About the Project

Thailand has significant assets to become an innovation-based economy. Particularly, it has adopted the Bio-Circular-Green Economic Model (BCG) as a new development model for sustainable growth and inclusiveness, capitalising on the country’s strengths in biodiversity and cultural richness. Such sustainable growth requires a good understanding of new technological developments, the systemic nature of innovation, and the impact of policy implementation. Used by the UK Government, Foresight skills and roadmapping are closely tied to priority-settings and policy developments.

The British Council, Food Innopolis, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), and Cranfield University, UK, previously worked on the Foresight for Food Project, which is later developed to this Foresight into BCG Economy Project where the focus is expanded to the 4 BCG sectors namely 1) Food and Agriculture, 2) Health and Wellbeing, 3) Environment, and 4) Tourism, with a consideration for circular economy. 

Objectives

  • to build capacity on foresight skills and develop a framework and strategic roadmap for Thai policymakers, universities, and research institutions in creating a better-informed education, research and innovation policy and improve the implementation of innovation plans
  • to share framework and tools with partners in ASEAN to work together on the strategic roadmap for the region and identify areas of commonality as well as intersectionality

Project activity

Entry to the Project is now closed. Find out what's taking place in the Project below. 

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