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NSTDA and ASEAN Centre for Energy join force to drive bioenergy research and utilization in ASEAN

NSTDA and the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 5 September 2019. The MOU aims to support higher utilization of bioenergy, human resource capacity development, and the work towards the establishment of an ASEAN Bioenergy Research and Development (R&D) network Centre in the region. The MOU signing ceremony, officiated by Dr. Aree Thanaboonsombut, Deputy Executive Director of MTEC-NSTDA and Dr. Nuki Agya Utama Executive Director of ACE, was part of the 37th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) and Related Meetings in Bangkok between 2-6 September 2019, with the theme of "Advancing Energy Transition through Partnership and Innovation".

Ministry of Interior to employ NSTDA’s smart city technology in its city management

On 9 September 2019, an MOU signing ceremony was held between Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) and Ministry of Interior (MOI) to employ information technology to enhance city management and services offered to its people, paving way to become smart city. Representing the two ministries at the signing ceremony were Mr. Pathom Sawanpanyalert, MHESI Deputy Permanent Secretary and Mr. Boontham Lertsukekasem, MOI Deputy Permanent Secretary.

NSTDA showcases Thai inventions to investors at Thailand Tech Show 2019

NSTDA organized Thailand Tech Show 2019 on 5-6 September 2019 at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World. The fair was opened on 5 September by Dr. Atchara Wongsaengchan, Deputy Permanent-Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation. Thailand Tech Show is an annual event aimed at showcasing inventions developed and services offered by Thai academic and research institutes to potential investors, tech entrepreneurs and industry. The event featured seminar, technology pitching, displays of 234 innovations from 41 Thai academic and research institutes as well as companies covering various technologies, ranging from medical science, to agriculture, aquaculture, machinery, cosmeceutical, food and beverage, electronics and educational media.

NSTDA and Thai partners host e-Asia JRP Workshop and Board Meeting to advance research collaboration in East Asia

NSTDA, Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS) and Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI) – three Thai member organizations of e-Asia Joint Research Program (JRP) – co-hosted the 8th Annual e-Asia JRP Board Meeting on 5-6 September 2019 at Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, Thailand. e-Asia JRP provides fund to support international joint research projects in the East Asian Region on the multilateral basis as well as promotes researchers’ interaction through workshops. The meeting was attended by the Board Members and representatives from fourteen member organizations from ten countries and members of the Scientific Advisory Committee. The Board discussed management matters, approved proposals received from the 8th Call for Proposals and made decision on the framework of the 9th Call for Proposals.

NSTDA joins DAAD and partners announcing winners of Falling Walls Lab Thailand 2019

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), in collaboration with EUAXESS ASEAN, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and NSTDA, organized the Falling Walls Lab Thailand 2019, a contest which provides a great opportunity to Thai students, researchers and entrepreneurs to present their innovative ideas, research projects and social initiatives and learn how to communicate effectively. The winner will compete in the global Lab Finale and attend the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin in November 2019, as well as receive the EURAXESS prize to visit a research lab or university of his or her choice in Europe.

NSTDA forges collaboration with French research agencies

NSTDA welcomed the visit of local representatives from the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the French Research Institute for Development (IRD) and Embassy of France in Thailand to its headquarters at Thailand Science Park on 28 August 2019. The visit aimed at introducing latest development in research initiatives of CIRAD and IRD and funding opportunities for Thai-Franco collaboration to NSTDA researchers in order to foster collaboration between and among research institutes of the two countries.

NSTDA hosts ASEAN Science Park Management Conference 2019

NSTDA, in collaboration with the Science Park Promotion Agency, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, organized ASEAN Science Park Management Conference 2019 on 28-30 August 2019. Held at Thailand Science Park - the first park dedicated to research and innovation in Thailand, the conference aimed at promoting sustainable growth of science parks and facilitating the networking among science parks both in Thailand and overseas to enhance their capabilities and services. The conference was attended by approximately 100 participants representing science parks, academia, enterprises, and business accelerating organizations from Thailand, ASEAN member countries and beyond.

Partnership between NSTDA and Mahidol University aims to drive medical device industry in EECi

NSTDA and Mahidol University entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to develop a master plan for the development of medical device industry in the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECi). The MOU was officiated by Dr. Janekrishna Kanatharana, NSTDA Executive Vice President and Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, Acting President of Mahidol University.

Science camp introduces agricultural innovation to students

NSTDA organized science camp for students to learn about agricultural innovation. Over 100 junior high school students from three schools in Pathum Thani area participated in the activity which was held at Sirindhorn Science Home located at Thailand Science Park.

The activity introduced students to science behind plant factory, a new research facility at NSTDA. Students learned about light, the effect of light spectrum on plant growth and how to conduct scientific experiment on plant growth from researchers and participated in fun activities such as building a plant factory, making a simple LED circuit for plant factory and growing microgreen. Students can apply the knowledge and skills learned from this science camp to their future science projects.

NSTDA and Agricultural Research Development Agency to co-develop S&T roadmap for aquaculture sector

NSTDA and the Agricultural Research Development Agency (ARDA) signed an MOU to collaborate on the development of Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECi) – a new innovation zone designed to serve as Thailand’s new growth hub. The MOU signing ceremony was held on 20 August 2019 with the presence of Dr. Suwit Chaikiattiyos, ARDA Executive Director and Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President.

NSTDA and National Statistical Office (NSO) team up on utilizing big data to support the 20-Year National Strategy and SDG Implementation

 NSTDA and the National Statistical Office (NSO) embarks on a collaboration to develop and utilize big data to facilitate decision-making processes by the government. The collaboration will empower the use of statistical data and information in the planning, policy making and progress monitoring in the government departments and agencies and enable better informed decision-making by the government. Leaders of the two organizations – Mr.  Putchapong Nodthaisong, NSO Director-General and Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President – signed an MOU to signify this collaboration on 13 August 2019 at Thailand Science Park.

ParaFIT: Innovative latex concentrate for the production of mattress and pillow

With the production of over 4 million tons/year, Thailand is the world’s largest producer and exporter of natural rubber. Rubber industry involves vast players, ranging from rubber farmers, to latex processors and manufacturers of rubber products. Nevertheless, only small fraction of the rubber produces in country is used domestically. Many opportunities exist for expanding the production of value-added products utilizing natural rubber.

NSTDA and Mercedes-Benz join forces on EV battery testing

NSTDA and Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing (Thailand) Limited officiated the collaboration on research, development and technology transfer in support of electric vehicle (EV) and EV battery industry on 2 August 2019 at Thailand Science Park. Electrical and Electronic Products Testing Center or PTEC, a unit of NSTDA, is appointed to serve as the EV battery testing laboratory for Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing (Thailand), and to further develop the national quality infrastructure for the future of transport which includes testing facilities for batteries and autonomous vehicles, for instance. 

NSTDA and the Catholic University of Chile set up collaboration to support tech startups

NSTDA and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (UC), a leading university in Chile, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 22 July 2019 at Thailand Science Park. Representing NSTDA and UC at the signing ceremony were Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President and Mr. Alex Parnas, UC Director of Entrepreneurship. The celebration was graciously witnessed by H.E. Mr. Christian Rehren Bargetto, Ambassador of Chile to Thailand and Mr. Luis Alberto Palma, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Chile.

MTEC-NSTDA helps SME develop solutions to the manufacturing of medical water mattress

People confined to a bed or wheelchair due to chronic illness have constant pressure exerted on certain parts of the body, causing ulcers. These ulcers are difficult and expensive to treat and can be detrimental. A water mattress can help prevent the formation of ulcers and facilitate the healing of ulcers.

NSTDA and Forschungszentrum Jülich sign a framework agreement to set up NSTDA – JÜLICH Joint Laboratory on Bioeconomy

NSTDA welcomed the delegation of Forschungszentrum Jülich (Jülich) led by Prof. Dr. Harald Bolt, Member of the Board of Directors, on 18-19 July 2019 for a framework agreement signing and the 1st annual workshop. The Framework agreement concerns an establishment of a joint laboratory on bioeconomy which will consist of collaborative projects in research, technology demonstration and capacity building, with the focus on the following themes:

NSTDA and OSMEP host a conference to promote investment in silver economy

NSTDA and the Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) proudly hosted Technology Investment Conference 2019: Smart Ageing on 18 July 2019 at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bangkok. The conference aimed at promoting the development of technology solutions and the growth of businesses that could serve the needs of the elderly. The event attracted over 200 local and international participants, mainly stakeholders of the silver economy, including angel investors, venture capitals, corporates, universities technology transfer, and researchers.

NSTDA invites European experts to train ASEAN researchers on proposal preparation

NSTDA, the Institut Pasteur and EURAXESS ASEAN co-organized Training Workshop on How to Prepare a Successful Proposal for the Marie Curie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) on 8-9 July 2019 in Bangkok. A comprehensive and interactive workshop covered all aspects of effective proposal preparation for MSCA -- from proposal structure to defining the impact, evaluation financial aspects and proposal submission process -- with a focus on the MSCA Individual Fellowships and the MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Programme (RISE). It is designed for researchers planning to submit a proposal for the current MSCA IF call with a deadline of 12 September, and the next MSCA RISE call which opens on 5 December 2019.  The workshop was attended by 30 ASEAN researchers selected from an open call for applications.

MTEC-NSTDA partners with technical colleges to make wheelchair motorized attachment accessible to the public

Advancement in science and technology can offer innovative solutions to the elderly and people with disability. MTEC-NSTDA has successfully developed a prototype of wheelchair motorized attachment called M2E 1.1. The equipment --  consisting of a power supply unit, a motor unit and a control unit --  is able to convert a manual wheelchair into an electric wheelchair at the cost of 7000 baht, making an electric wheelchair much more affordable. This motorized attachment has passed industry safety testing performed by the Electrical and Electronic Products Testing Center (PTEC).

NSTDA gathers world-renowned experts to discuss ethical challenges in genome technology

Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), in collaboration with Ministry of Education, organized the Conference on the Ethics of Science & Technology and Sustainable Development on 5-6 July 2019 the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao in Bangkok.  The Conference provides an open forum for the exchange of idea and information on the ethics of science and technology and its implications to sustainable development and to create public awareness on the issue. The meeting also presents an opportunity for networking and future collaboration among participants and observers.

NSTDA and partners host European Research Day 2019

European Research Day 2019 was held on 1 July 2019 in Bangkok. The event introduced researchers in Thailand to researcher mobility programs and research collaboration opportunities with European countries, as well as a chance to learn first-hand from researchers who have successfully obtained grants and fellowships. The event was opened by H.E. Mr. Pirkka Tapiola, Ambassador of Delegation of the European Union to Thailand and Dr. Lily Eurwilaichitr, NSTDA Vice President.

NSTDA strengthens tie with Malaysian MIGHT and SIRIM

NSTDA, the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and SIRIM Berhad (SIRIM) organized an MOU signing ceremony on 2 July 2019 at Thailand Science Park. The three organizations share common interest in innovation development and standard enhancement for industry.

NSTDA to employ STI to support sustainable tourism

NSTDA and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports established a collaboration to apply science, technology and innovation to support and promote sustainable tourism. The MOU was executed on 17 June 2019 by Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President and Mr. Chote Trachoo, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

MTEC-NSTDA and partners host the national robot design contest

MTEC-NSTDA and partner universities – Chulalongkorn University, Prince of Songkla University, Chiang Mai University and Suranaree University of Technology – organized the final round of national robot design contest on 8 June 2019 at Pantip Plaza in Bangkok. This national robot design contest is part of the 12th Thailand Robot Design Camp (RDC2019), a program aiming for youths with special talents in robotics and automation to express and enhance their talents and creativity.

NSTDA researchers turn cassava into high-value gluten-free flour

About 1% of the world population, approximately 600-700 million people, suffers from celiac disease, an autoimmune disease triggered by consuming gluten. Gluten is a group of proteins found in wheat, barley and rye which are basic ingredients in food products, especially baked products such as bread, pies and cakes. Common symptoms include bloating, excess gas, diarrhea, vomiting, migraines and numbness or in the hands and feet. Currently, the only treatment for celiac disease is adherence to a gluten-free diet.

NSTDA health checkup kiosk to support noncommunicable disease prevention and control

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the top health issue around the world, including Thailand, in terms of mortality and economic burden of diseases. NCDs such as heart and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are the predominant killers in Thailand, accounting for 71.3% of all deaths in 2015. As a strategy to prevent NCDs and promote a healthy lifestyle among Thai people, NSTDA, the National Health Security Office (NHSO) and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) launched a collaborative project to develop a health checkup kiosk and have the machine installed at BAAC branches for public easy access to a primary healthcare screening tool.

NANOTEC-NSTDA and Chulalongkorn University develop immersion vaccine for commercial fish farming

Tilapia is one of the most important fish in aquaculture in Thailand. Vaccination is part of the disease management program of tilapia farming. Among the vaccine administration options, immersion vaccination is by far more applicable to aquaculture compared to injection, as it can be applied to fish in mass rather than individual injection, thus saving time and labor for farmers and eliminating the use of antibiotics.

NSTDA partners with Department of Agricultural Extension to integrate weather data for enhancing agricultural land use efficiency

NSTDA and the Department of Agricultural Extension (DOAE) agreed to collaboration on a project to integrate data from automatic weather stations to enhance agricultural land use efficiency. The MOU signing ceremony was held on 29 May 2019, with Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President and Mr. Sumran Sarabun, DOAE Director – General.

Royal opening ceremony of International Conference on Biodiversity 2019 (IBD2019)

22 May 2019 – Bangkok, Thailand. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously presides over the opening ceremony of the International Conference on Biodiversity 2019, or IBD2019, which is held from 22-24 May 2019 at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World.

BIOTEC-NSTDA and ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity announce the launch of ASEAN Microbial Database

23 May 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand. The National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), a member of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) in collaboration with the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) today announces the launch of ASEAN Microbial Database (AMiBase), a resourceful database that will accelerate scientific discoveries and innovations for the development of bioeconomy.  The press conference was held at the gathering of scientists for the International on Biodiversity (IBD2019) hosted by the Thai Government during 22-24 May 2019 at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thai students bring home awards at 2019 Intel ISEF Competition

NSTDA, NECTEC, the National Science Museum and the Science Society of Thailand under the Patronage of His Majesty the King led Thai students to showcase their science projects at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) held during 12-17 May 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Thai students took home the following awards:

Winner of FameLab Thailand 2019 announced

British Council Thailand, in collaboration with local and international partners, hosted the final round of FameLab Thailand Competition 2019 on 11 May 2019 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. FameLab Thailand is part of the global FameLab, science communication training programs and competitions, organized by the British Council. Co-organizers of this edition of FameLab Thailand include Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Office of the National Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Policy Council, NSTDA, National Science Museum, THE STANDARD, Chulalongkorn University, True Corporation and EURAXESS.

NSTDA and two partners introduce a new “Science for Industry” program to build skilled workforce for industry

NSTDA, the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI Office) and Chulalongkorn University announced a new partnership on Science for Industry program, or Sci-FI program. The goal of Sci-FI program is to enhance the competitiveness of Thai industry by building skilled workforce according to the

NSTDA licenses synthetic bone graft material technology, M-Bone, to a local startup

NSTDA held a press conference on 19 April 2019 announcing the transfer of M-Bone, a hydroxyapatite bone graft substitute technology, to Oss Hydroxy Company Limited, a startup in Thailand specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of medical supplies and devices. The licensing agreement allows Oss Hydroxy to manufacture and commercialize M-Bone for a duration of 5 years.

NSTDA renews collaboration with China on polar sciences

NSTDA and Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration, the State Oceanic Administration extended their cooperation on polar sciences. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously presided over the ceremony to celebrate the MOU extension and the opening of Sirindhorn China-Thailand Joint Laboratory on

NSTDA and Thai companies participate in HortEx Vietnam 2019

NSTDA organized an exhibition showcasing innovations in agriculture at HortEx Vietnam 2019 held at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 13-15 March 2019. Three innovations were on display:

NSTDA joins public-private partnership to promote sustainable forest management and forestry business

With the growing world’s population, economic expansion and increasing use of biomass, global demand for wood and wood products has been on the rise and shall continue for a long period as it is a major source of materials for various industry such as pulp and paper, construction, clothing and furniture. The 20-yr National Strategy

NSTDA-EGAT EV prototype on display at Bangkok International Motor Show 2019

NSTDA and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) showcased its electric vehicle (EV) prototype at the Bangkok International Motor Show 2019. This EV prototype is the result of Phase II of the NSTDA-EGAT joint project to transform a used car with an internal combustion engine into an EV.

NSTDA Academy brings Japanese automotive course to Thailand

Thailand automotive industry contributed 12% of the country’s GDP in 2016 and it is the largest in Southeast Asia. With this foundation, there is ample opportunity to move Thailand’s automotive industry up the ladder by enhancing R&D and manpower development in next generation automotive placing emphasis on energy-saving, eco-friendly and safety.

NSTDA unveils Plant Factory Facility at Thailand Science Park

NSTDA recently officiated a brand-new Plant Factory Facility, aiming to employ cutting-edge technology to enhance the quality and productivity of herbal plants supplied to pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and nutraceutical industry. NSTDA Plant Factory Facility utilizes the most advanced technologies sourced from Japan and was built with Prof. Toyoki Kozai, a world-leading expert in plant factory, on board as a project advisor.

NSTDA Food Innopolis announces an establishment of Future Food Lab and Sensory Testing Lab

Food Innopolis, a food innovation hub of NSTDA, held a press conference on 26 March 2019, announcing an establishment of Future Food Lab and Sensory Testing Lab in collaboration with its partners. Representing NSTDA at the press event were Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President and Dr. Akkharawit

NSTDA and NARLabs Taiwan embark on a partnership in research and innovation

NSTDA and the National Applied Research Laboratories of Taiwan or NARLabs have strengthen collaboration with a signing of a memorandum of understanding and an opening of NARLabs Bangkok Office at the Thailand Science Park.  The ceremony was held on 26 March 2019 with executives of both parties led by Prof. Yeong-Her Wang, NARLabs President and Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President.

Five Taiwanese companies promote business partnership at NAC2019

The Business Incubation Center of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) brought five promising Taiwanese companies to attend NSTDA Annual Conference 2019 (NAC2019) held from 25-28 March 2019 to explore potential business collaboration with Thai academic and industry.  Leading the team of companies’ representatives was Dr. Jason Cheng, CEO of NTUST Business Incubation Center.

Royal opening ceremony of NSTDA Annual Conference 2019

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously presided over the opening ceremony of NSTDA Annual Conference 2019 (NAC2019) on 25 March 2019 at Thailand Science Park.  With the theme of “Moving Towards Thailand’s Future Economy with Science, Technology and Innovation”, NAC2019, held between 25-28 March,

NSTDA hosted Presidents’ Forum on R&D Management in the 21st Century

NSTDA welcomed four distinguished experts to its campus to share their experience and wisdom in the Presidents’ Forum: Challenges and Chances of R&D Management in the 21st Century, held on 25 March 2019.  Four prestigious keynote speakers drawn from leading academic and research institutes in Asia are:

MTEC-NSTDA and Pollution Control Department to promote green public procurement

MTEC-NSTDA and the Pollution Control Department (PCD) entered into an MOU to perform life cycle assessment on eco-friendly products and services. The signing ceremony was held on 11 March 2019 between MTEC Executive Director, Dr. Julathep Kajornchaiyakul and PCD Director General, Mr. Pralong Dumrongthai. This landmark collaboration will reinforce Thailand’s commitment to the green public procurement (GPP).

NSTDA to lead Food Innopolis initiative after STI Office

On 18 March 2019, Acting Science Minister Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj announced the success of Food Innopolis and chaired the ceremony to hand over the management of Food Innopolis from the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI Office) to NSTDA.

NSTDA welcomes high-school students to NSTDA Summer Student Program

On 11 March 2019, NSTDA hosted an orientation for 87 students selected to participate in the 2019 NSTDA Summer Student Program. This is the second year NSTDA offers high-school students opportunities to participate in the research activities in four NSTDA research centers, namely NECTEC, BIOTEC, MTEC and NANOTEC. Students will

Prime Minister Prayut participates in the Groundbreaking Ceremony for EECi

NSTDA held a groundbreaking ceremony of Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECi) at Wangchan Valley in Rayong Province on 27 February 2019. The auspicious occasion was participated by General Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Prime Minister and members of the cabinet, setting off the construction of what would be a new innovation hub of Southeast Asia.

NSTDA and TCELS kick off “Functional Food Research” to enhance functional food industry in Thailand

Innovation and Technology Assistance Program (ITAP) of NSTDA and Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS) jointly organized a seminar on “Food, Gene and Health: Opportunity and Challenge” on 22 February 2019.  Both parties also took this opportunity to launch a new project on “Research,

NSTDA and partners presents healthcare innovation to hospital at the southern border

The Business Incubation Center (BIC) of NSTDA presented a fall detection system to Sungaikolok Hospital in Narathiwat Province under “Technology for Better Society” campaign. The fall detection system belongs to Database Commerce, a company engaging in developing and delivering assistive technologies for patients and the

Kasetsart University participates in the on-road test of B10 biodiesel

MTEC-NSTDA and Kasetsart University entered an MOU to collaborate on the on-road test of B10 biodiesel. The MOU was signed by Dr. Julathep Kajornchaiyakul, MTEC Executive Director and Dr. Chongrak Wachrinrat, Acting President of Kasetsart University on 12 February 2019. This test is part of the collaborative project to promote the use of biodiesel in Thailand, executed by MTEC-NSTDA.

NSTDA hosts a study visit for Lao teachers to promote science education in Lao

NSTDA, in collaboration with the Office of The Royal Development Projects Board, the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology and the Office of the Basic Education Commission, hosted a study visit of teachers from the Orphanage Culture School (Km 67) of Vientiane, Lao

NSTDA partners with KMUTT to produce high quality STI manpower

NSTDA and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi embark on a collaboration to strengthen graduate programs in science and technology in order to produce highly skilled workforce to supply to industry and drive the nation’s economy. Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President and Dr. Suvit Tia, KMUTT President, participated in the MOU signing ceremony along with executives from both parties on 18 February 2019.

Thailand Pavilion at nano tech 2019 in Japan

NANOTEC-NSTDA led a team of Thai scientists and companies to showcase their work at nano tech 2019 (The 18th International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference) in Tokyo, Japan from 30 January – 1 February 2019. The event presented an excellent platform for Thai innovators to learn about global trend and

NSTDA’s innovations give a big boost to Lamphun textile industry

Traditional textiles from Thailand’s northern region are famous for their colorful and intricate pattern designs attributed to rich cultural influence from indigenous tribes and neighboring countries of Laos and Myanmar. Their unique production which involves weaving and dyeing techniques passed on from generation to generation also adds character to these charming textiles.

Maker Faire Bangkok 2019 successfully boosts the maker culture in Thailand

Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, in partnership with NSTDA and the Thailand Maker Community, organized “Maker Faire Bangkok 2019: WE ARE ALL MAKERS” on 19-20 January 2019 at The Street Ratchada in Bangkok. Maker Faire aimed to inspire youngsters and the general public to turn their creativity and ideas into real-life inventions and to help shape Thailand into a Maker Nation, driven by technology, creativity and innovation, to fulfill the Thailand 4.0 vision.

NSTDA and UKRI-BBSRC co-host Dissemination Workshop for Newton Rice Initiative

The Dissemination Workshop for Newton Rice Initiative was held during 16-18 January 2019 in Bangkok. Co-hosted by NSTDA and the Biotechnology and Bioscience Research Council (BBSRC) which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the workshop brought together the funding agencies, key research

NSTDA and Thai organizations join British Council in launching FameLab Thailand 2019

British Council recently announced the launch of FameLab Thailand 2019, the biggest science communication competition. Among Thai partner organizations delivering FameLab Thailand 2019 are NSTDA, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, National Science Museum, Ministry of Science and Technology, The Standard, True Corporation and Chulalongkorn University.

NSTDA partners with State Railway of Thailand in railway technology

NSTDA and the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote research and development in railway technology in order to enhance the competitiveness of rail system industry in Thailand.

NSTDA’s 3D Dental Scanner to enter BMA’s hospitals

NSTDA and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to have DentiiScan, a 3D dental scanner, installed in hospitals under the management of BMA. The second generation DentiiScan will be installed at two BMA’s hospitals, as part of NSTDA’s Big Rock Project financed by the

Announcement of NSTDA Research Chair Grant 2018

Two senior professors were recently named the recipients to the prestigious NSTDA Research Chair Grant 2018. Prof. Apiwat Mutirangura, a professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University won the grant for his project titled “Development of unprecedented, high value and high benefit medical innovations: REjuvenating DNA

Establishment of InnoSpace (Thailand) to support new startups

Mr. Uttama Savanayana, Industry Minister, announced an establishment of InnoSpace (Thailand) Company Limited, a public-private joint venture to serve as a national platform supporting new startups, and invited NSTDA to serve as a shareholder and partner of this new venture.

Director of Convergence Service Center from Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) visit to NSTDA.

On 20 December 2018, Dr. Heeseok Choi, Director of Convergence Service Center from Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) led his team to visit NSTDA, and had a meeting with Science and Technology Knowledge Services and (STKS) and National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC).

NSTDA announces “6-6-10” strategy to enhance competitiveness of Thai industry

NSTDA President led a team of executives unveiling the “6-6-10” strategy for year 2019 and highlighting key achievements made in 2018 at the press conference held on 13 December 2018 at the Sukosol Hotel Bangkok.

NSTDA welcomes the visit of Chinese Vice Minister for Science and Technology

On 12 December 2018, NSTDA President, Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, and NSTDA executives welcomed the visit of Chinese delegation led by H.E. Zhang Jianguo, Vice Minister for Science and Technology. The study tour was part of the 22nd Session of the Thailand-China Joint Committee on Scientific and Technical Cooperation hosted by Thailand from 8 – 12 December 2018.

Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand and National Research Council of Canada set to collaborate on food and agriculture

The Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) recently agreed to advance research collaborations in food innovation and smart and efficient farming.

MTEC-NSTDA and DEDE launch the on-road test of B10 biodiesel from H-FAME technology in government cars

On 6 December 2018, MTEC-NSTDA and the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) held a press conference announcing the launch of on-road test of B10 biodiesel in government cars. The test is part of the collaborative project to promote the use of biodiesel in Thailand. This collaborative project is funded by the Energy Conservation Fund in support of the Alternative Energy Development Plan.

NSTDA and TÜBİTAK launch Thai-Turkish scientific collaboration

NSTDA hosted a visit of Turkish scientific delegation led by Prof. Hasan Mandal, President of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) to Thailand on 21-23 November 2018 for the establishment of NSTDA-TÜBİTAK Scientific Collaboration and the 1st Thai-Turkish Workshop on

Thailand reinforces partnership with the UK Government on research and innovation

On 14-15 November 2018, Dr. Suvit Maesincee, Minister of Science and Technology, led a team of executives from agencies under the purview of the ministry, on a mission to the UK for discussion on partnership in science, technology and innovation. Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President, was part of the Thai delegation.

NSTDA researcher awarded Young Metallurgist 2017

Dr. Namurata Sathirachinda Palsson, Researcher of MTEC-NSTDA, was named the Young Metallurgist 2017. The announcement was made at the 11th Thailand Metallurgy Conference held during 15-16 November 2018 in Chonburi, Thailand.

UNESCO, AIT and NSTDA organize World Science Day 2018 highlighting social and environmental impact of plastic waste

On 12 November 2018, UNESCO, in partnership with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and NSTDA, organized activities to mark the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2018. This year, the spotlight is placed on plastic waste, one of the greatest global environmental challenges today.

BIOTEC-NSTDA unveils new disease-resistant fragrant glutinous rice, Nan59

BIOTEC-NSTDA recently introduced a new fragrant glutinous rice named Nan59. The new variety was developed from dwarf RD6 resistant to blast and bacterial blight diseases, which was also developed by BIOTEC and has already gained popularity among farmers in the north and northeast of Thailand. The new variety has a broad-

NSTDA signs an MOU with the Chaipattana Foundation to demonstrate shrimp cultivation technologies

On 30 November 2018, NSTDA President, Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, and Chai Pattana Foundation Secretary-General, Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul, launched the collaboration between the two organizations by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. The MOU sets out the collaboration on the demonstration of technologies related to shrimp cultivation at the Tha Khai Land Development Project of Chai Pattana Foundation located in Chacheongsao Province. 

NSTDA joins the Alliance of International Science Organizations in the Belt and Road Region

NSTDA recently became one of the founding members of the Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO) in the Belt and Road Region and was elected to join the Governing Board of ANSO. ANSO is an international, non-profit and non-governmental scientific organization, jointly created by the Chinese Academy of

NSTDA, SIIT and JAIST sign an MOU to develop PhD graduates to strengthen Thailand STI

On 25October 2018, an MOU signing ceremony was held between NSTDA, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT) and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) to develop PhD graduates to strengthen capacity of Thai STI workforce.  Representing three parties in the signing were Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President, Prof. Dr. Somnuk Tangtermsirikul, SIIT Director and Prof. Dr. Tetsuo Asano, JAIST President.

NSTDA scientist honored with the 2018 Young Technologist Award

Dr. Thidarat Nimchua, Researcher of BIOTEC-NSTDA, has been selected for the 2018 Young Technologist Award by the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King.  She is recognized for ENZease, an intelligent enzyme for eco-friendly textile production process. This work is a result of collaboration between BIOTEC, MTEC and Thanapaisal textile factory.

Opening of Thailand-China Joint Laboratory on Microbial Biotechnology (19 October 2018)

Press Release! On 19 October 2018, NSTDA President and Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) officially launched the Thailand-China Joint Laboratory on Microbial Biotechnology. This Joint Laboratory will capitalize on the expertise of Thai and Chinese researchers to harness the power of microorganisms to develop solutions for global challenges.

NSTDA showcases its collaborative work with China at the CAS Innovation Expo Bangkok 2018 (17 October 2018)

NSTDA displayed its outstanding work at the CAS Innovation Expo (Bangkok) 2018 held during 10-14 October 2018 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. The display of NSTDA highlighted collaborative work of the agency with Chinese counterpart in developing innovations that significantly contribute to a better future. These projects include:

Two NSTDA scientists honored with the L’Oréal Thailand “For Women in Science” Fellowships 2018 (11 October 2018)

L'Oreal Thailand recently announced the five recipients to the L’Oréal Thailand “For Women in Science” Fellowships 2018. Assistant Professor Dr. Surapa Thiemjarus and Dr. Wirulda Pootakham are two of NSTDA outstanding female researchers honored with these prestigious awards in physical sciences and life sciences, respectively.

Science Minister and NSTDA executives participate in STS Forum 2018 (9 October 2018)

On 7 October 2018, Dr. Suvit Maesincee, Minister of Science and Technology, attended the 15th Annual Meeting of Science and Technology in Society Forum held in Kyoto, Japan. During this event, he participated in the Ministers’ Roundtable Meeting, in which ministers from over 20 countries discussed about the vital role

NANOTEC-NSTDA partners with seven university to build up nanotechnology capacity in Thailand (9 October 2018)

On 4 October 2018, an MOU signing ceremony between NANOTEC, one of NSTDA’s four research center, and seven universities in Thailand was held at Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok. The MOU signifies a collaboration between NANOTEC and universities to implement a Research Network Nanotechnology (RNN) program

NSTDA and Kyoto University sign an MOU for academic cooperation and exchange (1 October 2018)

On 28 September 2018, NSTDA and Kyoto University entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Academic Cooperation and Exchange. Representing the two organizations in the signing ceremony were Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President, and Dr. Kayo Inaba, Executive Vice-President for Gender Equality, International Affairs, and Public Relations.

MTEC-NSTDA unveils BeThEPS, an innovative latex preservative (1 October 2018)

Normally, latex collected from rubber trees has a very short life of 6-8 hours before spontaneous coagulation and spoilage taking place, resulting in the latex loss.  Ammonia and sodium sulfite are widely used as preservatives to prevent such undesirable reactions.  However, ammonia creates toxic fume, endangering workers’ health and causing

Ministry of Science and Technology and CERN signed an International Cooperation Agreement (19 September 2018)

Ministry of Science and Technology in partnership with the Information Technology Foundation under the Initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn organized a signing of an International Cooperation Agreement (ICA) with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The ICA was signed between CERN’s

BIOTEC-NSTDA partners with Nakhon Phanom Province Employing Plant Factory to Enhance Herb Production (17 September 2018)

On 10 September 2018, Dr. Somvong Tragoonrung, BIOTEC Executive Director and Mr. Somchai Witdumrong, Nakhon Phanom Governor participated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations to employ science, technology and innovation (STI) to enhance the production of raw herbs, herbal products

Thailand participates in the China-ASEAN Forum and Expo 2018 (17 Sep 2018)

Executives from Ministry of Science and Technology and NSTDA participated in the 6th Forum on China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Collaborative Innovation and the 15th China-ASEAN Expo 2018 held in Nanning, China.

NANOTEC-NSTDA and Shanghai University embark on the development of green nanomaterials (12 September 2018)

On 7 September 2018, Dr. Wannee Chinsirikul, NANOTEC Executive Director and Prof. Liyi Shi, Director of Nano-Science and Technology Research Center of Shanghai University (NTC-SHU) represented their respective organization in the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). The MoA will focus on joint research to develop green

Thai students win awards at the Global Student Innovation Challenge for Assistive Technology 2018 (gSIC-AT 2018)

On 7 September 2018, NECTEC-NSTDA held a press conference to announce the success of Thai students at the Global Student Innovation Challenge for Assistive Technology 2018 (gSIC-AT 2018).  gSIC-AT is an annual competition held at the International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe).

NSTDA partners with CNC Group to design next generation vehicles (7 September 2018)

On 3 September 2018, NSTDA, Choknamchai Hitech Pressing Company Limited and Sakun C Innovation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to carry out research and development to design the next generation vehicles, as well as manpower development in this field. Both Choknamchai Hitech Pressing and Sakun C Innovation are part of CNC Group, the largest die maker in Thailand.

MTEC-NSTDA and DEDE announce the demonstration production of high-quality biodiesel and B10 on-road tests (7 September 18)

MTEC-NSTDA and the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) made a joint announcement on 5 September 2018 on achieving a milestone of their collaborative project to promote the use of biodiesel. The project was funded by the Energy Conservation Fund in support of the Alternative Energy Development Plan.

NSTDA rolls out the 1st Symposium on Mushroom Research and Cultivation Technology (4 Sep 2018)

NSTDA, in partnership with collaborators, hosted the 1st Symposium on Mushroom Research and Cultivation Technology: Progress & Challenges on 30-31 August 2018 at Century Park Hotel in Bangkok. Collaborators to organize this symposium included Chiang Mai University, Mae Fah Luang University, King Mongkut’s

NSTDA joins a consortium of 10 partners to enhance the competitiveness of Thai SMEs with research, innovations and green technology (4 Sep 2018)

On 31 August 2018, Dr. Thitapha Smitinont, NSTDA Executive Vice President, represented NSTDA at the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with partner organizations to provide support in research, innovations and green technology to Thai SMEs.  The project aims to enhance the competitiveness of Thai SMEs in the

NSTDA and partners hold Primary GMP Day 2018

NSTDA along with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA Thailand), Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion and Central Laboratory (Thailand) Co., Ltd. recently organized Primary GMP Day 2018 on 20 August 2018 at Central Plaza Chaengwattana. The consortium of four organizations has been implementing a capacity building program on primary GMP in the food SMEs.

NSTDA embarks on collaboration in education research and innovation with Russia (27 August 2018))

Dr. Chadamas Thuvasethakul, NSTDA Executive Vice President, represented NSTDA at the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Saint Petersburg University (SPbU) on August 18, 2018.

Thailand, hosting "The 15th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness 2018: APCG2018" 20-24 August 2018

20 August 2018, QSNCC:- Ministry of Science and Technology by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) has organized an international conference "The 15th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness 2018:

NSTDA showcases innovations to inspire youth at National Science and Technology Fair 2018 (21 August 2018)

NSTDA participates in the National Science and Technology Fair 2018, hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology. With the grand opening taking place on 16 August 2018, the fair is packed with displays of innovations as well as fun activities, aiming to inspire kids to have interest in science and understand the practical application of science.

Science Minister visits palm oil mill plant of Thasae Cooperative (August 21, 2018)

On 19 August 2018, Dr. Suvit Maesincee, Minister of Science and Technology, visited Thasae Cooperative in Chumphon province. NSTDA has been implementing four projects with Thasae Coop under the Innovation and Technology Assistance Program (ITAP) since 2017. On hand to welcome Minister Suvit were Dr. Thitapha Smitinont, NSTDA Executive Vice President, and president and members of Thasae Coop.

NSTDA launches 2018 Food Acceleration Program to enhance the competitiveness of local food industry (August 17, 2018)

NSTDA is inviting food and food-related companies to participate in the 2018 Food Acceleration Program. Food Acceleration Program aims to enhance capacity and competitiveness of Thai food industry with innovative and high value added products and to assist the companies to expand their business and market. Selected companies will

NSTDA partners with STI Office training university lecturers to groom innovators (August 07, 2018)

On 3 August 2018Dr. Omjai Saimek, NSTDA Vice President, joined Ms. Pirada Techavichit, Representative of the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI Office) at the opening of Fabrication Lab Training Workshop held at STEM Lab of Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Chonburi. Fabrication Lab or

Announcement of Outstanding and Young Scientist Awards 2018 (August 07, 2018)

At the press conference held on 2 August 2018, Dr. Sakarindr Bhumiratana, President of the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King, made an announcement of Outstanding and Young Scientist Awards 2018.  Professor Dr. Orawon Chailapakul was

STI supports organic farmers in northeastern Thailand (August 01, 2018)

Ban Nong Mang village is situated in Non Klang sub-district, Ubon Ratchathani province. The economy of Ban Nong Mang is predominantly driven by agriculture. Realizing the adverse impact of heavily-used agrochemicals to human health and the environment, in 1997 farmers in Ban Nong Mang formed an organic farmer group in order to promote

SUCCESS 2018 kicked off with over 40 startup businesses joining NSTDA business incubation program

NSTDA kicked off SUCCESS 2018 on 13 July 2018 with the participation of over 40 companies engaging in a wide range of technologies such as software, IT, digital technology, nanotechnology and biotechnology. SUCCESS in an annual NSTDA business incubation program aiming to nurture new technology entrepreneurs to thrive successfully and sustainably in the market.

Thai innovations showcased at THAI TECH EXPO 2018 (July 25, 2018)

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) recently hosted THAI TECH EXPO 2018 on 4-8 July 2018 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC).  The 5-day event aimed to showcase latest innovations, drawn from 15 agencies affiliated to or networking with MOST, which can play a major role in supporting Thai industry to achieve Thailand 4.0 vision.

Research and innovation partnership with Huawei Technologies (July 25, 2018)

NSTDA and the National Innovation Agency (NIA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huawei Technologies to collaborate on research and innovation. The signing ceremony took place on 6 June 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Science Minister Dr. Suvit Maesincee, and Mr. Guo Ping, Huawei Rotating Chairman.  Representing the three organizations were Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President, Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, NIA Executive

Dr. Suvit, minister of science, put emphasis on science society that gives great opportunity as Makers Nation in inauguration of Kidbright and Fab Lab projects (June 11, 2018)

8 June 2018 – Thammasat Convention, Thammasat University, Rangsit: The minister of science and technology presided the inauguration of Coding at School project. This project aims to develop innovator skills of Thai children and youth. He also visited the exhibition displaying creative works of students from different schools through

Minister of Science and Technology Visits Mobileye, Israel Startup Organization

Minister of Science and Technology Visits Mobileye, Israel Startup Organization "Thinking out of the Box" Strengthen Thailand's sustainability agenda

Visit of German Counsellor for Scientific and Technological Cooperation and DAAD

On 31st May, Dr. Lily Eurwilaichitr, NSTDA’s Vice President for International Collaboration, welcomed Mr. Knut Zuchan, Counsellor for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to Singapore, and Dr. Georg Verweyen, Director of DAAD Information Center Bangkok to visit NSTDA and Thailand Science Park.

Naval Research Global-Asia office in Tokyo visit to NSTDA

On 30th April, delegates from the US Office of Naval Research Global-Asia office in Tokyo, Dr. Sung-Eun Kim, Science Director, and Dr. Ming-Jen Pan, Associate Director, visited NSTDA to explore science and technology landscape of Thailand. The two delegates met NSTDA’s executives, and

MOST and 50 Allied Organizations promote EECi

MOST and 50 Allied Organizations promote EECi

Boost industrial sector, economics, and people’s life quality with science, technology, and innovation towards Thailand 4.0

TCG - NSTDA announced cooperation to push forward Technology Guarantee through TTRS model

Mr. Nitid Manoonporn, President of TCG, together with Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, President of NSTDA, announced progress in promoting technology-based/innovative SMEs through the use of Thailand Technology Rating System, or TTRS, at INC 2 Building, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand Science Park (TSP), on 7 February 2018.  

Inspiring youngsters to learn science and technology: The first five years of the Thailand Children's University.

NSTDA, IPTST, Chevron and Kenan Institute collaborate for a better future Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn attended a ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of the Thailand Children's University Project on Friday June 2 at Sirindhorn Science House, Science Park Thailand, Pathum Thani.

First working aircraft designed and made by Thai students to be used to train others.

NSTDA delivers Cozy Mark IV aircraft to Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep as part of a drive to help the aviation industry reach its goals.

Vet Products Group invests over 40 million baht to set up R & D Center at Thailand Science Park to cooperate with NSTDA

Vet Products Group invests over 40 million baht to set up R & D Center at Thailand Science Park to cooperate with NSTDA in expectations of having further interesting research and increasing market sharing of the animal health business by 15%.

ASEAN-Japan Workshop in THAILAND on Innovation, Science and Technology for Sustainable Development

On June 9th 2016, the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) together with the STS Forum Japan and the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro) hosted the ASEAN-Japan Workshop in THAILAND on Innovation, Science and Technology for

Climate Action and Resource Efficiency in South East Asia: Thematic and Fund Opportunities

A workshop on “Climate Action and Resource Efficiency in Southeast Asia: Thematic and Funding Opportunities” was organized on 12 May 2016 during the STI Days 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Dr. Anil Kumar from AIT, Thailand welcome the participants and presented the objectives as well as achievements of SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN

UK-Thailand Symposium on Nanomaterials and their Applications

Dr. Chadamas Thuvasethakul, NSTDA Executive Vice President presided over UK-Thailand Symposium in Nanomaterials and their Applications at The Sukosol Hotel, on April 21st, 2016.

BIOTEC researchers honored with the 2015 TRF-OHEC-Scopus Researcher Awards in Heath Sciences

Dr. Sissades Tongsima, Head of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Laboratory and Dr. Jittima Piriyapongsa, BIOTEC researcher were presented with the 2015 TRF-OHEC-Scopus Researcher Award and the 2015 TRF-OHEC-Scopus Young Researcher Award in the field of Health Sciences, respectively.

Prof. Prida Malasit - 2015 NSTDA Research Chair Grant Recipient

Prof. Prida Malasit, Director of Medical Biotechnology Research Laboratory, a joint laboratory between BIOTEC and Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, was awarded the 2015 NSTDA Research Chair Grant to work on "Integrative researches for a set of novel biomarkers applicable to diagnosis, prognosis and treatments of patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever".

LAMP-LFD assay for malaria parasite detection

Malaria is largely a preventable and curable disease. However, a delay or an inappropriate treatment can result in serious adverse outcomes for patient. Rapid, simple and cost-effective diagnostic tests that can be easily adapted and rapidly scaled-up at the field or community levels are needed.

Biosafety Guidelines for Contained Use of GMMs

Genetically Modified Microorganisms (GMMs) have been utilized to produce specially designed products mostly in the industrial scale from pharmaceutical and medical equipment industry, food industry, to biotechnology industry. Since GMMs have been used in wide range of industries, the guidelines on biosafety techniques for use

TBRC app: A simple way to place an order for biological materials from TBRC

Launched in February 2015, Thailand Bioresource Research Center (TBRC) partners with biological resource centers in Thailand and ASEAN region to offer diverse sources ofbiomaterials such as microbial cultures and plasmids for R&D in life science and biotech industry. The order placement is now made easier with TBRC app, available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Insights to pathogenicity and host specificity in insect fungi

Ophiocordyceps unilateralis is referred to as a zombie ant fungus because it causes the infected host ant to climb into vegetation, bite vegetal materials then hang themselves upside down until deathThe biology of O. unilateralis still has much to be discovered and the genome sequencing of this species will help gain an insight.

Ministry unveils new battle vehicle

The Defence Ministry Monday gave the public another look at its locally developed 8×8-metre armoured vehicle known as the "Black Widow Spider", at the opening of an international defence and security trade show at Impact Muang Thong Thani.

NECTEC puts emphasis on R&D SEVEN FOCUS GROUPS TO BENEFIT FROM BREAKTHROUGH PROJECTS

WITH THE aim of improving the quality of life of Thai people and developing research and development to meet the needs of the country, Nectec is focusing on utilising R&D as well as information technology to support seven focus groups. Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn, executive director of National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (Nectec),

Discovery of a halotolerant yeast, a potential starter culture for soy sauce fermentation

Soy sauce is made by the fermentation of soybeans combined with wheat flour, rice flour, and brine. The production involves two steps: koji fermentation using Aspergillus oryzae and moromi fermentation by adding brine solution into the koji.  In moromi fermentation, glutaminase produced by naturally-present yeast converts l-glutamine originated from soy protein to l-glutamic acid, a compound responsible for “umami” taste. Given the high salinity condition of moromi fermentation, a halotolerant yeast would be beneficial to the soy sauce fermentation.

Enjoy Science Project aims to improve vocational education

Chevron partners with public, private sectors on STEM training. With the aim of helping increase Thailand's competitiveness, Chevron recently rolled out an "Enjoy Science Project", working with public and private partners to strengthen Thailand's innovation by improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and vocational education across the country.

BIOTEC researcher receives 2015 Plant Breeder Award

Dr. Theerayut Toojinda, BIOTEC Senior Researcher from Rice Gene Discovery Laboratory was named the recipient to the 2015 Plant Breeder Award presented by the Plant Breeding and Multiplication Association of Thailand.

The use of bacteriophage to control bacterial wilt

Bacterial wilt caused by R. solanacearum is one of the most devastating diseases of many economically important crops in Thailand such as ginger, pepper, tomato, potato and Curcuma alismatifolia Gagnep. At present, protection from losses by bacterial wilt is achieved mainly by early detection and subsequent eradication by destroying the host usually by using chemical bacteriocides.

NECTEC launches SafeMate

NECTEC launches SafeMate. A mobile application for a safer drive. Available to download now on Android and iOS.

Science park earmarked top R&Dhub CORPORATES EYED FOR INTEGRATED FACILITY

THAILAND SCIENCE Park, the research estate of the National Science and Technology Development Agency, plans to build the largest fully integrated research and development hub in Thailand, said Janekrishna Kanatharana, vice president of NSTDA and director of TSP.

Capacity Building in Biosafety of Genetically Modified Microorganisms

A genetically modified microorganism (GMM) is a microorganism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic modification techniques to produce desired genetic features for specific needs. In an industrial scale, GMMs have been utilized to produce specially designed products in a wide range of industries, from pharmaceutical and

Bead array for listeria detection

Bacteria of the genus Listeria currently contain six species, but only L. monocytogenes is pathogenic to humans, causing listeriosis. Well established traditional methods are tedious and time consuming and thus are not suitable for screening large numbers of food samples required to meet increasing global demand.Some high-throughput

Building up national capacity in plant breeding to enhance food security

It was reported that climate change will have a great effect on agricultural sector.  As Thailand is an agriculture-based country, with half of the land and 35% of the labor force devoted to agriculture, this is a major threat to its economy and food security.  To cope with the effect of climate change on food security, three technologies have been identified as crucial technologies for the development in the next 10 years: plant breeding, precision farming and forecasting and warning system.

Bovine embryo sex determination by multiplex loop-mediated isothermal amplification

The ability to determine the sex of cattle embryos before transfer is useful for livestock management, particularly in the dairy cattle industry where female calves are preferred. The current methods for sexing bovine embryos normally rely on detecting Y chromosome–specific DNA using PCR or fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).

The Seventh Meeting of NSTDA International Advisory Committee (IAC)

The Seventh Meeting of NSTDA International Advisory Committee (IAC) was held on 9 May 2015 at Sirindhorn Science Home, Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani. The meeting was chaired by Prof. . Peter A. Singer, CEO, Grand Challenges Canada and Director of McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health,

Royal Celebration at NAC 2015

Purple was the official color at Thailand Science Park this morning when staff and researchers of NSTDA and research agencies welcome HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn who presided at the Royal Opening Ceremony of 2 Scientific conferences.  The first is conference on HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's S&T Initiative Projects

NSTDA’s Executive Vice President welcomed Federal Belgian Government and Thai-Belgium STI

24 February 2015, Dr. Chadamas Thuvasethakul, NSTDA’s Executive Vice President, welcomed Mr. Gerard Cielen, Policy Advisor to the State Secretary for Science Policy, Federal Belgian Government, and 8 others Thai-Belgium STI delegations to visit NSTDA and Thailand Science Park. The visit focused on the Life Science research at NANOTEC by

Public-private partnership with National Science and Technology Development Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology to strengthen local IT ecosystem through collaborative tools and resources

BANGKOK, 18 February 2015 – Microsoft (Thailand) Limited continues to drive Thailand’s digital development in partnership with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) under the Ministry of Science and Technology by establishing  the Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) at  the NSTDA’s central Bangkok facility in Yothi Road.

Making quality silage with lactic acid bacterial starter culture

In response to increasing demand for animal feed in livestock sector, significant progress has been made in the improvement of forage crops in Thailand.  Fast-growing and high-yield varieties of forage cane and napier grass have already been developed by BIOTEC-Kasetsart University and the Department of Livestock Development, respectively.

BIOTEC research honored with the NRCT Awards 2014-2015

The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) recently made an announcement of NRCT Awards. The awards announced this round were 2014 Outstanding Researcher Awards, 2014 Research Awards, 2014 Thesis Awards and 2015 Invention Awards.  The following are the work of BIOTEC researchers that receives these prestigious recognitions:

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).

Mobile information system offers benefits to silk farmers

NECTEC AND SERICULTURE AGENCY DEVELOP TAMIS APPLICATION TO ENHANCE PRODUCTIVITY, QUALITY OF LIFE FOR 110,000 FARMING HOUSEHOLDS

TO IMPROVE productivity and the quality of life of Thai silk farmers, the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) has worked with The Queen Sirikit Department of Sericulture to develop a mobile information system for the provision of key data to those in the sector nationwide.

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 Park National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

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 C
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

NanoThailand 2014

NanoThailand 2014 opened this morning at Thailand Science Park with a Keynote speech by Prof. Mihail C. Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology,NSF, USA on the topic of “Nanotechnology Tomorrow: Immersion in to socio-economic projects”. According to Prof. Roco, the global nanotechnology labour and market  is expected to double each

Nectec project aims to optimise agricultural zoning

THE NATIONAL Electronics and Computer Technology Center(NECTEC) plans to focus on seven areas as it tries to create the prototype model for agricultural-data integration and zoning optimisation.

Our leading ladies of SCIENCE L'OREAL TEAMS UP WITH UNESCO IN RECOGNISING THAILAND'S MOST PROMISING FEMALE RESEARCHERS

In many countries around the world, science is still considered the forte of men, with women usually relegated to the more menial position of lab assistants. Fortunately Thailand is not among those nations, as L'Oreal (Thailand) has once again underlined by announcing it has granted fellowships to five female researchers under its "For Women in Science" 2014 programme.

Incubating IT start-ups on the cards

The government is working on financial tools to help raise funds for information technology start-ups.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is in the process of drafting new regulations related to crowdfunding to allow startup tech companies, which have innovative ideas, to raise funds or contributions from a large number of people via the internet.

BIOTEC researcher receives the 2014 TRF-CHE-Scopus Young Researcher Award

Dr. Pornkamol Unrean, BIOTEC Researcher based at Biochemical Engineering and Pilot Plant Research and Development Laboratory was honored with the 2014 TRF-CHE-Scopus Young Researcher Award in the field of Engineering & Multidisciplinary Technology for her work on “Systematic Bioprocess Development of Sustainable Biofuel Production”.

Five organizations join force to develop biomedical sensors

On 15 October 2014, Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology, presided over the launch of Biomedical Sensors Network, consisting of 5 major organizations, namely Science for Sustainable Future Institute Foundation, NSTDA, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI), Pacific Biotech Co., Ltd. and Mobilis Automata Co., Ltd. 

MTEC Researchers won Outstanding Presentation Awards at the 4th WMRIF Young Scientists Workshop

Dr. Tong jai Chookajorn and Dr. Chakkrist Phongphisutthinan, researchers from Materials Reliability Research Unit,  won the Outstanding Presentation Awards at the 4th WMRIF Workshop for Young Materials Scientists, held during September 8-10, 2014. The event was hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder Colorado, USA.

MTEC receives National Outstanding Invention Awards

Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, NSTDA president congratulated to Dr. Surapich Loykulnant and colleagues from Natural Rubber Research Unit, received National Outstanding Invention Awards.  The Awards are as follows:

MTEC research team receives Packaging Award 2014 (IPIA 2014)

MTEC research team was awarded winning “Science and Technology Excellence Award Public Category”, for the project  “Dual Function Package for Longan: Fresh & Safe Freshness Quality Retention and Reduction of SO2 Fumigation Level”, in the International Packaging Innovation Award (IPIA) 2014, at BITEC Bangkok, June 13, 2014,

Energy-Saving Solid Tyres for Forklifts "Outstanding Research Award"

Dr. Pairote Jittham and his research team from Natural Rubber Focus Unit, received the outstanding research project 2013, from the Thailand Research Fund for developing and coordinating research projects on the “Energy-Saving Solid Tyres for Forklifts”. The Thailand Research Fund presented the award to Dr. Pairote Jittham at the InterContinental Hotel, Bangkok on August 29, 2014.

Zeta technology received Merit Award at National Innovation Day 2014

On June 20, 2006 the government endorsed the proposal by the Ministry of S&T to honor HM the King as Father of Thai Innovation for his achievement in the royal initiative project “Tricking the soil”. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, the National Innovation Day is held on Oct 5 of every year.

Antibody array for multiplexed detection of plant pathogens

Plant pathogens such as bacteria and viruses cause a significant economic loss to both producers and exporters, and thus the seed export industry are in dire need of rapid, low-cost, and high-throughput screening method to ensure disease-free seeds and plants.

Dr. Theerayut Toojinda honored with the 2014 ASEAN Meritorious Service Award (AMSA)

Dr. Theerayut Toojinda, BIOTEC senior researcher was named a recipient to the 2014 ASEAN Meritorious Service Award (AMSA) in recognition for his significant contribution to the development and application of science and technology in the ASEAN region. The award presentation ceremony was organized on 25 August 2014 in conjunction with the 9th ASEAN Science and Technology Week held in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia on 18 – 27 August 2014.

Citrus greening disease tamed

CHIANG MAI: A research team at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) has developed a method of growing oranges that could prevent the spread of a disease that has ravaged crops in northern Thailand.

Prize for clean water wonder

Thai researcher Nuttaporn Pimpha has won the ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women for her development of the "nano water filter" that purifies drinking water for victims of natural disasters.

Home-grown teams win big at iCreate 2014

Two Thai teams took first prize in two categories of the Technology and Design at the Student Design Challenge at the International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering (iCreate 2014), recently held in Singapore.

BIOTEC/NSTDA launch the Thai-Fungi Application Learning resource on Thai biodiversity

Biodiversity may be a new word for many Thai people. The importance of biodiversity and maintenance of the balance of ecosystems first began to be discussed in Thailand around 3-4 years ago, among the media and certain other groups. Studies show that around 7,000 species of plants, 15,000 species of animals and 6,000 species of micro-organisms - a figure that is anticipated to rise to some 500,000 species, are valuable to the development of economy, society, environment and quality of life of Thai people.

Discovery of a novel redox switch of PfSHMT: A challenge for antimalarial drug design

The rapid rise in drug-resistant malaria compromises the use of current anti-malarial drugs. Plasmodium falciparum serine hydroxymethyltransferase (PfSHMT), an enzyme in the dTMP synthesis cycle, is a potential target for the development of new drug because inhibition of its expression or function has been shown to be lethal to the parasite. In order to use PfSHMT as a target for the design of effective inhibitors, crystal structures of the enzyme are needed.

BIOTEC-NSTDA presents Homcholasit seeds to Princess Sirindhorn to ease farmers in flood-affected areas

7 May 2014, Chaipattana Building, Chitralada Villa - BIOTEC-NSTDA and Phak Hai Agricultural Cooperative Ltd. presented 3 ton of Homcholasit seeds to H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to bestow on rice farmers in the flood-affected areas in Phattalung Province.

Curator Course for Microbial Resources Management

BIOTEC in collaboration with NITE Biological Research Center (NBRC) of Japan organized Curator Course for Microbial Resources Management, aiming to develop curators’ skills in the management of biological resources including storage and identification of microorganisms and management information as well as to strengthen the linkages among culture collections.

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids derived from microorganisms

A remarkable growth of lipid biotechnology is undoubtedly driven by the increasing demand of lipids for a variety of industrial applications. Particularly, the fatty acids in omega-3 and omega-6 series have beneficial effects on animal and human health by regulating several biological systems, including cardiovascular, respiration, reproduction

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.

Infoday on HORIZON 2020 Funding Opportunities and Workshops on EU Project Participation

Infoday on HORIZON 2020 Funding Opportunities  and Workshops on EU Project Participation 

The 10th NSTDA Annual Conference 2014 (NAC2014)

On 31 March 2014, H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously presided over the opening ceremony of the 10th NSTDA Annual Conference 2014 (NAC2014) organized by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) from 31 March – 3 April 2014 at Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani. Held under the theme “S & T: Driving

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.

EU and Thailand open forum to raise awareness in Science & Technology for Public and Youth

Bangkok, 13 December 2013 - The Delegation of the European Union to Thailand joins hands with the National Science & Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) in organising an international conference on “Science & Technology for the Public/Youth”. The event provides a forum to exchange ideas in raising awareness in science and

Formulating Grand Challenges Canada-ASEAN Program

Thailand organized the ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Grand Challenges Initiative Meeting on 13 December 2013 in Bangkok. Attending the meeting are representatives from ASEAN COST Focal Points, SCIRD Focal Points, Representatives from ASEAN Secretariat, and representatives from Grand Challenges Canada.

MetaSel: A metaphase selection tool

Identification of good metaphase spreads is an important step in chromosome analysis for identifying individuals with genetic disorders. The process of finding suitable metaphase chromosomes for accurate clinical analysis is, however, very time consuming since they are selected manually. The selection of suitable metaphase chromosome spreads thus represents a major bottleneck for conventional cytogenetic analysis.

Development of oil palm elite line and mass propagation technology

Palm oil is now the largest source of edible oil in the world, and cultivation of oil palm has expanded enormously in recent years, with worldwide yearly increases in demand being driven by dietary and biofuel applications. Oil palm cultivation in Thailand faced with problems of quality seedlings that can provide high yield and be grown in northern and northeastern regions, where rainfall is relatively limited. Crop improvement of oil palm is proved to be challenging, as it is a perennial crop species with a long breeding cycle.

BIOTEC researcher won Grand Challenges Canada grant to search for dengue vaccine candidates

Dr. Bunpote Siridechadilok, BIOTEC researcher at Medical Biotechnology Research Unit, a joint lab between BIOTEC and the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University won a 100,000 Canadian dollars research grant from Grand Challenges Canada, Stars in Global Health Program to develop a new technology to speed up the search for dengue vaccine candidates.

Scholarship student win Medical Science 2013 award

Congratulations to Teerapong  Yata (PhD candidate) who was awarded the 1st Prize winner of the Educational award for excellence in Medical Science 2013. This annual award is for Thai student in the final stage of PhD research in UK who has a record of outstanding performance and exceptional academic achievements during the time of study here. The award ceremony was organized by the Anglo-Thai Society at the Oriental club in London, UK on 20 November.

BIOTEC licenses feed enzyme technology to Asia Star Animal Health

BIOTEC and Asia Star Animal Health Co., Ltd. (ASAH) signed a licensing agreement to facilitate the transfer of feed enzyme technology developed by Bioresources Technology Unit to the company for commercial production. The technology, derived from a collaborative research between BIOTEC and ASAH, includes the new fungal strain, Aspergillus sp., which was screened from BIOTEC Culture Collection and the solid state fermentation technique for enzyme production.

The Taguchi Award 2013 and the Ajinomoto Lecture Award 2013

Ms. Wansika Kiatpathomchai, BIOTEC researcher, based at Center of Excellence for Shrimp Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, was awarded Taguchi Prize for Outstanding Research Achievement in Biotechnology 2013 and Assoc. Prof. Apichart Vanavichit, Director of Rice Gene Discovery Unit, was the recipient to the Ajinomoto Lecture Award 2013. Both awards were announced at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology and International Conference 2013 (TSB 2013) on 17 October 2013.

Dr. Somvong Tragoonrung named 2013 Outstanding Technologist

Dr. Somvong Tragoonrung, Director of Genome Institute, BIOTEC, and staff from DNA Technology Laboratory and Genome Institute were honored with the 2013 Outstanding Technologist Award, presented by the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King. He was recognized for his

Two BIOTEC researchers honored with L'Oréal Thailand “For Women in Science” Fellowships in 2013

Dr. Taridaporn Buajarern from Bioresources Technology Unit and Dr. Jittima Piriyapongsa from Genome Institute were named recipients to L'Oréal Thailand “For Women in Science” Fellowships in 2013.

BIOTEC researcher wins the EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN 2013

Dr. Phanramphoei Namprachan Frantz, BIOTEC researcher of Virology and Cell Technology Laboratory, won the EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN 2013, a competition for researcher to showcase their research projects to their peers and the wider public in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere.

Two Thais among 5 finalists in Asean 'science slam' competition

Two Thai researchers have been named finalists of "Euraxess Links Science Slam 2013", organised by Euraxess Links Asean, a pan-European project that seeks to link up researchers in Europe with their counterparts in the Asean region.

BIOTEC projects receive “Excellence in Science” awards from the Senate

Three projects from BIOTEC were awarded “Excellence in Science” by the Committee on Science, Technology, Communications and Telecommunications of the Senate. The certificate presentation ceremony, presided over by Mr. Nikom Wairatpanij, President of the Senate, was organized on 2 September 2013 at the Parliament Building.

New certified blast-resistant glutinous rice

On 19 August 2013, the Rice Department made an announcement on four new certified rice varieties.  Among the four certified varieties is blast-resistant glutinous rice, developed by Rice Gene Discovery Unit, in collaboration with various research partners, namely Kasetsart University, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (RMUTL), and the Rice Department.  Named RD18, this new variety is a cross between RD6 and Jao Hom Nil rice using molecular markers in the backcross breeding process.

A Multiplex Microsphere Immunoassay for Plant Pathogens

Seed industry is a primary industry which has a strong impact on the quantity and quality of agricultural products down the value chain.  Important to this industry is an ability to detect and identify plant pathogens which is essential to epidemiological and disease management studies, selective breeding programs and disease-free certification

Serotyping-NS1 ELISA for detection of dengue NS1 protein and serotyping of dengue virus simultaneously

Dengue is caused by four closely related viruses, dengue serotypes 1 – 4. Severe dengue hemorrhagic fever is associated with a secondary response to an infection by different dengue serotypes.  Determination of dengue serotypes in current and previous epidemics is also crucial in being able to predict the severity of the current epidemics and for monitoring the predominant serotypes as a warning to a potential dengue outbreak.

Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as an immunostimulant for a black tiger shrimp

BIOTEC researchers investigated an effect of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as feed supplement to improve immunity of the black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon). LPS was coated to commercial feed pellets and given to the shrimp. The immunity was tested by exposing shrimp to pathogenic bacterium Vibrio harveyi.

2013 Biotechnology Researcher Award

Dr. Apichart Vanavichit, Associate Professor of Kasetsart University and Director of Rice Gene Discovery Unit, was awarded the 2013 Biotechnology Researcher Award from Biogenomed Co., Ltd.  This award honors Thai researchers with outstanding scientific achievements.

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.

"Tao Kae Noi Technology" project provides fun-filled educational activities in the "Idea to Market Boot Camp"

A Number of great activities for budding innovators have been organized in the "2nd Tao Kae Noi Technology" hosted by the Samart Innovation Project of the Samart Group Companies and the NSTDA Business Incubator and soon the winners of the event will be announced.  Most recently, after the last intensive session on technology training and marketing theory, the participants got out into the field for fun-filled but educational activities under the "Idea to Market Boot Camp".

BIOTEC signs on to battle shrimp disease

The National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) believes early mortality syndrome (EMS), blamed for the recent drop in Thailand's shrimp supply, will be alleviated this year.

NECTEC puts S-Sense tool on market

The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (Nectec) yesterday introduced a Thai language-based social media analytical tool to evaluate product popularity among the online population.

THREE FLAGSHIP INITIATIVES PLANNED Strategy to focus on farming, healthcare and tourism this year

The National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre is pursuing three flagship initiatives for the co-creation of excellence with partners, the ultimate goal being to leverage the competitiveness of the country as a whole.

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.

Vietnamese Deputy S&T Minister and H. E. Ambassador, Embassy of Vietnam visited NSTDA

Dr. Nguyen Van Lang, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Chairman of Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park Management Board, Mr. Ngo Duc Thang, H. E. Ambassador, Embassy of Vietnam, and delegates from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam visited NSTDA on November 29, 2012, to exchange information on science, technology and Science Park between

Sensing Diabetic Breathe

Diabetes is one of the top 5 chronic non-communicable diseases in Thailand and is directly related to the growing consumption of cheap, processed sugar among the population.  . About 3.5 million Thais have been diagnosed with diabetes, and this number is expected to grow close to ten million in the next ten years.  Diabetes claims millions of lives every year and is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and amputation.

NSTDA and CIRAD Partnership Signed

NSTDA and CIRAD agreed to promote, enhance and strengthen their cooperation in the areas of Life Sciences and Environmental Sciences where research subjects of mutual interest are Environmental Management, Agriculture, Food Production and Processing, Animal Disease Control and Biotechnology.

Establishment of the First Children’s University in Thailand

How to make science fun is a loaded question.  The quest to entice students to learn and love science is even more elusive.  Somehow these questions have been successfully answered by the Children’s University at Bielefeld University in Teutolab.  This Children’s University was founded by Prof. Dr. Katharina Kohse-Hoinghaus in 1994

Thailand and Japan Cooperate on Monitoring Technology to Tackle VOCs Problems at Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate

Bangkok (September 28, 2012): The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Chulalongkorn University, the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) and Fujitsu Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement the VOCs Monitoring and Environmental Information Management System (VM-EIMS) at Map Ta Phut to promote sustainable industrialization in Thailand.

Thai-made Sugarcane Harvesters Competing in the Global Market

In the age of mechanization, Samart Kaset-Yon Co., Ltd. (SMKY), in Chai Nat Province of Thailand, is the first maker of Thai sugarcane harvesters to enter and compete successfully in the global sugarcane market.  SMKY offers made-to-order cane harvesters to clients whose specific challenges (e.g. land size, soil conditions) can be solved by a tailor made design.