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SCG launches “Open Innovation Center” to connect worldwide R&D collaboration, Enhancing business with an aim to drive better and faster innovation and increasing Competence of Thailand’s industry in ASEAN Level

Date : 20 July 2017


 

SCG accentuates its vision to be a regional market leader in sustainable innovations in ASEAN, launching “Open Innovation Center by SCG”, a center for innovation research and development collaboration with government, private and education sector worldwide. It aims to drive faster and better creative innovations network with its resources and dedications in driving research and development to commercialization to respond consumer needs and enhance quality of life as well as to increase competence of Thailand’s industry in ASEAN level.

The launch of “Open Innovation Center” by SCG is to wider an opportunity for a group of researchers used to collaborate with SCG, anyone who has a new idea to create innovation for the future or needs innovation to develop or improve their business. Regarding resources, equipment including and systematic and efficient working process from SCG, along with collaboration with experts, the R&D is proceeded faster than usual and wide-open for any sectors to become solution partner together in technology, manufacturing and product development. The opening ceremony was honorably attended by Dr. Suvit Maesincee, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office and Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang, Minister of Science and Technology, together with Mr. Roongrote Rangsiyopash, President & CEO of SCG and Mr. Cholanat Yanaranop, Executive Vice President of SCG and Chairman of SCG Innovation Committee.

Dr. Suvit Maesincee, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, said in the opening ceremony of Open Innovation Center by SCG that “with goal to increase Thailand’s competitiveness and promote
collaboration among every sectors under the world’s disruption at the present time, “Thailand 4.0” has been driven to stimulate potential for Thailand’s economy to shift from a middle-income to high-income country, from efficiency-driven to innovation-driven economy and from knowledge society to quality of life enhancement era. The Open Innovation Center by SCG can be a key driver from private sector which can possibly help to support country in achieving this significant goal.”

Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang, Minister of Science and Technology, said that “research and development in science and technology is a significant process in forging the country to an economic structure driven by innovations aligning with the Thailand 4.0 policy. It is a great pleasure for the opening of Open Innovation Center by SCG that it will advantage all sectors in enhancing knowledge on science and technology to creating innovations along with improving Thailand’s industry to be more competitive in ASEAN level.”

Mr. Cholanat Yanaranop, Executive Vice President of SCG and Chairman of SCG Innovation
Committee, said that “with over 1,800 R&D experts of SCG, budget of more than 6 billion baht per year for R&D with experiences and customer insight through a long-time business operation in both Thailand and ASEAN, the Open Innovation Center by SCG has full capability to strengthen innovation development for company’s 3 businesses and partners to faster create high-value added (HVA) products and services in order to respond to various customer needs at the present time.

“R&D is significant for SCG in enhancing competitiveness. In 2016, SCG recorded sales of 160 billion baht from HVA group in which accounted for 38% of the total revenue from sales. Today we still keep moving forward by integrating our expertise in creating innovation to develop into the Open Innovation Center with an aim to be an open space for R&D collaboration between SCG and government, private and education sector from both Thailand and international. Also, the Open Innovation Center by SCG can draw capability from each sector to share innovation ideas to improve standard of products and services together in enhancing better living for consumer,” Mr. Cholanat said.

Open Innovation Center by SCG also supports R&D for worldwide startups who possess intellectual property in science and technology to collaborate with SCG in developing high-capability innovation in
Materials, Clean Tech and Sensor & IoT to become SCG’s business partner in the future.

“SCG aims Open Innovation Center to advantage all sectors and drive R&D to be more beneficial in terms of commercialization and build sustainability for business sector by utilizing resources efficiently.
Furthermore, the Open Innovation Center will offer education sector an experience in innovation experimental process directly with consumer in lower expense and build economy’s strength and drive Thailand’s industry to ASEAN level, aligning with the government’s Thailand 4.0 policy,” Mr. Cholanat concluded.

For those interested can visit Open Innovation Center by SCG on weekdays (except public holidays) during 09.00—16.30 hrs. or contact openinnovation@scg.com and call 02-586-6324 or 02-586-1065 for more information about collaboration with SCG.

 
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