Grounded on the idea that design and creativity cannot exist withoutcultural foundation and intellectual accumulation of knowledge.
TCDC was founded to integrate the ingeniousness of Thai society and culture with modern knowledge and technology. TCDC is, neither a school nor a research center, but a source of ‘intellectual entertainment’, inspiring and aspiring Thai society with creativity through international learning process; from exhibitions, talks, workshops, to a resource center sparking creativities in different dimensions. This is the fundamental of human resource development of the country.
Dance with your imagination
and change your life
“Khanom Saisai” reflects the wit of the Thais in combing creativity with design. The symbol “Khanom” is the name given to countless sweet or savory Thai "dumplings" imaginatively "invented" and created for generations by hand, from locally found ingredients. Made from a myriad of ingredients, Khanom comes in hundreds of shape, style and tasty flavour, and are meticulously wrapped in the natural package. TCDC has adopted the current logo as it symbolizes creativity of the Thais; that is, "to develop and to promote human imagination and creativity, creating new products of usefulness, beauty and value, based on inherent skills, local resources and cultural advantage".
TCDC’s opening ceremony was held on 14 November 2005 on the 6 floor of The Emporium Shopping Complex. TCDC has serviced the public since 15 November 2005.
TCDC is managed under the supervision of the Office of Knowledge Management and Development (Public Organization), OKMD in short, which consists of 7 specialized agencies as follows: Thai Knowledge Park (TK park), Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC), National Discovery Museum Institute (NDMI), Science of Learning Institute, National Center for the Gifted, Center of Excellence in Bioscience of Thailand and Center for Moral Development.
In 2007, the OKMD Executive Board of Directors resolved to merge 4 agencies into 2 agencies. National Center for the Gifted and Science of Learning Institute were merged into Institute for Gifted and Innovative Learning. National Discovery Museum Institute and Thailand Creative & Design Center became Learning and Creative Institute.
In 2008, the Executive Board rescinded the merger between Thailand Creative & Design Center and National Discovery Museum Institute. They reverted to 2 agencies as originally established.
During 2010 - 2011, OKMD undertook a restructure of its specialized agencies. The Executive Board of Directors resolved to dissolve Institute for Gifted and Innovative Learning. The Board also mandated that the Center of Excellence in Bioscience of Thailand and the Center for Moral Development be established as independent public organizations in accordance with the Royal Decree to establish the Center of Excellence in Bioscience (Public Organization) dated 28 May 2011 and the Royal Decree to Establish the Center for Moral Development (Public Organization). The decision left OKMD with 3 agencies: Thai Knowledge Park (TK park), Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) and National Discovery Museum Institute (NDMI).
By Deputy Prime Minister (Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong)
Office of Knowledge Management and Development (Public Organization) – OKMD constantly uncovers the acknowledged potential to the society and every sector. Deputy Prime Minister has suggested that the strengths of OKMD and 3 internal agencies are considered as the tool to reinforce and collaboratively work, the operational effectiveness will be able to impact the society in a broad term by offering OKMD the policies as follows:
- A study of guideline for connection and integration of research collaboration with other relevance organizations
such as National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) and The Thailand Research Fund (TRF) in order to extended the supported research for both raising public awareness via all sorts of OKMD channel and commercial development of products and services.
- A project proposal of resource center development in sub-district level.
Over 7,000 nationwide resource centers under the 3-year project aim to develop and connect OKMD knowledge and database including TK Public Online Library, the circulation service; the research in e-book and e-media format; local wisdom for opportunity expansion, long term learning service and broad improvement of quality of life.
- A project proposal supporting the “Moderate Class, More Knowledge”
policy should be offered to Ministry of Education to bring together activity-based learning, exhibition and OKMD’s interesting knowledge with the aim to foster all of schools under the auspices of the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) and others to adapt upon appropriate context and students’ interest.
- A study of SME development in the government sector
such as Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP) and Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand (SME Bank) in order to make a difference in TCDC’s project proposal which is the management of the effective knowledge transfer for SMEs via online channel from every other organization as well as the ability of integrated connection and the optimization of collaborative work with the governmental and private organizations.
Studies, researches and collaborations with public agencies to develop database, policies and guidelines formulating the creative economy.
Becoming a part of the creative industries development and supporting the business sector to embrace the Design Thinking in the production line.
A creativity and design resource center, equipped with research resource and knowledge extension by exhibitions, talks and workshops at the maker space as well as the creative space for experience exchange. TCDC Service is branching out to Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, miniTCDCs in 15 educational institutes in Thailand and 2 TCDC COMMONS for designer community in Bangkok.
Printing and multimedia tools igniting imagination, inspiration and learning in a big scale, to build the awareness of the importance of creativity in development in Thai society in different layers.
To provide the public learning system for creation of Thai intellects.
To build a fresh and up-to-date resource center rich with the creative knowledge.
To create knowledge development innovation favourable for the improvement of Thai economy and quality of life.
To promote the network of development and driving forward different genres of knowledge.
Join us to support and drive Thai creative economy and industry forward to the new era of global competition through learning activity and skill development of building a strong connection between thinkers and creators with TCDC Bangkok. TCDC creatively searches for new methods to open up new channels for regional knowledge access. Currently regional centers include TCDC Chiang Mai, TCDC Khon Kaen, miniTCDC Center housed at 35 educational nationwide institutions and TCDC COMMONS at IDEO Q Chula-Samyan in partnership with Ananda Development Public Company Limited and TCDC COMMONS at W District in partnership with Woraluk Property Public Company Limited.
The Benefits of Sponsorship
- 1 Raising brand awareness among creative space and activity.
- 2 Advertisement via publication, online media and
- 3 Privilege from TCDC.
For More Information
- E-mail : email@example.com
- Tel : (66) 2 105 7441 (Kanokporn Kiattisak)
- Opening Hours : Mon-Fri : 09.30 - 17.30 hrs.