The title of the presentation is "Nanotechnology development in Thailand".

"We want to show that Thailand is a key player in nanotechnology development," said Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, executive director at NANOTEC. "The Thai government understands and realizes the importance of nanotechnology in strengthening economic development, especially with the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, so for this reason the government is fully supporting nanotechnology development, as can be seen in their push to include nanotechnology in various stages of the economic value-chain approach."

Nano-fabric value-chain activity is a good example of how far the government is willing to go to promote awareness of nanotechnology to the fabric industry.

The National Advanced Nanocharacterization Center (NANC), which will begin operation in 2014, will be the first of its kind in Asia to test and certify the nano properties in cosmetics, food and packaging. Meanwhile, the Good Manufacturing Practice Laboratory (GMP) is being set up at the Nano Cosmecutical Lab at NANOTEC. These are just two examples of the upcoming infrastructure that will enhance Thailand’s position as a key nanotechnology development country in the region.

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) will also join the presentation to inform the audience of their new investment promotion strategy pertaining to research and development, which will support the drive for economic restructuring in Thailand.