One of the focus areas of the project's analytical work lies on framework conditions for innovation in Southeast Asia. The project is particularly interested in the potential to create a favourable environment for innovation cooperation between Europe and Southeast Asia. Among relevant framework conditions are IPR issues, standards, or public procurement for innovation. The aim of our work is to contribute to actions to develop a "level playing field" for cooperation between the two regions.
During the first two years of the project, we have engaged experts to look at intellectual property rights issues as well as the potential materials transfer agreements (MTA). Please refer to the website of SEA-EU-NET's Science, Technology and Innovation Days 2014 for details and documentation or directly visit:
Interested on the legal framework on Material Transfer. Find out more in our 2014 report on this topic here. Needing help with Intellectual Property Rights questions in the EU-ASEAN context? Our colleagues at the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk surely have an answer! For general information on the topic of IPR in Asia please visit the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Asia Pacific Bureau.
On the issue of demand side support policies and, particularly, public procurement for innovation, a separate workshop was held in 2014 engaging some of the world leading experts in the field. The pdfs of the presentations have been published and the entire workshop was recorded and is available for streaming on youtube.
Consolidating the results of this work, our SEA-EU-NET authors have compiled a report on Framework Conditions for Innovation in Southeast Asia (see attachment).