Myanmar hosts ASEAN-China Workshop on Building Up Human Capital in Technology Transfer & Commercialization

The ASEAN-China Workshop on Building Up Human Cap­ital in Technology Transfer and Commercialization, jointly initiated by the ASEAN Sec­retariat and ASEAN COSTI, the Ministry of Science and Technology, was held at the Lotte Hotel in Yangon on 9 and 10 May.


The workshop aims to build up human capital in tech­nology transfer and commer­cialization for MSMEs through the ASEAN-China Cooperation Fund (ACCF) from the stage of lab results of universities and research institutions.


At the event, Union Minis­ter Dr Myo Thein Kyaw, Minis­ter Counsellor Dr Zheng Zhi­hong of the Chinese Embassy to Myanmar and ASEAN COS­TI Chairman Dr Hul Seingheng made opening speeches, and Mr Satvinder Singh, Depu­ty Secretary-General for the ASEAN Economic Communi­ty, delivered the speech via a video clip.


Yangon Region Chief Min­ister U Soe Thein, regional ministers, the permanent sec­retary and directors-general of the Science and Technology Department, rectors, experts and representatives of ASE­AN countries also attended the workshop.


The workshop discussed challenges and solutions en­countered by the research or­ganizations, MSMEs and uni­versities in technology transfer, building up of human capital in technology transfer and mar­ket, measures to strengthen China and ASEAN cooperation in government and private sec­tors, human resource develop­ment network for startup eco­system and technology transfer among research organizations, entrepreneurs and universi­ties using the online system. — MNA/KTZH