Technology Database & Networking( Tech DB)

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Lets collect, analyze and evaluate technology information, R&D and policy trends in key priority areas from relevant actors of Nepal and other foreign countries.

Dr. Binaya Kc

Program Lead

Binaya KC is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University.  He received a Vice Chancellor’s scholarship from the University of Nottingham, UK to pursue his PhD research and has been awarded a PhD in 2020 from the same University.  He has also worked as a part-time research assistant in the project “Improving Respiratory health in Nepal” funded by Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) with the primary aim of defining and evaluating interventions which have the potential to reduce the burden of chronic lung diseases in Nepal. During his PhD studies, he was also awarded a Fellowship for nine months from International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), with whom he undertook initial field studies to develop methods for personal exposure monitoring in Nepal.  Dr. KC received both his Bachelor and Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kathmandu University. After graduation in 2008, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kathmandu University as a lecturer. Being an engineer with experience of improved cook stove design project, personal exposure monitoring to indoor air pollutants and clinical translational and laboratory based research involving human cells and human lung tissue samples make his expertise in the diverse research field. Currently, he is a Project Coordinator for the project called Integrated Rural Development of Nepal by Strengthening Research and Development Capacity of Kathmandu University which mainly focus on Renewable Energy, Agriculture and Rural Development and Health related livelihood.

Technology Database and Networking

Duration: 2021-2023

Budget: 60070 USD

Nepal Technology Innovation Centre’s vision is to be a technology innovation platform of Nepal by 2035. In order to realize this vision, it is important to create a technology database and establish global cooperative systems. One of the main goals of NTIC is to collect, analyze and evaluate technology information, R&D and policy trends in key priority areas from relevant actors of Nepal and other foreign countries.

The major objectives of the program are following:

  • Build a database and generate statistics based on the collected information
  • Develop trend reports incorporating the outcomes of the data analysis techniques and publish/disseminate the reports to innovation actors in Nepal
  • Seminar, symposiums, forums, and other networking events to create synergies through academic exchanges and policy discussions in priority areas
  • Publications through research journals
  • Analyze relevant information to propose policy ideas to the Nepali government

Expected outcomes

  • Field based and online surveys for data collection about technology innovation, industry (R& BD need), and policy
  • Establishment of Database portal
  • National level meetings for network establishment
  • Publication of Reports and Research paper for dissemination of information

Activities on Technology Database

Networking Events

Networking is one of the activities of Technology Database

Baseline Survey

Baseline Survey isone of the activities of Technology Database