New papers on China S&T governance and policy available

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China Embarks On Major Changes In Science And Technology

ISSP Senior Fellow Margaret McCuaig-Johnston and ISSP Policy Researcher Moxi Zhang have published a new paper on China's recent changes in science, technology and innovation (STI) governance and programs. National STI strategies and funding have played a key role in China's rise from rural communes to an emerging international force in STI and an aspiring economic superpower. Through a uniquely Canadian lens, the authors explore China's STI strategies and their impacts, and describe the major changes in STI governance and programs put in motion by President Xi Jinping’s announcements and State Council decisions. Their latest paper is a joint publication between the ISSP and the China Institute at the University of Alberta.

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China's Innovation Incubators: Platforms for Partnerships

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada have published a paper by ISSP’s Margaret McCuaig-Johnston and Moxi Zhang that explores the potential for partnerships between incubators and accelerators in China and those in Canada. Its point of departure is the successful partnership between Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone incubator and Zone Startups India developed at the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute in collaboration with DMZ.

The paper explores whether this kind of partnership could work between Canada and China, and examines four existing models of incubators found in both countries. The report offers considerations for governments in both China and Canada in formulating new policies and financial priorities, and for any incubators or accelerators that are considering entering into partnerships with counterparts in the other country, or deepening partnerships that they already have.

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