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UN IATT On-line Training Sessions on STI Policy and Policy Instruments for SDGs

Online, TEAMS UNIATT WS6

Background

 


Objective

The purpose of the  on-line training sessions designed by the IATT WS6 is to build awareness and understanding concerning key aspects of STI policies and instruments, as well as innovation and entrepreneurship processes and how they relate to the SDGs.

Contents and Structure

The sessions will engage participants in interactive discussions and practical reflection on existing approaches, case studies and national experiences in establishing and managing STI in the context of the global and unprecedented crisis.

The proposed on-line training sessions will introduce STI policy-makers and managers to theory and practice of innovation policy, in the current context of facing global crisis such as the COVID-19. Three sessions  are proposed and structured along three core elements: 

  • Session 1Current approaches to STI Policy making in the context of SDGs
  • Session 2 STI Policy instruments: Design and implementation
  • Session 3 Innovation and entrepreneurship

The training includes presentations, case studies, Q&A sessions and interactive exercises using Mentimeter

 

online session

 

Session 1 :Current approaches to STI Policy making in the context of SDGs

Objective 

Session 1  will lay the groundwork and knowledge base for the next two sessions. The session will introduce existing approaches and methodologies for policymaking and implementation across UN agencies with discussion on case studies in developing, reviewing and implementing STI policies and strategies. The session will present examples of how STI policies are being geared towards achieving SDGs and strengthening STI systems for better responses to current and future crises.

Concept note

Structure and Training Materials 

This training session will be broken up into an introductory session, the main thematic session divided into three presentations, each with interactive Q&A and open discussion with the participants, followed by a wrap-up session of lessons learned and next steps by participants.The three presentations will focus on:

  1. Introduction to STI policy for SDGs approaches, PDF 
  2. Science for supporting decision making, PDF
  3. Country examples in STI for SDGs policy-making and implementation, PDF

Interactive exercise-Mentimeter questions and results


Training Recording

 

  • 00:00:30 course structure
  • 00:02:30 course instructors
  • 00:04:50 interactive exercise
  • 00:06:15 presentation1 introduction to STI policy making in the context of SDGs
  • 00:17:40 presentation 2 science for supporting policy making
  • 00:32:17 1st Q&A session
  • 00:52:00 presentation 3country examples and experiences in STI for SDGs
  • 01:11:02 Interactive exercise
  • 01:13:20 2nd Q&A session
  • 01:33:03 summary and take away questions

Session 2 on STI Policy instruments: Design and implementation for SDGs

Rationale 

Session 2 addresses the key implementation challenges. This part can address the need for having a well-elaborated set of realistic, yet ambitious, objectives and policy instruments accompanied by solid roadmaps and systemic implementation plans. It can address the role of different types and levels of leadership as well as sound governance structures and effective coordination inter-governmental and public-private mechanisms in ensuring timely and successful policy instruments. Achieving the commitment of all stakeholders involved to ensure implementation runs smoothly is another topic that this session part could examine. The importance of managerial and organizational capabilities could also be examined since, to a very large extent, implementation is about driving available human and financial resources in the desired direction. Whether these human and financial resources are available and how to procure them in the right amounts and qualities is yet another issue that this section could address.

As with the previous part, the presentation of the generic issues will be supported by concrete experiences around the globe drawing on the accumulated knowledge of the different UN agencies involved in WS6.

Concept note

Training  Materials

  1. Designing Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments, PDF 
  2. Innovation Calls in Latin America: the immediate STI policy instruments response to Covid-19,PDF 
  3. Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments: Implementation Challenges, PDF 
  4. Innovation policy instruments design & implementation – evidence from 6 middle income countries

Interactive exercise-Mentimeter questions and results

Course Recording 

 

 

  • 00:00:00 welcome session
  • 00:02:52 course instructors
  • 00:05:20 course structure
  • 00:07:22 Presentation: Designing Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments
  • 00:22:30 1st Q&A session
  • 00:24:07 Presentation: Innovation Calls in Latin America: the immediate STI policy instruments response to Covid-19
  • 00:39:43 2nd Q&A session
  • 00:56:18 Presentation: Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments: Implementation Challenges
  • 01:15:42 Presentation: Innovation policy instruments design & implementation – evidence from 6 middle income countries
  • 01:33:46 3rd Q&A session
  • 01:49:36 Summary of the session and take away messages
  • 01:53:08 overview of the next session

Session 3 Innovation and entrepreneurship

Learning Objectives

  • Characterize different types of innovative entrepreneurship.
  • Learn about concrete experiences in strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems in developing country contexts.
  • Discuss how science, technology, and innovation policy can foster innovative entrepreneurship.
  • Reflect on the implications of introducing SDGs as guiding principles for the design and implementation of policy interventions to support innovative entrepreneurship.

Concept Note

Training Materials

      1. Overview of conceptual issues on innovative entrepreneurship

  • innovative entrepreneuship, PDF
  • IP in the innovation system, PDF

      2. Regional experiences strengthening the domestic ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurship

  • risk capital for innovative enterprises: policy options for Belarus, PDF
  • strengthening the domestic ecosystem by attracting foreign entrepreneurs and supporting the local ones: the case of Start-Up Chile, PDF

      3. Innovative entrepreneurship and supportive policies,  case study, PDF

      4. Interactive exercise-Mentimeter questions and results

      5. Take away messages

Course Recording

 

 

  • 00:00:00 welcome session
  • 00:00:59 course structure
  • 00:03:14 course instructors
  • 00:07:30 Overview of conceptual issues on innovative entrepreneurship- innovative entrepreneurship
  • 00:12:37 Overview of conceptual issues on innovative entrepreneurship- IP in the innovation system
  • 00:20:17 1st Q&A session
  • 00:40:03 Regional experiences strengthening the domestic ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurship- risk capital for innovative enterprises: policy options for Belarus
  • 00:52:21 Regional experiences strengthening the domestic ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurship- strengthening the domestic ecosystem by attracting foreign entrepreneurs and supporting the local ones: the case of Start-Up Chile
  • 01:02:53 2nd Q&A session
  • 01:20:54 Innovative entrepreneurship and supportive policies-case study
  • 01:38:12 Summary of the session
  • 01:39:11 Reflection on the three sessions in the series

 


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