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Ananda UrbanTech

Ananda Development Public Company Limited
FYI Center building, 11th Floor,
2525 Rama 4 Road, Klongtoei,
Klongtoei District, Bangkok 10110


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Ananda Development and CUPT Launch: How Cambridge Berkeley Stanford do Tech Transfer

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 the 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 towards prosperity and sustainability, starting from its education system to business sector and to the whole of society.

“I am very delighted that Ananda Development has taken part in promoting a significance change in Thai education by organizing this conference that aims to trigger a cultural revolution in the Thai tech ecosystem. I am confident that “How Cambridge Berkeley Stanford do Tech Transfer” will serve as a pilot project that opens up the opportunity for all representatives from universities and key players in education development nationwide to learn and share the best practices with these three prestigious universities. It is our hope that using this knowledge, Thai universities will be able to develop technology for academic purposes in order to produce students with skills and abilities that meet the needs of the global market. From these experiences, they will also be able to invent their own path towards technology development to ensure the prosperity and stability of the Thai society.

“It is such an honor to have three of the very best universities in the world join and share their experience, innovative technology, and best practices with the representatives from Thai universities. From these exchanges, Thai universities will be able to adopt world best practices in technology transfer for university. By doing so, Thailand and its people can achieve its full potential of innovation.” said Dr. John Leslie Millar, Chief Strategic Development Officer, Ananda Development.

The keynote speakers from these three globally renowned 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

"The partnership with such a leading private company as Ananda Development is a good start to cope with the change of the Thai society towards a digital society," said Assistant Professor Dr. Pachernchaiphat Chaiyasith, Secretary, Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) and Senior Executive Vice President for University Resources & Services, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) "It can also act as a catalyst to quickly move Thai education forward. Apart from these prestigious universities, other supporters and participants from both public and private sectors 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. There is no doubt that ‘How Cambridge Berkeley Stanford do Tech Transfer’ is a national project that can be an exceptional example for many leading organizations in Thailand to use to their own advantage for expanding their businesses,” he added.

About Ananda UrbanTech

Ananda UrbanTech empowers Ananda Development’s vision and commitment to disrupt the traditional way of living to improve the quality of Urban Life. Set up in 2017 by this publicly listed property developer, Ananda UrbanTech is a strategic plan that is made of three strategic pillars whose components are Ecosystem Support, Fund of Funds, and Corporate Venture Capital. This innovative approach has enabled Ananda Development to make use of innovation and technology in order to further develop this quality of life in all aspects of modern living including housing, commuting, working, health, personal finance, and so forth. With its dedicated team, Ananda Development is on its way to becoming a regional tech leader in the real estate market. For further updates, please follow our website at