Thursday, 09 Jul 2020
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26/04/2019 10:12 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 (Bernama) --  Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) is planning to extend its Centre of Nine Pillars (CO9P) hub, a dedicated centre for Industry 4.0 to Sarawak.

Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Norhalim Yunus said the hub in Sarawak would link with the other centres at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM-MTDC Technology centre) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM-MTDC) in Johor Bahru, Penang, Sabah, and as part of efforts to promote the adoption of IR4.0 in the state.

“We need to work together and build strategic alliances and partnerships so that as a nation we can grow our Industry 4.0.

“Our local talent will be an important factor in paving the platform for Industry 4.0 in Malaysia”, he said in a statement today.

Norhalim said the centre would be equipped with the required tools and equipment to allow development of proof-of-concept and prototypes at a fraction of the cost of imported solutions.

It will also enable MTDC to assist in identifying local talent and in the creation and development of Industry 4.0 technopreneurs, he added.

MTDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Bhd and has been a key player in the commercialisation and management of government funding since the 7th Malaysia Plan.

It was also set up in 1992 to promote the adoption of technologies by local companies via commercialisation of local R&D or acquisition of foreign technologies. 

 -- BERNAMA

 

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