Call for Participation at the 31st Khwarizmi International Award 2018

Request for Expression of Interest by WAITRO Members to become the Host of the WAITRO Secretariat


Dear Distinguished WAITRO Members, the Global Innovation Family,


As the current contract for the hosting of the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organization Secretariat based in SIRIM Berhad of Malaysia is coming to an end on September 30, 2018, we would like to invite all Members of WAITRO to bid to become the host of the WAITRO Secretariat for the new term beginning January 2019 until December 2022.


As agreed by the WAITRO Executive Board during the 78th Board Meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, WAITRO Members are cordially invited to express their interest to host the WAITRO Secretariat for the next term 2019-2022, by writing in to the Secretariat by July 17, 2017.  The deadline for the bidding to become the WAITRO Secretariat for 2019-2022 is on September 26, 2017.

Kindly download the Terms of Reference for the WAITRO Secretariat by CLICKING HERE.


Should you have any enquiries on the bidding for the hosting of the WAITRO Secretariat for 2019-2022, please do not hesitate to contact the WAITRO Secretariat at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



TISTR's 54th Anniversary Celebration

On May 25, 2017, the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) celebrated its 54th anniversary at the TISTR Technopolis. Mr. Somchai Tiamboonprasert, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand kindly presided over the opening ceremony of the 54th anniversary celebration. The event consisted of special lectures and exhibition on Thailand and TISTR 4.0, certificate of honour presentation to the supporters of TISTR’s achievements, personnel who have been working at TISTR for over 20 and 30 years, as well as scholarship award for the children of TISTR’s personnel. Various representatives from the public and private sectors, academic institutes, former TISTR executives, the press, and TISTR staff participated in the event.


TISTR’s From Local to Global International Forum: Food Industry 4.0
On the occasion of the 54th Anniversary of the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) this year, TISTR will host the international conference 'From Local to Global International Forum: Food Industry 4.0' from June 12-13, 2017 at the Centara Grand Hotel at Central Plaza Lad Phrao, Bangkok. The theme of the conference is to respond to the Thailand 4.0 initiative and the Royal Thai Government’s policy in driving Food Innopolis under the 'Food Industry 4.0', which is applied to enhance the capability of research, development, technology transfer, scientific and technological services related to food technology, as well as other aspects of TISTR’s involvement to entrepreneurs, particularly for SMEs and startups in Thailand to grow sustainably and to be the key success factors in driving Thai economic respectively.

Globalisation has accelerated the development of science, technology and innovation (STI). The competitiveness of each entrepreneur is not limited only to the domestic or regional level, but it is expanded into global competition. Therefore, to support and continue the capability building of Thai entrepreneurs to increase the recognition of their products that conform to international standards, particularly in food products, TISTR defines the overall picture of this conference to promote and enhance Thai food entrepreneurs to be an international competitor, or in other words, 'From Local to Global'.

The event comprises of the following international conferences and exhibitions:

1. Keynote addresses by qualified speakers from Thailand and other countries in ways to drive Thai food industries to the world market sustainably according to Thailand 4.0.

2. International conference on innovative food under the following themes:
a. 'Food for the Future' including dietary supplement and functional food, and 'SMEs and Startups of Thai Food Industry in the Digital Age’
b. 'Food for health and Safety: Trends in Food Safety Standards’

3. Exhibitions of TISTR's potential on R&Ds, technology transfers, S&T services related to the event theme

4. Consultation and technology support, including business matching

The target groups of the forum are all levels of Thai entrepreneurs in the food industry, representatives from governmental or R&D institutions on food and commercialisation of STI, students and the public.

You may download the detailed Agenda by CLICKING HERE.

To register as a participant, please go to http://www.tistr.or.th/54register/

APEC Symposium on Policy and System for Promoting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Modernization towards Industry 4.0

Call for Papers


The symposium will be held from September 22-25, 2017 in Hangzhou, China. This symposium is open to participation by all 21 APEC member economies. The following topics will be discussed:

1.   STI policies on promoting MSMEs' modernization;

2. STI application and upgrading on promoting MSMEs' modernization; and

3.   Business climate index of MSMEs driving MSMEs' sustainable development.


For more information, please visit: http://apecmsme.hzccx.com/



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