AUN University Innovation and Enterprise (AUN-UIE)

AUN University Innovation and Enterprise has main purpose to strengthen and leverage innovative capacity of universities in ASEAN by offering them a common space for research, academic cooperation and a network-connection to higher learning institutions, government agencies, industry sectors, and business enterprises across the region. AUN-UIE also plans to equip current ASEAN students and future generation with technological competency and innovative thinking for a society that looks towards the future.


AUN University Innovation and Enterprise (AUN-UIE) was intentionally initiated to replace the AUN-Intellectual Property (AUNIP), to be operated by Chulalongkorn University Innovation Hub.

Previously, AUNIP was established in 2007 to create an effective regional university IP network, which can serve as a resource for IP education, policy research and formulation in the region. The European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat signed a Financing Agreement for the implementation of the “ASEAN Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” (ECAP III). Component 4 of ECAP III was especially dedicated to ASEAN University Network Intellectual Property Network (AUNIP). AUNIP under collaboration with ECAP III, is attempting to form the IP network in the higher education. The beneficiaries and target groups are IP educators in universities, tertiary educational institutions and schools, ASEAN government officials concerned with IP policy formulation and enforcement and/or officials participating in to FTA negotiations, government agencies and IP offices, R&D and S&T institutions. AUNIP was later transformed to AUN-UIE in 2018.

AUN-UIE was established in 2018 and the secretariat is based at Chulalongkorn University Innovation Hub, Chulalongkorn University.

What We Do

The AUN-University Innovation & Enterprise (AUN-UIE) will facilitate a closer collaboration among the AUN Member Universities and between AUN and partner institutions, government agencies, industry sectors, and business enterprises. The mission of AUN-UIE will be aligned with the 2030 vision on Uniting to Deliver Technology for the Global Goals and the missions of AUN Member Universities on innovation and research development as formulated by the AUN Rectors’ Meeting and other AUN relevant meetings.


In order to tackle complex challenges of the Industry 4.0, AUN-UIE focuses on collaboration in the three areas:

  • Entrepreneurship Education: Train the new generation of students to develop necessary business skills including project initiation and research development.
  • University-Industry Cooperation: Produce researches to effectively accommodate the demand of industrial sector and the current ecosystem.
  • Community Development: Promote cross-disciplinary studies between STEM and SSH to create an advanced and ethical society as well as knowledge sharing on Innovation and Enterprise among AUN Member Universities.
Scope of Activities
  • Academy: Create, seek, and connect pool of talents and skills that build the innovation community.
  • Incubation: Provide a platform for universities and business communities, increase cooperation between ASEAN universities, and aid member universities in coordinating projects to determine their own future in innovation and enterprise.
  • Outreach: Organize demos for universities to display their ideas, discoveries, and progression based off of the ‘Academic’ and ‘Incubation’ deliverables.

Representatives from AUN Member Universities responsible for Research and Enterprise/Innovation Unit. For more information , please contact the Secretariat.

Contact AUN-UIE Secretariat

Chulalongkorn University Innovation Hub
Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building (Chamchuri 10 Building),
19 Floor, Soi Chula 12, Chulalongkorn University,
Phyathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
Phone: 02-218-3106