The workshop aims at exploring the potential for bilateral research collaboration between Switzerland and countries in Southeast Asia, in particular with Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The programme is designed to help identify mutual scientific interests and potential research collaboration mechanisms tailored to each country’s unique education, research and innovation landscape. Central to the exploration will be the researchers’ perspective and how bilaterally funded partnerships could benefit their research and innovation activities. Participants from various stakeholder groups will engage in this discussion: scientists, research managers, representatives of funding agencies and policy advisors.
To encourage the exchange of ideas speakers from Korea and Singapore will present two Asian success stories of S&T and national innovation system development.
Furthermore, some recent and ongoing Swiss-Asian research projects will be presented. Various interactive sessions and social events will give ample opportunity to interact and network with counterparts from Switzerland and the region.