Integrating Science & Technology into Development Policies

An International Perspective

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Science and Technology is a key driver of economic growth, and it may also help provide answers for managing resources and reducing pollution, addressing climate change and preserving biodiversity, as well as  reducing disease and safeguarding health and well-being, while maintaining the general quality of life. This publication provides the proceedings of an international workshop, held in South Africa, intended to address how international co-operation in science and technology can further the three inter-related aspects (economic, social and environmental) of the development process. The workshop focused on good practices in international S&T partnerships, specifically in the areas of water and energy.



Elements of Effective Technology Transfer and Stimulating Entrepreneurship

Innovation and technology transfer are issues which receive considerable attention from business. Technological innovation, dissemination and adaptation are essential elements of many sustainable development goals. Business and industry are a primary source of innovation and provide optimum benefits when short- and long-term enabling frameworks encourage the development, commercialisation and dissemination of technologies. Business does not do this in isolation and they form partnerships with a variety of other players and thus leverage resources and benefits. Business, also by developing and commercialising technologies, creates new markets, promotes small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) and transfers knowledge and builds capacity.


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