March 25, 2019 at Thailand Science Park
The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) received grace from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to preside over the opening ceremony of the NSTDA Annual Conference 2019, under the concept of “Moving Towards Thailand’s Future Economy with Science, Technology and Innovation.” This event had been held during March 25-28, 2019 at Thailand Science Park, Pathum thani.
The annual conference NAC 2019 consisted of two activities, i.e., academic seminars and exhibitions, totaling 49 topics. The academic seminars acted as a platform for presenting the progress of research and development.
The exhibitions presented the researches and development of NSTDA and its partners and were grouped into 6 zones as follows.
1. The Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Her Majesty’s Royal Development Projects Zone
2. Child and Youth Development Zone
3. Agricultural Technology and Innovation Management Institute Zone
4. Researches and development Zone
5. The collaboration between NSTDA and private sector & international organizations Zone
6. Products from NSTDA’s network community Zone
The following topics were presented by MTEC in the exhibitions.
Cenospheres from fly ash
Geopolymer: A construction material produced from industrial waste
Clean energy and Fresh air
A new type of latex specifically formulated for pillows and mattresses production
Synergy between rubber technology and community strength to create innovative rubber products
Sustainability of natural rubber conforming to Sufficiency Economy Philosophy
Lookie Waste: an application for smart consumption
There were conducted tours of research laboratories and testing facilities belonging to NSTDA and its tenant companies, totaling 24 laboratories. There are also activities for teachers and youth in the Little Scientist’s House Project, the Thailand Children’s University Project, the Information Technology for Education in Rural Schools Project, the Fabrication Lab to develop innovator’s skills for Thai children and youth and the Coding at School Powered by KidBright, totaling 11 activities.
The conference acted as a platform for exchanging knowledge and experience to respond the country’s strategies that focuses on investing in national science, technology and innovation, and performing research and development to enhance the country’s technological capability for sustainable development.