Asian Society for Innovation and Policy
November 24(Thu) - 26(Sat)
Start-ups have an immense potential to emerge and succeed in emerging economies across Asia. Since the last decade, more and more start-ups have been emerging and contributing in terms of innovative solutions to varied socio-economic problems, employment generation, and income creation in different start-up hubs of Asia, particularly in India. India occupies a unique place in the global start-up landscape. As of now, India accounts for the third largest start-up ecosystem as well as third largest number of unicorns in the global economy. In the recent years, the number of unicorns emerged in India has substantially gone up indicating the development of ecosystems towards maturity for the promotion and sustenance of start-ups. This is significant because, the nature and variety of challenges that had emerged during the Covid-19 era would have been unique to start-ups as much as to the rest. However, the national and regional lockdowns, constraints imposed on supply chains, emphasis laid on digital payments and contact-less delivery of consumer items to households, industries and organizations created multiple opportunities for start-ups in diverse fields, apart from e-commerce.
Many of the start-ups rose to the occasion by seizing these opportunities, met their customer needs and grew remarkably. In the process, they brought out ‘key lessons’ on ‘how to deal with unprecedented challenges in difficult times’. It is pertinent to understand how did start-ups overcome their challenges, responded to the spurt in consumer demand, dealt with logistics and supply chain constraints, developed appropriate technologies for products and services, and stabilized themselves to grow beyond the Covid-19 Era.
It is precisely to discuss these issues on a common platform by bringing all the stakeholders of start-up ecosystems, researchers and policy makers that we organize the ASIP 2022 Conference with the theme, “Start-ups, Entrepreneurship & Regional Innovation in the Post Covid-19 Era” in Bangalore, the start-up capital of India. We welcome start-up founders; prospective start-up founders; technology and business mentors; Angels & Venture Capitalists; Chiefs of Accelerators, Business Incubators and Co-working spaces; Companies which nurture start-ups; faculty and student researchers in entrepreneurship, innovation, and entrepreneurial culture; and policymakers to take advantage of this unique event by joining us to deliberate on the aforesaid issues for mutual benefit, to further strengthen the start-up ecosystems for start-up prosperity.
Associate Professor of Economics
at Chonnam National University
I am delighted to invite you to ASIP 2022 conference.
As we are reaching the end of the beginning of the pandemic crisis, one of the lessons learned is that the nature, rates and spatial configuration of innovation may change within and across regions. It is more obvious that our economy depends on establishing and maintaining the entrepreneurial ecosystems in the region for significant adaptability and resilience across regions. These ecosystems are not only likely to survive, but also to actually thrive as the requirement for new innovations to maintain their competitiveness.
At the heart of the thorny issues surrounding the debate on innovation and regional development is how regional ecosystems in the regions can nurture startups. ASIP pauses to reflect on our experiences from multiple countries and foresees emerging opportunities to elevate the role of the state, VCs, and entrepreneurs.
All researchers, students, and entrepreneurs across are most warmly welcome, as well as members ASIP members.
Chairperson of Climate Change Committee at the ASIP
Dr Song is currently the Chairperson of Climate Change Committee at the ASIP and a Senior Researcher at the Division of Policy Research, Green Technology Center (GTC). GTC is a government-funded research institute of the Republic of Korea and spearheading international research and development across more than 20 countries with a focus on energy, water, green transportation, smart city, waste to management, and agricultural adaption. He worked as a Policy Specialist at the Presidential Council on Climate and Air Quality (NCCA) for creating and supporting international programs for science, technology and innovation. And he also served the National Research Council of Science & Technology (NST) for three years as a head of international cooperation division and R&D strategy division. He has a PhD of Science Communication and Public Relations studies.