Event Name

National Science and Technology Fair 2020

Theme

Science, Technology and Innovation: Inspiring Creativity
for Better Living and Sustainability for the Nation.

Exhibition

Format HYBRID Event (On-site and Online Platform)
in new format “Virtual Science Fair” in 2 channels:

  1. On-site Platform, from 13 – 23 November 2020
    at Challenger Hall 2, IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani
    For on-site visit at the venue, pre-booking is recommended.
    Register at www.thailandnstfair.com

  2. Online Platform, from 13 November onward
    via an online platform;
  • 3D Virtual Exhibition
    Everyone can walk through the virtual world of the NST Fair and explore the fun and knowledge in 6 main exhibitions including; ROYAL PAVILION, SOL#1 : A DAY ON MARS, MICRO MONSTER, PLANT RANGERS, TECH BEHIND GAMES, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN. Immerse yourself in the 3D experience, and play online games and activities at www.thailandnstfair.com

  • 360˚ Live Streaming
    Follow the live stream throughout the event from 13-23 November 2020 via the NST Fair Thailand Facebook Page. Enjoy the knowledge from various institutions and the visits of celebrities and influencers. Play games and win limited-edition giveaways. Don’t miss any activities by following us at facebook.com/nstfairTH

Exhibitors

93 organizations from 11 countries (including Thailand)

  • 31 organizations under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research,
    and Innovation.
  • 11 organizations from other government agencies.
  • 11 organizations from private sectors.
  • 6 organizations from associations and foundations.
  • 34 international organizations from 11 countries.

Organized by  Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
Operated by   National Science Museum Thailand

BACKGROUND

On 14 April 1982, the Thai cabinet decreed to honor King Rama IV as the “Father of Science of Thailand” and announced that 18 August to be “National Science Day”.

In 1984, the Ministry of Science and Technology (named at the time), in cooperation with other governmental organizations, hosted the “National Science Week” from 18-24 August 1984 for the first time. The fair gained much attention from governmental offices, private sectors, and the general public. Later in 1985, the cabinet then assigned the Ministry of Science and Technology to be the main organizer, along with collaboration with other science and technology-related organizations, to honor the “Father of Science” of Thailand, through “National Science Week” ever since.

In addition, the cabinet decreed 19 October as “National Technology Day” of Thailand, to honor His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej The Great, King Rama IX as the “Father of Technology” and “Father of Innovation” of Thailand.

“National Science Week” later received cooperation from governmental agencies, organizations and the private sector. By adding additional activities, the fair has increased in size and has attracted much attention from students, the youth, and the public. Since 2006, the National Science Museum Thailand under the Ministry of Science and Technology has been organizing “National Science Week”, calling it “The National Science and Technology Fair”, which is the biggest science and technology fair in Thailand.

Since year 2019, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (named at the current time) continues to organize the National Science and Technology Fair to convey the importance of science awareness to the public.

NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR 2020

The National Science and Technology Fair 2020 is the biggest fair of the year in Thailand in its field to honor King Rama IV as the “Father of Science” of Thailand and commemorate National Science Day on 18 August of every year, and to honor His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great (King Rama IX) as the “Father of Technology” and “Father of Innovation” of Thailand.

From the success of the fair to 2019, more than one million visitors have had access to this wonderful learning experience. In the year 2020, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation organizes the National Science and Technology Fair 2020 to convey the importance of science awareness to the public. This year theme is “Science, Technology and Innovation: Inspiring Creativity for Better Living and Sustainability for the Nation.”

In the year 2020, the academic guidelines and important policies are the following:

  • BCG Model: Bio-Circular-Green Economy: Policy consists of 3 main economies, there are the Bio-Economy, Circular Economy, and Green Economy.
  • Sufficiency Economy Philosophy: Deciphering the His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great (King Rama IX) ‘s Philosophy.
  • Process and goals of country development entering Thailand 4.0.
  • Present science, technology and innovation on current world issues: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), and International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

Objectives:

  1.  To honor King Rama IV as the “Father of Science” of Thailand.
  2.  To honor His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great (King Rama IX)
    the “Father of Technology” and “Father of Innovation” of Thailand.
  3.  To honor His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (King Rama X).
  4.  To honor Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother.
  5.  To honor Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
  6.  To honor Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Krom Phra Srisavangavadhana.
  7.  Thai Monarchy and Higher Education exhibition honoring; King Rama V (The Royal Policies), King Rama IV (Education) and His Royal Highness Mahitala Dhibesra Adulyadej Vikrom, The Prince Father (Science and Medical Science).
  8.  To disseminate research and development achievements in science, technology and innovation domestically and internationally, as well as research conducted at national universities and research institutes.
  9.  To promote learning and understanding of science and technology, and science-related professions to the youth and the public.
  10.  To encourage and inspire Thais to adopt science, technology, and innovation as guides to develop industries in order to improve the quality of life, add value into their products, and strengthen the economy to drive the country forward.
  11.  To provide learning opportunities and platforms for the youth, students and general public to express their creative ideas and opinions so that they become future technologists and innovators.
  12.  To offer a platform for learning and utilization of technology and innovation for Thais.

Date, Time and Venue:
1. On-Site Platform
from 13 – 23 November 2020
at Challenger Hall 2, IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani

2. Online Platform
from 13 November onward
via an online platform;
www.thailandnstfair.com
www.facebook.com/nstfairTH