Ministry of Digital Economy & Society, Thailand
The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) is a government agency in Thailand responsible for promoting and developing the country’s digital economy, society, and security. It was established in 2016 as part of the Thai government’s efforts to support the growth of the digital economy and the adoption of digital technology across all sectors. The MDES is responsible for developing policies and strategies related to the digital economy, as well as promoting the adoption of digital technology among businesses, individuals, and government agencies. The ministry is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of laws related to digital technology, such as those related to cybersecurity and data privacy.
Ministry of Higher Education, Science,
Research and Innovation
“The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation is a government agency responsible for overseeing and promoting higher education, scientific research, and innovation in Thailand. The Ministry was established in 2019 as part of the government’s efforts to drive the country’s development towards a knowledge-based economy.
The main functions of the Ministry include formulating policies, strategies, and plans for higher education, science, research, and innovation, as well as promoting cooperation and collaboration with other countries and international organizations in these fields. It is also responsible for managing and allocating funding for research and development projects, as well as regulating the quality and standards of higher education institutions in Thailand.
In addition, the Ministry is responsible for promoting science and technology education and increasing public awareness of the importance of science and innovation in driving economic growth and development. Its goal is to create a workforce that is well-equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing global economy.”
Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), Thailand
“The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) is a government agency in Thailand that was established in 2016 under the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society. Its mission is to promote the development and adoption of digital technologies to enhance the country’s economic growth and competitiveness.
The agency’s main functions include the promotion of digital literacy, the development of digital infrastructure, the provision of funding and support for digital startups and SMEs, and the facilitation of collaboration between the public and private sectors in the development of digital technology.
DEPA is also responsible for developing policies and strategies to support the growth of the digital economy, as well as conducting research and analysis to identify trends and opportunities in the sector. Its ultimate goal is to establish Thailand as a hub for digital innovation in Southeast Asia and to drive the country’s economic growth and development in the digital age.”
National Innovation Agency (NIA), Thailand
“The National Innovation Agency (NIA) is a government agency responsible for promoting and supporting innovation in Thailand. The agency was established in 2003 and operates under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation.
The NIA’s main goal is to support the development of a knowledge-based economy in Thailand by fostering innovation and technology. To achieve this, the agency provides various services, including funding for research and development, technology transfer, intellectual property management, and business incubation.
The NIA also works closely with industry partners, research institutions, and universities to promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Through its initiatives, the NIA aims to create a vibrant innovation ecosystem that will drive economic growth and social development in Thailand.”
TechTalkThai.com was established on March 1st, 2014. A primary objective is to collect specifically enterprise IT news around the world to our website. Since Thai IT news is quite hard to find and needs some technical skills to get understanding, TechTalkThai gathers the up-to-date news from several sources and summarizes them to non-technical or semi-technical Thai language which is easy to read and understand. In addition, TechTalkThai editor team publishes Thai articles about today’s technologies and solutions focused for Thailand, hoping that people in enterprise IT could easily access to the latest enterprise IT news and enjoy reading.
The National Digital Economy and Society Commission
The National Digital Economy and Society Commission (NDESC) is a Thai government agency that is responsible for developing and coordinating policies related to the digital economy and society. It was established in 2015 as part of the Thai government’s efforts to promote the use of digital technology to drive economic growth and enhance the quality of life for Thai people. The NDESC works with various government agencies, private sector organizations, and civil society groups to promote the development of digital infrastructure, digital skills, and digital entrepreneurship in Thailand. Its main goals are to promote digital innovation, increase digital literacy, and ensure that all Thai people have access to the benefits of the digital economy.
Cyber Technology Innovation Association
“The Cyber Technology Innovation Association is an organization that focuses on promoting and developing cyber technology innovation, particularly in the areas of cybersecurity and efficient use of technology.
The association aims to promote collaboration between the private sector and government in the development of cyber technology innovation, as well as to support learning and skills development in cybersecurity for students and the general public.
In addition, the association also focuses on promoting and developing innovations related to the use of cyber technology in industries and businesses, with the goal of strengthening and improving the cyber systems of organizations and communities. Therefore, the Cyber Technology Innovation Association is an important organization in promoting and developing cyber technology innovation in Thailand and worldwide.”
Management System Certification Institute (Thailand), an accredited ISO certification body, established by the Ministry of Industry under the Cabinet resolution on September 10, 1998, operates within the framework of the Industrial Development Foundation in providing certification services according to ISO standards and other systems to enhance the efficiency and quality of the industry, as well as to increase the country’s certification capabilities to be on par with other countries.
The Industrial Development Foundation is committed to impartiality and does not engage in inspection and certification services by operating according to international standards ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17021-1, ISO 50003, and ISO 14065 criteria.
Furthermore, the Industrial Development Foundation also emphasizes the Personal Data Protection Act by establishing a personal data policy to protect data in compliance with the law.
Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan)
Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan), or TPA, is a non-profit organization that was established in 1971 to promote and support the technological advancement of members and to disseminate it to the general public for the purpose of enhancing the country’s economy, education, and personnel development through technology. This involves organizing training seminars, teaching, offering consultancy services in various fields, certifying the knowledge and skills of personnel, transferring and researching technology and languages, as well as operating schools, colleges, universities, educational institutions, agencies, organizations, or foundations related to technology and academics. It encompasses compiling, organizing, translating, and publishing academic books, issuing journals of the association, and documents related to technology for both members and the general public. Furthermore, it involves providing services in various industries and related technologies, establishing calibration centers for industrial measuring tools, testing centers, and offering consultancy services in the industrial sector and other related services. Cooperation with various institutions, both domestically and internationally, particularly in Japan, is also part of the operations, including investing or joint venturing in businesses that have objectives aligned with the association’s, without involving political activities.
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center : NECTEC
The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) was established on 16 September 1986 under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy (the former name of Ministry of Science and Technology). On 30 December 1991, following the enactment of the Science and Technology Development Act of 1991, NECTEC was transformed into a national technology center under the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology. At present, NECTEC is a statutory government organisation with its main responsibilities of under taking, supporting and promoting the research and development of electronics and computer technologies. NECTEC also provides linkage between research communities and industries through the established industrial clusters and programmes.
Thai-German Institute (TGI) is a joint initiative of the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, the aim was to be effective training center for transferring advanced manufacturing technology to Thai industry. It was set up as an atonomous body outside the former education system with its operation under the supervision of the Foundation for Industrial Development (FID) and a broad oversight by the Ministry of Industry.
After Thai Cabinet approved the establishment in September 1992, Thai-German Institute started its official operation in 1995 until 1998 when the first training course began, from this point on until now TGI has maintained a continual growth.
Software Park Thailand
On May 21, 1977, The Thai Government established Software Park Thailand as the nation’s strategic industry aiming to support World Trade Liberalization in information technology, provide entrepreneurs in the Thai software industry with a friendly ecosystem for ease of doing business, and promote human resource development activities in software and multimedia.
Software Park Thailand activities include promoting technology transfer through high-end training course for IT professionals, upgrading quality standard of local companies to the international level, supporting collaboration with both local and international alliances for new market opportunities in Thailand and overseas, and providing space for company.