Collaborative Research

 ASME-CENTERS is stimulating and supporting an APEC G-16 initiative to establish clusters of collaborative firms, and builds on successful programs in Indonesia. The current focus is in China with emphasis on project facilitation

The primary goal of project facilitation is to identify creative ways of facilitating business joint venture delivering business and technology research to enhance Joint Venture operations. The secondary goal is to identify ways that smaller member firms may be engaged in R&D.

Sources of competive advantage will be the starting point, as this is has been properly identified as a potential issue for SME's in a number of countries