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January 28, 2015

Minister of S&T, Lao PDR Visit NSTDA

14 January 2015, Prof. Dr. Boviengkham Vongdara, Minister of Science and Technology of Lao PDR visit National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).   Researchers from National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) and National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) presented their research project are: Machine Translation Embedded System Biodiversity and Ecological Research
November 21, 2014

Introduction of JSPS activity in Asia and sharing information about research opportunity in Japan

October 16, 2014 at 10:00 – 11:30 hrs.Lobby C, INC 2 Building, Tower CNational Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)   // Truehits.net
November 17, 2014

Visit of The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

10 November 2014 during 13:30 – 16:30 at NANOTEC Board Room, 4th Floor, Innovation Cluster 2 Building, NSTDA   // Truehits.net
November 17, 2014

Visit of University College Dublin, 30 October 2014

30 October 2014 at 14.30-17.00 hrs. Room 513, 5th floor, BIOTEC BuildingThailand Science Park, Pathum Thani   // Truehits.net
November 17, 2014

Opening Ceremony of the e-ASIA Joint Research Program Secretariat Office

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 during 12:00 – 15:00 hrs. INC 1 Corridor, Innovation Cluster1 Building, Thailand Science ParkNational Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)     // Truehits.net
November 17, 2014

Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR. visit NSTDA on 1 October 2014

Delegations from Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR. visit NSTDA on 1 October 2014 // Truehits.net
August 26, 2014

International Conference on "Anaerobic Digestion: AD Technology and Microbial Ecology for Sustainable Development (ADTech 2015)", 3-6 February 2015, Chiang Mai

Date: 3-6 February 2015 Venue: The Empress Hotel and Convention Centre, Chiang Mai, Thailand Organized by: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France Faculty of Agro-Industry, Chiang Mai University (CMU), Thailand King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Thailand Chairs of ADTech2015: Jean-Jacques Godon    INRA, France Morakot Tanticharoen  KMUTT, Thailand Call for Papers:We invite researchers…
May 08, 2014

The Sixth Meeting of NSTDA International Advisory Committee (IAC)

  The Sixth Meeting of NSTDA International Advisory Committee (IAC) was held on 29 March 2014 at Sirindhorn Science Home, Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani.  The meeting was chaired by Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda, President of National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan and six IAC members wereable to attend as listed below. •    Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda, President, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan.•    Dr. Lene Lange, Director of Research, Centre for Bioenergy, Aalborg University, Denmark. •    Mr. Craig Roy,…
February 11, 2014

Strengthening EU- ASEAN Bi -regional Science & Technology Cooperation & Innovation

The first ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days took place at Thailand Science Park January 21-23, 2014, and attracted more than 500 scientists, policy makers, funding agencies and innovative companies from across ASEAN and Europe.     The event, which was hosted by Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency(NSTDA) and the FP7 funded SEA- EU-NET project (www.seaeu.net),  marked the ASEAN launch of Europe’s new framework program for research and technological development called Horizon 2020, an 80 billion euros program…
November 28, 2013

Science & Technology for the Youth/Public Conference

The current conference aims at enhancing cooperation and dialogue in Science for the Public/Science for Youth. It shall serve as a platform for exchange of experience between Europe and Thailand in this field. The Conference is funded by the Thailand-EU Policy Dialogue Support Facility (PDSF) and is organised in close cooperation with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), under the Science & Technology (S&T) framework between Europe and Thailand.
August 29, 2013

The 8th AIST-TISTR-NSTDA Annual Conference

  National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan co-organized  the annual meeting on August 7, 2013 at Thailand Science Park Convention Center (TSP-CC), Pathum Thani, Thailand.     The discussed area in this conference and workshop are: Alternative Energy Automotive & Transportation System Materials Sciences Biofuel LCA for Biomass Utilization Biomass Refinery Environment Nanotechnology Metrology Electronics R&D Management and Collaboration  …
December 18, 2012

The Thai-Israeli Workshop on Agro-technologies for Cassava

November 18-22, 2012Israel   At the 4th annual Thai-Israeli Science and Technology Cooperation Conference* on June 6-7, 2012, the team of Thai and Israeli researchers concluded to organize a follow-on “Thai-Israeli Workshop on Agro-technologies for Cassava” in Israel during 18-22 November, 2012.   On 22 November, 2012, at the cassava workshop, there were nine Thai delegates from the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), and the Department of Agriculture (DOA), Ministry…
December 03, 2012

The 5th Meeting of NSTDA’s International Advisory Committee

The fifth meeting of NSTDA’s International Advisory Committee (IAC) convened on 1-2 November, 2012 at the Anantara Riverside Hotel in Bangkok.  The meeting was chaired by Prof. Harald zur Hausen, Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Germany and was co-chaired by Dr. Robert Morris, Vice President Global Labs, IBM Research.   The first day of the two-day meeting comprised parallel tracks in agriculture and food as well as energy and the environment.  Leading researchers from NSTDA presented their research…
July 11, 2012

Thai Professional Conference 2012: Disaster Risk Management: Lessons Learned from USA, Japan and Europe

The Thai Professional Conference 2012 (TPC 2012) was co-organized by the Reverse Brain Drain Section of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), together with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC).  Dr. Plodprasop Suraswadi, Minister of Science and Technology, opened and delivered a  special lecture.     The conference provides a stage for experts (Thais and non-Thais) from USA, Japan and Europe to share with the audience their natural disaster…

FP7 Info Day, 21 May 2012 at the Le Meridien Hotel Bangkok

The European Union Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development (FP7) is the main mechanism by which the European Union funds research and development, both within the European Union as well as outside of Europe. This funding program has a budget of more than €50 billion between 2007 and 2013. Almost all elements of FP7 are open to participation by Thai researchers and institutions.The European Commission will announce the largest Call for Proposals in FP7 in July 2012. In…
May 11, 2012

Thai-Israeli Science and Technology Cooperation Conference 2012

Thai-Israeli Science and Technology Cooperation Conference 2012June 6 - 7, 2012Plaza Athénée Hotel, Bangkok Agenda Press Release   Invited speakers:Thai: 1.    Dr. Warinthorn Songkasiri – CV/ Photo/ Abstract/ Presentation2.    Asst. Prof. Desell Suanburi – CV/ Photo/ Abstract/ Presentation3.    Dr. Treenut Saithong – CV/ Photo/ Abstract/ Presentation4.    Dr. Sithichoke Tangphatsornruang – CV/ Photo/ Abstract/ Presentation5.    Dr. Theerayut Toojinda – CV/ Photo/ Abstract/ Presentation6.    Dr. Alongkorn Amnuaykanjanasin – CV/ Photo/ Abstract/ Presentation7.    Dr. Preesan Rakwatin – CV/ Photo/ Abstract/ Presentation8.    Dr. Nusara…

EU FP7 Information Day 2012

FP7 National Info Day Program, Thailand21 May 2012Le Meridien Bangkok, Bangkok   Download Agenda Presentation Introduction to the 7th Framework Program (FP7) & FP7 Cooperation Program by Dr. Olivier Kuttel, Director, Euresearch, Switzerland FP7 Environment Topics Relevant to Thai Researchers by Dr Shilpi Saxena, NCP Environment, Germany FP7 KBBE (food, agriculture, fisheries and biotech) Topics Relevant to Thai Researchers & FP7 Health Topics Relevant to Thai Researchers by Mr. Uri Fishelson, Health NCP, Israel FP7 Marie Curie IIF and IOF…
March 30, 2012

NSTDA Annual Conference 2012 (NAC2012)

National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) held its annual conference (NAC2012) at Thailand Science Park from 24 – 28 March 2012 under a theme “S&T Knowledge: Key to Effective Disaster Response”.  The opening ceremony of NAC2012 was graciously presided over by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on 23 March 2012. NAC2012 activities covered an exhibition on highlight NSTDA research and scientific seminars aiming to unveil the advancement of various technologies and present innovative products and knowledge for effective response…
February 03, 2012

MCT 2012 An ISMRM Global Outreach Program, May 14-16

  MR club of Thailand (MCT) is formed by Thai professionals from various fields (MD, technologist, and scientist) working on Magnetic Resonance (MR) technology for medicine. Our goal is to promote the use of and research collaboration in the rapidly advancing MR technology in Thailand and ASEAN. The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) is a multi-disciplinary nonprofit association that promotes innovation, development, and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology throughout the world.This year MCT and…
January 24, 2012

Thailand PV Status Report 2011

This report aims to provide an overview of the status of solar PV in Thailand in 2011 coupled with a recent update on related policies and incentives.
December 29, 2011

Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policy in a Developing Country Context (DEIP)

Sea Sun Sand Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand5-9 March 2012 Deadline for application: 31 January 2012The Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies in Developing Countries (DEIP) is a one-week course provided by UNU-MERIT (Maastricht Economic and Social research and training centre on Innovation and Technology, United Nations University, The Netherlands). Proven to be popular since 2004 inception, this course has been designed for policy makers in science, technology and innovation policy, particularly in developing countries. Focus on strategic decision-making about…
December 22, 2011

Yongyuth Yuthavong Discusses the Challenges That Face Scientists in Thailand

Prof. Yongyuth Yuthavong discusses the challenges that face scientists in Thailand and the importance that society understands the significant impact of science.  Though science cannot go far beyond the general state of the country, we can aspire to be the leading developing country producing good science for a good cause.   Prof. Yuthavong shares his passion and his path to the malaria research and the current state of the development of the novel antimalarial agents.  The new P218 antimalarial candidate with…
December 19, 2011

Thailand to host NanoThailand 2012

More than 30 international experts on nanotechnology and policy makers, will converge in the province of Khon Kaen,Thailand from April 9-11, 2012 for the NanoThailand 2012 “Nanotechnology for the benefit of mankind”.From USA, Europe, Asia and Thailand, they will share insights and perspectives when considering materials in the nano scale.World renowned and award-winning chemist, Professor Kenneth Dawson, Chair of Physical Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is one of four keynote speakers who will expound his views on the…
November 30, 2011

Friends of NSTDA Helps Speed Flood Recovery

Friends of National Science and Technology Development Agency (FoN) organized the “FoN: Together Thailand Recovery Campaign” at the Ministry of S&T on November 30.  The aim of the event is to act as a venue for members of FoN to showcase research output that will help speed after flood recovery process in the form of Recovery Kit. Participating members included NSTDA, NANOTEC, NECTEC, Arunsawad.Com, BCT, Betagro, Digitdi, iNET, NETKA System, Build Asia, and Hi-Grimm Environmental and Research Co.,Ltd.  The event…
November 09, 2011

NANOTEC Partners UNITAR to Promote Nano-Safety Awareness in Thailand

The National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) has signed a collaborative agreement with the United Nation Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to promote training and capacity building for the development of nano-safety pilot project in Thailand. “The phase 1 of the public awareness campaign will be for 18 months” said Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director, NANOTEC. “We will work with our local partners to undertake training and capacity building initiatives to support public awareness of nano-safety. It is important that the…
November 07, 2011

Suggested Treatments for Foul Water and When EM Is Effective

Suggested treatments for foul water and when EM is effectiveby King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) and National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)Stagnant water becomes putrid when organic matters in the water start to decay.  Examples of these organic matters include human waste, municipal waste (from cities) and agricultural biomass (from farm lands).  When the natural microbes start decomposing these organic matters, they also use oxygen from the water as…
October 04, 2011

Special lecture “My research along the way to Stockholm” by Prof. Harald zur Hausen

The shared Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2008 went to the discoveries of two viruses causing severe human diseases.  While Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Dr. Luc Montagnier received the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS, Prof. Harald zur Hausen shared this 2008 Prize for finding the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer, the second most common cancer among women.  His research made it possible for the world’s first vaccine against cervical cancer…
October 03, 2011

Thai-German S&T Cooperation Researcher Mobility Scheme

ObjectivesThe objective of the joint researcher mobility scheme is to facilitate bilateral cooperation between the scientific communities of Thailand and Germany by supporting the development of joint research projects, through funding of bilateral workshops/seminars, exchange visits of scientists , and visits of composite (scientific and industrial) delegations. Its general provision is to organise a yearly “call for proposals” to which bilateral Thai-German teams can respond with joint project proposals. These proposals will be evaluated by a joint Thai-German team. A…
October 03, 2011

Joint Collaboration Development Awards UK-NSTDA Researcher Mobility Scheme

Key dates Applications by 31  October 2011 Decision notification by 15 December 2011 Travel to be complete and invoices submitted by 25 March 2012 The objectives of the UK-Thailand: Partners in Science initiative which was formally announced in September 2009 are as follows: To increase the extent of bilateral research co-operation between the two countries To encourage scientific collaboration and networks for mutual benefit To build scientific capacity within the Thai scientific community The scientific workshops conducted under UK-Thailand: Partners…
August 24, 2011

The 4th APEC Youth Science Festival "from Nature to Technology"

APEC Youth Science Festival is an international science and technology activities organized by APEC to promote awareness and interest in science and technology. Selected students and young scientists from APEC member economics will join together to explore the secret of nature, compete on science projects, learn cultural differences and participate in a special forums and lectures in interdisciplinary areas.APEC Youth Science Festival is an international science and technology activities organized by APEC to promote awareness and interest in science and…
August 22, 2011

NSTDA Awarded with Certificate for CFO Project as Pilot Organization to Reduce CO2 Emissions

With increased global warming, it is impossible to deny that continued human activities are the main cause.  These activities range from energy consumption, industrial development and expansion, transportation, to deforestation as well as the destruction of natural resources.  Certainly, all of this has affected humanity. In order to solve the problem, the concept of a “Low-Carbon Society” has come into existence.  It principally focuses on greenhouse gas reduction processes or activities that can be done in daily life. The Thailand…
June 22, 2011

Regional Closing Workshop "South-South Technology Transfer: Ethanol Production from Cassava"

Regional Closing Workshop "South-South Technology Transfer: Ethanol Production from Cassava"  on 22 June 2011, at Siam City Hotel, BangkokNSTDA in cooperation with UNIDO, and with funding support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), are completing a full-sized project proposal of  the project on Overcoming Policy, Market and Technological Barriers to Support /Technological Innovation and South-South Technology Transfer: the Pilot Case of Ethanol Production from Cassava. The workshop organized as a part of the project entitled "Overcoming Policy, Market and Technological…
June 23, 2011

EU FP7 Information Day Opportunities for Participation by Thai Researchers

The European Union Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development (FP7) is the main mechanism by which the European Union funds research and development, both within the European Union as well as outside of Europe. This funding program has a budget of more than €50 billion between 2007 and 2013.  Nearly all elements of FP7 are open to participation by Thai researchers and institutions.In July 2011 the next major round of FP7 Calls for Proposals will be announced. In…
May 30, 2011

The 3rd Thai-Israeli Science and Technology Cooperation Conference 2011 Shangri-La Hotel, Bangrak, Bangkok

Bangkok (May 30, 2011) -  It is a government’s intention to promote the development of science, technology and innovation that will benefit the social and economic development of the country.  It is to drive the country into a knowledge-based, technology- based and scientifically-oriented society.  The Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Royal Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, noted the importance of these aims and…
April 26, 2011

An Opportunity for Thai Researchers to Conduct Research in Europe

European Union FP7 International Incoming Fellowships (IFF) An Opportunity for Thai Researchers to Conduct Research in EuropeCALL NOW OPENWhat are International Incoming Fellowships (IFF)?International Incoming Fellowships are designed to give researchers from outside of Europe an opportunity to work on research projects in Europe.  This helps to develop research cooperation between Europe and other parts of the world to everybody’s benefit. What is the aim of the Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships?This program is designed to attract top-class experienced researchers…
March 24, 2011

NSTDA Annual Conference 2011 (NAC 2011)

National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) held its annual conference at Thailand Science Park from 24 – 26 March 2011.  The opening ceremony of NAC 2011 was graciously presided over by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on 24 March.  NAC activities include an exhibition to highlight NSTDA research and activities as well as to unveil new products and technologies to potential investors; scientific seminars and lab visit.Held under the theme "Science and Technology for Emergency Preparedness", the seminars offered…
March 28, 2011

An Opportunity to Invite European Researchers to Conduct Research at NSTDA

European Union FP7 International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF)An Opportunity to Invite European Researchers to Conduct Research at NSTDAWhat are International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF)?IOF is a program funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development of FP7. They are designed to encourage European researchers to spend time conducting research in institutions outside of Europe including Thai universities and research institutes.Who can apply?IOFs are for researchers from EU Member States and Associated Countries. To apply, the researcher must…
March 24, 2011

NSTDA Shows S&T Excellent Researches in 2011 Annual Conference

The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) is pleased to invite all to join the NSTDA's annual conference (NAC).  This year NAC 2011 has a theme "Science and Technology for Emergency Preparedness".  It will be held during March 24-26, 2011, at the Thailand Science Park, Pathumthani Province.  The event will also host an exhibition of the R&D output from NSTDA and partners from which technology will assist with the mitigating or coping with natural disasters ranging from prediction, to…
March 03, 2011

Postdoctoral Fellowship 2011-The National Metal and Materials Technology Center

GuidelinesThe National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) invites scholars/ Ph.D graduates whose work focuses on metal and materials technology and related fields to apply for a post-doctoral research fellowship.The fellowship’s purpose is to provide opportunities for young and promising researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups at MTEC.  The program allows sucessful candidates to advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research in Thailand.Eligibility- Applicants must…
December 03, 2010

The International Advisory Committee Suggests Capability Building on Basic Research

Thailand Science Park, 3 December 2010 – The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)’s fourth  International Advisory Committee meeting is now completed for this calendar year.  Seven committee members – Prof. Ruedi Aebersold, Prof. Sir Roy Anderson, Prof. Markus Antonietti, Dr. Robert Morris, Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda, and Prof. Herald zur Hausen (committee chairman) – participated in this meeting.   The meeting intensely discussed how NSTDA would make a significant economic and social impact of the real-world …
December 21, 2010

Communications Technology: A Crucial Tool for Flood Relief

The devastating floods in several provinces in Thailand have disrupted the lives of millions of Thais across the nation, leaving many towns stranded and without electricity.  Being without electricity and cut off from the world has made contacting personnel and agencies for help in this troubling time even more difficult, while flood victims are left suffering from lack of food and the outbreak of water-borne diseases.  Moved by the plight of Thais affected by the current wave of flooding across…
September 16, 2010

10 Technologies for Future Business

Delivered by Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool President of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA's Investor Day 2010 fair on 16 September 2010) 1. The Internet of Things The number of internet-connected computers has drastically increased from merely hundreds of thousands in the past to billions in the present.  There are now various types of computers, including desktops, notebooks, netbooks and mobile computers.  The Internet has evolved from instant communication by electronic mail (e-mail) to the World Wide Web.  And now…
December 21, 2010

Launching of “KEEEN”, a Bioremediation Agent, Developed by BIOTEC and HI-GRIMM Research Team

HI-GRIMM has official launched “KEEEN”, the innovation product on biotechnology called “Bioremediation agent”. It announced that KEEEN is the first of industry pioneer in Thailand. HI-GRIMM catches the global concerns over environmental conservation by launching KEEEN.  This amazing substance could respond to the industrial sector’s demand by leveraging biotechnology from Germany, the company successfully recreates the first of its kind innovation, the product that not only removes oil spill and traces but also has a self remediation process prior to…
October 11, 2010

2010 Outstanding Technologist Awards

One research group and three research individuals were selected to receive the “2010 Outstanding Technologist Awards” given by the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King. The Group Research Award: • The Outstanding Technologist award went to Rice Gene Discovery Unit at Kasetsart University for their achievement in employing biotechnology to improve the quality of Thai rice varieties.  The Rice Gene Discovery Unit is a specialized research laboratory, jointly established by BIOTEC…
September 14, 2010

Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat wins ‘Outstanding Alumnus Award’ from PSU

Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, Assistant President of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), has been chosen by the Prince of Songkla University as the Outstanding Alumna of 2010 in the category of ‘Outstanding Achievements’.  An honorary plaque was presented to her at a ceremony to be held on the Prince of Songkla Day, 14 September 2010, at the 60th Anniversary of His Majesty the King's Accession to the Throne International Convention Center, Prince of Songkla University, Hadyai campus, Songkla. …
September 16, 2010

NSTDA to Offer a Place for Potential Investors to Buy Innovations

NSTDA will hold the NSTDA Investors’ Day 2010 fair to exhibit research results, bridging “investors” and “inventors” with the idea to commercialize over 20 innovations and bringing them to the marketplace.  The exhibition, which will be held on 16 September 2010 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, will be a platform for researchers to showcase their research results and receive votes from investors for their work. Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, president of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA),…
October 02, 2009

Executive visits

• NSTDA Executives have been invited to attend the annual STS Forum in Kyoto since its inception. During October 2-8, 2009, H. E. Minister of Science and Technology along with NSTDA Executives participated in the 6th Annual STS Forum.  H. E. Minister joined the discussion “Dialogue among Political Leader, Scientists and Industrialists” as well as attended the “Science and Technology Minister’s Round Table Meeting”, in Kyoto.  H. E. Minister later visited Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. and proceeded to Tsukuba to…
August 22, 2010

Courtesy Call by NSTDA President to Strengthen Relationship with Japanese Partners

During August 22-25, 2010, NSTDA new President, Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, accompanied by Mr. Prayoon Shiowattana, Advisor, Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, Assistant President, and Dr. Toshihiko Nomi, JICA Expert, made courtesy call to key Japanese partners.  It is to strengthen the bilateral relationship between NSTDA and strategic partners in Japan.  The agencies visited are NEDO in Kawasaki, METI, MEXT, JSPS, JST, and JICA in Tokyo and NIMS and AIST in Tsukuba. NSTDA delegates led by Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool also made a courtesy…
August 23, 2010

NSTDA Signs Cooperation Agreement with Leading European Centre of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Research

On 23 August, 2010 NSTDA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Norwich Research Park (NRP) in support of joint research and development as well as the exchange of students and researchers. The Norwich Research Park located in the United Kingdom is a collaboration between the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, and four independent research centres; the John Innes Centre, the Institute of Food Research, the Sainsbury Laboratory and The Genome Analysis Centre.  The Norwich…
August 09, 2010

Foundation Honors Outstanding Scientists

Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King today recognize and honor 8 Thai scientists with outstanding achievements in scientific research for 2010.  The scientists will receive their awards from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on August 9 at a Royal Presentation Ceremony to be held at BITEC International Trade and Exhibition Center. Since its inception in 1982, the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His…
August 04, 2010

European Union Announces its Biggest Funding Opportunities Ever in Research and Innovation

Over 50 Calls for Proposals Open to Participation by Thai Researchers and Institutions Last week the European Union announced its biggest investment ever in research and innovation – nearly 250 billion baht. And a significant amount of this funding will go towards the European Union’s Seventh Framework for Research and Technological Development or FP7. Running from 2007 to 2013, FP7 is the EU's main financial instrument to support research and development activities. All elements of FP7 are open to participation…
July 13, 2010

6 Thai Agencies Join Forces to Solve Industrial Environmental Crisis

  Thai Environment Specialists from Overseas Brought in to Join the Team - Help Solve Problems An Efficient Pollution Monitoring System Expected in 3 Years Local Communities’ Confidence Instilled – Investors’ Confidence Restored Bangkok (13 July 2010) –  Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is presiding over the signing of the memorandum of collaboration for the collaboration “Solving the Environmental Crisis in Industrial Areas” among the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry…
January 01, 2008

BOI Revises STI Policy to Motivate Businesses to Invest More in Research Projects

The BOI is pouring more money into the NSTDA’s Fund for Science and Technology for Development, using tax incentives to motivate businesses to invest in projects concerning “Skills, Technology and Innovation” (STI).  Mitsubishi becomes the first to benefit from this amended policy with a contribution of Bht. 160.5 million. The Board of Investment (BOI) initiated a policy to promote investments in “Skills, Technology and Innovation” (STI) in 2004.  Originally, the criteria of expenditures eligible for tax incentives were divided into…
August 13, 2010

NSTDA-Osotspa Continue 3rd Year of ‘M-150 Ideology 2010: Solar Cell for Self-Sufficient Community’

NSTDA’s SOLARTEC has teamed up with Osotspa to organize the ‘M-150 Ideology 2010: Solar Cell for Self-Sufficient Community’ project, inviting university students to submit their own Solar Cell for Self-Sufficient Community proposals to compete for grants worth over Bht. 200,000.  Applications are being accepted until 13 August 2010. On 17 June 2010, Mr. Prathan Chaiprasit, deputy senior managing director of Osotspa Company Limited, and Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, Assistant Director of NSTDA, signed an agreement to launch the third year of…
June 30, 2010

NSTDA Welcomes New President

Thaweesak "Hugh" Koanantakool joined the Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University in 1981.  He came to Thammasat University in 1983 under an IT for Poverty Eradication and the development of Thai IT standards program.  In 1994, he was appointed Executive Deputy Director of the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), a national research center under the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).  His mission was to lead the Network/Software Technology laboratories.  The Network laboratory pioneered the Internet…
April 28, 2010

BIOTEC/NSTDA and GTZ Joint Project on Capacity Building on Energy and Resource-Efficiency for Thai Native Starch Industry

  A signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between BIOTEC/NSTDA and GTZ was held on 28 April 2009 at the Ministry of Science and Technology to jointly implement a project on “Capacity Building on Energy and Resource-Efficiency for Thai Native Starch Industry”. Thailand is considered a major producer and exporter of cassava and starch. Although the native starch production business became very competitive in the recent past, most of the native starch factories need to make an improvement…
May 25, 2010

NSTDA, PTT Chemical to Collaborate on Algal Biotechnology Research

Bangkok (25 May 2010) - Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and PTT Chemical Public Company Limited, signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation to foster joint algal biotechnology research.  NSTDA, a leading public research agency, and PTT Chemical Plc, a leading petrochemical and diversified chemical company, aim to collaborate on the research and development of advanced algal biotechnologies in an effort to effectively respond to industry’s demands and benefit the prosperity of the nation. The joint research will…
May 24, 2010

DSS Joins Hands with NSTDA to Further Research a Solar Electrification System Pilot Project Launched in Angthong

The Department of Science Service (DSS) and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) on 24 May, 2010 signed a memorendum of agreement (MOU) to collaborate on research on the utilization of solar energy in the Science and Technology Village project.  The ultimate goal of this MOU centers on the application of photovoltaic solar energy technology in providing power for village inhabitants.  In addition, this project aims to strengthen and promote the utilization of solar energy in the Science…
April 06, 2010

NSTDA Executives Join Delegation of S&T Experts from Southeast Asia in Meetings with the European Commission

On 6-7 April, 2010 Dr. Sakarindr Bhumiratana, President of NSTDA, Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, Vice President, and Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, Assistant President joined a delegation of S&T experts from Southeast Asia in a series of meetings with the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium.  The objective of these meetings with DG Research, DG INFOSO and DG Relex was to discuss Southeast Asia research priorities and to make recommendations on future calls for proposals under the EU's seventh framework program for research and…
May 21, 2010

"Towards the Enhancement of an Open Economic Partnership” by H.E. Mr. Korn Chatikavanij

Keynote Speech: “Towards the Enhancement of an Open Economic Partnership” by H.E. Mr. Korn Chatikavanij, Finance Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand at 16th Nikkei International Conference on “The Future of Asia” on 21 May 2010, Tokyo Opening Remarks It is a great honour for me to deliver the keynote speech at the 16th Nikkei International Conference. My Prime Minister, H.E. Abhisit Vejjajiva sends his deepest regrets that he cannot be here with you today. I am sure I have…
March 29, 2010

Prof. Eicke R.Weber: “Solar Energy: Better Start Now or Never”

On March 29, 2010, Prof. Weber, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), the largest solar energy research institute in Europe, delivered a plenary lecture at the NSTDA Annual Conference 2010 (or NAC 2010) on “Green Energy, the Key to the Future of our Planet". The talk touched upon the crisis of the looming climate catastrophe and the limitation of fossil fuels that forces the world to move decisively towards a green energy future.  This implies more…
March 29, 2010

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Sets Up an Exhibition Booth in NAC 2010

During the NAC 2010 Conference and Exhibition (March 29-31, 2010), the representative of the Fraunhofer IFF - Regional Office Bangkok revealed the ASEAN-Region project references.  The focused thematic areas cover the sustainability management, CSR, biomass utilization and waste to energy concepts (based on fluidized bed combustion and fluidized bed gasification technology).  With more than 80 research units, including 59 Fraunhofer Institutes, at 40 different locations in Germany, research centers and representative offices in Europe, the USA, Asia, in the Middle East…
March 29, 2010

U.K.-Thailand Partners in Science Open an Exhibition Booth at NAC 2010

During March 29-31, 2010, the “UK-Thailand Partners in Science” program and mission were on display at the NSTDA Annual Conference 2010 (or NAC 2010).  It is a strategic plan of mutual interest to promote and encourage scientific collaboration and establish new research networks involving scientists from the United Kingdom and Thailand.  The program is also aimed to support and raise the profile of the Thai scientific niche and strengths to the UK counterparts.  The program builds on the existing links…
March 30, 2010

Royal Opening NAC 2010

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously presided at the Royal Opening Ceremony for NAC 2010 on 28 March at Thailand Science Park Convention Center.  This year the theme of the National Science and Technology Development Agency Annual Conference (NAC 2010) is “Science and Technology for our Society and Planet”.  Today (29 March 2010), Dr. Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, Minister of Science and Technology was invited to give the Opening Talk focusing on global warming and what the Ministry of Science and…
March 18, 2010

GSVC Southeast Asia and Social Entrepreneurship Symposium 2010

GSVC Southeast Asia and Social Entrepreneurship Symposium 2010 18-19 March 2010 Pan Pacific Hotel, Bangkok (Silom Rd.) The business model of BIOTEC CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY (http://www.biotec.or.th/biotechnology-en/Unit/Marine.asp) at Chulalongkorn University will be one of many business model featured at the GSVC Southeast Asia and Social Entrepreneurship Symposium 2010 which will be held at the Pan Pacific Bangkok Hotel, Silom Rd on 18-19 March 2010.  Leading international thought-leaders will be joining the event to share their thoughts and experience…
June 04, 2010

International Advisory Committee Meets in Bangkok

  The third meeting of NSTDA’s International Advisory Committee (IAC) convened June 4-5 at the Plaza Athenee Hotel in Bangkok. In the meeting the IAC reviewed NSTDA’s current policy directions, and discussed means of assisting NSTDA researchers in achieving both excellence and relevance for industry. The IAC also discussed the importance of raising NSTDA’s international research profile in order to leverage international networks and funding. IAC members at the meeting included Prof. Teruo Kishi, President of the National Institute for…

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