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.