Malaysia To Embrace New Technologies For The Nations Economic Recovery Says Adham Baba

Malaysia's ability to embrace new technologies would be critical to the country's recovery from the pandemic and resilience to future crises, Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said.


Malaysia To Embrace New Technologies For The Nations Economic Recovery Says Adham Baba

Malaysia's ability to embrace new technologies would be critical to the country's recovery from the pandemic and resilience to future crises, Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said.

Despite the change of lifestyles, work, education, and the global economy, he said that COVID-19 has heightened the pressure for an agile and adaptable technology to further enhance the digital economy.

So, what can we do to support Malaysia’s transformation in the digital economy?

MOSTI believes that the key to ensuring Malaysia’s transformation as a high-tech nation is for all of us to work together and realign our business models to explore new technologies," he said in his speech today.

Dr Adham gave a positive story of local talent, Dr Afnizanfaizal Abdullah, who founded a spin-off Artificial Intelligence firm named Synapse Innovation Sdn Bhd and is now the chief technology officer of the world's largest drone manufacturer, Aerodyne Group.

MOSTI believes that Aerodyne will be developing hundreds of local talents in Medini, Iskandar to further support the company’s growth globally. Meaning to say, this will also create high-value jobs for Keluarga Malaysia at large.

I hope that there will be more companies like Aerodyne in Malaysia," he said.

Dr Adham stated that MOSTI, through its agencies such as the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), is collaborating closely with Iskandar Investment Bhd (IIB) to advance the implementation and development of innovative technology and applications.

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Malaysia’s technological companies need the right professional tools and ecosystem support to catalyst their growth," he added.

He said that the ministry is dedicated to cooperating with industry stakeholders and government agencies to constantly support projects aimed at upskilling and reskilling the workforce in order to stay up with the speed of digital change.

Additionally, the minister announced the launch of the Iskandar Corporate Accelerator Programme (CAP), cooperation between IIB and Finnext Capital to create Johor's first corporate accelerator programme.

The project, which was created to bring corporates and specialists in drones and robots together, would provide the ideal synergy for product commercialization, he continued.

MOSTI believes Iskandar CAP would help the nation rebuild the economy, and our recovery plans must focus on creating jobs, investing in infrastructure, and driving innovation with sustainability as the main focus," Dr Adham said.

Meanwhile, IIB president and chief executive Datuk Ir Khairil Anwar Ahmad said Iskandar CAP would bridge corporations with high-calibre startups and tech companies, enabling innovation transformation for corporates.

This would be one of the first corporate accelerator programmes in the southern region with a special focus on oil and gas, logistics, ports, and manufacturing sectors for corporate innovation and transformation, particularly in drone tech, robotics, blockchain, and AI technologies.

Local and regional technology companies would be invited to participate in the programme where they would be able to showcase technological expertise and grow their market within the southern economic corridor," he said.

Source – BERNAMA

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