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August 17, 2017 -Thursday

 
 
  MTDC ROAD2GROWTH 2017 NORTHERN REGION (23 MAY 2017, TH HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE, ALOR SETAR)

Friday 19/05/2017

Members of the media are cordially invited to cover the MTDC Road2Growth 2016 - Northern Region to provide technopreneurs wider access to funding and to take up commercialisation of indigenous technology and innovation for the mass-market roll out.

The one-day talk will be attended by 150 participants, mainly technology-based entrepreneurs, researchers and students.

The event details are as follows:

Day/Date : Tuesday 23 May 2017

Time : 9.00 am – 4.30 pm

Opening Ceremony : 9.00 am – 10.00 am (please refer program itinerary)

Venue : TH Hotel & Convention Centre, Alor Setar (Ballroom 3)


PROGRAM ITINERARY

8.30 am : Registration of Guest & Light breakfast

9.15 am : Opening Remarks on MTDC by YBhg. Dato’ Norhalim Yunus, CEO of MTDC

9.30 am : Press Conference

9.30 am : Briefing on funds managed by MTDC:

: Business Expansion Fund (BEF)
by En. Shaharul’Azam Salleh

: Business Start-up Fund (BSF) & Business Growth Fund (BGF)
by En. Idjarmizuan Ibrahim

: Halal Technology Development Fund (Halal Fund)
by En. Meor Rafeq Md Rejab

: Commercialisation of R&D Fund (CRDF) & Technology Acquisition Fund (TAF)
by Dr. Wan Raihana Wan Aasim

11.30 am : Networking Coffee Break

11.40 am : Briefing on Products & Services Managed by MTDC:

: Advisory & Value Added Services (AVAS)
by En. Abdul Rahman Yasir

: Technology Centre Management
by Pn. Rosliza Zukkafli

: SYMBIOSIS
by En. Shahril Ahmad

1.10 pm : Lunch

2.00 pm : Sharing of Experience Session
by MTDC Grant Recipient Company

2.30 pm : Business Clinic/Consultation Session

4.30 pm : Afternoon Coffee Break & End of program


The objective of the talk tour is to share the funding opportunities for Commercialisation of R&D Fund (CRDF), Technology Acquisition Fund (TAF), Business Start-up Fund (BSF), Business Growth Fund (BGF), Business Expansion Fund (BEF) and the latest, Halal Technology Development Fund (Halal Fund) to assist companies and entrepreneurs at different level of business undertakings as well as to introduce MTDC’s available products and services (AVAS, Technology Centre & SYMBIOSIS).

MTDC Road2Growth 2017 will involve technology based entrepreneurs, researchers and students across Malaysia. The event will also host a Poster Exhibition open for Universities to display their innovations and technologies.


About MTDC

MTDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and has been the key player in commercialisation and management of government funding since the 7th Malaysia Plan.

The company was set-up in 1992 to promote the adoption of technologies by local companies via commercialisation of local R&D or acquisition of foreign technologies. Since then, MTDC has been a key player in commercialisation and management of Government funds. Currently, MTDC manages six funds amounting to RM 1.8 billion, specifically the Commercialisation of R&D Fund (CRDF), Technology Acquisition Fund (TAF), Hala Fund,Business Start-Up Fund (BSF), Business Growth Fund (BGF) and Business Expansion Fund (BEF).

Besides fund management, MTDC also provides an integrated support services for technopreneurs which includes advisory services such as mentoring, soft-landing, branding, fund raising, international collaboration and networking. MTDC’s commercialisation ecosystem has provided funding and assistance to over 500 technology-based companies that are involved in a wide range of activities ranging from the agricultural sector to ICT.

In the 9th Malaysia Plan (9MP) and 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) alone, companies that were recipients of MTDC’s Commercialisation of Research and Development Fund (CRDF) and Technology Acquisition Fund (TAF) generated a total of RM1.974 billion in sales and contributed towards the creation of 5,261 new jobs and a total of 465 Intellectual Property Rights were filed.

You are cordially invited to send your reporter and photographer/cameraman to cover the event.

SOURCE : Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Name : Alvirah Mohd Natt
Vice President, Communications Department
Tel : 017 212 2802
Email : alvirah@mtdc.com.my

Name : Abdul Hafiz Mohamed
Assistant Vice President, Communications Department
Tel : 019 266 7149
Email : abdul.hafiz@mtdc.com.my


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