Inspiring and encouraging Thais to discover interesting facts about science, the annual “Thailand Inventors’ Day” returns to Bangkok International Trade Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bang Na, Bangkok from today through Tuesday (February 6).
Organised by The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) the 2018 edition marks the history of the patent registration and the invention patent presentation for the Low-Speed Surface Aerator aka the Chaipattana Aerator to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
“This year, the NRCT is organising an event on the theme “Flea Market Open the World of Research”, which presents inventions and innovations that are ready to be utilized, while also showcasing the progress and development of others,” says NRCT’s secretary-general Professor Sirirurg Songsivilai.
“More than 1,000 inventions and research works are being exhibited including the entries to the international contest of inventions, and the inventions by high school students from various schools across the country in the fields of agriculture (82 works), society and local wisdom (22 works), energy, resources and environment (104 works), and products to assist the elderly, the disabled, and underprivileged (36 works). We will also showing the works of new inventors from vocational schools and universities across the country, including those related to security (8 works), for society and local wisdom (17 works), for agriculture (21 works), for medical and public health (34 works), and for energy, resources, and environment (23 works). Academic seminars will also be held covering various topics such as packaging design and development, and techniques to create differentiation.”
Fairgoers can admire a smart gun detection system to identify formalin and a tool for the sustainable food business by the Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University; an ICE Production Machine for Surgery by the Faculty of Engineering King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi; an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot by Infantry Regiment 6th, Suppasit Prasong Camp, Ubon Ratchathani; Cookies that Help You Quit Smoking from Ubon Ratchathani University; A Standard Meter for Calculating Service Fee for Motorcycle Taxi from Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus; and Fresh Vegetables grown in Artificial Banana Leaf from Saharajrungsarid School.
Awards will be handed out by the National Research Council, among them National Outstanding Researcher, the Research Award, the Thesis Award 2017, the Inventions Award 2018, and the TWAS Prize for Young Scientists in Thailand.
Admission is free. Find out more at www.InventorDay.nrct.go.th.