PICMET '06 Keynotes

Keynote speeches are presented at the plenaries as listed below:

"Sustainability: The Management System Property"

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Naim H. Afgan, Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisbon, Portugal.  

Sustainable development is a strategic goal of modern society, reflecting contemporary demand for economic, social, political and environmental development. Access to affordable and reliable economic growth, drawn from environmentally acceptable sources of supply, is an important feature of sustainable development. This keynote speech presents a review of the sustainability concept by addressing sustainability; appraising a range of sustainability policies and identifying ways to overcome the shortcomings in their implementation.

Sustainability is one of the buzz words recently introduced to our vocabulary to explain the present state of life support systems. In this respect, there are several definitions, each one describing a specific aspect of sustainability. For example, the management system is a complex system that requires adequate tools to measure sustainability as an element of that complexity. The sustainability notion is characterized by a multi-dimensional structure including indicators with different scales.

This presentation will highlight the historical background of sustainability development and emphasize its importance in the validation of the management system. The complexity of the management system is defined as a structure of elements which comprise individual functionality within the management system. Each element is described with a number of indicators. A “Sustainability Index” is derived as the quality measure of the management system with agglomeration of the indicators. The methodology is based on a multi-criteria evaluation of the system.

The quality of the management system is an important property which requires specific measurement procedures and methodologies. The evaluation method that will be presented in this keynote is based on a list of priorities among the various alternatives under consideration. An essential feature of the method is to assess the effects of different constraints on the priorities.

In summary, this presentation is aimed to demonstrate the sustainability assessment of management systems using aggregated economic, environmental, social and technological indicators. In this framework, the sustainability assessment is seen as the quality measurement of the management systems. “Sustainability Index” is introduced for the quantification of the appropriate indicators to evaluate the management systems and to determine their quality.

Prof. Naim Hamdia Afgan is the UNESCO Chair Holder for the Energy Sustainable Management at the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon. He is also a Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences and a Member of the Academy of Sciences and Art of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He organized three EURO Courses in year 2000. The courses were on “Sustainability Assessment of Clean Air Technologies”, “Sustainability Assessment of New and Renewable Energy Systems” and “Sustainability Assessment of Water Desalination Technologies”
Prof. Afgan has been a scholar, a scientist and an engineer. He was the chairman of Energy Engineering in the Mechanical Engineering Faculty at University of Zagreb until he joined the VINCA Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Belgrade in 1957, where he spent most of his academic carrier. He has served as a member of the Configuration Control Board of the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, and published more than 200 papers and two books. His books are titled “Sustainability Assessment of Energy Systems” by Kluwer Academic Publishers (2002) and “Quality, Sustainability and Indicators of Energy Systems”, by Begell House, New York (2005.)
Prof. Afgan received his undergraduate degree at the University of Zagreb, and the Doctor of Technical Sciences degree at the University of Belgrade. He was one of the founders of the International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer, and served as scientific and general secretary of ICHMT for a number of years. He has also served as the UNESCO expert for development of distance learning methodologies. 

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"MOT by Using Scientific Methodology in Samsung R&D"

Speaker: Se Ho Cheong, Vice President, R&D Innovation Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), South Korea.

Only those who can create or develop dominant designs will survive. The followers will not. Therefore, we must be a front-runner. In order to succeed in this competitive environment, we are developing dominant designs by using scientific methodology in Samsung R&D.

 Samsung uses several approaches to gain competitive advantage through MOT. We use scientific methodologies in linking technology strategies to business units under the “R&D innovation” motto.

In the past, Samsung’s technical success depended on the CEO’s leadership and guidance, but as the developer of many of the world’s best products, Samsung needed a systematic approach to MOT, and developed and adapted the methodologies required for that approach.

When we initiate projects, we pursue ‘Doing the right thing’. With technology roadmap, we plan Samsung’s technology strategy by working together with the customers. With technology trees, we bring out Samsung’s core technologies, and plan for the appropriate projects. With TRIZ, we explore and identify creative ideas.

When we execute projects, we pursue ‘Doing it the right way’. With QFD, we decide on parameters that are managed by scorecard. At R&D process gate, we determine whether it can be achieved by checking this scorecard. We characterize and optimize parameters through DOE.

This keynote speech will present the use of such methodologies in Samsung’s scientific approach to Management of Technology.


Se Ho Cheong is Vice President of R&D Innovation at SAIT (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology). Prior to his current position, he served at various management positions in Samsung since 1984, including six years at Samsung Electro-Mechanics Company, four years at the Samsung Group Headquarters, four years at Samsung Medical Center, and seven years at SAIT. Mr. Cheong was educated at the Seong-Gyun-Gwan University in Seoul, Korea, and received his degree in Management and Industrial Psychology in 1984.

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Speaker: Ali Coskun, Minister of Industry and Trade, Turkey.


Ali Coskun is the Minister of Industry and Trade for Turkey. He has been a Congressman from Istanbul since 1995, serving as the Chairman of the National Defense Commission from 1995 to 1998; member of the Plan and Budget Committee from 1999 to 2002; member of the Industry, Trade, Energy and Natural Resources and Information and Technology Commission from 1999 to 2002; Vice President of Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) since 2001; and President of the Economy Board, Justice and Development Party since 2001.

Mr. Coskun has been the general manager, or board member, or the chairman of the board of directors of 17 companies. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Yildiz University and an MBA from Istanbul University.

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" Engineering Education and Research in the Global Context: An Academic Dream or Reality? "

Speakers: Dr. Robert D. Dryden, Dean, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, USA.
Dr. H. Chik M. Erzurumlu,
Dean Emeritus, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, USA.

During the past two decades, the rapid evolution of business and industry into an increasingly global context has created a need for strategies aimed at international collaborations in engineering education and research.

In the domain of engineering education, several international initiatives have led to the development of uniform evaluation criteria for engineering programs that benefit both employers of engineers and engineering professionals. The Washington Accord and the EUR-ACE Project represent two such initiatives aimed at standardized quality assurance processes. Other initiatives include joint international degree programs, faculty and student exchanges, and the creation of international scholarships.

In the domain of research and technology transfer, international research collaborations have been formed between universities and industry. In addition, the advent of the establishment of companies in an academic setting with a multi-national focus is creating a buzz, which has generated significant interest in the international industrial community.

While these initiatives have been gaining increasing acceptance internationally, they also have generated questions. In the long run would they be remembered as well-intended academic dreams, or would they be an integral part of the globalization process?
The authors will address these questions in the light of progress made in international education-related activities in engineering, and in international research collaborations.


Dr. Robert D. Dryden was appointed Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Portland State University in 1995 and is a University Professor and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He also served as Vice Chancellor of the Oregon University System for Engineering and Computer Science from 1997 - 2003. His duties included liaison with the Oregon State System of Higher Education’s Capital Center in the Portland Metropolitan area.
He received his B.S. (1967) and his M.S. (1968) in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University. His Ph.D. degree was received from Texas Tech University in 1973. Dr. Dryden has experience both in industry and in academia. After working for Conoco Pipe Line Company, he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington (1968), and also served as associate director of the Construction Research Center. In 1977, he assumed the chairmanship of the Industrial Engineering Department at Wichita State University where he also directed the Rehabilitation Engineering Center. In 1979, he accepted the position as Department Head of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department at Virginia Tech where he remained until joining PSU. He is a professional engineer and has consulted and conducted research in the areas of construction productivity, safety, human factors engineering, rehabilitation engineering, and economic evaluation.
Dr. Dryden's affiliations and awards include: Board Member, Kentrox, 2004-present; Board Member, Oregon Quality Initiative, 1997-1999; Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE): 1995-96, Chairman-Council of Fellows; 1990-92, Group Vice President of Technical Operations; 1986-88, Group Vice President of Education, Research, Publications, and Professional Development; 1985-86, Director-Ergonomics Division; 1985-1986, Chairman, Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Departments Heads (CIEADH); 1983-84, Director-Management Division. In Alpha Pi Mu Dr. Dryden is presently National Executive Director. In the past, he has held the following Alpha Pi Mu offices: Regional Vice President, Executive Vice President, and President. He received Alpha Pi Mu's David F. Baker Memorial Award for "Outstanding Contributions to Industrial Engineering," in 1987.
Dr. Dryden's other professional societies and activities include: member, Board of Directors, Software Association of Oregon (SAO), member, Human Factors Society, Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North American (RESNA), The American Society for Engineering Education, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Omega Rho, and Order of the Engineer. He received IIE's Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award in 1993; Fellow Award in 1989; Ergonomics Division Award in 1987; Management Division Award in 1985 and Virginia Tech's Affirmative Action Award in 1985. He is listed in Who's Who in Engineering and Who's Who in Technology 5 Edition (Who's Who in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science). Dr. Dryden was appointed in April 1988 to the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities for the period of 1988 through 1995.
Apart from his academic interest he enjoys traveling, walking/jogging, home workshop projects, fishing, and golf.


Dr. H. Chik M. Erzurumlu is Dean Emeritus, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, Portland State University. He received the Professional Degree in 1957 from the Technical University of Istanbul; M.S. in 1962; and Ph.D. in 1970 from the University of Texas, Austin.
Dr. Erzurumlu is the author of numerous papers in the area of engineering management, engineering education, and structural engineering. As a licensed professional engineer, he serves as a consultant to various engineering and industrial firms, and governmental agencies. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and a Fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He has held numerous elected leadership positions in ASCE and NSPE. He was honored in 1985 as the Outstanding Engineer of the Year by the ASCE Oregon Section. The Professional Engineers of Oregon (PEO) recognized him as the Engineer of the Year in 1995, and presented him with the President’s Award in 2005.
Dr. Erzurumlu currently serves on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET representing ASCE, and the ASCE Accreditation Committee on Academic Prerequisites for Professional Practice (CAP^3).

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"Overall-Productivity, Democratization and Human Security"

Speaker: Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, Former President, Indonesia; Founder and Chairman, The Habibie Center, Indonesia.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sc. h.c. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie was born in 1936 in Pare-pare (South Sulawesi) Indonesia. On March 11, 1998, the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) elected and installed B. J. Habibie as the seventh Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. On May 21, l998, he took the oath of office as third President of The Republic of Indonesia. Under his leadership, Indonesia succeeded not only in conducting the first free and fair General Elections in 1999 but also succeeded in bringing about significant changes towards democratizing and reforming Indonesia.
In 1955 B.J.Habibie studied at the Technische Hochscule, Aachen, Germany. In 1960 he earned his Diplom-Ingenieur with cum laude at the Department of Aircraft Design and Construction, and earned his Doctor Ingenieur with summa cum laude at the same institution in 1965. He started his career in Germany by becoming the Head of Research and Development of Structure Analysis in the Hamburger Flugzeugbau Gmbh, Hamburg, Germany (1965 - 1969); Vice President and Technology Director MBB Gmbh, Hamburg and Munchen (1973 - 1978), and Technology Senior Advisor to the MBB Board of Directors (1978).
In 1978 he was appointed Minister of State for Research and Technology and, concurrently, head of the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT). He maintained this job for five terms of office during Development Cabinet, until 1998. He was appointed as Chairman of the Indonesian Moslem Intellectuals Association (ICMI) in 1990. He is president of the Islamic International Forum for Science, Technology and Human Resources Development (IIFTIHAR) since 1997; founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Habibie Center (THC) since 1999. In 2001, he became a member of the Board of Founders of the Muslim World League (Rabithah ‘Alam Islami) and in 2000 he became a member of InterAction Council (IAC) since 2000. B.J Habibie has 17 National and 16 International medals and decorations.

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"Major E-Commerce Profits Depend on IP Protection in Developing World"

Speaker: Thomas H. Lipscomb, Senior Fellow, Annenberg Center for the Digital Future (USC), USA.

For sometime there has been a basic belief among developing countries that "intellectual property rights" were simply another holdover from Western Imperialism. And new struggling economies did not feel they could carry the additional burden of paying royalties to wealthy nations who should have provided this material to them for free.

One of the worst offenders in this area was the young United States. American theft of European literary and industrial patents and intellectual property was so flagrant for the first 125 years of its existence that famous authors like Dickens and Thackeray went on speaking tours of the US to try to convince Americans to stop pirating their books. It took more than a century for a reluctant United States to institute its first copyright laws.

But in an age of digital technology, which Stanford economist Paul Rohmer has called "the greatest lever of capital in history," there are huge advantages in joining in IP treaties earlier rather than later. Since the cost of developing intellectual property is so much lower than other forms of invention and deployment, the profits are far higher, and the time from development to marketplace is much shorter. Small countries can create astonishing levels of wealth by protecting their own and agreeing to protect and license the IP of others.

We will review the experiences of countries like Mexico, Korea, India and others in seeing the pros and cons in action of different policies.


Thomas H. Lipscomb is chairman of The Center for the Digital Future, a New York-based public policy nonprofit foundation. He is the founder and until recently CEO & chairman of Internet Commerce Corporation, Inc. (ICC), a public company which uses proprietary technology to create advantaged systems for the secure distribution, marketing, control and auditing of valuable digital information. He holds five patents in digital technology and ICC has received three industry awards for its technology. ICC received coverage by Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, Newsweek, Wired Advertising Age, Crain's, Publishers' Weekly, Success and other publications.
ICC was named one of Fortune Magazine's "25 Cool Companies" in technology (along with companies such as Netscape and Cisco Systems) and Newsweek listed Lipscomb as one of the "50 most influential people to watch in cyberspace." He was also a founder and former CEO and President of another e-commerce company, Wave Systems, Inc.
Mr. Lipscomb is one of the few executives with high-level experience in both print publishing and the world of electronic media. He has been both a magazine publisher of consumer magazines such as The Ladies Home Journal and a CEO in book publishing, where he was responsible for top bestsellers by authors as diverse as Agatha Christie, Susan Isaacs, Craig Claiborne, Jack Anderson and William Safire. Books he has published have won literary awards such as the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Awards. His most recent publishing position was as President of Times Books -- The New York Times book division.
Mr. Lipscomb has had numerous speaking engagements at colleges and universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Pennsylvania, Columbia, Cairo University, Fordham, Howard, Indiana, Cooper Union, New York University and the College of William and Mary. He has additionally spoken to organizations such as The Davos World Economic Forum's Industry Summit, The Council on Foreign Relations, The Ambassadors' Roundtable, The New York Conference on Digital Publishing, The SIGCAT Foundation, The Association of American Publishers, The Seybold Conference, and The National Center for Automated Information Retrieval.
He has appeared on public affairs shows such as NBC's Today Show, The ABC Evening News, BBC Channel 1 News and News Night, Extra (Germany), News Netherlands, and PBS NPR.
He is the author of articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Harpers, The Nation etc, as well as a regular commentator for Intellectualcapital.com. He has served in numerous non-profit positions including the boards of PEN, the George Polk Award in Journalism, The International Center for Economic Growth, The New York University Center for Copyright in New Media, The Museum Digital Licensing Collective, The Governor's Island Technology Center and the Gibraltar-American Council. He is a Fellow of The Digital Copyright Forum and a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and The New York Academy of Sciences.

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" RIKEN and Its New Technology Transfer Scheme"

Speaker: Eiichi Maruyama, Center for Intellectual Property Strategies, RIKEN, Japan.

For RIKEN is one of the oldest private research institutes in Japan. Established in 1917, it had a brilliant history of social contribution in producing venture businesses for more than 60 companies in the 1930s. After World War II, RIKEN became a government-supported research institute that was similar to national ones. In 2003, however, RIKEN became one of the Independent Administrative Institutes like other National Research Institutes, and in 2004 it initiated a unique technology transfer program, referred to as “Integrated Collaborative Research Programs,” in which industrial sectors play leading roles through exchange of leadership in technology transfer between public domains and industrial sectors. It is working quite successfully so far, and this keynote will discuss the program in detail.


Dr. Eiichi Maruyama is currently the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Strategies at RIKEN in Japan and Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. From 1999 until 2005 he held various positions at RIKEN including Director of the Frontier Research System and Director of the Nanoscience Research Program. From 1993—1999 he was the Executive Director of Angstrom Technology Partnership. He was a Visiting Professor at Waseda University from 1992—1993, and from 1989—1993 he was Director of Hitachi, Ltd. Dr. Maruyama was General Manager of Hitachi’s Advanced Research Laboratory from 1985—1991, and prior to that he worked for many years at Hitachi’s Central Research Laboratory. He received a Dr. Eng. from Osaka University in 1976 and his undergraduate degrees from the University of Tokyo.

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" The e- Government Portal in Turkey"

Speaker: Caner Oner, Executive Vice President of Investments and Information Services, OYAK, Turkey.

The e-Government Portal is a new endeavor initiated recently in Turkey. It can simply be defined as a single point of contact through which the State will provide public services in a more effective and a more citizen-focused approach.

The State shall have the capability to offer secure services to the citizens (G2C) and institutions (G2B) on a 7 days / 24 hours basis through the web and on all mobile devices. In order to facilitate this, a closer and well defined inter-administration (governmental agency) (G2G) relationship and coordination has to be established, as well.

The above mentioned characteristics clearly suggests that this project should not be regarded as an IT solution to eliminate bureaucracy and paperwork, but more so as a challenging re-organization and a re-engineering effort; a re-organization of the internal and inter-administration procedures, and a re-engineering of public service processes.

The e-Government portal project should definitely be viewed as one of the primary driving forces for a big cultural change and a new way of life for Turkey.


Dr. Oner is an Executive Vice President of Investments and Information Services in OYAK, the largest private pension fund and third largest conglomerate in Turkey. He also holds various board positions in several OYAK subsidiary companies.
Before joining OYAK, he served as President and Chairman at NCR (AT&T) Turkey, as EVP at T.C. Ziraat bank, as EVP at Tutunbank and as Assitant Coordinator of Planning and Budget at Yasar Holding. He has also served as a board member in several Turkish and foreign banks.
Before joining OYAK, he served as President and Chairman at NCR (AT&T) Turkey, as EVP at T.C. Ziraat bank, as EVP at Tutunbank and as Assitant Coordinator of Planning and Budget at Yasar Holding. He has also served as a board member in several Turkish and foreign banks.
Dr. Oner holds a Ph.D. degree in Public and International Affairs and a M. Sc. Degree in Industrial Engineering / Management both from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, MA and a BA degrees in Urban Planning from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey.

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" Perspectives on Technological Entrepreneurship"

Speaker: Edward B. Roberts, David Sarnoff Professor of the Management of Technology, MIT Sloan School of Management; Founder and Chair, MIT Entrepreneurship Center, USA.

During recent years public recognition has grown rapidly and globally of the vital role played by technological entrepreneurs in economic development and industrial competition. Along with this recognition has finally come a strong increase in academic attention to technological entrepreneurship -- who become company founders, how new firms are formed, and what key factors affect their success and failure. Special issues of many journals have now focused upon this area.

The author began his continuing research on technology-based entrepreneurs in 1964, when the directly relevant literature was essentially non-existent and when fewer than a handful of US academics were plowing this field. Now he reviews the perspectives gained over the past 40 years from many contributors and adds new data and findings based on his own recent studies of over 2100 MIT alumni entrepreneurs since the 1930s. The new research documents the dramatic trends in entrepreneurial intensity among university graduates, the significant but still lagging increase in female participation, and the rapid entry of non-US alumni into entrepreneurship both in the USA and in their own countries. The research also highlights how many entrepreneurs essentially adopt new company formation as their careers, forming multiple firms over their lives, learning as they go how to build ever more successful enterprises.


Edward B. Roberts is the David Sarnoff Professor of the Management of Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he long chaired the Sloan School's Management of Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship research and education programs. He was co-founder and co-chair of the MIT Management of Technology Program, a twelve-months mid-career Master's Degree program for aspiring technology-based leaders. Professor Roberts founded and continues to chair the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, and has also co-directed the Sloan School's International Center for Research on the Management of Technology. Over the past forty years Dr. Roberts has become internationally known for his studies and active involvement in many aspects of technology management, including technology strategy, corporate venturing, product innovation management, and technology-based entrepreneurship. Roberts has also been a co-founder and/or director of numerous emerging technology companies (including Pugh-Roberts Associates, Medical Information Technology and Sohu.com) and venture capital funds (including the Zero Stage Capital group and CommonAngels). He has authored over 160 articles and eleven books, his favorite being Entrepreneurs in High Technology (Oxford University Press, 1991). Professor Roberts has four degrees from MIT in electrical engineering (B.S. and M.S.), management (M.S.), and economics (Ph.D.).

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"Competitive Positioning and Innovation Power of Turkey"

Speaker: Cengiz Ultav , Member of the Executive Committee – Vestel Electronics, Turkey.

Based on recent studies carried out by World Economic Forum, OECD and the EU, competitive positioning and the innovation capabilities of Turkey will be discussed. Macroeconomic, public institutions and business perspectives defining the above factors will be analyzed. Recent developments and observations will be shared complementary to the above studies. Real cases representing competitive and innovative power of Turkey that have resulted in global market share will be presented and relevant success factors will be discussed.


BSc and MSc in Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University. Held technical and management positions at Bimsa A.S. and Info A.S. in Turkey, and Philips and Dornier System GmbH in Europe between 1973 and 1981.
Worked as a consultant to major groups in Turkey (Koç, Sabanci and Eczacibasi) between 1981 and 1988.
Assistant GM at NCR Turkey and GM at Sun Mikrosistemler Turkey between 1988 and 1992.
Established own company Multima in 1992, as a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider (Top winner two years in a row), personally became a Microsoft Solution Development Discipline – SDD consultant, serviced major holding groups (Koç, Sabanci and Eczacibasi) and Vestel.
Joined Vestel in 1995 as a VP participating from day one as Zorlu Group acquired Vestel and embarked upon a major growth challenge that by 2005 achieved more than 25% market share in the EU in consumer electronics. Currently Senior VP at Vestel responsible from Strategic Planning, Investor Relations and New Business Development. Multima continues as a software company with ERP sales.
Worked as a UNDP Consultant studying Electronics and IT Industry feasibility in Vietnam.
Founding member of UNIX User’s Group in Turkey, founding member of Turkish Informatics Society and currently a board member.
Receiver of ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from ICT Business Association (TUBISAD) of Turkey in 2005.

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"Hydrogen Energy System: Implementation through Pilot Projects"

Speaker: T. Nejat Veziroglu, Director, Clean Energy Research Institute, University of Miami, USA; President, International Association for Hydrogen Energy.

One efficient way to promote a new technology is to implement high profile pilot projects that demonstrate the benefits the new technology can bring to audiences worldwide. Since this strategy can focus attention and bring public acceptance of the hydrogen energy technologies much more effectively than other methods, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization – International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies (UNIDO-ICHET) is supporting and promoting a variety of pilot projects worldwide which utilize hydrogen energy technologies in either a new application or as a replacement for fossil fuels; are both relevant and visible to the local community; and create an awareness of hydrogen energy based solutions within the local community. UNIDO-ICHET's activities are focused on promoting the development, acceptance and use of hydrogen technologies in the world at large. An important facet of this programme is being achieved by demonstrating the viability and applicability of the technologies through selected pilot projects at various world-wide locations in partnership with local organizations. The chosen pilot projects are intended to show that adoption of hydrogen based technologies need not be confined to only the industrially advanced economies but can be modified to meet the needs of a much wider target group.


Dr. Veziroglu graduated from the City and Guilds College, the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, with degrees in Mechanical Engineering (A.C.G.I., B.Sc.), Advanced Studies in Engineering (D.I.C.) and Heat Transfer (Ph.D.). After serving in some Turkish government agencies as a Technical Consultant and Deputy Director of Steel Silos, and then heading a private company, he joined the University of Miami Engineering Faculty, and served as the Director of Graduate Studies, Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Associate Dean for Research, and the Director of the Clean Energy Research Institute. Since May 2004 he is on leave from the University of Miami, and is establishing UNIDO-ICHET (United Nations Industrial Development Organization – International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies) in Istanbul, Turkey, as its Director. He has published some 350 scientific reports and papers, edited 200 volumes of proceedings, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the monthly scientific journal; International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. He has been an invited lecturer and/or consultant on energy research and education to many countries and to several universities and research organizations in the United States. Dr. Veziroglu has organized several conferences and symposia on Alternative Energy Sources, Environment, Hydrogen Energy, Heat and Mass Transfer, and Remote Sensing, including the first major conference on Hydrogen Energy. He is a member of some twenty scientific organizations, and is a Fellow of the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also the Founding President of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy. Dr. Veziroglu has been the recipient of several international awards, including Turkish Presidential Science Award, 1975, Honorary Professorship, Xian Jiaotong University, Xian, China, 1981, I. V. Kurchatov Medal, Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Moscow, U.S.S.R, 1982, Energy for Mankind Award, 1986, Twenty-Five Years' Service Award, American Nuclear Society, 1987, Turkish Superior Service to Mankind Award, 1991, Honorary Doctorate, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey, 1998, Honorary Member, Argentinean Academy of Sciences, 2000, and Honorary Doctorate, Donetsk State Technical University, Donetsk, Ukraine, 2001. In 2000, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Economics for both envisioning the Hydrogen Economy, and striving towards its realization.

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"The Impact of Science and Technology Investments to the Future Prosperity of Turkey"

Speaker: Nüket Yetis, President, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Turkey.

The power of any entity is principally dependent upon how that entity creates, manages and utilizes the knowledge. In today’s world, all the developed nations use science, technology, and innovation in a very robust way. Porter points out four pillars for national advantage. These are land, labor, capital and infrastructure. Turkey has some advantages as well as challenges concerning the pillars of having national competitiveness. After an in depth analysis was carried out on possible causes of challenges in Turkish Science, Technology and Innovation System, Turkey has set its science and technology strategy, priorities and targets for the period of 2005-2010 through a participatory and transparent process relying on a technology foresight study. In order to achieve these targets it has been decided by Supreme Council for Science and Technology to establish the Turkish Research Area in 2004. Public funding for STI has been increased substantially starting from 2005. As a part of that initiative new programs and work-flow mechanisms were established, project evaluation and selection system was restructured, a performance monitoring and assessment system was developed, administrative and legal infrastructure was enhanced and also more importance is put on national and international collaborations. It is expected that these efforts will make a contribution to future prosperity of Turkey.


Prof. Dr. Nüket Yetis became the Acting President of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) in 2004. She was the Director of the Turkish Institute for Industrial Management from 2000 to 2003.
She is the former dean of Marmara University Faculty of Engineering (MUFE) (1994-2000), where she established Master and Doctoral Programs of Engineering Management. She led Continuous Quality Improvement activities at MUFE, which is the first Turkish public organization that became a finalist at the European Quality Award in 2000. She also led MUFE to be the first applicant and finalist of the European Quality Award in higher education.
Her major interests are engineering and technology management, quality management and reengineering, production and resources management. She has several national and international academic publications.
She led several projects for institutions and companies both in the public and private sector on continuous quality improvement and reengineering at the Turkish Institute for Industrial Management.
Prof. Dr. Yetis was educated at Bosphorus University. She received her MBA in Operations Management at the same university and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. She is a member of several professional societies including the Turkish Quality Association (KalDer), EFQM Education Community of Practice, and EFQM HealthCare Working Group.

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"Dynamics of National R&D Program Evaluation in Korea"

Speaker: Hee-Yol Yu, President, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), South Korea.

Given the increasing significance of government-funded R&D programs in Korea, the importance of an efficient implementation of those programs based on the objective evaluation seems certain to increase. As part of the efforts for enhancing the efficiency of the public R&D, the Korean government has recently reformed the administrative system of S&T, establishing the Office of Science and Technology Innovation (OSTI) within the Ministry of Science and Technology and reorganizing the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) for specialized support for OSTI. In line with this reform, the country is undergoing a paradigm shift in R&D activities; from “PIE” (planning-implementation-evaluation) to “EPI.”

This presentation will introduce how Korea’s national evaluation system has evolved and how government-funded R&D programs are evaluated in Korea, and it will also address current issues encountered in the process of evaluation. It will also suggest some reform measures for the improvement of evaluation practice. Finally, some suggestions for promoting international cooperation in evaluation will be made. It is hoped that this informative presentation on the evaluation system of R&D programs in Korea will convey some meaningful insights to policy makers and experts in this area from around the world.


Dr. Hee-Yol Yu currently holds the position of President of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP). Previously, he served as Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea. Born in Jeonju, Jeonbuk Province in January 1947, he started his career in the Korean government in 1969.
Dr. Yu's received a B.A. degree (1969) in Liberal Arts and Sciences and an M.A. (1975) in Public Administration from Seoul National University. He earned his Ph.D degree (1996) from Korea University in the field of Politics and Science and Technology Policy Making. He was awarded a Diploma of Distinction (1976) from Manchester University and an M.Phil. (1982) in Technology Innovation from the Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex University, in the United Kingdom. Dr. Yu was honored with the Republic of Korea Golden Stripes Order of Service Merit in 1999 for his long and distinguished public service.
Dr. Yu's career parallels the growth of Korea's science and technology as he has made sizable contributions to each phase of science and technology in Korea. 

  • In the 1970s, Dr. Yu played a major role in initiating and implementing policy for expanding technical and engineering education and establishing government-supported research institutions.
  • In the 1980s, Dr. Yu initiated Korea's National R&D Program and helped establish Daeduk Science Town to promote science and technology to a higher level. In addition, the Korea Technology Development Corp., the first venture capital initiative in Korea whose name was recently changed to KTB (Korea Technology Banking) network, was established under his careful planning and preparation to support venture projects.
  • Dr. Yu led Korea in globalizing its S&T capacities during the 1990s. Vision 2025, the HAN (Highly Advanced National) project, and Dual-use Technology Development (technology that can be utilized both for civilian and military purposes) were major accomplishments in his work. To further facilitate venture projects, he introduced the Technology Development Lottery to Korea.
  • Dr. Yu led Korean delegations at many international conferences on such topics as technology transfer, protection of IPRs, and foreign direct investment.
  • • Dr. Yu contributed to establishing the legal framework for S&T policy in Korea. Some examples of major laws enacted under his leadership are: the Technology Development Promotion Act (No. 2399, 1972), Promotion of Engineering Services Act (No. 2474, 1973), Government–supported Research Institutes Act (No. 2671, 1973), Computer Programs Protection Act (No. 3920, 1986), Korea Technology Banking Corp. Act (No. 4491, 1991), Professional Engineer Act (No. 4500, 1992), and the Science and Technology Framework Act (No. 6353, 2001).
  • Dr. Yu laid the foundation for the information industry in Korea. Through his leadership, the eight-bit personal computer for educational use was developed for the first time in Korea and distributed to the primary and secondary schools throughout the country in 1982, which marks the opening of the information society in Korea. He also founded the Federation of Korean Information Industries and the Korean Software Industry Association.
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"Technology Management with a Global Perspective. A European Vision for the Next Phase of IMS."

Speaker: Rosalie Zobel, Director, IST Research; Information Society and Media Directorate-General, European Commission, Belgium.

The Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) initiative is the world’s only international collaborative R&D framework between industrialised world regions comprising Australia, Canada, the EU and Norway, Japan, Korea, Switzerland and the US. It provides a global framework for industry and academia to co-operate on manufacturing R&D throughout the full innovation cycle and to identify partners world-wide. The IMS scheme for the protection of intellectual property has proven to be particularly beneficial to industrial participants, in particular small and medium-sized companies, for engaging safely in global collaborations.

Surveys amongst participants in IMS projects show that such international collaboration proves beneficial beyond the mere R&D activity as it includes knowledge exchanges on business and market developments as well as extended business collaborations and better cross-cultural understanding. The European part of the IMS initiative has been managed under the European Commission’s Research Framework Programmes 4, 5 and 6. Since the beginning of IMS in 1995, about 40 R&D projects were launched with European participation. These projects involve more than one thousand companies and research institutions world-wide and represent an international commitment level of around € 500 million (with € 200 million of it being European investment).

The outcomes of a study which has aimed to assess the effectiveness of the European part of IMS will be presented. The presentation will also describe several activities that were conducted in Europe over the last year with the aim to mobilise the researcher community (academic and industrial) and to present its views on future research under IMS at the 2006 IMS Vision Forum in Seoul


Rosalie A. Zobel was born in England. She received a bachelor's degree in physics from Nottingham University, UK, in 1964, and a PhD in radiation physics from London University in 1967.
She started her career in the Information Technology industry in ICL in 1967, and later held positions as a systems engineer in CERN (Centre Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), Geneva, Switzerland, the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, UK, and the Max-Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany. At the latter she became operations manager of the first CRAY Supercomputer centre in continental Europe.
In 1981 she moved to the USA and took up a position in the AT&T Headquarters, Basking Ridge, USA. She held positions as senior marketing manager for open systems software both for the USA and international markets, and was responsible from 1983-1986 for the international UNIX business. In 1986 she became senior marketing manager for information technology products in AT&T Japan.
She returned to Europe in 1988 as Deputy Head of Unit of the European Community's ESPRIT Business Systems unit. In 1991 she launched the initiative in Open Microprocessor systems (OMI). From 1995 she was the Head of unit "Business systems, multimedia and microprocessor applications", and EU-coordinator of the G7 Pilot Project "Global Marketplace for SMEs".  From 1999-2002 she was Director of “New Methods of Work and Electronic Commerce”.  From 2003 she is Director of "Components and Systems" in the Information Society and Media Directorate-General of the European Commission.

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