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The Department of Livestock Development has launched the “e-Smart Plus” system to raise surveillance measures against ASF

The Department of Livestock Development has launched the “e-Smart Plus” system to raise surveillance measures against African swine fever (ASF). The mobile application is able to swiftly scan through the map of small holder farmers in Thailand in order to identify ASF risk areas, allowing disease control agents to work more effectively. So far, the application has helped to assess around 66,500 farms, or approximately 60% of the Department’s monitoring target.

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Origin Property Plc is joining forces with the public sector and leading private companies to initiate the “Origin Smart City Rayong” project.

Origin Property Plc is joining forces with the public sector and leading private companies to initiate the “Origin Smart City Rayong” project. The development of smart cities has become Thailand’s priority agenda with full support from the government. Under the Smart City Roadmap, the government plans to set up 100 Smart Cities nationwide by 2022. The objective is to help distribute income to every household evenly, and improve the people’s quality of life.

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The Quantum Research Unit of Chiang Mai University will function as a centre for creating technological innovations to help support businesses with potential

On August 30 2019, H.E. Mr.  Suvit Maesincee, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation  visited the Quantum Research Unit of Chiang Mai University, marking his first official event after assuming office. The Quantum Research Unit of Chiang Mai University will function as a centre for creating technological innovations to help support businesses with potential, bringing social and commercial benefits at large.

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BMTA will soon launch a paperless version of passenger tickets in the form of plastic top-up cards similar to the electronic tickets used on the electric train systems

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) will soon launch a paperless version of passenger tickets in the form of plastic top-up cards similar to the electronic tickets used on the electric train systems, to allow BMTA to save on printing costs. Passengers will be able to top - up their new reusable plastic tickets via electronic banking apps, PromptPay transfer and other e-wallet apps as well as airtime top-up machines. BMTA is now consulting with Krung Thai Bank to finalise the system which is expected to be completed within two months.

 

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NIA has joined hands with the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University in opening the Suandok Medical Innovation District

The National Innovation Agency (NIA) has joined hands with the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University in opening the Suandok Medical Innovation District; a dedicated space to foster the development of scientific startups and medical innovation facilities. These include, a science and innovation park of the northern region of Thailand and other creative economy startup incubation centers. This is a joint collaboration between public and private sectors offering services to the general public in Chiangmai Province.

 

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Siri Ventures is joining hands with NSTDA to develop three innovations for future living

Siri Ventures is joining hands with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) to develop three innovations for future living, including: 1) Self-driving cars that can transport passengers from living quarters to nearby BTS stations 2) censors and intelligent systems for self-driving cars 3) High definition 3D maps. Test runs for the self-driving car will be conducted at SIRI VENTURES Private PropTech Sandbox, and will be the first instance of test run for a self-driving car in Thailand.

 

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International research team at Mahidol University in Bangkok has developed a new blood test capable of detecting clinically significant prostate cancer in high-risk patients.

An international research team at Mahidol University in Bangkok has developed a new blood test capable of detecting clinically significant prostate cancer in high-risk patients. According to lead scientist, Dr Sebastian Bhakdi, the test is capable of isolating and visualizing tumor-associated circulating endothelial cells (tCEC) from a small blood sample.

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Mahidol University has developed a new blood test capable of detecting clinically significant prostate cancer in high-risk patients

An international research team at Mahidol University in Bangkok has developed a new blood test capable of detecting clinically significant prostate cancer in high-risk patients. According to lead scientist, Dr Sebastian Bhakdi, the test is capable of isolating and visualizing tumor-associated circulating endothelial cells (tCEC) from a small blood sample. 

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MWA has developed a mobile application that allows users to receive electronic versions of tax invoices and receipts within 1 hour after payment

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) has developed a mobile application that allows users to receive electronic versions of tax invoices and receipts within 1 hour after payment. Previously, receipts and tax invoices were delivered to customers within 30 days after payment in the form of paper documents. With the creation of the mobile application, MWA’s water billing services has become less dependent on the use of paper. The application also offers other services, including plumbing installation requests and water bill notifications.

 

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MEA installed solar energy-generating panels and other green energy equipment to motivate the public to practice self-reliance, promote green technology and sustainability

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) installed solar energy-generating panels and other green energy equipment to motivate the public to practice self-reliance, promote green technology and sustainability in the Sufficient Economy Learning Centre in Khoiruttakwa Community.
Moreover, MEA also provided equipment for maximising community solar cell solutions and facilities, which included  three solar lamps in the mosque and sets of solar cell informative tools and equipment installed in the Sufficient Economy Learning Centre.

 

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