History of Thai–French Innovation Institute
Thai-French Innovation Institute is a cooperation project between the Thai government and the French government to be an organization that supports King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok in the development of technology in the production and development of human resources in science and technology for the industrial sector of Thailand to be more effective, in which France will receive a return on long-term investment in the dissemination of modern technology to educational institutions and establishments in developing countries as well as strengthen the relationship between the two countries on cooperation in science and technology under the cooperation agreement. Guide to representatives of the two governments signed an agreement on the issue 3.
Issue 1 on October 13, 1991, in Bangkok, between the Minister of Finance of Thailand and the Minister of Finance of France under the grant assistance for economic development program to Thailand through the department of international affairs and credit national of France.
Issue 2 on 18 December 1991 in Paris and on 3 January 1992 in Bangkok between representatives of both governments, which is the signing of the operating agreement (Implementation Agreement).
Issue 3 on 29 October 1991 in Paris between King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology North Bangkok and the French industry council to establish the Thai-French Innovation Center.
In the first 3 years, the French government, in collaboration with L’AIR LIQUIDE Group, Federation of French Mechanical Industries and France DIDAC, will support this project for a total of approximately 140 million baht. of production and simulation in energy aeronautics electronics and computers for King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology North Bangkok. Including granting scholarships to the faculty of 68 scholarships, divided into scholarships for master’s degree in aerospace engineering, 6 scholarships, 50 short-term training grants, split into 12 mechanics, welding and testing industries materials 18 grants for electricity – electronics and computers 20 scholarships for executives 12 scholarships. In this agreement, the Thai government must allocate personnel to support budget implementation and budget allocation of 34 million baht to build the 8-floor space of 3,200 square meters, called the Thai – French Innovation Center.
Thai-French Innovation Institute received grace from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presiding over the foundation stone of the Thai-French Innovation Institute building on 2 October 1990 and on 5 June 1992, proceeded opened the building and looked at the modern machinery and equipment exhibition of various French companies that the French government gave to the academic cooperation program and on Friday 22 October 2010, proceeded came to open the exhibition of Thai and French technology on the occasion of 20 years of the establishment of the Thai-French Innovation Institute and saw the exhibition of academic activities at the Thai-French Innovation Institute, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok.
In addition, on 26 December 2007, the act establishing King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, which was announced in the government gazette, volume 124, episode 98a and the university council, has announced King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok. Regarding the establishment of a division of King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok on 13 February 2008, Article 4, the establishment of the faculty, institute, college, therefore “Thai-French Innovation Center” has been established. At the faculty level at King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, called “Thai-French Innovation Institute” and announced in the gazette the volume 125, pages 68 to 21 on April 4, 2008.