MTDC ROAD2GROWTH 2019 - SOUTHERN REGION
Members of the media are cordially invited to MTDC Road2Growth 2019-Southern. The event will be held on the following:
Day/Date: Monday 11 March 2019
Time: 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
Venue: Ballroom, Level 1, Impiana Hotel Senai, Johor
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) 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, Co9P & SIMBIOSIS).
MTDC Road2Growth 2019 is free and open to entrepreneurs, researchers and inventors, members of business chambers, Universities and business associations as well as State Government officials in charge of entrepreneur development. An estimated number of 200 participants will attend each venue.
The main activities of the program will include the following:
a) Techno Challenge Hunt (Open to Public)
b) Mini Business Accelerator Workshop
c) Mini Technology Transfer & Commercialisation Workshop
d) Technology-based product pitching
e) I4.0 Workshop
f) Mini Job Interview
8.30 am: Arrival of participants
9.00 am: Doa Recital
9.05 am: Welcoming Remarks by YBhg Dato' Norhalim Yunus,
Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Technology Development Corporation
9.20 am: Press Conference
9.30 am: Introduction on MTDC
9.50 am: Developing Entrepreneurs
10.01 am: Developing Companies
10.30 am: Event Breakout Session
6.00 pm: End of Day 1 Program
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 five funds, specifically the Commercialisation of R&D Fund (CRDF), Technology Acquisition Fund (TAF), Halal Fund, Business Start-Up Fund (BSF) and Business Growth Fund (BGF).
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
Name: Sharus Shavek Sharudin
Senior Associate, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: 012 358 4181