TISTR attended the Spain-Thailand Innovation & Tech Dialogue Platform

On 28 November 2023, Dr. Chutima Eamchotchawalit, Governor of Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) along with Mrs. Sirinan Thubthimthet, Director of the Expert Centre of Innovative Health Food, Dr. Rochana Tangkoonboribun, Director of the Expert Centre of Innovative Agriculture, Ms. Rachaneepen Pensit, Director of the Thai Packaging Centre, Dr. Rewadee Anuwattana, Research Expert from R&D Group for Sustainable Development, and relevant researchers attended the Spain-Thailand Innovation & Tech Dialogue Platform “Accelerating the Impact of Innovation & Strategic Partnership across the Food Industry Value Chain: New Healthy and Sustainable Food Products & Processes (Functional Foods & Valorization of Agrifood Waste)” at the Athenee Hotel. The event was organized by the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), Ministry of Science and Innovation, Kingdom of Spain, Embassy of Spain in Bangkok, Thailand, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Kingdom of Thailand, Program Management Unit for Competitiveness (PMUC), Office of National Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Policy Council (NXPO), Thailand Science, Research and Innovation (TSRI) with the support from National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) and TISTR.

On this occasion, H.E. Mr. Felipe De La Morena, Ambassador of Spain to the Kingdom of Thailand and Ms. Suchada Thaensap, Secretary to the Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation delivered the opening remarks. In the morning session, there were presentations on the roles of CDTI and PMUC in promoting funding technological cooperation and an overview of Spain and Thailand’s R&D capacities and leadership in Circular Economy and Agri-Food. In the afternoon, there was a business matching meeting (B2B, R2B, R2R Meetings) in parallel with the EU-Thailand Conference on Circular Economy and Food Technology to create knowledge and understanding of the funding opportunities under Horizon Europe in circular economy and food technologies and foster EU-Thailand R&D collaborative cooperation.