Thai-UK Technology Transfer Workshop

BIOTEC, in collaboration with the British Embassy in Bangkok and the International Agri- Technology Centre (IATC) of the UK, organized the “Thai-UK Technology Transfer Workshop” on 26 October 2008 at Thailand Science Park. The Workshop aimed to share information on how technology transfer work in each country and develop technology transfer mechanisms at a governmental and institutional level in Thailand and UK to ensure that both countries benefit from available agri-technologies and biotechnologies exploitation in the future. Attended the Workshop were representatives from BIOTEC, the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), NSTDA’s Technology Licensing Office (TLO), IATC, the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) of University of York and Plant Bioscience Limited (PBL) based in Norwich Park.

The Workshop has successfully established an understanding on the technology transfer procedures and players in each country. The Meeting agreed in principle to organize a meeting among technology transfer offices in Thai universities and NSTDA-TLO with counterparts in the UK to promote the exchange of information on and the exploitation of available technologies in respective institutes.

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Mr. David Dent (4th from left), an Industry Specialist of IATC  and Dr. Kanyawim Kirtikara (5th from right), BIOTEC Executive Director in group photo with workshop participants
About International Agri-Technology Centre (IATC)
The International Agri-Technology Centre at Stoneleigh Park offers support and advice to UK companies in the agriculture and related technologies sector looking for new market opportunities across the globe. The centre is a joint initiative between UK Trade & Investment, the lead government organisation for helping companies based in the UK achieve their export potential, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) and Advantage West Midlands. For more information please visit:

Posted on 28 November 2008.