Division 5: Industry Division

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This division focuses on promoting research and development relevant to domestic industries using high-level local content which helps distribute benefits and contribute development to communities throughout their supply chains. The ultimate goal of this division is to distribute economic wealth throughout the country and to strengthen Thai industry's competitiveness in the world market.

Programs/projects supported by this division are divided into two groups:

  1. Target-oriented projects for specific industries such as rubber, value-added for agricultural raw material for food industry and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), sustainable tourism industry, logistics and supply chain, and defense industry.
  2. Research utilization promotion projects or a so-called innovation business plan grant: IBPG.

Examples of project completed include Thai jasmine rice-based anti-aging cosmetics developed by using biotechnological and nanotechnological process. In defense industry, the division has conducted joint research projects with several agencies under the Ministry of Defense, and successfully produced some products such as bullet-shield that meets the American standard (U.S.NU. 0101.04).

 

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