On August 26, 2003, the Royal Thai Government approved the establishment of the National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) (NIA) to be under the supervision and management of the Ministry of Science and Technology as well as independent of bureaucratic operations, where the “Innovation Development Fund” was transferred to be the NIA’s initial investment capital. Meanwhile, the “Working Capital for Research and Technological Development” was required to be managed in accordance with the ministerial regulations of the Ministry of Science and Technology, stating that the Working Capital for Research and Technological Development, B.E. 2546 (2003) was compulsorily required to comply with the aforementioned ministerial regulations. The Ministry of Science and Technology had hence issued the Ministerial Command No. 84/2003, dated October 1, 2003, to establish the National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) (NIA) monitored by the National Innovation Committee in accordance with the Ministerial Command No. 91/2003, dated October 16, 2003. The policy framework was developed exclusively for the supervision and management of a small-sized organization, as part of a strategy to stimulate greater efficiency and convenience for organizational operations.
The Royal Decree Prescribing the Establishment of the National Innovation Agency (Public Organization), B.E. 2552 (2009)
The Royal Decree prescribing the establishment of the “National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) (NIA)” was officially declared on September 2, 2009. The NIA had fully transformed itself into a public organization, with complete status of being a legal entity empowered by full authorization under Thai law. Furthermore, the NIA established a set of guidelines for the development of innovative projects in several aspects, with its strategic goal to transform the supply chain into a value chain based on the advantages of national competitiveness.
Related links: http://nia.or.th