SPI participates in workshop on “Prospects for Innovation Cooperation between EU and Central Asia” in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

08 May 2013

SPI participated in a 2-day workshop in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Prospects for Innovation Cooperation between EU and Central Asia on 25-26 April 2013. The workshop was run through the European Commission’s Science & Technology International Cooperation Network for Central Asian and South Caucasus countries project. It aimed to increase the participation of Central Asian countries in European Union funded research and foster collaborations on innovation between the two regions, especially targeting SMEs and industrial partners.

In addition to Europe, participants came from a range of Central Asian countries, including Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. 

SPI provided a presentation on knowledge transfer, including examples from around the world, and led a discussion on how such knowledge transfer models could be implemented in Central Asia. 

SPI’s participation is part of SPI’s larger focus on working with the European Commission and other international agencies to assist innovation collaboration between Asia (including China and countries in S.E Asia and the Pacific region, as well as Central Asia) and the European Union.