MTDC in In­dus­try 4.0-re­lated tie-ups

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Tech­nol­ogy De­vel­op­ment Corp (MTDC) is ex­pand­ing its net­work and re­sources with the sign­ing of mem­o­randa of un­der­stand­ing (MoUs) with five In­dus­try 4.0-re­lated part­ners.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Norhalim Yunus said the five agen­cies were in ad­di­tion to an­other group called Myedtech Com­mu­nity which MTDC signed with ear­lier, and would be the cor­po­ra­tion’s key part­ners to­wards its In­dus­try 4.0 ini­tia­tives.

“MTDC, with the as­sis­tance from the part­ners, will play a role to syn­er­gise the in­terac­tions be­tween com­pa­nies, par­tic­u­larly the small and medium en­ter­prises (SMEs) and larger cor­po­ra­tions, wish­ing to ac­quire In­dus­try 4.0 so­lu­tions,” he told re­porters af­ter the soft launch of its In­dus­try 4.0 hub, Cen­tre of 9 Pil­lars (Co9P).

The five part­ners are Malaysian Robotics and Au­to­ma­tion So­ci­ety, Malaysia lnter­net-ofThings As­so­ci­a­tion, RE­SPECT Busi­ness and Ad­vanced Tech­nol­ogy So­lu­tions Sdn Bhd of Univer­siti Te­knologi Malaysia, Re­search Tri­an­gle In­sti­tute, and Hu­man Life Ad­vance­ment Foun­da­tion.

Norhalim said Co9P, built on a com­mu­nity-based con­cept, would be a ded­i­cated cen­tre for In­dus­try 4.0, com­plete with Maker labs and co-work­ing space, al­low­ing the SMEs to seek lo­cal In­dus­try 4.0 so­lu­tions for their ex­ist­ing pro­cesses.

He said the cen­tre is equipped with the re­quired tools to en­able de­vel­op­ment of proof-of-con­cept and pro­to­types at the frac­tion of the cost of im­ported so­lu­tions.

“This cen­tre will house In­dus­try 4.0 part­ners and rel­e­vant ecosys­tem com­pa­nies and fa­cil­i­tate net­works with other busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als, re­searchers, aca­demi­cians and in­dus­try ex­perts to col­lab­o­ra­tively de­velop lo­cal In­dus­try 4.0 ecosys­tem.

“The cen­tre will also en­able us to as­sist in iden­ti­fy­ing lo­cal tal­ent and in the cre­ation and de­vel­op­ment of In­dus­try 4.0 techno­preneurs,” he added.

In ad­di­tion to pro­vid­ing so­lu­tions, MTDC’s part­ners would also work with the MTDC Techno­preneur Train­ing Academy to utilise the Co9P fa­cil­i­ties to pro­vide In­dus­try 4.0 up­skilling and train­ing for the in­dus­try and academia, he said. — Ber­nama

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