On July 30, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided, over the opening ceremony “Industry meets researchers project Join to find research problems and create innovations to promote the Thai industrial sector.” Organized by Innovation and Enterprise together with Research and Graduate Studies. With Prof. Thidarut Boonmars, Vice President for Innovation and Enterprise, report on the background of the project. This event is organized online via Zoom Meeting and A lot of academics and interested people from the business sector joined the meeting.
Prof. Thidarat Boonmars, Ph.D., Vice President for Innovation and Enterprise
Prof. Thidarat Boonmars, Ph.D., Vice President for Innovation and Enterprise of Khon Kaen University explained that in the fiscal year 2020, some revenue of Khon Kaen University, over 3 million baht, was derived from utilization of the outcomes of research, innovation, and intellectual properties of Khon Kaen University. In terms of impact value, the revenue received by the private sector was over 30 million baht. However, there are still recommendations from the private sector that, even though the works have been originated from research conducted by research teams with expertise and knowledge, the research still lacked surveying of the needs of industry. Thus, a lot of the work outcomes have not been put into use in the commercial circle.
“For IP DAY 2021 today, Khon Kaen University has gathered representatives of researchers with specific expertise in different fields to come and receive recommendations from the industrial sector and then develop research topics. This may lead to collaboration of research projects and development of innovations with the private sector in the future, bringing about commercial benefits,” said Prof. Thidarat.
Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University
Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University said that Khon Kaen University’s staff members have expertise and competency in carrying out research work, developing innovation and intellectual properties. The university is ready to support in terms of various facilities such as laboratories, tools and equipment. The work outcomes can be useful for the private sector and can be extended commercially. However, some of the present work outcomes do not answer the needs of the industrial sector and are required to be further developed for industrial purposes.
“In order to stimulate and promote investors in the industrial sector to commercially develop Khon Kaen University’s intellectual properties, and to answer the industrial sector’s issues, IP DAY 2021 is organized. The event has been collaborated by the private sector that joins with KKU researchers in order to find research issues and create innovations for the industrial sector. I hope that the event today is a good start that leads to research collaboration and development between KKU and the private sector,” said KKU President.
“Industry meets researchers project Join to find research problems and create innovations to promote the Thai industrial sector” have an objective is to stimulate and encourage researchers to apply research problems from industry to develop research results, innovations or intellectual property of Khon Kaen University. Meet the needs of the industry and can be used for future business expansion At the event, there were a lot of people who were interested in participating in the project, including the Industry, teachers, students, researchers, personnel inside and outside Khon Kaen University.
Prof. Monchai Duangjinda, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Graduate Study
This project was honored by Prof. Monchai Duangjinda, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Graduate Study, gave research guidelines to the industry and research funding system of Khon Kaen University on the topic “Guidelines to support Postdoctoral Researcher for research projects to meet industry needs” by pointing out the goals of the research. and provide advice on research in various industries that are in demand in the country and develop according to the times Bringing technology to greater use including research funding sources that support working with industry and mutual benefit between the public and industry
In addition, Prof. Monchai Duangchinda discussed the Industrial Post-doctorate Development for Agriculture, Food, Energy and Bio-materials. Which Khon Kaen University has continued for the 2nd year in order to guide teachers, postdoctoral researchers and industry have created more research collaborations with industry. By allowing Industry to will take part in the selection of researchers and determine the research topic to best meet the needs.
Mr. Channarong Buristrakul, President of the Khon Kaen Chamber of Commerce
The organization of this project was also honored by Mr. Channarong Buristrakul, President of the Khon Kaen Chamber of Commerce, join the discussion for guidance. The cooperation between industry to connect between government agencies and the people as well, and also received honors from industry and experts from Khon Kaen University in many fields. Participate in the discussion to find research problems in 4 category as follows:
1) Dr. Narinthorn Buranapreecha Bangkok Lab & Cosmetic Co.,Ltd.
2) Ms. Weera Chatkulkawin Drewbio (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
3) Prof. Kwanchanok Yimtae Khon Kaen University
1) Mr. Panuwat Chimklai Sahaviriya Steel Industries Co., Ltd.
2) Prof. Alissara Ruanguang Faculty of Technology, Khon Kaen University
Medical materials :
1) Assoc.Prof. Dr. Chayada Surawanitkun Buabok Thai Herbs Co., Ltd.
2) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pornnapha Kasemsiri Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University
Cosmetics Dietary supplements and food :
1) Mr.Pannawat Sittipoomsawat Welltech Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
2) Mr. Thanat Ploydanai T. Man Pharma Co., Ltd.
3) Mr. Thitipong Tosakunee Dairy Hub Supply Chain Co., Ltd.
4) Assoc. Prof.Katrina Sutthanuch Faculty of Pharmacy, KKU
Organizing the “Industry meets researchers project Join to find research problems and create innovations to promote the Thai industrial sector.” This time, we received a lot of opinions, suggestions and guidelines for research collaboration between Khon Kaen University and the industry. Especially research questions that address the needs of industry This will lead to the development of research and researchers to have the potential and lead to effective results that will help the country’s sustainable development.