S6: S&T Investment and Policies
3rd NRN Global Knowledge Convention (October 17, 18 2023)
Draft of Symposium Session on
S&T Investment and Policies
“S&T Investment and Policies” symposium sessions will cover federal and provincial governments strategic policy and directions on S&T investment and application of Science and Technology. The session aims to cover areas of innovation, start-up, technology transfer, product development and commercialization. The presentations will also focus on federal and state governments funding and grants policy to research enterprises and start-ups, intellectual property, strategic partnership between public research institutions, universities, and industries, interdisciplinary collaborative approach with focus on indigenous technologies and indigenous products and emerging areas.
This symposium session will create a platform for Diaspora and Nepali scientific communities and potential collaboration between S&T institution. The symposium will review the current S&T policies and practices and provide a strategic policy paper to Nepal Government Science and Technology initiatives and 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs).
S&T Development in Nepal – Background
In the 70-year span, Nepal’s S&T policy moved slowly due to poor policy and funding barely 0.11 to 0.3 % of GDP. It has failed to make a direct impact on socio-economic prosperity. Nepal Government recently promised to increase S&T from 0.45 to 1.0% $ of GDP and incentives for the private sector to improve S&T capacity for innovation and collaborative research through strong partnership and co-investment for the development of S&T to benefit from it.
The focus area of the sessions is:
- Nepal Science and Technology policy Initiatives.
- Status of start-up, technology transfer, product development and commercialization.
- Nepal Government funding and grants policy to research enterprises and start-ups
- Intellectual property issues
- Strategic partnership between public research institutions, universities, industries, and collaborative approach
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