The geoeconomics of critical technology standards in Southeast Asia

    Project Details

    Description

    Our geoeconomics research informs new approaches to thinking about the importance of critical technology standards and standard setting. Standards are vital not only to unlock the economic opportunity offered by critical technology, but via their “geoeconomic” dimension, affecting broader patterns of geopolitical security, which in turn makes standard-setting a domain of strategic competition. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this new project will deliver a series of virtual training workshops to partner governments in Southeast Asia to raise awareness of the importance of geoeconomics with respect to technology standards and related governance arrangements. The workshops and underlying research will support Australia’s long-term engagement with Southeast Asian governments by communicating the geoeconomic context, including economic opportunities and potential risks, and the consequences of alternative policy approaches with respect to standard setting.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date7/06/2131/07/22

    Funding

    • Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): AUD302,000.00