Thailand honors its innovators in online exhibition

Dubbing them an inspiration to all Thais, the National Innovation Agency (NIA) is honoring 100 Thai innovators in an online exhibition that reveals a national trove of talent that should be recognized more.

The National Innovation Agency (NIA) has launched the second edition of its “100 Faces Of Thailand’s Innovation Inspirers 2” project. This chapter is themed “Creative & Aesthetic,” and it profiles 100 creators who inspired innovations in science and the arts. It covers a wide range of fields, featuring professionals in six groups: artists, designers, social movers, technology entrepreneurs, creative entrepreneurs and knowledge providers.

Innovations in medical science, public health and social measures have helped Thailand cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The exhibition is being held virtually and can be viewed through a website and a mobile application.

At this point, the exhibition is mainly in Thai language, while English editions are in process.

The NIA is succeeding in raising awareness about the legion of homegrown talent in the Kingdom. The Thai public in general is also unaware of many of the individuals included in the exhibit.

Globally, Thailand starts to be recognized when it comes to innovation and this exhibition is an eye opener, revealing the diverse personalities and their interesting achievements and contributions.

Among many innovators who are being profiled in this exhibition are Alex Rendell, a young actor and environmental advocate; Watchara Sukchum or Jennie Panhan, a leading entertainer; Kantapon Metheekul known as Kongkan, a global artist inspiring the new generation; Dujdao Vahanapakorn, Thailand’s first kinetic therapist; Katakorn Voraakhom, a female architect who won a world-class design award, and Olarn Weranond, a financial innovation influencer.

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