26 July 2018, Thailand
What started as a summer camp for bright and talented undergraduate students has now become a premier innovation camp in the region.
The third AIT-Tiger Leong International Innovation and Leadership Camp delivered yet another successful 10-day interactive program held from 16-26 July 2018 at the Asian Institute of Technology campus, Thailand.
Twenty-seven bright and talented students from 13 countries were selected out of the almost 100 applications based on their knowledge of the latest global and local issues, creative self-intro video, and recommendation letter from school. Four student interns from Yunus Center at AIT, one of the collaborators for this year’s camp also joined the line up.
The participants include Shaira Binte Sarwar and Sharazad Hassan from Bangladesh; Chivit Chhoeun, Sam Kinhuoy and Sinal Hean from Cambodia; Wu Pengnian, Long Qianhui and Zhang Qian from China; Adarsh Agrawal, Ghazala Sahil Mirani and Sahil Valani from India; Ratri Bilqis Auwibi and Cathleen Ariella Simatupang from Indonesia; Suyuna Dadybaeva from Kyrgyz Republic, Khonphachanh Syboun from Laos, Ooi Wei Xin from Malaysia; Htut Wai Yan and Thinzarli Htut Htut from Myanmar; Dan Michael Sean A. Marocom and Ericson F. Flores from Philippines; Sabina Khusnutdinova and Ekaterina Shevchenko from Russia; Syuan-Fei Shih, Wen She Ping, Ying, Tzu Chen, Yi-Qiao Zeng from Taiwan; Palita Visanunyothin and Kamolkarn Subboonrueng from Thailand; and Le Hong Hai, Pham Huy Hoang and Duong Hong Nguyen from Vietnam.
This year’s speakers and mentors are a mixture of professors, directors, CEO/founders, and industry experts. Activities include seminars and talks by expert speakers, campus tour at AIT’s three schools, group activities and games, interactive workshops by AIT Yunus Center and School of Changemakers, field trip at CP All and Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM), site visit at Prince Mahidol Hall, and Bangkok tour with dinner cruise.
The camp also featured the Innovative Market Place, an innovative idea competition for all students where they can win exiting prizes by pitching their creative ideas that can provide innovative solutions to the global issues by using green and clean technology, but are not yet commercialized. This challenge was a requirement for all camp students in order to apply what they have learned in the camp.