12.05.2010 -

Search on for best example of innovation in the South

12 May - The International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC) operates under the auspices of UNESCO. ISTIC and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) are collaborating on a project to identify, reward and disseminate best practices in the innovative use of science and technology in the development of new products, processes or services that have had an impact on economic development in the South.
During the initial project phase, scientists, entrepreneurs and others are invited to submit abstracts of their experience by 31 May 2010. Authors of the best 10-15 case studies, as judged by a panel of experts, will be invited to present full-length reports at a workshop in Malaysia scheduled for 6-7 September 2010. During the workshop, the best three presentations will be rewarded with cash prizes of US$5,000, US$3,000 and US$2,000, respectively. The case studies of all 10-15 finalists will also be published by ISTIC and TWAS and made freely available throughout the South.

Before submitting your abstract, read the <a href="http://www.unesco.org/thm_innov/unispar/guidelines.pdf" onclick="window.open('../../thm_innov/unispar/guidelines.pdf','_blank','scrollbars=1, menubar=1, toolbar=1, location=1, resizable=1, width=500, height=600');return(false)">guidelines</a>
To submit an abstract, fill in the <a href="http://www.unesco.org/thm_innov/unispar/istic_form.pdf" onclick="window.open('../../thm_innov/unispar/istic_form.pdf','_blank','scrollbars=1, menubar=1, toolbar=1, location=1, resizable=1, width=500, height=600');return(false)">form</a> and send it to: exchanges(at)twas.org

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