ASEAN-India Innovation Platform (AIIP)

General Description

The Plan of Action of the ASEAN-INDIA PARTNERSHIP FOR PEACE, PROGRESS AND SHARED PROSPERITY (2016-2020), implements the goals and objectives of the ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace, Progress and Shared Prosperity on 30 November 2004 in Vientiane, Lao PDR, and the Vision Statement of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit, adopted by the Leaders of ASEAN and India on 20 December 2012 in New Delhi, India. Through the implementation of this Plan of Action, ASEAN and India will work towards supporting the ASEAN Community building and integration process, including the ASEAN Community's Post-2015 Vision, for a politically cohesive, economically integrated, socially responsible and a truly people-oriented, people-cantered and rules-based ASEAN, narrowing the development gap and enhancing ASEAN Connectivity. Both sides will also further promote cooperation in addressing common and emerging challenges and enhance coordination in other international fora on issues of common concern to contribute to overall peace, stability and prosperity.

The main objectives of ASEAN-India Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation are based on following principles-

  • Encourage and promote cooperation in science, technology and innovation, including through joint research activity, and development on cross-sectoral areas such as health, communicable and emerging infectious diseases, environmental management, climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, agricultural technologies, alternative energy, biodiversity, food processing, advanced materials for development of value-added products, and space technology and applications;
  • Encourage and promote cooperation in biotechnology including through capacity building and joint research and development for mutual benefit;
  • Undertake activities and develop program / projects under the ASEAN-India Science and Technology Development Fund;

In order to facilitate development, transfer and Innovate low cost technologies under AISTD, India and ASEAN agreed to institute a scheme "ASEAN-India Innovation Platform"(AIIP) to provide solutions to common problems of India and ASEAN for socio-economic development of India as well as ASEAN Region.

Goals and scope

The ASEAN-India Innovation Platform which basically aims to covert an Idea into a solution, shall have following components :

And following activities -

  • Activities leading to Idea sourcing, harnessing leading to technology development and solution to common challenges of societal relevance.
  • Projects leading to Inclusive Innovation (Identify and provide support to cutting edge innovations towards affordable product development that can bring significant social impact and address challenges of inclusive growth.
  • Networking of Innovators and Innovation mentors (foster a pool of social innovatorsand provide a platform to share best practices, understand intricacies of business models in social innovation and network.
  • Networking of Innovation Hubs/Centres, Technology Business Incubators (TBI), Technology Incubation Centres, S&T Start-ups, SMSE etc, entrepreneurship development etc
  • Technology transfer and commercialisation (converting research results into product/service)
  • Information sharing and other Services (IPR, Technology transfer & management etc)
  • Institute Challenge Awards for addressing persistent problem of the region with regards to meeting unmet social, environmental and other futuristic needs


For any further information and/or questions, please contact:

Science and Technology Division
Sectoral Development Directorate, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
Department, ASEAN Secretariat | 70 A Jalan Sisingamangaraja | Jakarta 12110
Tel. (62 21) 724-3372, 726-2991 Ext.439|Fax(62 21) 739-8234, 724-3504

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