Ananda Development Public Company Limited, the publicly listed leading property developer in Thailand, has recently joined two of the Global Project Center programs of Stanford University, one of the world's top universities. With these affiliations, Ananda Development aims at improving urban life in Thailand and Southeast Asia with cutting-edge technology and research access.
Ananda Development, through Ananda UrbanTech, will have access to 8,000 research projects from the 400 world-class research laboratories and facilities that are members of the program.
Ananda Development has joined the Stanford Global Projects Center (GPC) Digital Cities. Its goal is to fundamentally change the way governments and companies think and operate as the world moves toward truly digitized urban centers by harnessing focused research, commercial opportunity, and new ways of thinking about governance and sustainability.
Ananda Development has also joined the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE). It is the world's premier academic research center in architecture, engineering, and construction. The goal of this center is to support exceptionally reliable engineering and management practices to plan, design, construct and operate sustainable facilities.
As part of these programs, Ananda has input into selecting the projects to be funded as well as having sponsored opportunities for specialized research, joint ventures and business model development among affiliates, Stanford itself and Silicon Valley technology companies.
“At Ananda, we go out of our way work with the best organizations throughout the world whose goals align with ours,” said Dr. John Leslie Millar, Ananda's Chief Strategic Development Officer. “With Stanford, we have found a powerful university with the same ambition to transform disruption into opportunity. By joining two of its programs, we can bring some of the most progressive research and most knowledgeable experts to help us in our mission to improve urban living in Thailand.” he added.
Current members include leading organizations such as Amazon, Bouygues Construction, Deloitte, Hitachi, Microsoft, and Visa.More detailed information, please visit https://gpc.stanford.edu/