The Thai team of inventors and researchers has achieved the "Big Award"

12 September 2023

. The Thai team of inventors and researchers has achieved the "Big Award" and medals at the Japan Design, Idea, and Invention Expo, held in Tokyo, Japan. This remarkable accomplishment took place on July 8, 2023, at the Tokyo Ariake Garden Convention Center in Tokyo, Japan. The team, led by the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), a division of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation, has brought great pride to Thailand by winning the highest honor, the "JDIE Big Award," at an international competition showcasing inventions and innovations. Among the award-winning works at the JDIE Big Award is a project related to “Fire Alarm Image Processing” by Mr.Thiraphong Thiangphadung, Mr.Krit Poomthongdee, Ms.Worapun Wongkium, Mr. Somluck Namwongsa and Mr.Chanvit Udta from Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. The mentioned innovation is a fire detection system that utilizes image processing with a USB Camera installed inside a control box, covering at-risk areas. This system's function is to convert video data into digital format through an MCU for real-time analysis of abnormalities at a server.

Additionally, Thai inventors also received gold medals, silver medals, and a Special Prize from Romania, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Indonesia.

Dr. Wiparat De-ong, Executive Director of the National Research Council of Thailand, participated in the award ceremony and congratulated the Thai inventors and researchers who received recognition at JDIE 2023. This event has further enhanced the reputation and acceptance of Thai inventions and innovations on the international stage, fostering collaboration and development in the field of invention. 17 Thai organizations were recognized at JDIE 2023, including:

- Chulalongkorn University

- Thammasat University

- Kasetsart University

- Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi

- King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi

- King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

- Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University

- Rajabhat Sakon Nakhon University

- Siam Business Administration College

- Suratthani Technical College

- Chaiya Vocational College

- Science Chulabhorn Walailak School, Pathum Thani

- Sri Sa Ket College

- Aircraft Model and Radio Control Sports Association

- Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)

- Wellness Asia Co., Ltd.

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