MIT REAP Team Bangkok’s regional focus is on the Bangkok metropolitan area. The team has strong support from the government and other stakeholders, including University of Thai Chamber Commerce, The Brooker Group PLC, Office of Ministry of Finance, and General Electronic Commerce Services.

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Dr. Sauwanee Thairungroj
Champion
Associate Professor, President, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce,
Rathapol Bhakdibhumi
President and CEO, General Electronic Commerce Services Co., Ltd.
Chan Bulakul
CEO, The Brooker Group PLC.
Amporn Kanjanakumnerd
COO-Sugar Business Group, Mitrphol Sugar Corp., Ltd.
Thanavath Phonvichai
Deputy Director-General and Spokesman of the Fiscal Policy, Office Ministry of Finance, Thailand
Edward Rubesch
Director of the IDE Center, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Auramon Supthaweethum
Deputy Director, Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Commerce
Dr. Rawida Wiriyaktijar
Acting Dean, UTCC College of Entrepreneurship, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Varut Bulakul
Head of Investment, The Brooker Group PLC
Sakdipon Juasrikul
Director of the IDE Center, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Akkharawit Kanjana-opas
Deputy Director, National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Officer (STI)
Ekniti Nitihanprapa
Director General, Ministry of Finance
Pantitra Putamanonda
Executive Assistant to the President, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce

Team Strategy

  • Challenge & Opportunity:
  • Strategy & Action:
  • Challenge & Opportunity:
      • Region of focus: Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand with a focus on the UTCC district
      • Comparative advantage:
        • Strong tourism sector (ranked 9th globally in tourism revenues)
        • Medical tourism
        • Popular cuisine
        • Software startup clusters are strong and have been focused on by prize competitions and other efforts to support entrepreneurs.
      • Core Challenges:
        • Low innovation capacity from which innovation-driven enterprises would emerge.
        • Lack of entrepreneurial education in higher education.
      • Stakeholder Insight:
        • Strong support from the government and other stakeholders but the team isn’t engaged enough with local entrepreneurs.
        • Struggled with partnering with local universities to being to implement entrepreneurial education.
        • Need to provide more opportunities for the corporate stakeholders to be involved in their strategy.
      • Will be updated once the team graduates from the program.
      • REAP Strategy:
        • Create broad awareness of innovation-driven entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth.
        • Build a strong community of mentors and be a catalyst through which local startups can connect with the mentors.
        • Focus specifically on the district of Bangkok covered by the UTCC where a diverse group of businesses and corporates exist

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Core Regional Metrics

Economic & Social Progress

Social progress and economic prosperity as a collective measure of development in a region.

Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.

Innovation Capacity

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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Funding

-Funding for research
-Government programs

Performance

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People

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Policy

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Demand

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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Entrepreneurial Capacity

Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.

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Demand

-Government, corporate and consumer demand for new products and services

Policy

-New business creation policy
-Business law and business policy

People

-Pool of entrepreneurs
-Quality of entrepreneurial education

Performance

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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Funding

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