The 5th International Advisory Committee Meeting
On 13 December 2018, TISTR organized The 5th TISTR’s International Advisory Committee (IAC) Meeting at TISTR Technopolis, Thailand. This year, our IAC Members comprised of (1) Dr. Richard B. Dasher, Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC), Stanford University, USA (Chairmen as IAC Members), (2) Dr. Kjell-Hakan Narfelt, Chief Strategy Officer, VINNOVA – Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation System, Sweden, (3) Prof. Richard Archer, Professor, Food Technology, Institute of Food Nutrition and Human Health (IFNHH), College of Health, Massey University, New Zealand, (4) Mr. David Tveit, Executive Vice President, Danish Technological Institute (DTI), Denmark, and (5) Dr. Satoshi Sekiguchi, Vice President of AIST, Director General, Department of Information Technology and Human Factors, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan (a representative of Dr. Ryoji Chubachi, President of AIST). The meeting focused on how to exploit TISTR infrastructures, Innovative Center for Production of Industrially-used Microorganisms (ICPIM), Food Innovation Service Plant (FISP), and Algae Excellent Center (ALEC), to support commercialization and to enhance competitiveness of Thai SMEs and entrepreneurs. The meeting ended with successful outcomes comprised of abundant constructive and substantial contents.