- Circular Economy (CE) Technology Foresight Workshop
- Innovation Roadmap for Industrial Decarbonization.
APEC was established in 1989 in response to the growing interdependence among Asia-Paciﬁc economies. APEC promotes open trade and practical economic cooperation amongst its members. In APEC terminology, members are referred to as “economies” and not as “countries”.
APEC as an organization is a relatively loose grouping, based on consensus and voluntary commitments of members. It encourages cooperative activities amongst members as it is concerned with making development sustainable both economically and environmentally. APEC has many working groups and task forces which oversee these projects and ultimately report to annual meetings of ﬁnance ministers and APEC Leaders. Meetings of other high-level politicians such as Science Ministers also take place from time to time. Within APEC is the Industrial Science and Technology Working Group (ISTWG). ISTWG’s objective is to improve quality of life while safeguarding the natural environment that is built on the development and application of industrial science and technology within a dynamic Asia-Paciﬁc region. (Osaka, Action Agenda)
Asia-Paciﬁc Economic Cooperation (APEC)‘s member economies are located on a map below.
The APEC Center for Technology Foresight (APEC CTF) is a project of the ISTWG of APEC. The Center was set up through the support of the Thai government and as a unit currently hosted by the Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council (NXPO).
Though started simple, the Center has gradually adapted its approach over the past decade as it has tackled a variety of topics seen to be of importance to the APEC region (water, energy, emerging diseases, among others). The projects have become more complex and have increasingly involved a wide range of experts from different backgrounds as the need for convergence of technologies and knowledge systems in pursuit of a common goal has emerged.
Innovation Futures in APEC: Competitiveness and Grand Challenges
Integrated Foresight for Sustainable Economic Development and Eco-Resilience in ASEAN Countries
Technology Roadmap for Plastic and Furniture Industries
Aging Society to Mature Society
Roadmapping Converging Technologies to Combat Emerging Infectious Diseases
APEC Workshop on Emerging Technologies: The Global Challenges of Convergence
ASEAN Technology Foresight and Scan Project
Foresighting Future Fuel Technology
DNA Analysis for Human Health in the Post-Genomic Era
Nanotechnology: the Technology of the 21st Century
Sustainable Transport for APEC Megacities