The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) was established in January 1970 to identify and help solve common and unique education problems in the Region, as well as assist SEAMEO Member Countries in identifying solutions to their individual educational problems and needs.
Its headquarters was first set up at the SEAMEO Secretariat headquarters in Thailand. It was then moved to Singapore and later on to Vietnam until it was moved back to Thailand in 1975. On July 1, 1976, a memorandum of agreement was signed between the Government of the Philippines (GOP) and SEAMEO for the temporary hosting of SEAMEO INNOTECH in the Philippines. On July 1, 1981, the GOP accepted the formal request of the SEAMEO Council for the Philippines to permanently host SEAMEO INNOTECH. The Center is now located within the campus of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
For over 50 years, INNOTECH continuously provided innovative and technology-oriented learning services, research-based solutions, information sharing and knowledge management, enabling the Southeast Asian education community to effectively respond to current and emerging needs.