Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Partners with RMUTT to Develop Students to Become Entrepreneurs
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has partnered with RMUTT to organize activities to teach students how to become entrepreneurs in the Innovative Startup program, which also includes seminars aimed to inspire students to work and become entrepreneurs.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prasert Pinprathomrat, RMUTT President said that the partnership between the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and RMUTT promotes and supports the university’s efforts to advance towards becoming an entrepreneurial university. The program consists of a variety of activities to teach students how to become entrepreneurs, specifically how to develop strong entrepreneurial skills. Activities include seminars aimed to inspire students to become entrepreneurs, hosted by Dr. Peerawan Wiwattananon and Dr. Udomthipok Praikaset at the RMUTT auditorium.
Dr. Peerawan Wiwattananon presented about analytical thinking and innovation, including inventions in NASA, which require adequate communication and understanding of customers’ needs. Moreover, inventions require high accuracy and attention to details due to its complexity. When faced with obstacles, one has to rapidly find a solution, learn from one’s mistakes, and move forward towards achieving the goal. He also talked about his motivation in doing work and urged students not to see their own limitations as obstacles in preventing them from continuing what they aspire to do.
Dr. Udomthipok Praikaset described required preparation prior to becoming an entrepreneur. He pointed out various skills that entrepreneurs practice, and emphasized that entrepreneurs have to seek for opportunities, be motivated, learn, take risks, and never give up in their entrepreneurial journey.
Ms. Tomnawan Wanpahul, a third-year student from RMUTT’s Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, and one of the attendees in the Innovative Startup program’s seminar on how to become an entrepreneur said that she obtained a copious amount of advice that she can apply in living in a changing world after listening to Dr. Peerawan Wiwattananon’s experiences regarding how to successfully do business, obstacles he faced, and how he overcame them. She added that being able to participate in this program is a turning point for her.
Moreover, Mr. Anocha Nakjam, a fourth-year student from RMUTT’s Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, another attendee in the Innovative Startup program said that he obtained an overall understanding of entrepreneurship and the path that successful entrepreneurs took, which has inspired him to continue to push himself [to achieve his goal].