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December 15, 2017 -Friday

 
 
  MONASH MALAYSIA R&D SDN BHD (MMR&D) LAUNCH CEREMONY "UNIVERSITY - INDUSTRY COLLABORATION : A CATALYST IN POWERING AN INNOVATION ECONOMY"

Wednesday 06/12/2017

When the 2018 Budget was announced, we saw that the allocation for research, development and commercialisation that will drive the country's economy towards Industrial Revolution 4.0 is almost doubled to RM400 million from RM235 million in 2017. Identifying that there is a need to intensify research to create a bridge between academia and the industry, Monash University Malaysia will be launching its subsidiary, Monash Malaysia R&D Sdn. Bhd (MMR&D) in an event titled 'University-Industry Collaboration: A Catalyst in Powering an Innovation Economy'.

As an R&D status company approved by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), MMR&D aims to develop and provide leading-edge research and development expertise to industries and organizations to discover innovative solutions that enhance their global competitiveness.

The launch of MMR&D will be attended and officiated by Professor Andrew Walker, President of Monash University Malaysia, YBhg Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Lin See-Yan, Chairman of MMR&D, Professor Mahendhiran Nair, CEO of MMR&D and YBhg. Dato' Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of MIDA.

A media conference will be held in conjunction with this event. The details are as follows:

Day/Date : Friday 8 December 2017

Time : 9.30 am

Venue : Auditorium 1, Monash University Malaysia
Jalan Lagoon Selatan
47500 Bandar Sunway
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia


Programme

9.30 am : Registration of Media

10.00 am : Welcome Address by Professor Andrew Walker
PVC, Monash University Malaysia

10.15 am : Opening by YBhg Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Lin See-Yan
Chairman, Monash Malaysia R&D Sdn Bhd

10.35 am : Speech by YBhg. Dato' Azman Mahmud
Chief Executive Officer of MIDA

10.55 am : Launch of Monash Malaysia R&D Sdn Bhd

11.10 am : Signing and Exchange of Agreements

11.30 am : Closing Remarks by Professor Mahendhiran Nair
CEO, Monash Malaysia R&D Sdn Bhd

12.00 pm : Media Conference
Venue: Room 2-1-03

12.30 pm : Lunch


This opportunity will allow you to share with your readers recent updates in the area of Research & Development (R&D) in Malaysia focusing on the collaborations between academia and industry towards driving Malaysia to become an innovation-driven economy. Kindly confirm your attendance via e-mail to nurhidayah@mida.gov.my by 7 December 2017 (Thursday) before 5.00 p.m.

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

Source : Malaysian Investment Development Authority

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Name : Nurhidayah Othman
Corporate Communications Division, MIDA
Tel : 03-2267 3677
Fax : 03-2273 4211
Email : nurhidayah@mida.gov.my

-BERNAMA
 
 
 

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