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MOSTI provides over RM254m in loans for solar technology research, applications

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 22 — The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) had provided over RM254 million in loans for research and technology applications in the country’s solar energy industry from 2011 to 2021.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said that from this amount, RM14.8 million was allocated for higher learning institutions, government agencies and stakeholders for research and development (R&D) on local solar energy.

Maxis forms one of largest 5G alliance

KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd has formed one of the largest 5G alliances in Malaysia to accelerate technology breakthroughs and Internet of Things (IoT) enterprise solutions.

Comprising global and local technology and industry partners, innovators and lighthouse customers from diverse industries, the alliance will co-create, commercialise and scale 5G use cases and innovative solutions across industries to drive digital transformation and innovation.

Hemoglobin test without needles

Hemoglobin is a protein in our red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout our bodies and transports carbon dioxide from our tissues and organs back to the lungs. Measuring hemoglobin level is critical for evaluating physiological status, diagnosing chronic diseases such as anaemia, and helping with decision-making such as operational intervention and blood transfusion.

Hemoglobin is usually measured through invasive method, where blood samples are collected from patients and then evaluated by hematology analysers. The problems with the traditional invasive method include delay in diagnosis, inefficient operations and unpleasant patient experience.

MIMOS, Maxis, Huawei set up 5G and AI Innovation Hub to boost technology adoption

BUKIT JALIL, 10 March 2022: MIMOS, Maxis and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia) have established a tripartite partnership to build a 5G and AI Innovation Hub. Located at the MIMOS campus, the hub will help accelerate industrial use cases enabled by 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Upon becoming fully operational, the hub will be a co-creation testbed for research and development (R&D) and an incubator for innovative solutions, which will enable businesses to access infrastructure and facilities enabled by advanced technologies.

MIMOS Develops Private Enterprise Blockchain Applications Module

A French consultancy estimated that consumers could save up to US$16 billion annually in banking and insurance fees through blockchain-based applications. Judging by its success and increased usage, it seems that Blockchain is poised to rule the digital world of the near future.

In keeping abreast with latest digital evolution, MIMOS has conducted research on the private blockchain technology and developed its own application integration module for enterprises based on the Hyperledger Fabric Chaincode.

Video content analytics ideal tool for almost every industry

In the past and even right up to the present moment, the truth of the old adage that “a picture or photo tells a thousand words” can never be disputed. However, with the advent of digital technology advancements videos can play a larger role with offerings of tremendous benefits in complex situations through video content analytics as an ideal tool for every industry and in our everyday lives.

With the rapid technological development and growing complexities of socio-economic environment the world over, it has greatly impacted industries and peoples’ everyday lifestyle. The applications of video analytics as an important tool for engineering, industrial, commercial, health and medical, security and/or even private purposes is fast gaining recognition.

Embrace graphene for future growth, MIMOS tells SMEs

GRAPHENE is going to be the “next big thing” to revolutionise the wearables technology and boost the global manufacturing industry.

“This ‘wonder material’ has many potential uses. It has wide ranging applications from industrial engineering, intricate electrical and electronics products to consumer-based products, wearables and Internet of Things (IoT).

Graphene set to revolutionise wearables tech 

In addition, changing economic conditions and consumer preferences will impact the manufacturing sector, which it will have to adapt to the ‘new normal’. The supply chain transformation is set to become more localised and flexible with consideration of new ways to utilise external manufacturing capabilities.

According to global market research company Euromonitor International, around 30 per cent of manufacturing companies plan to increase production localisation efforts over the next six months to better shield from future risks. In addition, the study stated that about 50 per cent of companies plan to reshape their digital strategies and invest into e-commerce, while one-third of respondents will accelerate investments into automation tools.

Boosting crop production with IoT

For the next decade, the outlook for the agriculture sector appears promising despite global challenges such as climate change, growing population and scarcity of resources. Investment in innovation and technology is certainly vital for this sector as there is a positive correlation between an increase in agricultural productivity and economic growth.

According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from the agriculture sector in Malaysia increased to RM 24,527 million in the second quarter of 2020 from RM 22,503 million in the first quarter of 2020.

Graphene offers rubber industry new prospects

Rubber is one of the most important materials in the world offering a wide range of applications from heavy engineering down to small and intricate electronic products. The contraction of consumer products has made a great impact on manufacturers to push their limits in R&D as well as in advance failure and material analysis.

With Malaysia renowned as among the world’s top three rubber producers, the adoption of graphene applications would be a boon for the Malaysian rubber industry, especially its downstream manufacturing sector.

Revolutionary photonics-based medical devices

Photonics is the physical science of light (photon) generation, detection, and manipulation. Its application is wide-ranging in all areas, from everyday life to the most advanced science, such as telecommunications, information processing, agriculture, military as well as medicine.

Photonics in medicine cover areas such as health monitoring, vision correction, endoscopy and even surgery. It is changing the current medical practices for the better.

Designing human-centric communication device

Imagine you are stranded in a jungle or in a rural area where there is no signal and no network coverage. You are unable to make calls or send messages, and to make matters worse, you are all alone in the middle of nowhere.

This could be a nightmare and horrifying experience especially if you are lost, injured, facing a natural disaster or any kind of emergency.

3D CAID Technology: A game changer in industry 4.0 era

In the case of the 3D Computer-Aided Industrial Design (CAID), the fast changing technology too has grown
exponentially and provided boundless revolutionary opportunities for industrial designers and engineers.

In the latest MIMOS Talk series recently, Encik Saharudin Busri, MIMOS’ Head of Industrial Design, shared his expertise and experiences on the overall development of the digital design sector and also provided a live presentation of the latest tools available in his company’s industrial design studio.

Preventing forest fire with IoT

The use of advanced technology such as Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly gained traction not only in business but also in environmental sustainability. Relevant authorities and wildlife conservationists around the world have turned to this technology to tackle major global environmental problems such as deforestation, pollution, climate change and species extinction.

IoT is taking centre stage as it involves data analytics, wireless connectivity and sensor technology. Simply put, it has the ability to gather, analyse and transmit data which can help improve decision making.

Resolving manufacturing and E&E challenges

Failure analysis is a systematic approach to determine how or why semiconductor products or devices have failed. It is an important improvement process for manufacturing and research and development (R&D) activities in developing new products.

Failure analysis is also crucial for bettering the performance of existing products and manufacturing process to ensure continuous throughput improvement with lower operating costs…

MIMOS names Dr Iskandar Samad as new President and CEO

National applied research and development (R&D) centre MIMOS, an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and innovation (MOSTI), has announced the appointment of Dr Iskandar Samad as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept15.

Dr Iskandar brings with him a wealth of experience from various industries including telecommunications, digital media and financial services. He has held several leadership roles including CEO of Jewel Digital Ventures Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad; Astro Malaysia Holdings-OTT (over-the-top); and Astro’s Tribe (Hong Kong) Limited. He also held positions as Vice President at OTT-MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) and Vice President of Special Projects at Axiata Berhad…

NTIS receives 693 applications from various sectors

CYBERJAYA, Aug 19 – The National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) has received 693 applications from various sectors to participate in the initiative from July 15 until yesterday, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.

He said a pre-screening process had been conducted on 97 applications, comprising the medical, agriculture, smart engineering, education, renewable energy, smart city, transportation, environment sectors, among others…

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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