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Technopreneurship for Developing Countries: International Training Workshop, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11-15 March 2019

 

International Training Workshop Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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:

  1. The last date for submission of application to attend the Training Workshop is Friday, 8th February 2019.
  2. Only limited seats are available for participation in this event and since a large number of applications are expected, early response is advisable to avoid disappointment.
  3. The selection will be made strictly on the basis of the academic background and professional experience of the applicants and the interest of their parent organisations in the subject area. Eligibility criteria for selection are given in the attached Announcement brochure.
  4. Free local hospitality, including accommodation and meals will be provided by the Malaysian hosts to the foreign participants from 10th March (Noon) to 16th March 2019 (Noon) (i.e. commencing from one day before the workshop and for an additional day after its conclusion). The participants should arrange their flight schedules accordingly; otherwise, they will have to make their own arrangement of stay beyond these days.
  5. Application for participation in the Training Workshop may please be made only to the NAM S&T Centre (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in the Nomination Form attached with the Announcement, except from Malaysia. Candidates from Malaysia, however, should send their application only to ISTIC, Malaysia.
  6. For applications received from member countries of the NAM S&T Centre, which are regularly paying their annual subscription: The NAM S&T Centre will provide return international airfare by Excursion Class by Shortest Route to only one official nominee of each country, provided the application is routed through the Focal Point of the NAM S&T Centre in the applicant’s country.

    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.

  7. For applications received from the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre defaulting on the payment of their annual dues: Selected nominees of the Focal Points from those of the member countries that are overdue on the payment of their annual subscription and any other selected applicants 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.
  8. For nominations received from the S&T-Industry Network Members of the NAM S&T Centre: The NAM S&T – Industry Network entitles each Network member, which has no outstanding dues against its membership subscription, to get invitation for two nominees each year with full finances paid by the Centre for participation in appropriate activities organised by the Centre. Accordingly, if a Network member has still not fully availed of this privilege and desires to make a nomination for attending this Training Workshop, the NAM S&T Centre will provide to and fro international airfare to Kuala Lumpur by Excursion Class by Shortest Route to such official nominee of the Network member, if selected.

    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.

  9. Other details are available in the attached Announcement.
  10. Information on the member countries and S&T-Industry Network members of the NAM S&T Centre and names/addresses of the Focal Points may be seen on the Centre’s website www.namstct.org.
  11. English will be the official language of the Training Workshop.

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

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Prof. Dr. Arun P. Kulshreshtha,

Director General,

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)

Mobile: (+91) 9810442742

Fax: (+91)(11) 24644973

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Homepage: http://www.namstct.org

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