Special Issue "Science, Technology and Innovation Reforms for Sustainable Development of the GCC Countries"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016)
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khurram Khan
Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA) College of Computer & Information Sciences King Saud University, Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Interests: technological innovation management; university innovation ecosystem; cybersecurity; biometrics; digital authentication; entrepreneurship
Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) pervade all walks of our modern life. Investment in STI is essential for socio-economic progress of a nation to foster its sustainable development. STI policies and their successful implementation could help to strengthen the capacity to build the necessary infrastructure and train future generations of political, social, business, and science leaders. This vision can only be achieved through increased investment in education, technical competences and training, as well as science, technology, research, and innovation.
The major purpose of this Special Issue is to introduce the World about these new STI reforms of the GCC countries. It will also cover the newly introduced policies, management practices and strategies for technology transfer and readers will be able to find a broad range of papers, ranging from success stories, case studies, and comparative analyses, etc. In addition, the adopted models for STI, knowledge exchange and technology transfer by the GCC countries will be a good motivation and indication for other developing nations.
The scope of this Special Issue is as follows:
- National, Regional, and Technological Innovation Systems
- Science and technological capacity building for sustainable development
- Technological capability building
- University-Industry relations
- Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy
- Science and Technology collaboration in and among these countries
- Case studies on the aforementioned topics
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khurram Khan
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