Plug and Play is the world’s largest open innovation platform, bringing together the best startups and the world’s leading corporations. As part of our core mission, we believe the path towards key technological advancements is to redefine the way we approach innovation and to encourage collaboration between corporations and startups. 2019 has been a great year for us with several new programs launched and 15 new corporate partners joining our ecosystem here in Southeast Asia.
Our Asia Pacific Headquarters is located in Singapore. Regarded as one of the key economic hubs in the region, it is home to countless regional headquarters of multinational corporations. We launched our office in Singapore back in 2010 to invest in high-potential startups in the region. Since then, we have expanded our operations to running industry-specific accelerator programs that help our corporate partners boost their innovation efforts in Southeast Asia. Currently, our teams in Singapore focuses on industries such as Fintech, Mobility, Travel and Supply Chain, with more programs set to launch in 2020.
On February 2016, President Joko Widodo visited our headquarters in Silicon Valley. Understanding the impact that Plug and Play had on the tech ecosystem in other countries, President Joko Widodo invited us to Indonesia. GK-Plug and Play Indonesia is the result of the collaboration between Plug and Play Tech Center and Gan Konsulindo (GK), a strategic business advisory alliance in Indonesia. GK-Plug and Play Indonesia's mission is to make innovation open to anyone, anywhere.
Plug and Play Thailand is an Open Innovation Platform that is part of the global Plug and Play network. Our program in Thailand focuses on a Smart Cities theme that brings together key players across industries and verticals such as Internet of Things, Mobility, Real Estate, Retail and Health. Our demand-driven and stage-agnostic approach provides Corporate Partners with unique access to solutions catered to solve their pain points and welcome the consumer-driven digital era.