Inventors’ day Report-IPITEx 2017
Thailand Inventors’ Day 2017 was held by the National Research Council of Thailand during 2 – 6 February 2017 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Thailand. NRCT has cooperated with allied agencies since 1995 to hold the “Inventors’ Day” in Thailand. This event is held annually to be an open forum for all Thai and international inventors and to create networking opportunities among them.
The ceremony was officially opened with the participation of ACM Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Prof Sirirurg Songsivilai, Secretary-General of National Research Council of Thailand, and Prof Dr. Michel Szota, IFIA Director.
Every year in Thailand Inventors’ Day, an international pavilion is set up for exhibiting the potential and interesting invention and innovation of international inventors or innovators. In 2017, this exhibition was known as “2017 Bangkok International Intellectual Property, Invention, Innovation and Technology Exposition” (IPITEx 2017) aiming to create collaboration between Thai and international inventors.
The Inventions were presented at the exhibition in two categories of ‘Inventions for Society and Quality of Life’ and ‘Innovations for Industry’. Over 200 inventions from 28 organizations and 19 countries including Iran, Poland, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesian, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, United Arabic Emirates, Egypt, and Switzerland exhibited the technologies in the international pavilion. Moreover, there were more than 1000 inventions in the domestic zone.