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 the 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, Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand.
At present, NECTEC is a statutory government organisation with its main responsibilities of undertaking, supporting and promoting the research and development of electronics and computer technologies. NECTEC also provides a linkage between research communities and industries through the established industrial clusters and programmes.
“Being a core organisation collaborating in R&D of electronics and computer technologies for strengthening the sustainability of Thai industries and the sufficiency society”
The primary goals of NECTEC are to serve demands of the country in several sectors as well as to collaborate in research, development and innovation aimed to create national competitiveness in both regional and global levels. NECTEC achieves these goals through the following strategies: