As suggested by National Innovation Agency under The Ministry of Science and Technology, On 20th June 2006, the cabinet had arrived with approval on program that wishes to honor his majesty the king as “The father of Thai innovation” in order to show gratitude as well as respect to the king’s wisdom and ability in innovative area in which he used technology to solve the problem of soil acidification, turning it to usable condition for agricultural purpose, according to the his majesty’s initiative project called “klaeng-din” or so-called “tricking the soil” which was firstly done in Narathiwat province. The program also included nominating 5th of October as “National Innovation Day”.
“Klaeng-Din”, the royal soil improvement project”, emphasizes the notion of integrating between technology and managerial innovation to find the most suitable solution to solve the problem of soil acidification which has never been found nowhere else and no one has ever successfully solved the following problem and brought it to the eyes of public. This shows his majesty the king’s wisdom and ability that truly qualifies him to be “an innovator”.
On annual National Innovation Day, NIA decides to hold the ceremony that pays tribute to His majesty the king as “the father of Thai innovation” and holds the award presentation ceremony so as to induce and honor all innovators in all section that have made benefits to national economy and society as a whole.
Prizes are worth 800,000 baht in total
Winner of each category will be presented with His Majesty the King's trophy, with an inscription of their name and project name, cash prize and certificate
Winners will receive the following benefits: