Khon Kaen University held the opening ceremony of the 2nd “KKU Technology Transfer to CLMV in Vietnam and Cambodia” at Innovation Hub KKU
Friday June 28, 2019, 13:00 p.m. at Innovation Hub KKU, 3rd Floor, Complex Food and Service Center, Khon Kaen University – The opening ceremony of the 2nd “KKU Technology Transfer to CLMV in Vietnam and Cambodia” was held with Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, Acting President of Khon Kaen University presiding over the ceremony. Asst. Prof. Prasert Vijitnopparat, Head of the Project made the reporting speech. A lot of KKU administrators, lecturers, and students attended.
The KKU Technology Transfer to CLMV Project was held for the second time – this time to Vietnam and Cambodia. The project aims at organizing technology transfer activities to neighboring countries, publicizing students’ work and building a network with international organizations.
Asst. Prof. Prasert Vijitnopparat, Head of the Project said that CLMV transfer technologies to neighboring countries by means of our students who of course are supervised by their advisors. The project also builds networks for academic, business and social responsibilities; and thus in turn bringing reputation to KKU.
“For the project continuity and expansion, this year the activities are for Vietnam and Cambodia. The activities include surveying of problems and coordination at the sites, prioritization of jobs and setting plans that facilitate work. The information gathered will be brainstormed in order to select which bodies of knowledge and what kinds of technologies of KKU are appropriate to be transferred. Following these steps, the students and their supervisors will be trained before leaving. There will be 5 students in one team and one supervisor per team. It is believed that the activities will enhance experiential learning approach and good relationships with these countries,” Asst. Prof. Prasert said.
Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, Acting President of Khon Kaen University said that Khon Kaen University has a vision to become a world-class leading research university. The present strategic plans and administrations accent students’ learning through real practices or ‘experiential learning’, which also provides benefits to both the sharers and the receivers.
“KKU transformation policy emphasizes community development and stakeholders of the university. This KKU Technology Transfer to CLMV answers the policy since it transforms the former curricular activities to the new learning paradigm that places importance of real practices. Students have a chance to train and transfer technologies at the same time. It really benefits them in their occupational life in the future,” said the Acting President.
Mr. Pasit Tiwawongrut, a 4th year engineering student majoring in computer engineering of KKU explained about his project that applies IoT technology in Vietnam’s farming system in order to increase efficiency. The project needs a site visit to see what problems they have so that innovation can be designed to meet the needs of users.
“I have now prepared the controlling equipment that uses a sensor to read moisture, water, and temperature levels. There is a device that controls the opening or closing of certain gadget via the internet. We need to go to the site with our advisors. This project is useful for we can solve the problems that really exist. It will benefit our work in the future,” said Pasit.
This time there are 6 teams totaling 51 people including 11 supervisors and 40 students. Three teams will go to Phnom Penh bringing 3 technologies: 1. Digital library – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC) 2. Medical Media – Faculty of Medicine, at Royal Phnom Penh Hospital and 3. VDO team form International College. The project period is June 30 to July 6, 2019.
The other three teams go to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam bringing 3 technologies: 1. Chatbot and IoT – Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering, Nongkhai Campus, with entrepreneurs in Vietnam, applying IoT to improve the work of Vietnamese farmers. 2. Product Design – Faculty of Architecture, to design and improve goods packages for Vietnamese entrepreneurs. 3. team form International College. The project period is July 67-13, 2019.