The Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) organized a Training Program on Production Upgrading and Value Creation for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Micro-enterprises at TISTR in Technopolis, Thailand from October 31 until November 11, 2016 under WAITRO-ICESCO sponsorship.
Out of the applications received, nine were successful and selected to participate from the member institutes of WAITRO in Malaysia, Indonesia, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Colombia.
The purposes of the training were to share knowledge and experience in terms of production upgrading and value creation by science, technology and innovation to SMEs and micro-enterprises’ products i.e. material, pharmaceutical and natural products, food products, useful ideas on global trade and trend, sustainable management and environmental concern related to the production. The course consisted of lectures by notable speakers from various well-known institutes in Thailand i.e. Board of Investment, Department of International Trade Promotion, Thai Packaging Association and TISTR researchers.