PMUC supports technology development, extending research from laboratory to commercial use through 7 frameworks: High-value Agricultural Products and Health Foods; Tourism and Creative Economy; Bio-energy, Bio-chemicals and Bio-materials; Digital Platform, Circular Economy; Future Mobility, Robotic, and Automation; and Health and Medicine, to increase the country’s competitiveness.
Assoc. Prof. Siree Chaiseri, Ph.D., Director of Program Management Unit for Competitiveness (PMUC), Policy Office of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), revealed that PMUC is an agency, whose primary function is to manage investment capital and promote collaboration between the public and private sectors both within and outside the country, in order to connect science, technology, and innovation with the value chain that creates the high-value product and service industry, while building the country’s competitiveness and promoting sustainable social, economic and environmental development.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siri said that Thailand has high competitive capability with diverse resources. Incorporating research, science, technology and innovation, could help uncover new possibilities that will help entrepreneurs become more confident in applying research outputs or scientific processes in upgrading the country’s products and services to be high-value products, while helping to move the country towards a new era of commercial economy driven by innovation and creative-based businesses. This will ultimately enable Thailand to better compete internationally.