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International Conference on Science Policies and Restructuring of National Systems of Innovation
COMSTECH, Islamabad, Pakistan October 3-5, 2012

Jointly sponsored by COMSTECH and Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)

Introduction and Objectives:

The conference is expected to focus on identification of the missing policy tool and respective role of the public and private sector in building of the innovation systems in OIC Member States. Innovation policies of the selected member states in the political, social, economic and managerial context will be reviewed and case studies presented in the national context as well as of best international practices.

Acceptance of participation will be on the basis of review of the submitted articles/ presentations by the Conference Review Committee upon novelty, academic quality and relevance to the theme of the conference.  Accepted participants will be informed by September 10, 2012.  Full paper length written in English language should not exceed 8000 words. The abstract describing purpose of research, major research findings and conclusions should not exceed 200 words.

Who Should Attend?

§  Science and technology policymakers from public sector

§  Technology policy and innovation management researchers

§  Master and doctoral students in the areas of innovation policies and management

§  Educationists, social scientists and natural scientists

§  Innovators and business practitioners  

Strategic Themes:

(1)            Functions of the Innovation Systems and Innovation Policy

(2)            Role of networks in the Innovation System

(3)            Regional and Sectoral Innovation System

(4)            National Innovation Systems facing challenges of globalization

(5)            Emerging issues in building of Innovation System in OIC member states

(6)            Case Studies:     

a)     Contrasting Innovation Systems

b)    Innovation Clusters

c)     Bet practices in Firm Level Innovation

d)    Best practices in Pro-Poor Innovation

Local Hospitality and Travel

COMSTECH will provide local hospitality including accommodation and meals to a limited number of selected participants. Economy class return air ticket will be provided to keynote speakers selected on merit. Pick and drop service from the airport is also provided on arrival and departure of the participants.

 How to Register for the Conference?

§  Step 1: Download application form here

§  Step 2: Submit properly filled application form along with a full length paper and recommendation letter/No Objection Certificate (NOC) to hanifa@comstech.org or comstech@comstech.org or by fax to +92-51-9205264 by September 5, 2012.

§  Step 3: You will receive an acceptance email soon after the deadline, if you are selected for the conference. 

§  Step 4: Local participants will be required to deposit registration fee of PKR 2,000 in favor of COMSTECH by September 17, 2012. Foreign participants will have to deposit their registration fee of US$ 50 at the time of registration on the first day of the conference. Further instructions regarding fee submission will be provided to the successful candidates through email.

Important Dates:  

§  Deadline for application and paper submission: 10 September, 2012

§  Acceptance announcement: 15 September, 2012

§  Registration deadline: 17 September, 2012

Enquiries

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Hanifa Beg
Programme Manager
Tel: +92-51-9220681-3
Fax: +92-51-9205264, +92-51-9220265
Email:
hanifa@comstech.org; comstech@comstech.org