GIST Seminar

The 92nd GIST Seminar "Innovative Technological Industry Development, STI Policy, and Civic Participation"

The 92nd GIST Seminar
Lecturer Mr.Patrick Liou, a researcher of Industrial Economic and Knowledge Center (IEK) at Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan
Time 18:00-19:30, June 26, 2018 (Doors open at 17:30)
Place 1st Floor, Room1A, GRIPS
(7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo) (Access
Sponsorship GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
Language English
Participation fees Free (Pre-registraion required)


The rapid evolution in science and technology and the advent of emerging economies joining the global production network has been bringing the competition pressure to global innovative technological industries. This means, for government, it will become more difficult to sustain the nation's industrial competitiveness than ever, as well as sheds light on the importance of supporting industrial development through public policy, in particular science, technology, and innovation (STI) policy. Governments around the world, however, are facing hardship fiscal condition and the growing discontent in the society, which implies that, on the one hand, government need to enhance the effectiveness of policy implementation, and on the other hand, listen more to the civic opinion when making policy. In this seminar, Patrick Liou will discuss two issues: the first is Taiwan's innovative technological industry development, including the status quo of Taiwan's innovative technological industry and the challenges it face. Then, he will introduce three STI research methods that he and his institute used to assist the government in response of the challenges of the nation's sustainable development. These methods are about technology foresight, evaluation of capability of key enabling technology development (KETS), and assessment of economic impact of STI policy.

About the Speaker:

Patrick Liou is currently a researcher of Industrial Economic and Knowledge Center (IEK) at Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. ITRI is one of the most influential technology research institute around the world, while IEK provides industry and policy consultancy service for government, industries, and ITRI's R&D sectors. He holds a Ph. D. degree in economics from National Central University, Taiwan. His research fields are industrial development and (STI) policy. He participated in the agenda research of Taiwan's 10th National Science and Technology Conference in 2015-2016, which is the most important conference for making the future four-year STI policy direction and principle in Taiwan. He won IEK's Best Research Prize in 2017 and Distinguished Researcher Prize in 2018.


Please register at this registration form registration form by noon on June 25th. If you cannot open the form, please send email to GIST Secretariat, Registration email must include: 1) your name, 2) institution, 3) position, and 4) e-mail address.
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