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• The Company Directed Technology Development Program (CD) provides financial support in the form of “low-interest loans” to industrial operators who want to do research and development in order to develop new products, improve manufacturing processes, set up a laboratory, conduct reverse engineering and commercialize research breakthroughs.  This program is focused on providing support to projects in areas such as genetic engineering and biotechnology, metals and materials, electronics and computers as well as projects that will lead to scientific and technological advancements.

The CD plays a crucial role in encouraging Thai industrial operators to realize the importance of technology investment and research and development, which will help boost the country’s competitiveness. 

 The NSTDA Investment Center (NIC) is responsible for promoting investment in science and technology by co-investing with the ultimate goal of benefiting Thailand’s economy and society.  The NIC will commercialize breakthroughs achieved by Thais and/or the NSTDA by co-investing in a joint venture or a spin-off company.  The NIC is also in charge of educating technology business operators that are looking for technology investment opportunities and managing the NSTDA’s investments with transparency.

The NIC has so far formed 9 joint ventures as follows:
1. Shrimp Culture Research & Development Co., Ltd. (SCRD)
2. Innova Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (INNOVA)
3. Thai Dairy Research and Development Co., Ltd. (ET)
4. Micro Innovate Co., Ltd. (MICRO)
5. Internet Thailand Plc (INET)
6. Trade Siam Co., Ltd. (TS)
7. T-NET Co., Ltd. (T-NET)
8. Internet Innovation Research Center Co., Ltd. (IIRC)
9. AT Ceramics Co., Ltd. (ATCL)

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