Work together
to promote prosperity
in the Asia-Pacific region

In 2022, the “Innovating for Public Urban Technology Transformation Competition, INPUT2“, submitted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China to APEC for approval, with China as the main proposing economy and Russia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong, China as co-proposing economies, was approved by APEC-PPSTI.And it will be implemented in 2023–2024. In order to promote the idea of sustainable urban development, exchange and cooperation in innovation and application of scientific and technological achievements, as well as to improve industrial development and urban governance in the 21 member economies, the competition will concentrate on three key areas: green economy, sustainable transport development, and liveable cities.

The 2020–2021 APEC Innovation for Public Transportation Competition (INPUT 1) was a great achievement, and INPUT2 builds on that success by extending from the transportation sector to the fields of urban development and governance. Its goal is to create a strong, secure, and sustainable growth environment by fostering Asia–Pacific connectivity, encouraging innovation and digital development, and resisting all types of crises. As a member of APEC, China actively supports and promotes regional cooperation. The competition will proactively implement the APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040, giving full play to advancing regional integration, and showcasing China’s wisdom and power.

Organizational Framework
  • Project Approver: Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation, PPSTI
Proposing Economy:
People's Republic of China
Co-Proposing Economy:

Papua New Guinea
Hong Kong (China)
Project Guidance:
  • Department of International Cooperation, Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Bureau of International Cooperation Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • China Science and Technology Exchange Center
Implementing Agency:
Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai
Chinese Academy of Sciences Innovation Cooperation Center (Bangkok)
Special Supporter:


(Local Governments for Sustainability)

Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment

Industry Supporters:
  • East China Branch of China Academy of Information and Communications Technology
  • Shanghai Energy Conservation Association
  • China EV 100
  • Intelligent Connected Vehicle and Smart City Collaborative Development Alliance
  • Lujiazui Financial And Trade Zone Office Building Association
  • Shanghai Low Carbon Technology &.Industrial Development Association
  • Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai

* Continuously updated

APEC Urban Sustainable Development Conference for Science & Technology Innovation (STI)

With high rates of urbanization and economic growth, as well as a number of new technologies, industries, and mechanisms that have emerged as leaders in global innovation and development, the Asia-Pacific area, where 60% of the world’s population is concentrated, plays a significant role in the development of the global economy. The Asia-Pacific region encompasses a wide variety of economic forms, and the degree of development of each economy varies. Each economy has its own resources, environmental advantages, and industrial characteristics at various levels, and it must combine these characteristics to explore the path of sustainable development, as it is noted in the 2022 AP-ISI,Asia-Pacific Industrial Sustainability Index.

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