Philosophy

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

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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In 2008, the Executive Board rescinded the merger between Thailand Creative & Design Center and National Discovery Museum Institute.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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.