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Technopreneurship for Developing Countries: International Training Workshop, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11-15 March 2019
New Year Greetings from the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)!!
Technological development and innovation are the dominating factors in the present day industrial advancement and play a crucial role in sustainability, expansion and wealth creation in any enterprise. The essence lies in capturing a real perception of human needs and the development of innovative products and services. Technopreneurship is one of the emergent concepts in the topical developments, which helps in applying creativity, thrive in response to global challenges, and look for unconventional solutions. A successful entrepreneur is expected to possess managerial proficiency to effectively utilise the available resources; make appropriate feasibility analysis; and have skills in marketing, human resource, financial and manufacturing management and networking. Besides these, a techno-entrepreneur should be able to organise, manage and take the risk of adopting a technology along with other entrepreneurial qualities, such as business ethics, early enterprise management, corporate laws and regulations to start and run a business enterprise. In summary, technopreneurship is inculcating the capabilities in a potential entrepreneur to operate a small business with the judicious use of technology as well as use it to provide a greater value to the customer. Additionally, it also implies the need to embrace the latest technological breakthroughs, for example, IoT, artificial intelligence and big data, and tap into disruptive technologies for innovation and growth.
With the above in view, the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) in partnership with the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC) announces the organisation of an International Training Workshop on ‘Technopreneurship for Developing Countries’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 11-15 March 2019. Applications are invited from the Government officials and policy makers engaged in the promotion and implementation of technopreneurship development programmes; scientists, engineers and innovators seeking ways to develop an invention into a viable business; and potential entrepreneurs, business unit leaders and innovation officers looking to develop a business plan, product or service in technology related fields belonging to the member countries and S&T-Industry Network member agencies of the NAM S&T Centre> for participation in this Training Workshop, the main objective of which is to provide exposure to the participants with various topics relevant to the technopreneurship in order to improve technopreneurial awareness and knowledge as well as innovative skills, and to facilitate them with a pool of entrepreneurial leaders and market savvy professionals in commercialising high potential deep technological projects.
The following may please be noted:
In this connection, the Focal Points may please note that the NAM S&T Centre will consider only one official nomination from a member country for full financial support by the Centre, subject to the availability of seats and the applicant fulfilling all the above stated criteria. Any additional nominations from the Focal Points may also be considered subject to the availability of seats, but such applicants would have to arrange for their international fare and would also be required to make payment of a Processing Fee of US$700 to the Centre in advance.
Any additional nominee(s) of the paying S&T-Industry Network Members, as well as the nominees of those Network Members, which are overdue on the payment of their annual network membership subscription, if selected, will make their own arrangement for international travel and will also be required to make payment of a Processing Fee of US$700 to the Centre in advance.
As far as possible, all correspondence may please be made by email. Kindly avoid sending us fax messages or hard copies to save paper and energy.
This is a general circular and you are requested to kindly forward this announcement to the concerned individuals as well as Ministries/Departments, S&T organisations, universities and academic institutions and related agencies in your country.
We solicit your kind cooperation in getting the best suited applicants for attending this valuable Training Workshop.
Arun P. Kulshreshtha
Director General, NAM S&T Centre
Prof. Dr. Arun P. Kulshreshtha,
Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries
(NAM S&T Centre),
Core 6A, 2nd Floor,
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road,
NEW DELHI - 110 003 (INDIA)
Phone: (+91)(11) 24645134/24644974 (O)
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