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Science, Technology, and Innovation Cooperation (STIC) Policy Dialogue

The STIC Policy Dialogue brought together participants hailing from all ASEAN Member states. These participants attended weeklong programming that provided insight into environmental biotechnology, occurring from March 11-15. The event was held at Arizona State University's Washington, D.C. campus, and included site visits within the city. The STIC Environmental Biotechnology Study Tour, was funded by…

NSF Smart and Connected Communities Principal Investigators Meeting

USASCP Program Manager, Helen Santiago Fink, attended the National Science Foundation's Smart and Connected Communities Principle Investigators' Meeting (S&CC PI Meeting '24)  organized at Vanderbilt University in Nashville February 27-29.  USASCP met with U.S. university program partners under the Smart Cities – NSF  cooperation, including Virginia Tech and University of Dayton to explore continuing research interests.  Discussions were also…

USASCP Keynote Addresses Makassar Smart Cities Event

USASCP Program Manager, Helen Santiago Fink, served as a keynote speaker for the "Low Carbon in Policy Strategy" session at the Makassar Low-Carbon City with Metaverse event. This hybrid event had more than 1000 participants from governments, academia, communities, and industry representatives.  Makassar, Indonesia is working to achieve net zero emissions and focusing on supporting…

USASCP Semi Annual Newsletter

The U.S. ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership kept busy during the 2023! Read our newsletter to learn about our activities and achievements this year. Thank you to all of our partners and implementers for supporting our programs! december newsletter

Media Note: Symposium on Accelerating Science, Technology and Circular Innovation in Southeast Asia

Office of the Spokesperson The U.S. Department of State hosted the Symposium on Accelerating Science, Technology, and Circular Innovation in Southeast Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia, on September 5-7. The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP), Arizona State University, and Rochester Institute of Technology jointly developed this event, which focused on three primary themes: smart sustainable cities; cooperation in…

Symposium on Accelerating Science, Technology, and Circular Innovation in Southeast Asia

September 5-7, 2023 Park Hyatt Jakarta – Jakarta, Indonesia The U.S. Department of State is hosting an integrated, multi-partner symposium entitled Accelerating Science, Technology and Circular Innovation in Southeast Asia, in cooperation with the U.S-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP), Arizona State University, Rochester Institute of Technology and other partners September 5-7, 2023, at the Park Hyatt Jakarta.   The Symposium is structured…

Green Buildings Innovation Program – University Partnership

New!  USASCP is funding the University of North Carolina – Charlotte (UNCC) to partner with ASEAN universities in Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia to train a new generation of architects, urban planners, engineers and construction managers on best practices and technological innovations in the building sector.  The Green Buildings Innovation program will help reduce greenhouse gasses;…

Singapore Shoe Waste Recycling Ecosystem

Leading materials science company Dow and national sports agency Sport Singapore partner to establish a permanent waste collection ecosystem to support a circular economy in Singapore. Through this initiative, used shoes are collected to create sports infrastructure including jogging tracks, fitness corners, and playgrounds. The rubber soles of the shoes are ground into rubber granules…

U.S.-Singapore Partnership for Growth and Innovation (PGI)

Joint U.S.-Singapore activities under the Partnership (PGI), include four pillars: digital economy, clean energy and environmental technology, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare. PGI activities will address shared policy priorities, such as standards and supply chain resilience, and leverage regional networks such as the Southeast Asia Manufacturing Alliance.

US-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership supports YSEALI Smart Cities Regional Workshop

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative is the U.S. government’s signature program to engage with emerging leaders in Southeast Asia. YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture a community of leaders who work across borders to solve shared issues.

Brunei Releases Digital Economy Master Plan to be a Smart Nation

The government’s Digital Economy Council has launched its first five-year masterplan towards transforming Brunei into a Smart Nation. The Digital Economy Masterplan 2025 outlines strategies for Brunei to become a Smart Nation that has a digital and future-ready society, vibrant and sustainable economy as well as a conducive digital ecosystem.

DFC – Introducing Innovative Technologies in Southeast Asia

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation Board of Directors has approved $1 billion of investments that will advance development in Africa, Latin America, the Indo-Pacific, and emerging markets across the globe. An up to $25 million investment will support Asia Partners I LP, a fund which will invest in businesses introducing innovative technology platforms in Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia.
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