It was a great pleasure for us to welcome Dr. Vorapol Socatiyanurak, Member of the National Legislative Assembly, Chairman of Finance, Banking, Financial Institutions and Capital Markets Sub-committee to the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, during his visit on Wednesday 1st February 2017. Dean Pratap Singhasivanon led the visit. Dr. Vorapol mentioned the Thailand 4.0 plan, which aims to strengthen our innovation capacity. This included a 300% tax exemption for R&D and Innovation expenditure. This information was elaborated upon, in terms of 5 steps towards commercialization—from creation of manpower to innovation, building a prototype, assuring commercial value, to listing on the stock market. In this context, Dr. Vorapol also met with Prof. Nicholas J. White, Dr. Kesinee Chotivanich, Dr. Jetsumon Prachumsri, and Prof. Dr. Punnee Pitisuttithum.