The project: the Thai Innovation Policy Accelerator (THIPA)

The Thai team identified a flaw in their innovation ecosystem, creating many overlapping and uncoordinated policies. Their project is to build an open innovation collaborative platform, accelerating innovation policy in Thailand by convening the right stakeholders in the same ‘space’ and promoting collaboration between ministries. Their project brings together government organisations, industry companies as well as academia to build what they foresee as a network for collaborative policymaking.

The participants

Sudhasinee Smitra
The Office of the Board of Investment

Soraphol Tulayasathien
Ministry of Finance
Director of Macroeconomic Policy Bureau Fiscal Policy Office

Thitapha Smitinont
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
Executive Vice President

Veerapat Tantayakom
Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand
Executive Director

Kitipong Promwong
National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI)
Secretary General

Kanchana Wanichkorn
National STI Policy Office (STI)
Assistant Secretary General