SESRIC


Launch of the 'Science, Technology and Innovation in Kazakhstan' Report
 
Date : 25 May 2013 Venue : Astana Kazakhstan

The Launch of the “Science, Technology and Innovation in Kazakhstan” Report, under the framework of the Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation (AIWSI) Project, has been organised by the National Agency for Technological Development JSC of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NATD) in collaboration with SESRIC on 25 May 2013 in Astana, the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The launch event was attended by international partners of the Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation Project, academicians, high-level government officials and business leaders and provided a platform to assess and discuss the recommendations and findings of the “Science, Technology and Innovation in Kazakhstan” Report. The Report has been prepared by SESRIC in collaboration with the National Agency for Technological Development JSC and the National Centre for Technological Foresight of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Welcoming speeches were delivered by His Exellency Kanysh Tuleushin, Vice Minister of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dr.  Kuralbay Bukharbayev, Adviser to Minister of Industry and New Technolgies of Kazakhstan and National Focal Point of the Project and Dr. Anuarbek Sultangazin, Deputy Chairman of the Board, JSC National Agency for Technological Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and National Research Partner of the Project.

In his opening address, Prof Savaş Alpay, Director General of SESRIC, expressed his pleasure for the completion of the “Science, Technology and Innovation in Kazakhstan” Report, prepared by SESRIC in coordination with the National Focal Point of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dr. Kuralbay Bukharbayev, and in collaboration with the National Research Partners of the report namely the National Agency for Technological Development JSC (NATD) and the National Centre for Technological Foresight (NCTF) of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Prof. Alpay designated that it is important not only to finalize such studies but also to implement the findings and recommendations of such reports, especially through international cooperation and collaboration with OIC Member Countries. Prof. Alpay stated that SESRIC, with its vast experience in initiating cooperation and collaboration across the Member Countries, is always ready to trigger and take necessary measures in support of the implementation of the outcomes of the Report.

Following the opening ceremony, Prof. Yunus Çengel, Lead Researcher of the report, made a background presentation titled “Science, Technology and Innovation in Knowledge Economy”.

Mr. Hüseyin Hakan Eryetli, Director of Training and Technical Cooperation Department of SESRIC, made a detailed presentation on the findings and recommendations of the report, which analyses the state of Science, Innovation and Technology in Kazakhstan and provides an assessment of how effectively the existing National Innovation System (NIS) develops and supports the country’s innovative capabilities.

The Launch Event concluded with a question and answer session giving participants the opportunity to comment on and discuss the outcomes of the report.

Documents

Agenda (English)

Science, Technology, and Innovation in Kazakhstan: The Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation (English)


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