STI policy for Mobilizing Talents from universities and public research institutes to assist the private sector in technological upgrading for competitivess
Due to the current economic and social competition and an increase in wage, private sector needs to place an emphasis on research and development in order to provide high-valued products and services, to create niches of difference and to focus on promoting innovation instead of price competition. To keep pace with this change, a large number of personnel in science technology and innovation (ST&I) is required. Nevertheless, 54 percent of all researchers in Thailand (according to the survey conducted in 2013) are working in universities and government research institutes. Therefore, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) has created “STI policy for mobilizing talents from universities and public research institutes to assist the private sector in technological upgrading for competitiveness (Talent Moibility)” to solve to the lack of researchers in private sector.
Telent Mobility Program was approved by the Cabinet on February 18th, 2015. The details are as follows: