In this year 2021, the 17th ASIALICS and the 3rd SEAC-STIPM will co-host “Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for the Sustainable Development Goals” or “STI Policy for SDGs” on November 3-5, 2021. As the 17th ASIALICS and the 3rd SEAC-STIPM share the same theme, we believe that the collaboration of both conferences will enhance the strong partnership and build the strength of academics together. We are very fortunate to have such a great group of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to share and discuss their interesting researches in one event. The three-day virtual conference will include three special panel sessions focusing on (1) Industry 4.0 as the emerging challenge for STI Policy, (2) STI Policy for SDGs, and (3) STI Policy and Management after Covid-19 Pandemic.


We believe that there is a critical need to highlight the breadth and dynamism of the STI agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs has underscored a diverse range of potentials for private sector innovation, international technology transfer, enabling research excellence and supporting mass entrepreneurship, etc. Meanwhile, the advent of Industry 4.0 and e-commerce has sparked great interest within the innovation management community. The innovation has compelled government agencies and other public institutions to rethink the laws, regulations, and policies on innovation and sustainable economic development related to a broad range of issues including intellectual property rights, data science security, entrepreneurship ecosystem, and private, public, people partnership to promote innovation. Last but not least, the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis has forced the government to revisit its existing policy models and practices. The STI Policy need to be more durable and resilient, avoid a return to a “business as usual” pattern of environmentally destructive investment and activities, and also improve the resilience of international production networks.


Our main focus of this joint-conference is to bring together researchers, scholars, and industry participants from around the world to share their experiences and latest research results in all aspects related to innovative activities for creating sustainable economic development, technology and R&D management, and STI Policy and management. This conference also provides a platform to build a broadened understanding of innovative STI Policy and management toward creating sustainable economic development. In the digital and sharing era, the experience of Several Asian countries in successful technological learning and STI Policy implementation for economic development needs to be learned by other countries in Asia as well as around the world. More importantly, there is the need to address the changing landscape of innovation that has become more complex and puzzling after the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the exciting context for the 17th ASIALICS - 3rd SEAC-STIPM Conference. 


We also welcome empirical and conceptual research that focuses on a wide range of related issues.  Please join and enjoy our virtual conference!



ASIALICS is an association among scholars, practitioners and policymakers who are interested in learning, innovation and competence building system in Asia. ASIALICS aim to explore and develop the concept of learning, innovation and competence building as an analytical framework. The objective of ASIALICS is to stimulate the establishment of knowledge based strategies or economic development in Asia. The idea is to bring together interesting issues about what is going on in Asian countries and companies and to share experiences regarding methodology, analytical results and policies. After the first conference in Bangkok in 2004, consecutive ASIALICS Conferences have been held by partner organizations in various countries.


To achieve this aspiration, a group of Asian scholars from Thailand, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China and Vietnam with strong support from GLOBELICS held the first international conference on Asian innovation systems in Bangkok on April 1-2, 2004. About 150 professionals who participated in the conference agreed to organize the ASIALICS conference annually, publish a journal and book in Asian innovation system and clusters, and explore possibilities of joint research and training in this field. Asian Journal of Technology Innovation was created in 2004 on the occasion of the conference. 



The purpose of SEAC-STIPM aims to build a regional platform that allows scholars, practitioners and policymakers to share and discuss their interesting issues in the area of science, technology and innovation policy and management (STIPM). The joint effort is to learn from each other about what is going on in South East Asian countries at both government level and company one and to share experiences regarding methodology, analytical results and policies.


To achieve this aspiration, the 1st SEAC-STIPM 2018 was firstly organized in Jakarta, Indonesia on the theme “The Innovation-Driven Transformation of Emerging Economy”. The 2nd SEAC-STIPM 2019 was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on “Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-Economic Development”. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 3rd SEAC-STIPM 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand is postponed to 2021 and will be hosted in the form of virtual conference on theme “Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Policy for SDGs)”. We hope to broaden our international partners and enthusiastically invite other South East Asian countries to join this regional platform, allowing us to discuss and learn from each other.