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THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE IN ASIA (ICSS-ASIA)
MARCH 2-4, 2011, HANOI, VIETNAM

 

Organized by Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo and Vietnam National University, Hanoi
Co-organized by Asian Institute of Technology Vietnam (AITVN) and United Nations University

Sustainability Innovation Session:

In making steady steps toward sustainability, it is crucial to implement innovations effectively and efficiently. As successful innovations for sustainability particularly require different types of knowledge, ranging from basic science and technological development to financial resources and societal needs, traditional innovation systems favoring isolated technological development within national borders will not function well in promoting sustainability innovation at the global level. Currently technological progress is developing rapidly with the sources of knowledge widely distributed, and no single individual or organization has all the necessary capacities to stay on top of all the various areas. While collaboration across disciplinary, organizational, and geographical borders has been emphasized, it is not always implemented easily, because of various technical, economic, and organizational challenges. In this session we examine possibilities and challenges in creating, diffusing, and utilizing sustainability innovation in Asia. Leading experts from academia, industry, and the public sector in Japan and Vietnam will share experiences of implementing innovation, referring to various functions of innovation systems, including knowledge creation, guidance of search, market formation, legitimization, and resource mobilization, and discuss implications for public policy, corporate strategy, and institutional design for bringing forth sustainability innovation through collaboration between the two countries.

March 4 (Fri)

•“Bringing forth Global Sustainability Innovation through Collaboration between Academia, Industry, and the Public Sector2
–Associate Professor, YARIME Masaru, GPSS, University of Tokyo PDF
•“Vietnam towards Low Carbon Development”
–Mr. Le Duc Chung, Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Vietnam PDF
•“JICA’s ‘Green’ ODA in the Case of Viet Nam”
–Mr. ODAJIMA Ken, JICA PDF
•“URENCO’s Environmental Business on 3R in Hanoi City”
–Ms. Luong Thi Mai Huong, Hanoi University of Civil Engineering PDF
•“Project Implementation through Collaboration between Industry and the Public Sector: ITOCHU’s Challenge to Sustainable Energy Development in Vietnam”
–Mr. MASHIKO Ryutaro, ITOCHU Corporation PDF
•“Some Results of Applying Energy Saving and Finding New Energy Resources for Sustainability Innovation”
–Prof. Dr. Dinh Van Nha, Director of Institute of Science Technology & Training Omega, Vice Chairman, Vice General Secretary of Vietnam Association on Automation, Vice General Director of Polyco Group
•“Effect of Environmental Financing on Green Innovation and Technology Transfer”
–Mr. KAMIMURA Yasuhiro, GPSS, University of Tokyo PDF
Open Discussion


Contact:
ICSS-Asia secretariat office, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo, Japan

Email: icssasia2011(at)ir3s.u-tokyo.ac.jp