12-13 May 2016, Thailand

The two-day event Collaboration for Innovation was organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) through AIT Solutions in collaboration with strategic partners: the National Housing Authority (NHA), Thailand; Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (I-EA-T); Innovation and Technology Assistance Program (ITAP), Technology Management Center Office of Science and Technology; Siam Cement Group (SCG); BETAGRO; Eight-Japan Engineering Consultants Inc. (EJEC); Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) India; and Xynteo.




National Housing Authority (NHA) Thailand Acting Governor Ms. Ubonwan Suebyubol (center), Chief Guest on 12 May 2016 with NHA officials (from left) Ms. Sureeporn Suwannaworn, Director of Technical Cooperation Division; Ms. Orapin Sooksongsil, Assistant to the Governor; Ms. Patcharawan Suwaprichapas, Assistant to the Governor; Mr. Nuntapon Thongpoung, Policy and Planning Analyst Chief Guest, Dr. Verapong Chaiperm, Governor, Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (I-EA-T) provided an overview of 55 industries estates functioning in various parts of Thailand. Dr. Verapong, who graduated from AIT with a doctorate in Environmental Engineering in 1991 shared I-EA-T’s 4G+ strategy: growth, green, great, governance and innovation- the keywords of I-EA-T’s vision
AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai encouraged the industry to collaborate with AIT, highlighting that the Institute serves as a neutral platform for sustainable development of the region through global collaboration in education, science and technology, and social entrepreneurship Guest of Honor Dr. Somchet Thinapong stressed the need to creatively convert knowledge and resources towards societal wealth by employing innovative approaches
Winners of the Innovative Idea Competition with the judges: Dr. Oleg Shipin; Prof. Muhammad Abid; Dr. Siddharth Jabade; Mr. Madhu Avalur and AIT Solutions Dr. Naveed Anwar and Mr. Abhishek Shah Dr. Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, AIT Solutions with First Prize Winner Mr. Amin Shamseddini. His winning idea: A low-cost solution to convert standard camera to spatio-hyper-spectral camera
Dr. Naveed Anwar showed Dr. Somchet Thinapong the featured research projects in the exhibition of the Collaboration for Innovation event Solution Clinics, led by ITAP-TMC and AIT Solutions were held on both days where pre-registered SME clients had consultative dialogue with the experts
Technical session on Infrastructure and Buildings with speakers: Mr. Sitthichai Niemcharoen, SCG; Dr. Atsushi Mori, EJEC; Prof. Pennung Warnitchai, AIT; Dr. Punchet Thammarak, AIT; Mr. Thaung Htut Aung, AIT Solutions Technical session on High Impact Talent Management:
Strategy for Innovation with speakers: Dr. Nagendra Nath Sharma, BIMTECH; Mr. Voravate Chonlasin, AIT;
Dr. Kanu Priya Mohan, AIT; Ms. Farzana Abbasi, SIDA
Technical session on Disaster Risk Reduction and
Mitigation/ Transportation and Road Infrastructure with speakers: Dr. Guna Paudya, DHI; Dr. Indrajit Pal, AIT; Dr. Manzul Hazarika, AIT; Dr. Surachet Pravinvongvuth, AIT
Technical session on Food, Agriculture, and Cities for Sustainable Future with speakers: Dr. Avishek Datta, AIT; Dr. Loc Thai Nguyen, AIT; Dr. Sohee Minsun Kim, AIT; Mr. Geert-Jan van der Zanden, Xyntéo


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