Science and Technology Park, Chiang Mai University (CMU STeP)
STeP is an organization that links Chiang Mai University to the companies to enhance the commercialization of research following the Triple Helix Model, the innovation system using collaboration between the private, academic and government sectors. STeP manages the Northern Science Park (NSP), which involves six other leading universities in Northern Thailand via several platforms and services such as incubation, collaborative research, intellectual property management, design development, etc. The NSP facility was opened in mid-2018 on the Mae Hia campus, which is situated only a few minutes South of the city center. The NSP facility includes several buildings, an auditorium, and pilot plants. STeP has also been the secretariat of Creative Chiang Mai since 2012. Creative Chiang Mai is one of the key stakeholders creating and supporting regional innovation ecosystems through various projects and activities.