Thammasat Business school (TBS) and Government Savings Bank (GSB) have signed an MoU for establishing the TBS-GSB S2 Space @ Thammasat Rangsit project, a co-working space for students to apply their skills and knowledge in guiding and promoting local knowledge into a different business. The objectives are to build a new space for learning, developing innovations, and sharing ideas.
Associate Professor Gasinee Witoonchart, the Rector of Thammasat University, and Dr. Chatchai Payuhanaveechai, the Director of Government Saving Bank, signed MOU on 4 June 2020 at the Thammasat Business School building in Rangsit campus. On this occasion, the TBS management team, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ruth Banomyong, the Dean of Thammasat Business School, along with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sathaporn Opasanon, the Associate Dean for Administration, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Komn Bhundarak, the Associate Dean for Academic as well as TBS officers were also present.
Associate Professor Gasinee, reveals that this is not the first time that Thammasat and GSB are working together, and that the university and GSB have been working together in many academic projects for a long time.
On 20 November 2017, TU and GSB signed an MoU to support and develop the local knowledge. “We wanted to help build the connection between people in the community, entrepreneurs, community enterprises like OTOP, SMEs, and SMEs Startup. With a good connection, people in the community can build a strong and sustainable business,” said Associate Professor Gasinee.
“In the TBS-GSB S2 Space project, we want to continue working toward the same objective in pushing the local knowledge and enterprises further in the market. TBS-GSB S2 Space will be the co-working space for students that is outside of their classroom but is still on the campus. The space allows our students to develop their skills and use them to guide and promote local knowledge into something bigger.
Dr. Chatchai added that other than supporting the students, the TBS-GSB S2 Space @ Thammasat Rangsit also welcomes the staff and interested public to learn and use their experiences to help each other develop innovations. This will also be helpful in developing community enterprises into or establishing a SMEs Startup.
TU and GSB will be providing not only space but also the capital and knowledge needed in getting started. The school believes that this is a great step in teaching the business mindset, and talented startup entrepreneurs for the future.