PTB is the national metrology institute of Germany, providing scientific and technical services. PTB´s International Cooperation group supports developing and emerging countries in creating and implementing an internationally recognized Quality Infrastructure that has been tailored to suit each country’s needs.

Our team was mandated to support PTB in developing its strategy for international cooperation with Asia. We began the process with a strategic analysis, identifying the most relevant development trends in the region. By matching these trends with national policies of Asian countries, along with the priorities of the Germany´s international cooperation and relevant areas for Quality Infrastructure development , we identified topics to be considered in PTB´s Asia strategy.

Niels Ferdinand advised the PTB team while it was internally developing and finalizing its strategy. He is currently supporting the implementation of PTB’s strategic action plan.

The strategy helps PTB´s International Cooperation group focus on the most relevant topics and sectors, build the necessary capacities and develop the partnerships required for future projects.