhancing economic integration, strengthen on the energy infrastructure via the project report, includes 2 summary reports of both seminars, one best practice report of BCG technology recommendations on BCG startups network building. 3) As this project calls for public-private cross-sector approach on addressing challenges and practices, two seminars will be co-hosted by both Thailand and China. A wide range of multi-stakeholders from public and private sectors will be invited to participate and discuss the BCG related topics, which will show the promise of collaboration amongst both public and private partners.

Capacity Building: The project will provide good practice sharing and policy exchanges, which gives useful references for APEC member economies, especially developing member economies, to gain more understanding on challenges in the fast changing world and digital age, to build confidence in embracing an inclusive and sustainable model of development of Bio-Circular-Green (BCG), to enhance capacity in fostering a closer public private collaboration and achieving sustainable growth and equitable development in digital age. The project will develop a comprehensive project report which intends to provide further references for policy incentives and regulatory framework benefiting all APEC member economies in an agile, flexible and effective manner. The project highlights multi-stakeholder involvement by constructively engaging with the private sectors so as to facilitate the flow of knowledge and increase common understanding with greater dynamism and flexibility for a promising Bio-Circular-Greened recovery. Meanwhile, the project will highly value the inputs and practices from women, youth and other traditionally underrepresented groups in the BCG Economy via setting related parallel topic and conducting case study.

Objectives

The objectives of this project are identifying technologies in carbon emission reduction, carbon capture and storage (CCS), carbon neutrality, net zero emissions to possible carbon trading within pan-region through the seminar, bridging the policy gap among APEC member economies on BCG developing model, application and adaptation via cases sharing and increasing inclusive collaboration and engagement of the APEC public and private sectors on applying BCG technologies and adapting to fast-paced changes as well as deliver report and policy recommendations on promoting BCG technology and green recovery to strengthen capacity building among member economies on BCG access promotion, BCG transformation adaptation and BCG resilience building.

Alignment

Alignment to APEC: This project is directly related to the implementation of Collective Actions V of APEC Aotearoa Action Plan, ‘promoting sustainable growth across sectors and the development of cost effective low and zero emissions technologies, sustainable finance and, if appropriate, carbon pricing mechanisms’.

The project echoes APEC 2021 Host Year Priority on ‘Open, Connect, Balance’, emphasizing inclusion and sustainability for green recovery and pursuing innovative and resilience enabled recovery.

Focusing on the implementation of APEC Connectivity Blueprint for 2015-2025, the project is in line with APEC 2021 leaders’ declaration, calling for inclusive economic participation through connectivity and technology, driving innovative and inclusive sustainability and strengthening stakeholder engagement by forging partnership with private sectors. It also complies with APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040, which values innovation and digitalization in pursuit of strong, balanced sustainable and inclusive growth. The project adds to the discussions at 2021 APEC Ministerial Meeting, which highlights improving connectivity and resilience recovery.

Alignment to Forum: This project supports the vision of PPSTI Strategic Plan (2016-2025) by fostering policy exchange and good practice sharing in BCG model and technology to build science capacity and enhance regional ST connectivity. The project also maintains a direct relevance to build an enabling environment for private sectors by developing framework and policy recommendations to increase public-private partnership in Asia-Pacific region.

Furthermore, PPSTI notes the APEC 2022 theme “Open. Connect. Balance”. Building on this, the PPSTI theme will be “empowering all people to participate in new innovation era”, with accompanying 3 priorities in policy partnership for science, technology and innovation. This Project aligns will all these 3 priorities.1) Supporting the regional recovery. The Project will identify ways and emerging technologies in BCG to stimulate green growth and connectivity.2) Advancing inclusive innovation environment. The Project lay special emphasis on the BCG start-ups, who are the noticeable driven force of building inclusive innovation environment 3) Stimulating digital technologies for sustainable growth. Through concreate applying technologies such as CCS and carbon neutrality, this project will further create the proper environment for the emerging sustainable technologies in BCG.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:  

1)  Best Practice Study Report

As one of an essential output of the Project, the Best Practice Study Report aims to summarize the existing excellent experience and provide reference for the broader stakeholders among member economies. The Report includes but is not limited to the following basic content: 

A) Research method (what is BCG model and why it is important for APEC and UN SDGs; What’s the main characters and catalogs at present for technology empowers BCG model; How to select cases);

B) Research framework (3-5 technology application scenarios of BCG models, such as low-carbon transportation, energy-saving building, green finance technology, etc.); 

C) Case studies about advanced technology that has been practiced and proven to be effective and efficiency in characteristic industries/scenarios to promote BCG goals(no less than 10 economies, with 20 practices); and 

D)  Conclusion. 

The POs teams and external researchers will co-conclude the Report, no less than 20 pages. 

2)  Seminar in China

A three-day event taken at China around Sept. to Oct. 2023. On Day 1, six keynote speakers who will offer their insights and policy information on BCG startups ecosystem, follows 3 group discussions on policy incentives and regulatory exchange related to BCG startups ecosystem among different member economies, with the goal of identifying commonalities and difference among APEC members. On Day 2, best practice study report on BCG technology will be released and discussed among experts and participants via subgroups and POs will invite representatives from best practices to present and exchange ideas. A wrap up session will be set at the end of the day to conclude the policy recommendations. One day 3, two ground visits of BCG technologies will be set as driven forces from both public and private. On site round table discussions also expected to be taken as a capacity building experiences. The Seminar will be recorded and the purpose of recording only for note taking. A post-event evaluation informs of survey to participants and speakers will be conducted before that day. 

Speakers for seminar will be invited by POs according to the following criteria: 1. from private sector, since PPSTI is highly praised the PPD and the project will keep private sector’s involvement 2. preferable speakers from case practice report 3. women gender would be prioritized consideration, since gender issue will always be underlined. 

The speakers and participants will be categorized in 3 subgroups in consistence with promoting experience sharing and practical cooperation, policy dialogue and capacity building, directly contribute to the goals and priorities of the APEC People-to-People Connectivity, and primarily benefit developing economies. The Seminar also expected to have no less than 20 local audiences from China.

No less than 6 self-funded Tel/Video meetings and interviews will be hosted by POs before, between and after the Seminar. POs consider it’s a more effective way to maintain coherence and focus of discussions. 

3)  Project Report

Since this project is combined joint efforts from both Thailand and China, a comprehensive project report is expected to be a significant output of the project, which includes 3 main parts: 

A.  Summary Report of Seminar

As an overview of the Seminar, both POs teams will jointly working on achieving a summary report, consist of main points of keynotes, summaries of panel discussions, briefing on discussion on policy incentives and regulatory exchange, brief analyses and abstract of best practice study, which expecting no less than 10 pages together. 

B. A Best Practice Study Report 

C. Recommendations on APEC regional building for BCG startups

The recommendations on APEC regional building for BCG startups, no less than 10 pages, shall be compiled and finalized by the POs teams and external researchers on the following topics:

i.  Policy incentives recommendations

ii.  A Regulatory framework that benefits all APEC member economies

iii.  The challenge/resilience issues and new scenario  

Outcomes:  

1) Improved networks and collaboration opportunities for BCG policymakers and BCG startup stakeholders in APEC economies.

By joint efforts from China and Thailand via putting together of the Seminars and sharing views from both public and private sectors, this Program is expected to inspire closer partnership and more frequent dialogues between entrepreneurs/startup and policy makers/regulators who participated the seminars in order to enhancing policy sharing and awareness.

Measured via tailored post-event survey questions/questionnaires taking by seminar participants. 

2) Increased resources for use by APEC member economies to create more effective regulatory environments and policy responses to support the BCG model.

Through this project, a series of technology driven solutions in carbon emission reduction, carbon capture and storage (CCS), carbon neutrality, net zero emissions to possible carbon trading within pan-region are of high potential to be introduced and presented with shareholders, which will increase inclusive collaboration and engagement of the APEC public and private sectors as well as bringing potential possibilities on further applying BCG technologies within the region.

Measured via the Project Report (including keynote sharing, recommendations, best practice report). 

3) Increased knowledge amongst project participants on the BCG model and relevant barriers, policies and technologies

As an APEC-funded project, participants from different member economies and non-APEC economies, either public or private sector, who join the seminar and access to the project report, are expected to be inspired and increased knowledge from the best practice study and the capacity building recommendations on the BCG model. As relevant barriers, policies and technologies will be targeted, new APEC project initiative in forms of BCG policy-practice dialogue is probably be seen. 

Measured via tailored post-event survey questions/questionnaires taking by seminar participants. 

Beneficiaries: POs regard the seminar/topics set and discussed in the project are inter-linked. On one hand, the bloom of BCG start-ups and entrepreneurs are the tangible results of innovation promoting regulation and policies as well as an adapting to fast-paced changes in the whole world. On the other hand, regulation and policies are often made, to some extent, with reference and feedbacks from startups as well. There are intertwined relations between the policy and the practical world.

Therefore, the beneficiaries of this Project should be: 

Direct beneficiaries are seminar participants and audiences. Seminar participants will be professionals in the field related to BCG economy model and startups, either policy/public or residence/private, and must have previous practical experiences in related interactions for example, officials from municipal bureau of ST and in charge of policy design for entrepreneurship and startups managements. Seminar participants will be nominated by all PPSTI members and also invited to tel/video interviews before, between and after the seminar, and take part in the drafting of output documents. POs are expected to send direct beneficiaries’ list in the General Information Circular (GIC) 8 weeks before the event date. 

Audience are local people in China, from either public sector or private sector, such as startup service agencies for tax, law, registration and IP protection agency, investors for startup and municipal representatives for BCG startups. POs will seek help from PPSTI China to select and organize local audiences. The audience will be encouraged to discuss the draft recommendations with seminars experts, participants and PPSTI officials from member economy. It will give local people in China to dialogue with APEC experts from other member economies.

Government policy makers in the field of entrepreneurship and startups management and promoting, particularly from APEC developing member economies, are primary target beneficiaries of the policy recommendations after project report get endorsed from PPSTI. The document will be a useful reference and resource in policy making and enable policy makers to access broader opinions from private and practical sectors. 

Long-term beneficiaries such as BCG start-ups, especially who obtained solid technologies in low carbon, will also benefit from the project, since they will be invited to present at the seminar, exchange ideas with different shareholders and of possibility to be included as one best practice example in the project report. This Project is expected to inspire them to build further collaboration with counterparties from member economies. Furthermore, this Project will avoid specific description of any commercial product or service, while staying focused on how to enhance the capacity building and sustainable growth of BCG startups.

Dissemination

The Project Report consisting of the Best Practice Study Report, Recommendations and Summary Report of seminar in electronic form, when improved and endorsed by PPSTI, will be published as an APEC Publication and will follow APEC Publication Guidelines. The Report will briefly summarize the seminars and study BCG model and catalog best technology empowers BCG model at present. It will also include cases from at least 10 member economies with no less than 20 pages.

The Project Report will be disseminated electronically to seminar speakers, seminar participants and PPSTI members. Meanwhile, the document/report will also be free accessible via POs organization webpage and related social media.

The primary targets are seminar participants and PPSTI members. Other target audiences are policy makers and entrepreneurs in related BCG economy fields among APEC members.

There is no intention to put in commercial use of any outputs. All publications and communication materials will comply with APEC guidelines. All materials will be endorsed by PPSTI before dissemination by any means. There is no intention to disseminate the Project Report to non-APEC organizations. Reporting, and other written outputs associated with this project, which will be publicly available, will be presented to Secretariat in a standard of English which requires no further copy-editing. All information outputs which will be distributed and published as an APEC publication, will be prepared in accordance with Guidebook on APEC Projects, the APEC Publication Guidelines and the APEC Logo Guidelines.

Gender

Targets

Women Participants (%)

The Project will strive to achieve gender equality, and ensure the rate of participation of women for no less than 40% in light of the fact that gender issue is one of the key factors that APEC lays emphasis on.

Women Speakers/Experts (%)

The project will also ensure the ratio of women speakers/experts involvement at the minimum of 40%.

The POs team will make clear the priority of female representatives in recommending experts and serving as TEE funders at the AC circulation stage to take ensure the participation target is achieved.

Also, POs team will consider including women's perspectives in keynote speeches and women's voices in group discussions or capacity building session via setting a subtopic for example, female executive in BCG startups: advantages and possible barriers (tentative)

PO is committed to collecting sex disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (not only those funded by APEC) at the project event. This data will be included when submitting a Completion Report to the Secretariat upon completion of the project, as well as providing guidance to future POs on their own gender parity targets.

Referring to the Guide on Gender Criteria for APEC Project Proposals in the Guidebook on APEC Projects, please tick the pillar or pillars that this project supports, in promoting women’s economic empowerment:

5 Pillars (you may tick more than one)

1

Access to Capital and Assets

2

Access to Markets

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

4

Leadership, Voice and Agency

5

Innovation and Technology

X


Work Plan



Timeline

Tasks

Deliverables

Nov 2022 to Jan 2023

a)       Further design and develop the main topics and agenda for Seminar

b)       Design the detailed statement of work for Contractors

c)       Identify and pre-discussion with Contractors

d)       Procurement of contractors

e)       Do background research and survey on the current situation and development of BCG technology

 Sign Procurement of 2 Contractors

Feb to Mar 2023

Conduct event preparation task (Draft GIC)

POs team complete project Monitoring Report

Draft GIC and Draft APEC Project Monitoring Report

1 Apr 2023

Submit the APEC Project Monitoring Report to Secretariat before by 1 April 2023

APEC Project Monitoring Report

Apr to May 2023

Frequently updated with contractor (external experts) for progress of best practice study report

Draft version on the best practices study report

Jun to Aug 2023

a)   Draft GIC and inviting experts and participants representatives

b)   Priority discussions will be focused on co-sponsor economies

c)   Inviting BCG start-ups representative, experts and participants from both private and public sectors for Seminar

d)   Fill in the NMP list and Travel-Eligible Economy (TEE) list and seeking PD’s approval

Submit GIC to Secretariat for circulation

Submit NMP list for endorsement

Approval for the TEE list, hosting budget

Sep to Oct 2023

a)   Implementation of Seminar in China

b)   Summary Report of Seminar

c)   Discussion on the Best Practice Study Report

d)   Discussion on policy, regulatory framework, and challenging issues and conclude the recommendations

e)   Ask the delegates (speakers and participants) to prepare presentations to share their ideas on Seminar

f)     Post event evaluation will be conducted

g)   Prepare draft Project Report

Seminar in China implemented

1 Nov 2023

Submit final draft of Project Report to Secretariat

(Note that any inputs or consultation with members should occur before the final draft is submitted to the Secretariat on 1 November 2023)

Draft Project Report

Nov to Dec 2023

Secretariat to review and approve the Project Report for publication, including circulating to the forum for endorsement

 Endorsed Project Report

Feb 2024

POs complete and submit APEC Project Completion Report and supporting attachments

APEC Project Completion Report

6-12 months after project completion

POs participantion in the Longer-Term Survey of APEC Projects

Risks

No.

Risks

How will it be managed?

1

Unbalanced participation of policy/public and entrepreneur /private sector. Inadequate participation of either public or private sector participants will be considered as risk.

When inviting nominations, it will be made clear that nomination from both sectors are needed. In case inadequate participation happens (less than 30%), POs will suggest nominations through business and international organization partners (for example, China Chamber of International Commerce, ABAC, APRU and UNCTAD)

2

Uncertainty in local audience’s scale.

The seminars aim to host no more than 20 local audiences, so as to keep participants focus on discussions among different economies. But depending on the requests, this value may be underestimated. If risk happens, POs will use live or online broadcasting on the seminars, or seek to have a larger venue within budget.

3

Low engagement of members providing best practices.

POs will present sample cases on PPSTI meeting on PPSTI 21, to promote and inspire members to identify proper domestic cases.

4

Time constrains and failing to deliver outputs in time.

Each PO will establish a team of at least 3 people for this project coordination and priority will be given to this project.

5

Low quality of information or report.

POs will keep modifying the report until PPSTI is satisfied and endorsed. PO will also consult co-sponsor economies for thoughts and inputs.

6

Pandemic restrictions prohibit in-person event from taking place

with a mitigation strategy of adapting the event to either Hybrid or Virtual (preferred)


Monitoring and Evaluation

Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting Method

Outputs

1.   Best Practice Study Report

No. of Economies

10

Practice Study Report

Project Report

No. of Cases

20

Practice Study Report

Project Report

No. of Pages

20

Practice Study Report

Project Report

2.   Seminar 

1. Contracted executed

2

Certification by PO

Contract

2. No. of participants (excl. speakers/experts)

16

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

3.      % of participating men/women (excl. speakers/experts)

60/40

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

4.      No. of speakers/experts engaged

6

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

5.    % of speakers/experts (men/women)

60/40

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

6.    No. of attending economies

13

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

7.    No. of travel eligible economies

11

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

3.    Project Report 

1. No. of pages

40

Certification by PO

Email to the Secretariat

2. No. of recommendations

6

Certification by PO

Email to the Secretariat

Out-comes

1.    Improved networks and collaboration opportunities for BCG   stakeholders in APEC economies

1.     % of Networking building improvement

70

Post event survey

 Completion Report

2.    % of public and private engagement (public/private)

45/55

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

2.    Increased resources for use by APEC member economies

1.   % of resourcing outreaching   

70

Post event survey

Completion Report

3.    Increased knowledge amongst project participants on the BCG model 

1.    % of knowledge improvement

70

Post event survey

 Completion Report

2.    % of BCG startup capacity building improved

60

Post event survey

 Completion Report

Others


Linkages

This Project will seek supports from PPWE and SMEWG. Participants nominated by PPWE and SMEWG to seminars are also welcomed. POs will also present the project to one of ABAC meetings in 2023-2024, through ABAC’s Principal Advisor to PPSTI. The policy recommendations will seek ABAC’s co-endorsement, and if endorsed by ABAC, the project’s development and outputs are intended to be presented in CEO dialogue meeting as cross-fora contribution. Besides, this Project will dedicate to invite speakers from non-APEC stakeholders, and lay especially emphasis on BRICS (Brazil, India and South Africa to be specifically) and the United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany, who obtain a rich experience in policy makings and practices in green economy. This Project also gains great potential for promoting cross fora cooperation, especially with APEC SMEWG and other channels like the Asia CCUS Network, IEA GHG, CEM CCUS and CLSF forums in addition to APEC.

There’re no previous or ongoing similar projects in PPSTI like this one. Although PPSTI past projects often involves entrepreneur/private sector participants, this project distinct itself from other initiatives by focusing on closer inspection of BCG technological startups and its best practice within both public and private actors.

The project is designed as one of the actions under the “APEC Connectivity Blueprint for 2015-2025”, this project directly links to the criteria of the ASF Connectivity Sub-fund and its topic is refined according to APEC and PPSTI’s annual priorities. The project dose not intent to cover issues beyond APEC’s discussion and interests, so APEC is the best source of fund.

Sustainability

As next steps of this project, the POs team will collect thoughts on follow-up initiatives from participants by post event surveys and interviews after the completion of the Project. Future initiatives include in-depth comparison study of best practices in different economies, and measurement analysis of BCG policies in social and economic impact. 

Also, after project completion, the POs will keep in touch with seminar participants and continue to participate in PPSTI meetings or events. The project outcomes and their updates will be regularly reported to PPSTI until sister or follow-up projects are established. 

The project outcomes will be measured via tailored post-event survey questions/questionnaires taking by seminar participants and also through the supporting elements on the Project Report (including keynote sharing, recommendations, best practice report).

Project Overseers

Not Applicable.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Contractor (Event Management) - Seminar in China:

No.

Specific Tasks

No. of Hours

1.               

Assign specially-assigned personnel to follow up the PO team's requirements throughout the process:

a)    Responsible for the organization and coordination of team members, making work list and conference task allocation, as well as their contact information, and communicate with the team of PO for confirmation.

b)    In the preparatory stage, draft and send the meeting notice, assist in inviting participants and follow up with the government officials.

c)    During the meeting, be responsible for meeting registration. It mainly includes personnel identity confirmation, registration, etc.

d)    Be responsible for meeting sign-in during the meeting venue. After the meeting starts, the number of participants shall be counted and summarized, and the list of absences shall be registered as well.

e)    Maintain order during the meeting. When encountering unexpected circumstances, it is necessary to adopt appropriate ways to deal with the problem flexibly and try to reduce the interference and influence on the meeting.

f)     After the meeting, the meeting arrangement, notice, briefing, speech materials, speeches, audio and video materials and other related materials shall be collected and filed in accordance with regulations

200

2.               

Event management, secure the smooth of process

a)       Responsible for network enhancement settings at the meeting site

b)       Meeting venue layout & evacuate  

c)       Meeting test and rehearsal

d)       Meeting recording

35

3.               

Draft the Agenda and GIC in consultation with the PO

a)   Assist in drafting the agenda

b)   Proofread the content and language use as required by APEC

40

4.               

Drafting a press release

5

                                                                                                                         Total:

280

Contractor (Research and Best Practice Report): Consultation and interviews to different member economies, best practice cases selection and support to draft Project Report

No.

Specific Tasks

No. of Hours

1.

Investigate and survey

a)     Consult and interview with experts (policy or business representatives) in relevant fields from no less than 5 economies;

b)     Desk-top of the policy progress of no less than 10 representative economies.

80

2.

Drafting the Best Practice Report

a)    Work closely with POs team, co-designing a research method (What is BCG model and why its important; What are the main characters and catalogues at present for technology empowers BCG model);

b)    With clear research framework with 3-5 technology application scenarios of BCG models, such as low-carbon transportation, energy-saving building, green finance technology, etc; How to select cases ;

c)    Best practice description and presenting ;

d)    (covers no less than 10 economies, with 20 examples )

e)    Conclusion

f)     Summarize the common experience from the best practices if any and look forward to the next steps)

160

3.

Preparation of Project Report

a)     Drafting the Project Report (consists of 3 main bodies as summary report, best practice study report and recommendations, no less than 40 pages together)

b)     Assist PO for finalising the meeting summary via self-funded Tel/Video meetings with Seminar experts and participants;

c)     accept inputs and consultation from members and prepare the final draft for submission

d)     Review and finalise the policy recommendations

40

Total:

280


Waivers

After 2 days fruitful discussions, we insist on setting 2 ground/on site visits on the BCG companies/startups on the third day to further collecting the experience from private sector. Group discussions for capacity building will be arranged on each site visit.

The ground/on site visits are expected to be arranged on BCG companies/startups, including bio-economy, circular economy, and green economy. Based on the definition of the Understanding the Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy Model (Link) approved by the APEC SOM Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation, we plan to identify leading companies/startups from the three sectors, in particular biotechnology companies, smart agriculture companies, circular biofuel companies, circular product companies, energy-efficient product companies, and high tech medical companies.

We will base on multi-dimensional factors in identifying suitable companies/startups, for example, their leading roles in the sector, their leading tech in the industry, and awards and recognition by certified parties. Names of the potential sites/companies include but are not limited to: Great Wall Motor (Top motor company in China, it releases one of the most comprehensive hydrogen energy strategy: Link, and it is a mobility and logistics partner of APEC 2022), Mol Breeding (a biotech startup focuses on animal and plants molecular breeding technology R&D and services: Link), Tencent (a multinational technology and entertainment conglomerate pledges to achieve carbon neutrality in its own operations and supply chain, and use green power for 100% of all electricity consumed by 2030: Link, Link), Shenzhen Energy (One of the main power generation companies involves in developing all types of energies (biofuel), researching and investing high new energy-related technologies: Link), Aliyun Digital Agriculture (a leading provider of integrated solutions for digital agriculture and smart agriculture in China owned by Alibaba: Link). The draft company list shall be ready after mapping the company location, capability, interests, and availability after the project is launched. Considering cost-effectiveness and time-effectiveness, we will plan the visits in the same city, with limited travel time. Normally the plants or factories are not located in the city center, we expect the total time for transportation, site visit, and group discussion would be around three to four hours in one plant. Thus we expect a full-day schedule with two-company visits to be more suitable and efficient for learning from different industries.      

A site visit is one of the important tools for capacity-building, allowing participants to obtain a better understanding of the company operation, as well as gather quality information from different stakeholders and familiarize them with the actual application, after a two-day seminar sharing. For example, visiting Great Wall Motor’s production line can help participants to better understand site conditions and their effort to advance operation, their best practices on every step of operation, collect different stakeholders’ feedback on enhancing energy saving and technology innovation and application through structured group discussion, allowing them to produce suitable policies or projects in their economies.


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