Real estate developer K.E. Group in Thailand has partnered with innovation platform Plug and Play Tech Center to join as a Founding Anchor Partner for its new smart cities program.
K.E. Group intends to leverage Plug and Play’s global ecosystem to identify the latest cutting-edge technologies to drive innovation across its business units.
“As one of Thailand’s largest real estate developers, we see the need to constantly strive for innovation,” said Kaveepan Eiamsakulrat, Executive Chairman K.E. Group. “Plug and Play’s established global network will allow us to gain access to the latest technologies and identify key strategies that we can implement in our business units.”
Shawn Dehpanah, VP for Asia Pacific at Plug and Play, said the company’s inaugural program in Thailand will focus on a Smart Cities theme that will bring together key players across industries and verticals such as real estate, energy and sustainability, mobility and IoT, and digital health.
“Our demand-driven and stage-agnostic approach provides corporate partners with unique access to solutions catered to solve their pain points and welcome the consumer-driven digital era,” Dehpanah said.
Dehpanah added that Plug and Play will hep to facilitate a scalable platform for collaborations between startups and corporations based in Thailand and connected to their regional and global networks.
Going in harmony with the government of Thailand’s Smart Cities Project which aims to establish 100 smart cities nationwide by 2022, Plug and Play aims to provide its partners with horizontal access to its global ecosystem of startups across the United States, Europe and Asia.
With more partners set to join its smart cities platform in Thailand, Plug and Play will continue expanding its reach within the thriving innovation scene in the region.