National Science and Technology Development Agency : NSTDA - Thailand

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Location: Thailand Science Park, 30 km. north of Bangkok


Established: 1991


Organization: Home of four national research centers: BIOTEC, MTEC, NECTEC, NANOTEC and one technology management center: TMC


President: Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool


Vision: Key Partner for a Knowledge-based Society through Science and Technology


Missions: Research and Development, Technology Transfer, Human Resources Development, Infrastructure


Employees: >2,600 employees (1,600 fulltime) 68% Research (researchers 400 Ph.D.s) 29% Operation, 3% Management


Budget: USD113M from the Government + 20% from contracts, services and licenses


R&D Strategy: NSTDA's 2011-2016 R&D strategy is focused on five target areas: Agriculture and Food, Energy and
, Health and Medicine, Bioresources and Community and Manufacturing and Service Industries
(e.g. HDD, air conditioners and automobile parts).  Within these target areas there are four cross-cutting
programmes: functional materials, sensor and intelligent systems, digital engineering, and service research.

Download: NSTDA Strategic Plan 2012-2016

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    National Science and Technology Development Agency
    111 Thailand Science Park (TSP), Phahonyothin Road,
    Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand

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