The main objective of the HANDECEN is to support the overall growth and development of handicrafts by maintaining state-of-the-art design technology in Nepal. The immediate objectives are:
To promote product design and development through research, documentation information and publication services by encouraging involvement of professional designers and experts.
To establish and expand knowledge based infrastructures in order to develop human resources and products/services.
To cultivate and develop design and creativity consciousness among the exporters and manufacturers by providing need based training and consultancy services supported by proper and professional research.
To adopt new technology for innovation in contemporary crafts and upgrade prevalent technology to develop marketable products.
To promote, preserve and conserve traditional crafts and skills of the artisans.
To extend supports in obtaining patent rights on designs created by the artists, exporters and manufacturers.
To blend traditional arts with novel products without distorting traditional values and ethos.
To develop HANDECEN as a hub of handicraft designers.