SOFTWARE INDUSTRY PROMOTION AGENCY (SIPA) – CHIANG MAICategory: Software
Location: 18.766661, 99.037594
Established in 2003, the Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA) is a public organization administered under the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology. The agency is responsible for helping plan and write policy for the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, developing and promoting the software industry in Thailand. It supports and trains individuals and software personnel and promotes the software market and manufacturing process in Thailand through financial incentives, grants, and loans. SIPA also has a service center, which offers expert advisory services to those in the software industry on subjects such as getting financial support from the Thailand Board of Investment, copyright laws and business support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
An example of SIPA’s promotion of the digital economy and technological entrepreneurship is the ‘Tablet Tour Guide’ project supported and funded by SIPA that takes place in Chiang Mai. The ‘Tablet Tour Guide’ is a tour service available to visitors at Wat Phra Singh, Wat Suan Dok, and Wat Chedi Luang where tablets are hired out to guide people visiting these historical and cultural attractions, aiming to use technology to present information in a fun and interactive way. Other events and projects organized by SIPA include a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights in the ASEAN Economic Community, and the ‘Thailand Digi Challenge 2015’, an opportunity for digital content developers across the country to develop their ideas, show their skills and compete against one another for over 200,000 baht worth of prize money. SIPA Chiang Mai recently launched its SIPA One Stop Service Software and Digital Content Center at Promenada Resort Mall.
Name Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA) 158 Tung Hotel Road, T. Wat Gate, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000
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