Thailand Science Park

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Thailand Science Park
Jan 12, 2010

Thailand Science Park

Phase II

To strengthen the research and development infrastructure in the country, the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) has set aside 2 billion baht for the expansion of Thailand Science Park (TSP). With the planned enlargement, the park will be the largest fully-integrated research and development hub in Thailand.

NSTDA established the first phase of Thailand Science Park (TSP), the country’s first science and technology park, in 2002 with the aim of promoting innovation development and R&D activities in the private sector. TSP is a key infrastructure built to support technology-intensive businesses. In addition to advanced facilities and business space, TSP offers a full range of value-added services targeted at technology intensive companies.

The park is situated close to the Asian Institute of Technology, Thammasat University and the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology as well as housing NSTDA’s four national research centers, i.e. National Center...

Phase II

To strengthen the research and development infrastructure in the country, the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) has set aside 2 billion baht for the expansion of Thailand Science Park (TSP). With the planned enlargement, the park will be the largest fully-integrated research and development hub in Thailand.

NSTDA established the first phase of Thailand Science Park (TSP), the country’s first science and technology park, in 2002 with the aim of promoting innovation development and R&D activities in the private sector. TSP is a key infrastructure built to support technology-intensive businesses. In addition to advanced facilities and business space, TSP offers a full range of value-added services targeted at technology intensive companies.

The park is situated close to the Asian Institute of Technology, Thammasat University and the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology as well as housing NSTDA’s four national research centers, i.e. National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) and National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC). This proximity provides the opportunity for corporate tenants to gain access to highly-skilled personnel including 1,600 full-time NSTDA researchers, of which around 400 are Ph.D. scientists.

Phase 1 of TSP, with 140,000 square meters of built-up space, is fully occupied by the four national research centers and over 60 corporate tenants. Around 30 percent of the corporate tenants are international companies, from Japan, the United States, Germany and France. The distribution of tenants fall into the electronics & computer technology cluster (30%), metal and material technology cluster (25%) and biotechnology cluster (20%). As a hub for science and technology research, TSP is the preferred location for many world-leading high-tech companies.

International biotechnology companies who have regional research centers located within the park include Ecolab, Air Products, Alltech Biotechnology, Shiseido and Maine Biotechnology. Western Digital, a global leader in the development and manufacture of hard drives, uses TSP as a base to develop human resources for hard disk drive producers through Industry-Academic-Government linkage. PolyPlastics has set up an Asian Technical Solution Center for engineering plastics to support their customers in the region. TUV SUD PSB supports science and technology companies through product testing, inspection and certification services. These corporate tenants hire a combined workforce of over 500 skilled workers, of which 60% are involved directly in R&D. Together, these companies contribute an approximate US$100 million to the economy.

To meet rapidly growing demands, the NSTDA has started the construction of new facilities for TSP Phase II since 2008. This Phase II complex is named Innovation Cluster 2 (INC 2), and is expected to be operational by 2011.

INC 2 will total 127,000 square meters with approximately 72,000 square meters for occupation. It comprises four inter-connected towers built around the concept of “Work-Life Integration” to create a conducive environment where today’s knowledge workers can live, work and play.

The four buildings are interconnected by walkways on every floor. Numerous green spaces have also been created throughout the buildings. These and other enhancements have been made to facilitate interactions and encourage networking among the occupants, so as to promote the exchange of ideas across various disciplines and collaborations among different groups.

The NSTDA believes that the expansion of the TSP will accelerate the pace of new innovation development and strengthen collaborations among the government sector, private sector and research institutions, hence stimulating and driving private sector research and development activities, which in turn will contribute towards Thailand’s goal of becoming a knowledge-based economy.

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