To date, NSTDA has set up the following joint laboratories with foreign institutes:
NSTDA-Jülich Joint Laboratory on Bioeconomy is a framework established between NSTDA and Forschungszentrum Jülich to foster collaborative projects in research, technology demonstration and capacity building, with the focus on precision, smart and digital agriculture; phenotyping platform and automation development; enabling technology development; and value added products and a sustainable bioeconomy.
Thailand-China Joint Laboratory on Microbial Biotechnology is a collaborative lab between three major research institutes in Thailand and China, namely the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS), Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) and BIOTEC-NSTDA. The activity of this joint lab is built upon existing collaboration among the three parties in the area of microbial database establishment and management. The research focuses on synthetic biology, microbiological study and application of yeast, microalgae and fungi, as well as microbial big data.
Joint Laboratory on Biomass to Energy and Value-Added Chemicals is a collaborative lab between NSTDA and Kyoto University. It is one of the components of Japan-ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation Platform (JASTIP), implemented by Kyoto University to promote sustainable development research. Active collaborative research projects include: photocatalytic conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals, development of carbon materials from biomass for energy storage applications, and innovations in biomass application for catalytic material synthesis and energy devices.