New Asian Dynamics
in Science, Technology and Innovation
Copenhagen 27-29 September 2006
The fastest growing centres for science and technology are located in Asia, where spectacular developments have taken place during the past ten years. China and India get the biggest headlines. Their potential in science and technology is repeated daily in international media. But in addition to Japan and South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan are further ahead. A few other countries, notably Malaysia, seem to be moving towards the starting-blocks. Many informed observers are convinced that Europe must start intensifying co-operation with the growing R&D communities in Asia to secure and further develop the competence we will need to remain competitive. Others argue that that we must protect ourselves and not give away our edge assets in science and science-based technology.
On this basis, the New Asian Dynamics in Science, Technology and Innovation conference is organised to discuss: What forces are driving the Asian advancements in science, technology and innovation? In government, in business and in academia, what are the obstacles and threats to continued growth and further improvements in fields hitherto strongly dominated by American and European actors? What are the implications for Europe and the Nordic countries?
We invite researchers and other specialists (including PhD candidates) in the Nordic countries and from elsewhere with special interest and insights into Asian science, technology and innovation. The purpose is to review current studies and promote new insights into Asia’s scientific and technological strengths, and their impact on other parts of the world.
Front-page picture: Courtesy of Danisco A/S Denmark