Aini Suzana Ariffin

Aini Suzana Ariffin

Aini Suzana Binti Ariffin is a competent strategist in ST&I Policy Formulation & Development and Implementation of International Strategic Alliances where she has brought high impact on the nation building and economic growth in Malaysia. She earned my PhD in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Management from University of Manchester in United Kingdom. She has proven track record for successful research collaborations both nationally and internationally where I managed to position Malaysia in the international arena by functioning as a Deputy Secretary General of World Organization of Industrial Technological Research (WAITRO), UNESCO, as the Resource Person for Asia Pacific of Technology Transfer (APCTT) under UNESCO and the Focal Point for the Global Research Alliances (GRA) based in Columbia, USA and a member for Asia STI Think Tank Network under Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), South Korea. She assisted on the establishment of various National Research Institutions, National Science Parks and National Research Laboratories. Aini Suzana Ariffin assisted government in the formulation and implementation of National STI Policy, Procurement Policy as well as Commercialization Policy, developing various Master Plans and at the same time evaluating the implementation of the National Science & Technology Objectives. Currently I am heading two research projects on youth entrepreneurs becoming global player, supervising ten PhD students and five master students in the areas of international business, strategic management, innovation management and policy and at the same time deliver various courses such as the STI Policy Foundation, Entrepreneurship Policy, Innovation Management, Technology Management, Technology Transfer & Commercialization and Strategic Innovation Management. She also helped to develop the new curriculum for the school on Innovation Management and Technopreneurship for Master program. She also being invited as key speaker to deliver and share knowledge in the area of my specialization in many international conferences and forums at national and international levels.