Ananda Development Public Company Limited and Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) are partnering to organize ‘How Cambridge Berkeley Stanford do Tech Transfer’ for the first time in Thailand. Top representatives of these three prestigious universities which are University of Cambridge, University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University will share their best practices in intellectual property and technology transfer with Thai university leaders and students. Through these diverse success stories, the objective of this event is to help advance the development of a successful innovation and tech culture in Thailand, from universities to businesses and also to the whole of society.
Silicon Valley and Silicon Fen are the world’s leading technology and innovation clusters and these and other successful clusters invariably have a university at their heart. Thailand’s mission to advance to improve the productivity and well-being of its people through its Thailand 4.0 program will require a world class technology transfer system that will depend on the successful interaction between Thai universities and Thai business and society.
“From my international experience, and in Cambridge in particular, I’ve worked with many universities and I’ve noticed each of them has put together its own technology transfer scheme,” said Dr. John Leslie Millar, Ananda's Chief Strategic Development Officer. “That is why Ananda Development has decided to organize ‘How Cambridge Berkeley Stanford do Tech Transfer’ Thai universities will discover the best practices from three top international universities. From them, they will be able to invent their own path towards technology development in the country. Fostering this culture of innovation is exactly one of Ananda’s missions and our company’s long-term commitment to Thailand,” he added.
At the event, three of the very best universities in the world will share their experience with the Thai university sector. From these best practices and exchanges, Thai universities will be able to assess their current situation, initiate appropriate technology transfer programs, and, in the end, change the innovation culture, not only inside their premises but also within their whole ecosystem.
The keynote speakers from these international universities are:
• Dr. Paul J. Seabright, Deputy Director, Cambridge Enterprise, University of Cambridge
• Dr. Carol Mimura, RTTP, Assistant Vice Chancellor, IP & Industry Research Alliance (IPIRA), U.C. Berkeley
• Ms. Katherine Ku, Executive Director, Emerita, the Office of Technology Licensing and Industrial Contracts, Stanford University
“Universities are key to national innovation,” said Professor Dr. Suchatvee Suwansawat, Chairman of The Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) and President, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL). “To improve development, there is no doubt that our technology transfer capabilities need to advance. Having the chance to interact with globally renowned universities will definitely help the Thai university sector to change its mind-set, increase its links with the commercial sector and, in the end, to unblock the innovation pipeline to the advantage of every level of the Thai society,” he added.
Apart from University of Cambridge, University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University, other supporters include: Ministry of Education, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), National Innovation Agency (NIA), Thailand Science Park and Bangkok Venture Club.
‘How Cambridge Berkeley Stanford do Tech Transfer’ will be help on 31st January 2019 from 08.30hrs - 18.30hrs. at Ananda Campus, FYI Center. For more information, please follow Ananda UrbanTech website at www.ananda.co.th/urbantech/ or Facebook at www.facebook.com/ananda.pcl.urbantech.