Delta Thailand Discusses Training and R&D Collaboration with Top Thai Universities at 1st Delta Power Electronics Committee Meeting
By Delta Thailand - Published March 27, 2023
Bangkok, Thailand, March 2, 2023-Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL. hosted professors from Thailand’s leading universities at the first Delta Power Electronics Committee Meeting held in the company head office in Bangpoo Industrial Estate. The committee’s aim is to facilitate collaboration between Delta and its partner universities in the development of local power electronics training and R&D to support the Thailand 4.0 goal to make the nation an EV hub.
In 2022, Delta Thailand opened its first-ever Power Electronics Lab located at a Thai university, as part of the Thailand Board of Investment's (BOI) merit-based incentives measures, at King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB). The Delta Power Electronics Lab aims to provide young Thai engineering talents with world-class testing facilities to develop advanced skills and foster local research of power electronics with Delta’s leading power electronics technology and equipment.
Mr. Jackie Chang, Delta Thailand President, welcomed the professors and outlined the 2023 plans for the Power Electronics project. “We support Thailand’s ambition to become one of the regional hubs of EV development. So in terms of laying the foundation of excellent talent and R&D capabilities, Delta is ready to collaborate with our partner universities and take this significant step to move the country’s electronics and next-gen automotive sectors forward,” Mr. Chang said.
Delta project managers introduced the Power Electronics Lab and training course and invited the attending professors from King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Lardkrabang, Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University, Kasetsart University and Burapha University to discuss implementation at more engineering faculties.
In addition, Delta Thailand and its partner universities discussed the launch of a regional industrial automation and green solution competition in Thailand to replace of the international Delta Cup held in China. This development reflects the growing importance of the Southeast Asia region in global manufacturing and sustainable business operations.
Over the past years, Delta has worked with its local partner universities in the Delta Automation Academy and has set up Delta Advanced Automation Labs in engineering faculties to train approximately 3,000 Thai engineering students and over 30 professors. Delta Thailand has sponsored local student talents from Southeast Asia and India who have won prizes at the international Delta Advanced Automation Competition held each year in China.