Global Forum 2015: ASEAN-NDI initiates collaboration in Health R&D
The ASEAN Network for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, and Traditional Medicines Innovation (ASEAN-NDI) conducted two activities during the pre-conference of the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health on 24 August 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Manila. These are the ASEAN-NDI Communities of Practice (CoP) on Drugs, Diagnostics and Vaccines Meeting and the Regional Consultation on R&D Collaboration on Environment and Health.
Wellcome Trust-MRC Newton Fund Collaboration
The Newton Fund is a new UK government initiative intended to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging knowledge economies. In partnership with the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust will deliver Newton Fund research activities within its funding remit in South-east Asia.
Call for Nominations: 2015 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) Prize
Nominations for the 2015 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) Prize through APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) is now open. The APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (“ASPIRE”) is an annual award which recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.
ASEAN-NDI Initiates Research Collaborations on Traditional Medicine
With the vision of advancing together as one community, delegates from the ASEAN member states convened on June 26 – 27, 2014 for the 1st ASEAN – Network for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, and Traditional Medicine Innovation (ASEAN-NDI) Community of Practice on Traditional Medicine Meeting at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, Philippines.
Presenting the ASEAN-NDI initiatives, Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, the ASEAN-NDI Secretariat Coordinator, emphasized the need to develop collaborative innovations on traditional medicine in addressing the escalating cost and poor access to modern medicine, which were prevalent in some ASEAN countries.
ASEAN-NDI SBP, catalyst for collaborative innovation in health R & D