During 3-5 November 2021, Science Technology and Innovation Policy Institute (STIPI) at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) , Thailand in cooperation with the Research Center for Science, Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional (BRIN) has successfully co-hosted the 17th ASIALICS and the 3rd SEAC-STIPM.

Sharing the same theme of “Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for the Sustainable Development Goals” or “STI Policy for SDGs”, the collaboration of both ASIALICS and SEAC-STIPM conferences has greatly enhanced the partnership and build the strength of academics together. We are very fortunate to have such a great group of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to share and discuss their interesting researches in one event. The three-day virtual conference covers three special panel sessions focusing on (1) Industry 4.0 as the emerging challenge for STI Policy, (2) STI Policy for SDGs, and (3) STI Policy and Management after Covid-19 Pandemic.

We are very honor to have notable keynote speakers and panelists to share best practices and interesting experiences among Asian countries with the participants. The discussion focused on dynamism of the STI agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including a diverse range of potentials for private sector innovation, international technology transfer, enabling research excellence and supporting mass entrepreneurship, etc. Meanwhile, the advent of Industry 4.0 and e-commerce has sparked great interest within the innovation management community and compelled government agencies to rethink the policies regarding data science security, entrepreneurship ecosystem, and private, public, people partnership to promote innovation. Last but not least, the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis has forced the government to revisit its existing policy models and practices so as to improve the resilience of both local and international production networks.

There were about 160 participants from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam joined the conference.