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November 19, 2017 -Sunday

 
 
  PRESS INVITATION: KL'17 START-UP FORUM

Wednesday 11/10/2017

Members of the media are cordially invited to cover the KL’17 Start-Up Forum.

The details of the event are as follows:

Day/Date : Saturday 14 October 2017

Time : 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm (MOSTI Minister’s Dialogue Session & Walkabout)

Press Conference : 4.30 pm

Venue : TIC III, UPM-MTDC Technology Centre,
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang.

VIP: Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau, Minister of MOSTI


PROGRAMME

8.30 am - 9.30 am : Registration and breakfast

10.00 am – 11.00 am : Launch ceremony

11.00 am – 12.00 noon : Keynote address - Exponential start-up

12.00 noon – 1.00 pm : The forum – CONFESSIONS OF ENTREPRENEURS

2.30 pm – 5.30 pm : MENTORING SPEED DATING

2.30 pm – 5.30 pm : Knowledge mini marathon

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm : Dialogue session with YB Minister of MOSTI, Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau


KL’17 Start-up Forum is a gathering of technopreneurs, entrepreneurs and those playing a significant role within the entrepreneurial landscape in Malaysia.

The event is organized in conjunction with NICE 2017 and a way for MTDC to contribute to and a show of support to MOSTI’s Innovation year 2017.

MTDC is also involved in the Wellness cluster and Technology cluster situated in Technology Park Malaysia.

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 a reporter and photographer/cameraman to cover the event.

SOURCE : Malaysian Technology Development Corporation

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


-BERNAMA

 
 
 

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