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International Symposium 2008 in Bangkok
"Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia"
Honda Foundation and National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) of Thailand co-organized an international symposium on eco-technology entitled, “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia” in Bangkok, on March 28 and 29, 2008. Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, special advisor to the Japanese prime-minister, Assoc. Prof. Sakarindr Bhumiratana, president of NSTDA and other academics, bearcats, business people from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Nepal gathered. They discussed and exchanged their opinions on various issues such as “Revisiting Ecotechnology Concept for Asia”, “Resources and Global Environment”, “Water, Food & Environment”, “New and Clean Energy” and “What as citizen of the earth we could do together with the spirit of Ecotechnology”. Dr. Kurokawa also contributed a special lecture on “Development of Innovation System in Japan and Implication for Thailand”.
Vice-chancellor of Tokai University, Dr. Hirohisa Uchida delivered a welcome address.
Nurturing next-generation, young people and effective collaborations among Asian countries are very important.
Special Advisor to the Japanese Prime-minister, Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa delivered the keynote address.
Innovation is creation of new social values. You have to always think and behave out of box.
- Associate Professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Dr. Atsushi Sunami chaired the symposium.