Despite being extremely rich in natural resources, as a politically unstable country, Myammar was unable to properly develop its resources. The country is a large exporter of oil, gas and various gems. To the east of its border, Thailand used to be a large Tin exporter. It is, however, restructuring its industry from labor-intensive to knowledge and technology-intensive in order to cope with its depleting natural resources, more frequent natural disaster, and aging population. In the recent reformation of the Myanmar government, the nation is growing rapidly. It is encouraging foreign investments on oil/gas extraction, power generating, and mining because of its lack of technological assets to extract the resources. Although the opportunities is alluring for Thailand, Thai-Myanmar border dispute has made it vital to take proper precautions due to constant crashes between Myanmar Tatmadaw military and the Karen minorities. Thailand is currently the second largest investor after China, and a lot of that investment goes into the development of the Dawei project. The project aims to be a new special economic zone with a deep sea port that would establish a major transport corridor from Andaman Sea to South China Sea as a faster alternative than going through the Strait of Malacca. Because of this shift in development paradigm for Thailand to a knowledge and technological innovation and Myanmar’s rise in extraction of its rich natural resources, Tenasserim Mountain range can potentially perform as a new source of energy, mineral, and transport corridor by cooperatively extracting Myanmar resources with Thai technology. Since the site has the appropriate connection, off-the-grid communities, and military securities, Tako Pidthong as a part of this regional regime has a good strategic location that is suitable to function as an innovation think tank that focuses on development of sustainable mining and off-the-grid technology.