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ۼ   WTA                                           Ͻ 2020-01-02 01:28:30
 2019 Global Innovation Forum Successfully Completed


2019 Global Innovation Forum Successfully Completed



<2019 GIF Forum Opening Ceremony>


Co-organized by Daejeon Metropolitan City, the World Technopolis Association(WTA) and UNESCO, 2019 Global Innovation Forum, the 16th WTA-Daejeon Hi-Tech Fair and 2019 UNESCO-WTA International Training Workshop successfully concluded after three busy days of collaborating, networking and knowledge-sharing.


<Opening Speech by Tae-Jeong Her, the Mayor of Daejeon>


Global Innovation Forum was attended by over 1,000 participants from 30 countries, including the president of WTA and the Mayor of Daejeon (Her Tae Jeong), Senior Program Specialist from UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (Hans Thulstrup), and UNIDO Industrial Development Officer (Raymond Tavares). Government agencies, international organizations, and the researchers and professors in science- technology-innovation field, contributed to the highly interactive forum.


         <Keynote Speech by Deog-Seong Oh>                                      <Keynote Speech by Philip Bane>       


Smart city from a sustainability context was discussed, starting with the keynote speeches from the chancellor of Chungnam National University (Deog-Seong Oh), the managing director of Smart Cities Council (Philip Bane), and the CEO of CitySmart (James Bulinsky).



<Thematic Special Session A: Women in Innovation>


Top innovation issues were also discussed during the thematic special sessions:

Industry 4.0 by UNIDO

Startup from Basic Science by the Spanish Association for the Industry of Science (INUESTAR)

Women in Innovation by the Association of Korean Women Scientists & Engineers

Youth Entrepreneurship" by the Industry & Academic Cooperation in Chungnam National      

    University



<Round Table Meeting for 2019 GIF Communiqué>


Based on the key aspects discussed during the forum, it succeeded in adopting 2019 Global Innovation Forum Communiqué. The Communiqué agrees that each sectors will cooperate in developing smart cities from a sustainability context. It is considered to have established an excellent platform to further cooperate with WTA member cities and organizations.





 
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