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Holistic approach to healing economy

KUALA LUMPUR: The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) has outlined four initiatives to be carried out in the next three months aimed at benefiting social enterprises, startups and the people.

This move, said Mosti, was not only to restore the economy but also to put the country on a global platform as a high-tech nation.

MIMOS appoints Sapura’s Shahril as chairman

KUALA LUMPUR (June 9): Malaysia’s national applied research and development centre MIMOS has apppointed Sapura Energy Bhd president and chief executive officer (CEO) Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin as its chairman effective from May 18, 2020.

In a statement, MIMOS which comes under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and innovation (MOSTI), said Shahril succeeds Datuk Wira Omar Kaseh, who completed his three-year tenure.

Paving the way with new solutions

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian industries need to invest more in sustainable solutions if they want to compete in the international market, says Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Kian Ming.

Ong said this at a dinner hosted by national applied research and development centre Mimos, meant to mark its successful completion of a pilot project on sustainable palm oil traceability in collaboration with Procter & Gamble (P&G).

MIMOS spurring E&E development

MIMOS Bhd is at the forefront of empowering the Electrical and Electronics (E&E) industry via frontier research activities.

MIMOS Bhd Research and Development senior director Mohd Shahiman Sulaiman said the company had five labs in this area developing technology to spur the competitive growth of the E&E industry.

Revolutionising education for IR4.0

AT the recent International Conference on Industry 4.0 in Octobĕr, organised by SEGi University at its campus in Kota Damansara, Selangor, prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stated that as we move the Industry 4.0 sector further, a conducive climate needs to be in place to encourage greater usage and spur innovative product development.

“Investments in the right education must continue to develop the right talent. Young and old generations must be ready to shift towards a knowledge-based economy,” Dr Mahathir added.

Leverage local tech, expertise for growth

NATIONAL agendas such as the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s (Miti) National Policy on Industry 4.0 (Industry4WRD) are emphasising the use of emerging technologies to fast-track industry transformation in order to spur economic growth.

National applied research and development (R&D) centre Mimos Bhd has its eye set on changing the rules of the game in driving industry transformation through digital technology. The centre, which employs just below 800 talents, has filed more than 1,200 patents over the years, with around one quarter already commercialised.

A smart solution to poaching in Royal Belum

Poaching of wildlife is rife In the country due to the demand for their meat and purported medicinal properties. This is common knowledge among conservationists and environmentalists, if not the general public.

Numerous wildlife species, such as the Malayan tiger, pangolin, sun bear, deer and exotic birds, are targeted. As for flora, again,anything that makes money is a target such as the iconic Rafflesia as well as rare rainforest trees like the gaharu tree or agarwood.

Ministry pushes for industry`s increased AI and tech adoption

THE International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) has called on industry players to increase mechanisation and automation to enhance productivity in line with Industry 4.0.

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking said the ministry and its technologybased agencies were doing the necessary in providing the foundation to accelerate technology adoption by industry via smart partnerships.

Enhancing water quality monitoring for Tasik Chini

Over the years, Tasik Chini in Pekan, Pahang, has become increasingly contaminated with toxic waste, which calls for urgentwaterqualitymonitoring. As one ofthe only twoUnited Nations educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) biosphere reserves in Malaysia, the rurallakeservesasasustainabledevelopment learning site.

Covering5,084ha,TasikChiniishome to 87 speciesof freshwaterfish,189speciesofbirds, 51 low-forest species, 15 freshwater swamp forest species and 25 aquatic plants.


THE year 2018 was a watershed for national applied research and development (R&D) centre Mimos, when it was repositioned under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) in a shrewdly strategic move by the government to accelerate digital transformation in industries.

The transition was timely, as it has enabled Mimos, which was previously under the purview of Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, to lay out new strategies and approaches to meet the demands associated with Industry 4.0, as outlined in the Industry4WRD: National Policy on Industry 4.0 formulated by Miti.

Charting The National Tech Agenda

SINCE helming the country’s national applied research and development (R&D) centre, MIMOS Bhd, interim president and chief executive officer Emelia Matrahah has only one thing on her mind — bringing the applied R&D agency to greater heights, with technology innovations that drive industry transformation.

She said MIMOS had a big role to play in helping the nation move forward in technology.

AffinHwang Capital, MIMOS to develop digital analytical platform

KUCHING: Affin Hwang Capital and MIMOS Bhd (MIMOS) recently held an event to signify their strategic collaboration to develop a digital analytical platform for the Malaysian capital market.

The strategic collaboration aims to develop a high-speed, intelligent and automated analytical platform to screen undervalued small and mid-capstocks. This platform is expected to open up vast opportunities for Affin Hwang Capital to accelerate the development of innovative products in the investment banking space.

MIMOS collaborates with Microsoft for AI centre

MIMOS Bhd, an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), has joined Microsoft Corp in a strategic collaboration to establish an Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre in Malaysia, also known as the Centre of AI for Future Industry (CAIFI).

According to a statement by MIMOS, the partnership signifies the commitment by both parties to accelerate the nation’s shift to the cloud, which would place Malaysia on the roadmap to be a digital-first nation, as outlined by the National Policy on Industry 4.0 (IR4.0).

MIMOS to lead TVET curriculum development

BUKIT JALIL: MIMOS Bhd is expected to lead the co-curriculum development of the Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to compete with the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Head of TVET Empowerment Committee Nurul Izzah Anwar said the urge to increase the quality and marketability of TVET participants through the digital industry and information technology will become the major industry platform by 2020.

Petronas announces VDP expansion

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has launched VDPx, a new vendor development scheme under the company’s existing Vendor Development Programme (VDP) to be implemented in collaboration with major industry players in the country.

In a statement, Petronas said the effort is part of its initiative to boost the capabilities of local companies in Malaysia’s oil and gas industry.

UMT, MIMOS to expand cooperation network in physics

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 25 (Bernama) — Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mimos Bhd to expand cooperation network in the field of physics.

Its vice-chancellor, Prof Datuk Dr Nor Aieni Mokhtar, said the collaboration will focus on teaching and key research of physics involving nano-semiconductor technology, which is the main speciality of Mimos Bhd.

Prospek Kerjaya test to help students choose field of study, career path

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Examinations Council (MPM) and Mimos Bhd have introduced an online instrument called Prospek Kerjaya that can help Form 6 and secondary school leavers make better decisions in choosing their field of study and career.

Combining Mimos’ technology expertise and MPM’s expertise in the development and management of education assessment, Prospek Kerjaya is a test that assesses aptitudes and career inclinations of individuals, which are matched to appropriate fields of study and career options.

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