The Inventor’s Day in Thailand
2nd of February 2008 Bangkok
Significance and back ground
The Thai Cabinet had resolved on May 10th 1994 to declare February 2nd of every year as the “INVENTORS’ DAY”. The date was assigned to commemorate (the achievement of) His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal success on the invention on of “Low Speed Surface Aerator” or the so-called “CHAIPATTANA AERATOR”. Related to this magnificent invention, the royal patent was presented to His Majesty on February 2nd 1993. Besides the glory celebration, the “INVENTORS’ DAY” would honor the historic event that His Majesty was the first King of the world who has invented the highly effective utilizing machine that enormously benefited his people. Moreover, the arrangement for special day is determined to inspire any Thai inventors to follow His Majesty’s footsteps in initiating the constructive thinking for new innovations that will bring about growth benefits to the country.
His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej
For the implementation of this event, on August 14th 2001, there was an announcement from the Prime Minister secretariat office that the Prime Minister has assigned the Office of National Research Council of Thailand to be the leader among governmental agencies and private sectors in organizing the “INVENTORS’ DAY” Project. The project has been aimed to promote new inventions/innovations that will generate further benefits to science, technology and environment of the country. It has been anticipated that such inventions/innovations will ultimately lead to economic and social development including the national wealth.
Low Speed Surface Aerator
It is widely accepted that new inventions/innovations project is a key success factor for improving the country’s economy by creating more advanced technologies to help the national development plan. In Thailand, there are several capable inventors in both private and government sectors. Unfortunately, no matter how interested they are in applying or creating new inventions/innovations that are appropriate under local conditions, they are not given enough support. This makes it difficult for these sectors to further develop their inventions/innovations to achieve the practical application. This problem has discouraged many inventors to create any new things that would be enormously advantageous to the public.
Therefore, the principal objective of the “INVENTORS’ DAY” Project has been established to promote the inventors’ inventions/innovations, no matter who they are: young people, students or ordinary people who are interested in invention. It is assured that all activities simultaneously set up under this well coordinated effort by relevant sectors will lead to a nationwide technological development, as well as the continuing promotion to these Thai inventions/innovations in the future.
1. To honor His Majesty the King’s genius innovation greatly beneficial to the country.
2. To commemorate the historic day that His Majesty was the first King in the world to be presented a patent and a certificate of registration for his own innovation.
3. To promote and disseminate Thai inventors’ inventions/innovations, that will ultimately lead to further development in the areas of technology, society and economy.
4. To promote the coordination and cooperation among the government and private sectors to initiate inventions/innovations, besides to strengthen the relationship among those inventors themselves.
5. To provide assistance and moral support for all inventor, youngsters and general interested persons. The event aims to encourage these not to express and share ability of innovating creation that leads to social and economic development of the country.
6. To confer honor to outstanding inventors and to promote the practical application from their inventions/innovations.
Duration : INVENTORS’ DAY events
The “INVENTORS’ DAY” will be held between February 2nd - February 5th, from 10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Hall 9, Bangkok, Thailand.
Activities on “INVENTORS’ DAY” (to be held in Bangkok)
There will be H.M. the King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s invention exhibitions and demonstration through various media such as pictures, posters and video presentation as a public display. The theme involves His Majesty’s greatly beneficial invention the being received the “1993 Inventions/Innovations Awards” from the National Research Council of Thailand.
The main activities presented during the INVENTORS’ DAY are as follows:
1) The Exhibition and demonstration on His Majesty’s innovation “The New Theory”
2) The Exhibition and demonstration on Queen Sirikit’s innovation on Her project; “local arts and crafts”
3) The Exhibition on H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s research work on “The Study of Land Use/Land Cover Map Accuracy using Digital High Resolution Imagery for Narathiwat Province”, which won the “1990 Best Research Award” from the National Research Council of Thailand.
4) The Exhibition of outstanding inventions/innovations of Thai inventors who have been awarded by the National Research Council of Thailand and Other related organizations.
5) The Exhibition of young inventors’ inventions/innovations.
6) The Exhibition on the progress in invention/innovation that aimed to improve the improvement Thai economy, created by both private and public sectors.
7) Displays of the young Inventors’ Inventions related to both Science and Technology and Social Science
8) International Symposium on “The Trend of Invention and Innovation to Trade” on February 3, 2007.
9) Training programs
10) Exhibitions on Local Wisdom inventions/innovations of the 4 regions: Central, Northern, the Northeastern and Southern Thailand and the International Invention from various countries.
11) Inventors and Manufacturers meeting.
12) Daily consulting and advising services throughout the event, such as the “Patent Registration Clinic”, “Research Support and Promotion Clinic”, “Blood and Primary Health Checkup Clinic”, etc., will be arranged for free of charge checkup, etc.
13) Information distribution on inventions/innovation provided by mass media representatives.
14) NRCT Awarding Ceremony: “The 2006 National Research Council of Thailand Awards” will be conferred to outstanding inventions/innovations on February 2, 2007.
15) Innovation Contest including Thai inventors’ masterpieces that help improve the national economy. Winners will be awarded trophies from the Deputy Prime Minister, and Secretary-General of the Office of the National Research Council of Thailand.
16) Order and direct sale of the inventor’s products are available during the festival.
The leading organization for the INVENTORS’ DAY Project is the Office of the National Research Council of Thailand. It coordinates and cooperates with other government agencies and private sectors including other related professional organizations.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Pentida Tipyotha, Director of Office of General Administration, NRCT; Tel.and Fax is 025799552 and 025612445 ext. 404. Mailing address: National Research Council of Thailand, (NRCT) 196 Phaholyothin Road, Chatujak, Bangkok 10900.