|NSTDA induces RD&E by giving support in three main areas viz.: biotechnology, metal and materials technology and electronics and computer technology.|
|Implementation involves in-house RD&E in these three areas preferably on demand from industry, and services to meet industry's needs.|
|Investment is envisaged to include technology upgrading of the private sector, S&T commercialization and investment in technology ventures.|
|Administration. Planning and Information Development.|
|S&T for commercialization.|
|S&T for Innovation ond Public Benefits.|
|Human Resource Development.|
In the first phase of operation (1992-1996) the major emphasis is on supporting outside institutions. whilst in-house capability is being built. In the second phase in-house activities are projected to increase sharply as facilities at the Yothee Research Building (completed 1995) and Rangsit compounds (started 1995) become available in time for the return of the recipients of several hundred overseas scholarships managed by NSTDA, a sizable work force to strengthen the country's S&T network. Eventually a balance is expected to be maintained between external and in-house activities with approximately equal emphasis.