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AIT President Interviewed for VINNOVA-nytt

AIT President Interviewed for VINNOVA-nytt

On 2 July 2007, Mr. Tomas Eriksson (second from right), (Kinnekulle Reportage AB, Sweden) and Ms. Catharina Eriksson (right), (Freelance Journalist), conducted interviews with AIT President Said Irandoust for the VINNOVA-nytt (news magazine of VINNOVA) and G?teborg-posten (Swedish daily newspaper which has already accepted to publish the article). VINNOVA (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems) http://www.vinnova.se/ focuses on innovations linked to research and development. One of its objectives is to stimulate Swedish participation in European and international R&D collaboration and in the exchange of experience in the field of innovation. The AIT President's interview centered on innovative systems in Asia, role played by AIT in supporting and promoting entrepreneurship and innovation, and also in exploring possible ways in which VINNOVA could also support such efforts.

AIT is participating in the Sida and VINNOVA organized workshop on 'Putting Ideas to Work-Strategies for Innovation-led Sustainable Growth' - first part of which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, from 19 November to14 December 2007, with a regional seminar to place in Bangkok in 2008. The Stockholm workshop is aimed at promoting the further development of innovative systems in the Asian region. Mrs. Marit Werner, Project Manager, Innovation Actors Division, VINNOVA has been working closely with AIT on this initiative. Vice President for Research, Professor S. K. Rakshit and Dr. Barbara Igel, from the School of Management, will represent AIT at the first round of the VINNOVA program for Asia in Sweden in Nov-Dec 2007.