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Union Comm Launches APEC Survey to Gain Feedback on Technology Empowering BCG Economy Model

Union Communications launched the APEC Survey on Technology Empowering Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy Model (Survey Link) in partnership with the APEC project overseers, including the Thailand National Innovation Agency (Link) and the Beijing International Exchange Association of China (Link).

Source: Thailand Business News

This study is supported by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC, Link). It is a part of the APEC project “APEC Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Startups Regional Program on Sustainable Growth” (APEC Website Link).

The survey aims to discover the key economic, societal, and environmental factors framing the BCG Economy Model, and the leading technology empowering this Model. The survey results will help boost sustainable development with advanced technology in APEC economies and should help strengthen economic, societal, and environmental resilience.

The study is inspired by the BCG Economy Model (Link) introduced by the Thailand Government as a strategy for the national development and post-pandemic recovery. According to the Government, the BCG model places emphasis on applying science, technology and innovation to turn Thailand’s comparative advantage in biological and cultural diversity into competitive advantages, focusing on four strategic sectors, namely 1) agriculture and food, 2) wellness and medicine, 3) energy, materials and biochemicals, and 4) tourism and creative economy.

Based on Thailand’s framework, the survey will aim to develop a broader framework suitable for other APEC economies and solicit timely insights into the state of the Model. It seeks participation from the public and private sectors in APEC economies and others to share their perspectives on policy and technology applications to empower communities.

Public and private sectors, particularly MSMEs, women-led businesses, and startups, are welcome to click the link below to access the survey:

If you have any questions regarding the survey or this research project, please contact Sam Han at


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