About the University-Industry Links
Food and Agriculture and Biotechnology is one of the key focus areas of the government’s Thailand 4.0 initiative to move Thailand from an industry-based economy to that of science and technology, research development and innovation. The government set up the Food Innopolis at the Thailand Science Park in 2016 as a global food innovation hub to support research and development and innovation for the food industry, amassing over 32 food related companies and 23 Higher Education Institutions with more planning on joining. The Thailand 4.0 offers generous incentives and tax exemptions to high tech companies that set up advanced manufacturing facilities in the country—including agro-processing and food for the future.
The UK similarly is a thriving centre for research and product development in food and drink, pioneering ethical, health and convenience foods and is leading in the development of stable, ethical and traceable global supply chains. In addition, it hosts some of the world’s best collaborations between universities and food and drink companies.
The British Council Thailand, in partnership with the Food Innopolis, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI), is working on the University – Industry Links to form partnership and knowledge sharing platform between university and food industry in both countries.
We are opening applications for Thai academics and industry to join our train the trainers projects in 2 areas: Foresight for Food, and Sensory and Consumer Behaviours. Click the links below to find out more about the project.