Northern Science Park partners with 17 FTI Northern Region Chapters to launch research, tech and innovation projects for Northern Thai entrepreneurs
5 July 2022
Science and Technology Park
On July 1, 2022, Northern Science Park (Chiang Mai) hosted a declaration of intention ceremony for further development of research, technology and innovation, as well as creating opportunities for entrepreneurs in the northern region, in partnership with 17 Northern Region Chapters of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and 14 member universities of the Northern Science Park Network. Held during the FTI Expo 2022 at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre, the signing was witnessed by Mr. Kriengkrai Thiennukul, FTI Chairman, Mr. Supoj Wangpreedalertkul, DDS, Charmain of FTI Northern Region, Prof. Dr. Supachai Pathumnakul, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, and Ms. Tipawan Vechakaran, Director of the Science Park Group from the Science, Research and Innovation Promotion and Utilisation Division. The objective is to prepare for future collaborations that would combine research, technology and innovation through the creation of opportunities for Northern Thai entrepreneurs.
Mr. Supoj Wangpreedalertkul, DDS, Charmain of FTI Northern Region, welcomed distinguished guests and explained the event’s objectives. Then, Assist. Prof. Dr. Tanyanuparb Anantana, Director of CMU Science and Technology Park (STeP), introduced the Northern Science Park and its roles before the declaration of intention began. As the director of CMU STeP, the host of the Northern Science Park Network, Dr. Tanyanuparb and executives from 13 member universities, which incude Mae Jo University, Mae Fah Luang University, University of Phayao, Naresuan University, Uttaradit Rajabhat University, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, Lampang Rajabhat University, Phetchabun Rajabhat University, Kamphaeng Phet Rajabhat University, Nakhon Sawan Rajabhat University, and Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (Payap Campus), signed the declaration with executives from the 17 Northern Region FTI Chapters, which are Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Mae Hong Son, Tak, Sukhothai, Phetchabun, Kamphaeng Phet, Nakorn Sawan, Uthaithani, Phichit and Phitsanulok.
Driving business through research and development of technology and innovation is one of the main factors for the survival and success of the business sector. Not only does it drive the production of simple products and services with low added values to the next level, which is driven by advanced knowledge and technology based on creativity and innovation, but it will also create a distinctive identity that makes businesses outstanding. This declaration of intention will give rise to collaborations to pursue further research and utilise technology and innovation to empower entrepreneurs, allowing them to increase their competitive edge and grow with strength. Eventually, this will prove beneficial to the country’s economic and social development.