PNG Science & Technology Council

7th National Science and Technology Conference

All Science and Technology Enthusiasts in Academia, Government and Industry Worldwide are invited to Register and Join us at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Lae, PNG; on 1- 4 July 2024 for the 7th National Science and Technology Conference

The Theme for this edition is:

Application of Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Economic Development


  1. Environment and Earth sciences
  2. Energy and natural resources
  3. Climate smart agriculture
  4. Well-being and information society
  5. Socio economic aspects

And a host of Mini-Themes including but not restricted 'to',

  • Smart infrastructure and integrated urban-rural planning
  • Green Building and Sustainable Architecture
  • Environmental Monitoring and Disaster Management
  • Nuclear Medicine and radiation for  well-being
  • Natural resource exploration 
  • Green energy harnessing
  • Urban mobility infrastructure (or network)
  • Thermal power generation
  • Quality education and human resource development.
  • Enablers of socio-economic growth for the general population.
  • Policy of diversity and inclusion in tribal communities.
  • Technologies for climate-smart and commercial production of crops, livestock, and forestry
  • Safe and sustainable environments in a carbon neutral world
  • Downstream agro-processing, value-addition and supply chains management
  • Agricultural policies and rural development 
  • Tropical, communicable diseases and health management.
  • Medical diagnostics and biomedical infrastructure
  • Issues affecting Law and Order
  • Forensic science and cyber crimes
  • Green smart environment
  • Industry 4.0 for sustainable growth
  • Advanced computing for communication
  • Evolution of smart cities and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Smart grid – potential and issues

Why you must attend

The National Science and Technology Conference is an important Asia Pacific platform that allows practicing scientist, researchers, students, would-be researchers, research leaders, research administrator and policy makers to gather, inform, exchange information and experiences, and explore opportunities in the different discipline areas of scientific work taking place in the country. The event is Papua New Guinea Science and Technology Council Secretariat’s initiative with support from the Department of National Planning and Monitoring, host institution and industry to bring researchers, students, leaders and policy makers from different institutions, researcher discipline areas, and government and industry partner to hold discussions and present their research finding. Discussion theme, sub-theme and mini-themes are centered on issues, challenges, opportunities affecting national and regional development and the way forward. The discussion and results of presentations do not stop at the conference, but do find their way through Science and Technology Council, Government as well as Non-Government Organizations/individual participants and often provide useful insights to debate and directions and articulation of policy interventions by the government. The papers presented at the conference are published in the Annual Research Science and Technology Conference Proceedings. The wide coverage and circulation provide useful reference points to those seeking research opportunities. Additional Information About The Conference and the Host-2024 – PNG University of Technology, Lae, Morobe Province, PNG The 2024 National Science and Technology Conference is hosted by the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (PNGUoT). The PNGUoT with its combined institutional experience and expertise stand ready to host this major event, and we hope to hear a lot of speakers speaking on broad range of topics from issues in the food security and agriculture, to climate change and biodiversity, to engineering and technology. In addition to scientific research discussions, we hope to discuss way forward on the matters concerning award and encourage the awarding of grants for research, trainings, scholarships, prizes, pilot applications, visits, special initiatives for women, conferences, exchanges, exhibitions and displays. In addition, directories of personnel, work in progress, publications and other forms of information dissemination are anticipated. This conference was shelved for a while due to the pandemic. We therefore expect increased number of participation in 2024 as many countries, universities, science and technology establishments have increased their activities to pre-pandemic levels. We also look forward to participation and presentation by private industries, researchers, student poster presentations and scientific research work.

Important Dates

Note: Please send your Abstract and Full Paper as one file!
1 January 2024

Abstract submission portal open

06th April 2024

Abstract submission closes

15 April 2024

Acceptance intimations to authors

22 May 2024

Deadline for full paper submission

15th June 2024

Registration closes

1-4 July 2024


Registration Costs

PNG national participants PGK 300.00
International participants
USD 100.00
Registered students
PGK 100.00
Technology and products Exhibition
PGK 200.00

Conference Participation Payment Account details

Account Name PNG University of Technology
Bank Name
Bank of South Pacific
Branch Location
Lae, Morobe Province
Swift Code
Account Number


Conference Chief Host: Professor Ora Renagi OL
Conference Chair :
Dr Kulala Mulung
Organizing Committee Chair:
Dr Veronica Bue

All conference correspondence to;

Organizing Chairperson

7th RST Conference Secretariat

PNG University of Technology

Private Mail Bag,

Lae, Morobe Province

Editorial Sub Committee

  • Dr Rosemary Adu-McVie
  • Prof Eric Gilder
  • Prof Panakal John Jojo
  • Dr Rajashekhar Rao
  • Dr Ashish Kumar Luhach
  • Dr Tingneyuc Sekac
  • Dr Dapsy Olatona
  • Postgraduate Students posters Presentations are also invited