THE developers of True Digital Park, which is taking shape in Bangkok, say the project will be the first digital hub to open in the Asean region.
Thanasorn Jaidee, president of True Digital Park said, that the company had completed 80 per cent of work for the first phrase of the project, which covers about 40,000 square metres in the Punnawithi innovation district on Sukhumvit Soi 101.
Thanasorn said the park will be officially announced in November, set up with investment of around Bt700 million.
He said the park will create a startup ecosystem in its role as the first digital hub to be developed in the region, Some 80 per cent of the fixed space has been reserved by Thai and international companies to set up open laboratories, training centres, one-stop services and other activities.
He said that the first phase draws on a budget of around Bt700 million to manage the park, and work on the second phase – also of around 40,000 square metres - will start early next year.
“We want to built an e-unicorn in the country and for the region. Thailand is a destination for foreigners and we will built a global technology centre for the region and become a global hub for digital innovation," said Thanasorn.
He said the park is being developed as an open innovation platform that promotes collaboration between multinational companies, startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), investors, government agencies, and universities.
“It will be a digital innovation hub that completely fulfils lifestyles and builds an innovation-focused community under one roof. It also integrates spaces, including co-working space, enterprise space, innovation space and events as well as business services space,” Thanasorn said.
“The co-working space is designed for working, learning and collaboration and will be open for entrepreneurs, startups and tech talent. It also has 100 seats for events and 5,000 seats for co-working space.”
He said the enterprise space is state of the art for technology companies and mature startups.
“ The innovation space serves as a technology centre equipped with tech tools, open labs and an experience centre,” he said. “With the events and business services space, the park will also provide a one-stop services centre offering a wide rang of consultations and support, such as for visa applications for international workers.”
“True Digital Park is fully equipped with an integrated telecommunication system, such as for cloud services and hi-speed connectivity, smart Internet of things (IoT) in order to enable smart solutions for convenience in life. Then there is connected mobility that allow users to get mobility application to access facilities in the park such as allowing them to reserve conference rooms. And there are robotics systems in order to provide delivery service, digital lifestyle and intelligent learning by using Big Data to support users’ satisfaction and for them to achieve better lifestyles.”