Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 08:30 – 16:00
Venue: Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok
On 15 May, the German Embassy, the Ministry of Industry (MOI) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) hosted a workshop-style conference to facilitate a concreter discussion about “Industrie 4.0” – by being sector specific, needs and solutions oriented (pictures, agenda and background see below). The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) cooperated closely while many agencies from Germany. Many Thailand based companies supported the event. Competent speakers from several institutions and companies were involved in the preparation and actively took part in the discussions before, throughout and now, after the event.
It became apparent, that “Industrie 4.0” is inclusive and bears development and participation opportunities for all levels of Economy and Society.
The keynotes, the high-level panel and the Round Table discussions aimed at delivering actionable results, some of which are now being followed up upon by the respective Ministries and the private sector.
One example is the implementation of a “Industrie 4.0 Plattform” after the German Model, which brings together on a regular basis the key stakeholders of this technological and industrial revolution to support the policy makers in creating a framework. This framework favors innovation and technological advancement in order to create and preserve the competitive edge of the Thai economy. The Ministries are already working on a “Industrie 4.0” Learning Center (Industry Transformation Center), similar to the Competence Center in Darmstadt, Germany, and both sides are re-assessing the possibility of linking the Innovation-Fund-Schemes (the “Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand” – ZIM Fund – in Germany). German and Thai Companies are – together with MOI, MOST and FTI – exploring possibilities to create pilot projects with their partners and customers to showcase Industrie 4.0 solutions in practice. Many other ideas, especially also regarding agriculture and education, have been brought into the discussion and will be followed up.
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National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office
Why this working group?Lead questions, possible outcome