Innovations in Science and Technology in Developing Countries

TWAS and ISTIC are collaborating on a project aimed at identifying, rewarding and disseminating best practices in the innovative use of science and technology in the development of new products, processes or services that have had impacts on economic development in the South.

The TWAS-International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC) project is divided into three phases:

PHASE 1: Scientists, entrepreneurs and others are invited to submit abstracts of their experience (using Document A) by 31 May 2010.

Completed Document A forms should be sent to TWAS at: [email protected] no later than 31 May 2010.

PHASE 2: Authors of the best 10-15 case studies, as judged by a panel of experts, will be invited to present full-length reports (based on the guidelines in Document B) at a workshop in Malaysia scheduled for 6-7 September 2010. During the workshop, the best three presentations will be rewarded with cash prizes of US$5,000, US$3,000 and US$2,000, respectively.

PHASE 3: TWAS and ISTIC will edit the case studies of all 10-15 finalists for publication and make them freely available throughout the South.

Documents A and B can be downloaded from the TWAS website: > Programmes > Meetings > Innovations in Science and Technology in Developing Countries.

Published: 21 Apr 2010

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TWAS ICTP Campus Strada Costiera 11 34014 Trieste

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