10th ASIALICS Conference: The Roles of Public Research Institutes and Universities in Asia's Innovation Systems

10th ASIALICS Conference: The Roles of Public Research Institutes and Universities in Asia's Innovation Systems
Time 20-21 September 2013
Venue National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Tokyo, Japan) (Access)
Sponsor Asia Association of Learning, Innovation and Coevolution Studies (ASIALICS) GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST), National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Language English


ASIALICS is a network among scholars, practitioners and policymakers who are interested in a learning, innovation and competence building system in Asia. It has a cooperative relationship with the Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS). ASIALICS aims to explore and develop the concept of learning, innovation and competence building as an analytical framework. The objective of ASIALICS is to stimulate the establishment of knowledge based strategies for economic development in Asia. The idea is to bring together interesting issues about what is going on in Asian countries and companies and to share experiences regarding methodology, analytical results and policies. To achieve this idea, a group of Asian scholars with strong support from GLOBELICS held the first international conference on Asian innovation systems in Bangkok, Thailand in April 2004. Following the first conference, ASIALICS organized annual conferences in Jeju Island (Korea), Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Hanoi, and Manila.

Conference Objectives

Universities and public research institutes have been expected to play more important roles in the era of 'learning economy'. In Asia, several countries initiated policies to enhance the roles of universities and public research institutes in innovation systems, especially their interaction and contribution to industry and society. These policy initiatives include introduction of appropriate institutions, namely laws, regulations and norms that facilitate universities and public research institutes to easily and effectively engage with industry. Governments also provide incentives in terms of grants and public equity participation to encourage such collaborations. New organizations such as technology licensing offices (TLOs) and patent administration offices have been set up in many universities and public research institutes across Asia. Infrastructures such as science parks and incubators have flourished. Nonetheless, there are several issues regarding the roles of universities and public research institutes that need to be extensively examined by both academics and policy makers.

  • Did the introduction of new 'institutions' (like Asian versions of Bayh-Dole Act) effectively facilitate more and closer collaboration between university and industry.
  • Did intellectual property rights regime matter? How?
  • Did type of universities (e.g. comprehensive, S&T specialized, local), and size and capabilities of firms matter? Which modes of collaborations were suitable?
  • Which modes of collaboration (e.g. formal vs. informal) were more effective? Why?
  • Did government incentives really work? Why? Why not?
  • Why did some TLOs, science parks and incubators perform better than others?
  • What should be the effective roles of local and regional governments?
  • Were intermediary organizations needed? What should they do?
  • Were there significant differences between university-industry interactions and university-community interactions in terms of effective modes, incentives and institutions?


  • Global challenges and possibility of emergence of 'Asian Innovation System'
  • National, regional, local, technological and sectoral innovation systems
  • Mobility of scientists and engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs in Asia
  • Technological learning, R&D and innovations of firms in Asia
  • Asian production/innovation networks
  • Innovation strategies of transnational corporations from Asia
  • Roles of intellectual property right in innovation in Asia
  • Comparative studies of science, technology and innovation policies in Asia
  • Science, technology and innovation indicators in Asian context
  • Innovation financing in Asia
  • Innovation in services and creative industries in Asia
  • Social innovations in Asia
  • Grass-root innovations and innovations for/by the poor in Asia

Who Should Attend

  • Innovation policy and management scholars
  • Master and doctoral students in this area
  • Science, technology and innovation policymakers
  • Innovators and business practitioners

Publication Plan

Local and International Organizing Committees

Local Organizing Committee

  • Patarapong Intarakumnerd (GRIPS, Japan)
  • Tateo Arimoto (GRIPS, Japan)
  • Akira Goto (GRIPS, Japan)
  • Atsushi Sunami (GRIPS, Japan)
  • Jun Suzuki (GRIPS, Japan)
  • Yasunori Baba (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Kazuyuki Motohashi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Lee Woolgar (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)
  • Masayuki Kondo (Yokohama National University, Japan)
  • Yuri Sadoi (Meijo University, Japan)
  • Mai Fujita (Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), Japan)
  • Yasushi Ueki (Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), Japan)
  • Yasuji Watanabe (Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan)

International Scientific Committee

  • Kong-Rae Lee (DGIST , Korea)
  • Erik Baark (HKUST, Hong Kong, China)
  • Shulin Gu (Tshinghua University, China)
  • Rajah Rasiah (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
  • Keun Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Rishikesha T. Krishnan (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India)
  • K Thiruchelvam. (University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Aida Valasco, De La Salle University, Philippines
  • Erman Aminullah, (LIPI, Indonesia)
  • Chen Song (Tongi University, China)
  • Meng-Chun Liu (Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taiwan)
  • Sunil Mani (Centre for Development Studies)
  • VV. Krishna (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
  • Bach-Tan Sinh (NISTPASS, Vietnam)
  • Pun-arj Chairatana (Noviscape Consulting Group, Thailand)
  • Naubahar Sharif (HKUST, Hong Kong, China)
  • Dinesh Abrol (NISTAD, India)
  • Peter Gammeltoft (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)

Keynote Speakers

  • David C. Mowery
    Professor, Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley
    (CV of Prof. Mowery)
  • Akira Goto
    Professor, National Graudate Insitute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
    (CV fo Prof. Goto)


Detailed Program (incl. Timetable of Concurrent Sessions) (Final Version) Download

Friday, 20 September, 2013

Time Sessions


9:30-12:00 ASIALICS Symposium (open to the public)
Welcome Remarks
Prof. Tatsuo Oyama (Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS))
Complimenary Remarks
Prof. Yuko Harayama, Executive Member of Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP), the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan (CV of Prof. Harayama (CSTP web site))
Keynote Speech I
Prof. David C. Mowery (Professor, Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley)
Presentation Slides(133KB)
Keynote Speech II
Prof. Akira Goto (Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) and Mr. Naoki Saito (Deputy Director General, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP))
Presentation Slides by Prof. Goto(3.7MB), Presentation Slides by Mr. Saito(7.3MB)


13:00-17:45 Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session I (3 Rooms)
Concurrent Session II (3 Rooms)

Tea & Cofee Break

Concurrent Session III (3 Rooms)


18:30-20:30 Official Dinner
Venue: Brasserie Paul Bocuse Le Musee (3F, National Art Center, Tokyo)

Saturday, 21 September, 2013

Time Sessions


9:00-12:15 Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session IV (3 Rooms)

Tea & Cofee Break

Concurrent Session V (3 Rooms)


13:30-15:30 A Round-table Discussion:
Lessons learnt from University/Public Research Institute-Industry Links in Asia

Prof. Yasunori Baba (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Dr. Jack Chau-Chyun Chang (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan)
Prof. Kongrae Lee (Daegu Graduate Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
Prof. Sunil Mani (Centre for Development Studies, India)
Prof. Wong Pohkam (National University of Singapore)
Patarapong Intarakumnerd (GRIPS (originaly from Thailand))
15:30-16:00 Books Launch
16:00-16:30 A Round-table discussion on 10th Year Anniversary of Asialics:
What we have achieved and what we should do next?
16:30-17:00 Closing Ceremony and Announcement of 11th ASIALICS Conference
*Due to the time constraints, official technical tour will not be arranged.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: CLOSED (May 31)
  • Notification of Acceptance: By June 30
  • Annoucement of Registraion Information and Form: By June 30
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 31
  • Standard Registration and Full Paper Submission Deadline: August 15

Conference Fee and Registration Policies

Conference Fee


Early Bird Rate
(by July 31, 2013*)

Standard Rate
(by August 15, 2013*)

Fee includes;


23,000 JPY

28,000 JPY

1) Access to all conference sessions
2)Conference kit
3) 1 year subscription to Asian Journal of Innovation and Technology
4) Coffee, Lunch and Official Dinner on Sep 20.


15,000 JPY

20,000 JPY

1) Access to all conference sessions
2) Conference kit
3) Coffee, Lunch and Official Dinner on Sep 20.

Accompanying Person
(Spouse and Child(ren))

10,000 JPY

10,000 JPY

1) Coffee, Lunch and Official Dinner on Sep 20.

*Japan Standard Time

Mode of Payment

Payment by credit card or bank transfer is acceptable.

Credit Card

Paypal payment

Bank transfer

Bank transfer to

Mizuho Bank Limited, Shimbashi Chuo Branch

SWIFT code


Account No.


Account Name


Bank transfer in Japan




三井住友銀行 日比谷支店 当座 0290307

みずほ銀行 新橋中央支店 普通 1750695


Deadline of Payment

- Authors of accepted paper may pay by August 30, 2013 to be included in the program.

Attendance Policy

- Registration is required to attend in the conference activities
- Attendees must at all times wear their name tags gain access to the activities

Cancellation of Registration

- Cancellation to attend the conference must be made in writing addressed to

Transfer of Registration

- Authors whose paper accepted could not transfer free registration right to non-author.

Certificate of Participation

- Official certificates of participation will be given to the participants at the reception during the conference.


GRIPS has reserved a sufficient number of rooms at the following hotels for the participants. Both hotels are located within walking distance of GRIPS. Hotel assignment will be made on a first-come, first-served basis through the registration form.


Hotel Asia Center of Japan



8,400 JPY (for 1person,including tax)


8-10-32, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo


(81)-3-3402-6111/ (81)-3-3402-0738


From Airports


About 12 minute walk


Hotel IBIS


11,650 JPY (for 1person,including tax)


7-14-4 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo


(81)-3-3403-4411 / (81)-3-3479-0609


From Airports


About 8 minute walk



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Travel Visa

Based on the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, in principle a foreign national wishing to enter Japan is required to have a valid passport issued by the government of their own country with a visa issued by the Government of Japan.
The visa indicates that it is appropriate for the foreign national to enter and stay in Japan. Furthermore, holding a visa only one of the requirements for entering Japan and does not guarantee that the holder of the visa will be able to enter Japan.
Visas are issued in the Japanese embassy or consulate in the foreign country. Visas cannot be obtained after arriving in Japan.
The documents that are necessary for the application differ depending on the travel purpose and the nationality of the applicant.
Refer to the following website.
The secretariat will issue the documents necessary for visa application based on the information you enter in the registration form.

Nationality of the visa applicant who will travel to Japan:


Russia or NIS countries


Other Nationalities
(if a visa is necessary)

Registration Form and Official Travel Agency

Registration Form

Registration Closed. Please contact if you are planning to attend.

Official Travel Agency

Registration and arrangement of accommodation and airplane tickets (when required) will be done by;

World Creations Inc.
2-18-2NKK Building 8th floor, Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan 105-0003
Phone +81-3431-2291
FAX +81-3-3431-2738

Full Paper Submission

Please send the full paper of your presentation to by August 15.

Conference Author Guidelines Download

Following guidelines are based on those of GLOBELICS.

Manuscript Submission and Format

Please use Times New Roman 12-point font, 1.5 lines spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around, and 8.27" x 11.69" (21cm x 29.7cm) (A4) page setting. Place page number in the bottom right corner.
Abstract: approximately 150 words, maximum 200;
Keywords: approximately 5-7 words or phrases.

Headings and Sections

Use only three levels of headings. Use bold-face for all three. Main headings (all capital letters, cantered) are first. Second-level headings (title-style letters; flush left) are next. Third-level headings (first letter of first word capitalized; indented; italicized; and run into paragraph) are next.
Don't skip steps: no second-level headings before you use a first-level heading, for instance. Use second- and third-level headings in sets of two or more. Examples:

RESEARCH METHODS [first level]

Research design [second level]

Variables [second level]
___Independent variable. [third level]
___Dependent variables. [third level]

References and Notes

Use the Harvard (name and date) short reference system for citations in the text with a detailed alphabetical list at the end of the paper. For example 'Hamel (2000) suggests ...' or 'Nonaka and Takeuchi (1995) found that ...' or 'A study of economic change (Nelson and Winter, 1982) has shown that ...'
Use Footnote, no endnote.
References should be made only to works that are published, accepted for publication (not merely 'submitted'), or available through libraries or institutions. Any other source should be qualified by a note regarding availability.
Full reference should include all authors' names and initials, date of publication, title of paper, title of publication (italics), volume and issue number (of a journal), publisher and form (books, conference proceedings), page numbers.

Tables and Figures

For each table or figure, centre "TABLE" or "FIGURE" with a number ("1", "2", etc.).Put the title centreed and boldface, but in upper- and lower-case letters. Please intersperse tables and figures in text.
All illustrations, whether diagrams or photographs, are referred to as Figures. They should be black and white, not colour, and numbered sequentially.


Avoid using them for the names of concepts. Use ordinary words for variable names - not code names or other abbreviations. Use the same name for a variable throughout your text, tables, figures, and appendixes.
Names of organisations and research instruments may be abbreviated, but give the full name the first time you mention one of these. Names of software and some databases may be abbreviated.

Units of Measurement

Following The Globelics Conference, ASIALICS2013 adopts the Système International for units of measurement. Imperial units will be converted, except where conversion would affect the meaning of a statement, or imply a greater or lesser degree of accuracy.

Optional Leisure Tour

During the conference, the World Creations Inc. will open the desk for the arrangement of optional leisure tours. Please feel free to contact them.


For inquiries on registration, arrangement of accommodation & airplane tickets, and full-paper submission, please contact to the World Creations Inc.:

For other inquiries; please send email to the secretariat of GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST):

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