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2023-issue-3Technology Insights

Empowering SMEs and Fostering Tech Advancements

On 17 August 2023, MIMOS and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre for Aerospace (AMRACE), co-hosted with NCER its ‘Teh Tarik’ Session in Penang.

Attended by entrepreneurs and investors from the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), the event commenced with MIMOS introducing the Digitised Design to Manufacturing (DDTM) Programme. Dr Hari Narayanan (EEPN E&E Ecosystem Pillar 2 Lead) served as the guest speaker, delivering insights.

NCER ‘Teh Tarik’ Session

A significant initiative under RMK-12, the Digitised Design to Manufacturing Programme (DDTM) is strategically aimed at elevating the capabilities of SMEs through comprehensive training and access to Mechanical Computer Aided Design Tools. This initiative empowers SMEs to ascend the value chain, leveraging advanced technologies for enhanced competitiveness.

Additionally, Mr. Naquib Mohd Nor, CEO of AMRACE, highlighted opportunities and requisites within the OEM supply chain. Meanwhile, Mr. Amir Sharifuddin, Senior Manager of Investment – Ecosystem Development at NCER, shed light on the NCER Technology Innovation Centre (NTIC), a centre on research, product development, and specialised design activities.