Role of science and technology parks for digital transformation

Further to the presentation of the new UNIDO’s technical cooperation module on Science and Technology Parks (STPs), UNIDO launched an in-depth narrative paper on STPs at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit 2021.

The publication aims to extensively introduce the new technical cooperation approach, by specifying a number of findings in relation to how science and technology parks can be deployed for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in an era of digital transformation, with implications for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 9 and the broader Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

This comprehensive strategic framework aims at providing guidance to representatives of governments at several levels, institutions, and other interested actors on UNIDO’s approach, methodology, and tools in this field and show which results and impact might be expected.

It covers particularly five areas of intervention: improving innovation ecosystems; strengthening institutional capacity; upscaling technology; empowering start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); and promoting investment and infrastructure. It also includes a non-exhaustive portfolio of services UNIDO offers in the above-mentioned areas, which would be tailored based on specific needs, circumstances, and goals to effectively address national and regional challenges. This publication also includes a compilation of UNIDO cases of success witnessing the potential of science and technology to achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID).

Read the publication here.

For further information contact Alejandro Rivera-Rojas (A.Rivera-Rojas [at]