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BANGKOK, 16 October 2009 (NNT) – The National Innovation Agency (NIA), in cooperation with the Education Ministry, opens a distance learning program on Innovation Management for Entrepreneurs, in a hope to increase the number of innovative businesses.

Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, Science and Technology Minister said NIA has signed a joint agreement to that effect with the Distance Education Institute (DEI) and the Non-Formal Education Promotion Office of the Education Ministry. The program offers interested entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn about innovation development in a self-study style. The curriculum is divided into 9 parts such as Innovation and its Management, Strategic Innovation, and Intellectual Properties. The program should help the entrepreneurs create value-added products and enhance their competition in the market.

Interested people are invited to submit application forms by mail or to directly visit DEI office. The application period is from 2 – 30 November 2009 or log on to for more information.

NIA offers distance-learning on Innovation Management