STEAM is a platform to accelerate the transformation towards smart circular economy through knowledge convergence, skills and mindset training, and youth entrepreneurship practice.
Platform of Transformation, Dynamically & Globally Evolving
Youth Leadership, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Towards Sustainability
With Industry 4.0 advancing its impact in various aspect of our society from production (agriculture and manufacturing) to consumption through convergence of robotics, ITC, design, IoT, data analytics and visualization. The economy is also evolving from Linear to Circular where food, energy and materials are produced and consumed more sustainably and waste being recycled and re-used. The convergence of all knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) and Life Cycle Thinking mindset has become increasingly critical in developing holistic innovation in Green materials/food/energy and Industry 4.0 (I4.0) in solving problems towards SDGs 2030 and advancing human society towards Circular Economy (CE).
STEAM Platform of Transformation, piloted at the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) during 2018 in Bangkok, provides an experiential learning/training program on knowledge convergence, circular mind set & strategic communication skills and leadership/entrepreneurship. The STEAM program fosters youth leadership, especially in the Asia Pacific region, to accelerate the transformation of today’s Linear Economy towards the emerging Smart Circular Economy. STEAM training program involves understanding technology innovation, strategically communicating innovation and practice of innovation.
STEAM Platform is currently exploring partnership with the United Nations and Asian Development Bank in supporting capability/capacity building for the ASEAN region towards Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy and co-developing solutions towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). STEAM focuses in building and growing ASEAN Youth Leaders and workforce equipped with STEAM knowledge and entrepreneurship skills in driving the region towards a sustainable future with I4.0 and CE.
STEAM platform offers internship & leadership programs for KMUTT students and international students to receive experiential & peer learning on I4.0 and CE as well as entrepreneurship skill training by youth trainers.
Within a short 6 months, STEAM has trained 50 KMUTT youth leaders including students and young faculty members and has showcased KMUTT innovations to the united nations, government agencies, Asia Development Bank, World Bank and others in Asia and Europe through various youth leadership forum and meetings addressing the future of the youth.
Our Vision and Mission.
Vision To become the leading global transformational platform for youth leadership and entrepreneurship towards smart circular economy.
Mission To foster youth leaders and workforce equipped with STEAM knowledge and entrepreneurial skills for building sustainable future.
STEAM Platform is an Asian Youth Driven Leadership Platform for Smart Circular Economy.