The title of this international organization is 'The World Technopolis Association', the abbreviation of which is the WTA. The WTA has legal personality governed by the law of the country where the WTA Secretariat is located
The objectives of the WTA are:
1. to help to connect science and technology with regional development 2. to share prosperity by promoting mutually beneficial cooperation and exchanges among science cities in the world 3. to contribute to the happiness and prosperity of human beings through the advancement of science and technology
The WTA consists of science and technology oriented local governments, universities, research institutes, businesses, or related organizations and individuals in some way. (reviewed for revision on April 26, 2001 and revised on Dec. 4, 2002)
1. Full members: local governments such as city, county, prefecture, province, and state.
2. Associate members: research institutes, universities, businesses and research organizations.
3. Discretionary members: individuals or organizations who agree with the WTA’s ideal and goals, and intend to participate in the WTA’s activities. (reviewed for revision on April 26, 2001 and revised on Dec. 4, 2002)
①The General Assembly is the decision-making body of the WTA, and consists of full members, associate members, and discretionary members.
②The General Assembly is held biennially, and its date, venue, and programs shall be decided by the Executive Board after due consultation with the host city.
③The General Assembly shall deliberate WTA's important policies and projects, and approve and resolve matters as stated in the Statutes.
④When a vote is taken at the General Assembly, for a full member, the representative of a member local government or its agency, and for an associate member, the representative or a member organization or its agency shall respectively have one vote.
⑤Subcommittees and academic symposiums can be held with the General Assembly in order to foster exchanges among member cities, and to research and discuss on specific fields.
⑥The Executive Board shall make decisions on issues relating to organizing, operating, and holding of the subcommittee and the academic symposium. (reviewed for revision on April 26, 2001 and revised on Dec. 4, 2002)
The Executives of WTA are composed of the President of the WTA, the Deputy Presidents (the Regional Presidents), the Executive Board members elected at the General Assembly, the Auditor, and the Secretary General
1. President: President of the WTA represents the WTA and becomes a chairperson of the General Assembly. President is elected from full members. President serves a two-year term, and can be reelected.
2. Deputy presidents: Deputy Presidents of the WTA are the same numbers of those of Regional Presidents. Deputy Presidents are elected at the General Assembly and serve a two-year term.
3. Regional Presidents: the Regional Presidents shall be elected at the General Assembly, and the number of Regional Presidents shall be decided at the Executive Board. Regional Presidents shall automatically become Deputy Presidents of the WTA.
4. Executive Board members elected at the General Assembly: The number of the Executive Board members elected at the General Assembly shall be ten or fewer, and serve two-year terms.
5. Auditor: the Auditor shall be appointed by the President with the agreement of the Deputy Presidents. The Auditor shall serve a two-year term. . (reviewed for revision on April 26, 2001 and revised on Dec. 4, 2002)
①The Executive Board is composed of the WTA Executives. The Executive Board shall review and deliberate major issues of the WTA, and shall execute the matters entrusted by the General Assembly.
②The details regarding the operation of the Executive Board shall be provided in the Working Regulations. (reviewed for foundation on April 26, 2001 and founded on Dec. 4, 2002)
①The WTA, taking the geographic distribution of its members into consideration, shall have the Regional Boards, and shall have a regional president and a secretary general in each regional board.
②The Regional Boards shall provide support and assistance for the WTA members within their respective regions. (reviewed for revision on April 26, 2001 and revised on Dec. 4, 2002)
① The WTA may set up a research institute to do research on specific matters including strategy or policy development for the WTA.
② The WTA may form and operate an academic committee so as to support the WTA Research Institute, and to hold academic symposiums.
Provisions relating to the operation of the WTA Research Institute and the Academic Committee shall be stipulated in the Working Regulations and the procedures of the Secretariat. (reviewed for revision on April 26, 2001 and revised on Dec. 4, 2002)
The Secretariat is a standing executive organization, and is located in Daejeon, Korea. The Secretariat staff of the WTA consists of the Secretary General, Assistant Secretary General, and other staffs. The Secretary General shall be appointed by the President and chosen from among the suitable qualified personnel of the city where the Secretariat is located. (reviewed for revision on April 26, 2001 and revised on Dec. 4, 2002)
1.To carry out decisions related to the budget and financial resources
2.To ensure the implementation of projects endorsed by the General Assembly
3.To carry out other decisions made by the General Assembly
① The financial resources of the WTA are composed of admission fees, contributions, and endowments from various institutes and groups. (reviewed for revision on Sept. 1, 2010 and revised on Sept. 3, 2010)
1. Admission fees: the WTA members should pay the admission fees when they join the WTA. Admission fees are US$3,500 for full members, US$ 2,500 for associate members, and US$ 2,000 for discretionary members.
(reviewed for revision on Oct. 28, 2003 and revised on Sept. 3, 2004)
2. (reviewed for deletion on Sept. 1 , 2010 and deleted on Sept. 3, 2010)
3. Endowments: Endowments can be raised from WTA members so as to gain financial security and to finance the WTA’s cooperative projects. The target members and the amounts shall be decided at the General Assembly through the deliberation of the Executive Board.
4. Contributions: the WTA can make contributions to other international organizations for its activities in the international community and can receive contributions from other international organizations, foundations, businesses, research institutes, and individuals.
② The WTA fund shall be reserved for certain period of time to secure financial stability in operating of the WTA. Details such as target amount, period for raising the fund, and use of the fund shall be decided by the Executive Board. (reviewed for revision on April 26, 2001 and revised on Dec. 4, 2002)
The WTA shall reduce by 50 percent the admission fee for WTA members from countries with a per capita GDP of US$2,500 or less. (reviewed for revision on Sept. 1, 2010 and revised on Sept. 3, 2010)
In order to achieve the objectives of the WTA and to manage effectively the financial resources of the WTA, following projects should be considered:
1. Building an international information network
2. Fostering cooperative researches
3. Fostering venture businesses among small and medium sized enterprises(SMEs) and offering assistance to those SMEs
4. Holding the WTA Techno-mart to promote technology transfer
5. Cooperating in the establishment and development of a research park
6. Holding the Cyber Trade Expo
7. (reviewed for deletion on April 26, 2001 and deleted on Dec. 4, 2002)
8. Pushing ahead with other projects that will promote shared prosperity among members. Article 13.
(reviewed for deletion on April 26, 2001 and deleted on Dec. 3, 2002)
The WTA shall be dissolved when followings happen and provisions on disposal of the remaining assets and staff shall be stipulated in the Working Regulations
1. when there is no member left in the organization
2. when a majority of the members request dissolution of the organization.
(reviewed fir foundation on April 26, 2001 and founded on Dec. 3, 2002)
1. The Statutes of the WTA takes effect from June 4th, 1997.
2. The Statutes are prepared in English.
The original script is kept in the Secretariat and its photocopies are distributed to members.
The amended Statutes of the WTA takes effect from October 18th, 2000
1. The revision of the Statutes shall be settled at the General Assembly through the deliberation of the Executive Board. If there is an unavoidable circumstance, the revision shall be decided by written agreements from a majority of members with the approval of the Executive Board.
2. The revised Statutes shall be in force from the day when the decision is made at the General Assembly; in case the revision is made by written agreement of the members, the Executive Board shall set the date from when the revised Statutes enter into force.
3. With respect to Executive Board members, current members shall be considered as appointed by the revised Statutes until the day before the 3rd WTA General Assembly, and likewise, their terms shall be completed on the day before the 3rd WTA General Assembly
The revised Statutes of the WTA takes effect from December 4th, 2002
The revised Statutes of the WTA takes effect from September 3rd, 2004
The revised Statutes of the WTA take effect from October 10th, 2008