The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) of Thailand has entered into partnerships with several companies specializing in Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies. These companies will collaborate with DEPA to help forward the Thai government’s Thailand 4.0 policy and support the planned Digital Park Thailand and the IoT Institute. DEPA is establishing Digital Park Thailand in the Eastern Economic Corridor aiming for it to be the next digital R&D hub of the ASEAN region. Eight digital clusters will be promoted in Digital Park areas including: Computer Hardware; Semi/superconductor; Smart Device, IoT, Robotics; Big Data & AI; Intelligent Platform & Auto System; Immersive Content; Satellite & Broadcast; Future Ultra High Broadband; and Digital Tech Startups. DEPA also plans to spend THB 1.6 billion (USD 50 million) to establish an IoT Institute as part of the Digital Park in the EEC by 2020.
The companies are as below:
Unity, a leading game development platform which also provides design services for automotive and other Manufacturing industries and also enables real-time workflow to CG content creators in film and animation
Spotwerkz, a Bangkok-based big data analytics company
Willowmore, Singapore-based company whose technologies include Access Control Management systems, Enterprise Smart Locks, IOT gateways, Monitoring solutions, Robotics & Automation and Artificial Intelligence
Gobi Partners, a leading early stage investors in IT in China and ASEAN, which manages 11 funds and has nine offices across China, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.
UnaBiz, an IoT network operator and the exclusive network operator of Sigfox’s low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) in Singapore and Taiwan
Ascent Solutions, a Singapore-based IoT company that specializes in cargo security and track & trace for smart logistics and has deep domain knowledge in technologies such as NB-IoT, Satcom, GPRS, Active and Passive RFID