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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


President: Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul


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


Missions: To strengthen research, development, design and engineering (RDDE) and technology transfer (TT), and to support necessary S&T human resource development (HRD) and infrastructure development (Infra), facilitated by efficient internal management (Int. Mgt.)


Core Values:     Nation First
                         Science and Technology Excellence
                         Team Work
                         Accountability and Integrity


NSTDA’s Goals for 2021:
1. Socio-economic impact generated from NSTDA’s output is FIVE TIMES the average NSTDA annual expenditure between 2017-2021
2. Investment in Science, Technology and Innovation(STI) activities from the agricultural, manufacturing and service sectors is DOUBLED from that of 2016


Employees: >2,867 employees (as of 1 August, 2018) 68.61% Researcher, 23.37% Operation, and 8.02% Management


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


R&D Strategy 2017-2021:NSTDA has classified its research and development into three types. Each will require different time frames to create socio-economic impact.

Targeted research. This focuses on the translation of research to real-world application in order to realize tangible socio-economic impact by 2021.

Cluster-based and cross-cutting research. Cluster-based research addresses the country’s need, whereas cross-cutting research concentrates on core technologies with applications in various clusters.

Platform technology. The focus is on building up capability, human resources and infrastructure in key technologies that will be important for long-term national development

Download: NSTDA Strategic Plan 2017-2021

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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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