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STI Strategy Development and Anchor Program Workshop

During May 14-19, 2018, Charles visited Thailand. He contributed to the “STI Strategy Development and Anchor Program Workshop, at Thonburi University in Bangkok.

He gave two lectures:

  • Innovation Theory for Developing a Holistic Innovation Policy – Replacing Linearity!
  • Make Strategic Public Procurement Drive Innovation: Specify Functions Instead of Products

He also provided consultancy services to four South-East Asian countries on how functional public procurement can be used to enhance innovation. The countries were Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and EECi in Thailand. EEC = the Eastern Economic Corridor of Thailand. “i” stands for innovation. Innovation shall be enhanced by developing the innovation system of the area.

The workshop agenda can be downloaded here.