|Key dates||Deadline: Thursday 31 January 2019|
Food and Agriculture and Biotechnology is one of the key focus areas of the government’s Thailand 4.0 initiative to move Thailand from an industry-based economy to that of science and technology, research development and innovation. The government set up the Food Innopolis at the Thailand Science Park in 2016 as a global food innovation hub to support research and development and innovation for the food industry, amassing over 32 food related companies and 23 higher education institutions with more planning on joining.
The UK similarly is a thriving centre for research and product development in food and drink, pioneering ethical, health and convenience foods and is leading in the development of stable, ethical and traceable global supply chains. In addition, it hosts some of the world’s best collaborations between universities and food and drink companies.
We are working in partnership with Food Innopolis, the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, to forge partnerships and create a knowledge sharing platform between universities and food industry in Thailand and the UK.
The Sensory and Consumer Behaviours: Train the Trainers Project project aims to:
- increase the knowledge of the sensory analysis for Thai universities and industries;
- develop skills and knowledge of consumer behaviour in food industry and related sectors;
- increase knowledge transfer and engagement between Thai and UK universities and the food industry sectors;
- build capacity of Thai institutions through expertise from the UK;
- expand gateway for Thai industry to work with UK industry.
We are looking for a UK expert to:
- deliver a 5-day workshop in Thailand on sensory evaluation
- organise UK study visit for Thai universities to find partnerships between Thai and UK universities on targeted areas and to learn best practice from the UK.
- deliver a presentation to all relevant stakeholders including Ministry of Science and Technology, related government and science agencies, university academics and members of industry sectors.
Maximum budget available is £6,500. Apply now until 31 January 2018.
How to apply
Please download RFP and Annexes below: