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September 22, 2018 -Saturday

 
 
  INVITATION TO MTDC ROAD2GROWTH 2018 - SARAWAK ( 12 JULY 2018 )

Tuesday 10/07/2018

Members of the media are cordially invited to MTDC Road2Growth-Sarawak. The event will be held on the following:

Day/Date : Thursday 12 July 2018

Time : 8.00am – 5.00pm

Venue : Dewan Muhibbah, 2nd Floor, Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, Kuching

Programme

8.00am : Registration of guests

9.15am : Opening Remarks by YBhg. Dato’ Norhalim Yunus, Chief Executive Officer of MTDC

: Press Conference

9.30am : Briefing Session on MTDC:

▪ Get to know MTDC

▪ Developing Entrepreneurs

▪ Developing Companies

12.00pm : Sharing of Experience Session by MTDC’s Fund Recipient Company

12.30pm : Lunch

2.00pm : Pitching Session for Technology-based projects

5.00pm : End of program

Program Background

The program objective 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 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 (Advisory, Technology Centre & SYMBIOSIS).

MTDC Road2Growth 2018 will involve technology based entrepreneurs across Malaysia. In this one-day event, the participants will have the opportunity to learn more regarding MTDC’s Fund Management, Incubators, Training and Accelerator programs. There is also a Pitching Session in the afternoon that will allow technology-based companies to present their proposed project and receive valuable feedback from MTDC’s panel of experts regarding their eligibility for funding and other forms of assistance from MTDC.

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), Halal 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 a 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, Corporate Communications Department
Tel : 017 212 2802
Email : alvirah@mtdc.com.my

Name : Sharus Shavek Sharudin
Associate, Corporate Communications Department
Tel : 012 358 4181
Email : sharusshavek@mtdc.com.my

-BERNAMA
 
 
 

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