Through active implementation of its international cooperation strategy, IPM has further strengthened its ties with world-renowned research institutions, and concluded collaboration agreements with research institutes and colleges in countries across the world, including Germany, the UK, Japan, the US, ROK, India and DPRK. A MOU for Cooperation has been signed between the Technology and Management for Development Centre (TMD) of the University of Oxford and the IPM-based CAS Center for Innovation and Development (CID).
The past five years have witnessed increasingly frequent international exchanges at IPM with an average of 80 outbound academic visits each year. For instance, IPM researchers attended many important international conferences or events, including the Sino-US Innovation Dialogue in Washington DC; OECD Working Group Meeting on Innovation and Technology Policy in Paris; the 17th Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa; Side Events of UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy in New Hampshire, the US.
In addition, the institute has a growing number of visitors from renowned institutes or universities in various countries, including the US, the UK, Germany, ROK and Japan, with an average of over 100 inbound visits each year. Since 2009, through the CAS Visiting Professorships for Senior International Scientists, IPM has invited foreign experts from the US, Canada and Turkey to work at the institute.
With support from international organizations, such as UNDP, and UNEP, the Seventh Framework Program of EU, World Wide Fund For Nature, the Energy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, in recent years, IPM has undertaken research projects in the fields of information standardization, innovation cooperation, green and low- carbon growth, climate change, low carbon technological innovation and urbanization strategy. Furthermore, it has hosted or co-hosted many international conferences, such as International Workshop on Space Policy, International Workshop on Innovation and Performance, and Trilateral Seminar on Science and Technology Policy (a platform where scholars from five of the leading S&T policy research institutes in China, Japan and ROK meet to deepen exchanges).