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From now until 3 May 2019

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

“U.REKA” is the first university-industry collaboration program to foster Thailand’s innovation ecosystem and nurture strong deep tech startups since ideation to commercialization.

The program’s ultimate purpose is to enhance Thailand’s digital competitiveness through strengthening the collaboration between the academia and industry and fostering deep-tech startups. The proposal shall demonstrate the expected contributions in terms of theory and managerial contributions as well. We aim to create the technology of novelty and significance with the potential to be published as research paper, apply for intellectual property protection and commercialized

Above all, the program is designed to help teams who are eager to open up for possibilities, commit to learn and drive themselves to become successful entrepreneurs and deep-tech startups in the future.

Timeline

Project Phase Information

 1.Online Application

  • Period: 18 March – 3 May 2019
  • Number of selected teams for the next round: 30 teams

Team Qualifications

1. There are at least 3 team members (including the team leader)

2. There is 1 Principle Investigator with the following qualifications:

  • Have a Ph.D. and expertise in a field among the 6 key technologies

  • Be a faculty member of a university/ institute in Thailand

3. All team members demonstrate commitment and show that they are active members throughout the program

4. The team possesses the capability in terms of technical expertise and human resources to conduct research & development of the proposed solution

6 Keys Technology

AI & Machine Learning

Blockchain

Cloud & Security

Big Data & IoT

AR/VR

Quantum Computing

Industry Challenges

Financial Services

Healthcare

Food & Beverage/Agriculture

Retail

Financial Services

Hospitality

Hospitality

2.In-Depth Interview

    • Period: 6-14 June 2019
    • Number of selected teams for the next round: 10 teams
    • Format: Individual presentation and Q&A session in front of the honorable judging committee in a closed room

3.Incubation

Incubate: Prove feasibility of the technology or solution and get the early-user feedback to improve and develop

Prototype: Figure out how the product or feature will be achieved and test the prototype

Design the plan for R&D phase: Develop workplan and budget for R&D phase

Duration 3 months

What you get

  1. No IP and equity taken from the team joining our program
  2. Receive THB 200,000 grant (no equity taken)
  3. Join the first of its kind deep tech incubation program (3-months) and learn from relevant classes and workshops to improve your skills and increase knowledge
  4. Get free access to co-working space and its facilities
  5. Receive mentorship (business and technical)
  6. Expand your network of friends in the technology and industry

3.Incubation

Incubate: Prove feasibility of the technology or solution and get the early-user feedback to improve and develop

Prototype: Figure out how the product or feature will be achieved and test the prototype

Design the plan for R&D phase: Develop workplan and budget for R&D phase

Duration 3 months

What you get

  1. No IP and equity taken from the team joining our program
  2. Receive THB 200,000 grant (no equity taken)
  3. Join the first of its kind deep tech incubation program (3-months) and learn from relevant classes and workshops to improve your skills and increase knowledge
  4. Get free access to co-working space and its facilities
  5. Receive mentorship (business and technical)
  6. Expand your network of friends in the technology and industry

4.Research & Development Phase

Minimum Viable Product

Get proof of traction on the first MVP of the final product/ solution

Develop IP landscape analysis and plan

Have Clear market and business model hypothesis

Potential funding from corporates

What you get

  1. Receive a progressive research fund maximum THB 5 million (no equity taken) through the university/institute for the whole R&D phase (6-24 months)
  2. Get free access to co-working space and its facilities
  3. Receive mentorship (business and technical)
  4. Increase the opportunity to network with and gain access to venture capital and other investors

Granting Framework

The sponsored research fund will be divided into two parts;

  1. Funding as Durable articles (assets)
  2. Funding as normal Research fund (monetary). SCB takes responsible for all durable articles procurement.

U.REKA program will not take any IP or equity in return of the grant and/or progressive research fund given. All funds flow through the universities/ institutes to the funded team

U.REKA partners

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R&D FINALISTS

EASY RICE

An artificial intelligence system created to enhance efficiency in the process of rice & cereal quality inspection

QuTE

A group of Thai researchers whose mission is to ready Thailand for the upcoming Quantum Technology

PORDEEKUM.ai

“Tunejai: The Mental Health Chatbot Engine for Depression”

TinyEpicBrains

Video QR: a scanable video technology which creates true engageable videos, connects customers to products and collects customer insights.”

Perception

A desktop-based mixed reality platform that allows a user to see and interact with virtual objects as if they exist before him/her in the real world.

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