BUKIT JALIL, August 24, 2015: The whole community involved in the implementation of internet of Things (IoT) should work together to come up with solutions for the market; Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Madius Tangau said. He said that IoT was not about a single technology run by single players; in fact, it is not only about technology.

“IoT requires the re-architecting of various technologies and business approaches. Hence, it is important for the whole community to work hand-in-hand to provide market solutions. I am encouraged to see the formation of an IoT community as a platform for the industry to work together,” he said when launching the Malaysia IoT Week (MyIoT Week) 2015, here today. Present were Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Deputy Secretary-General (Policy) Dato’ Dr Mohd Azhar Hj Yahya, MOSTI Deputy Secretary-General (Science) Dr Zulkifli Mohamed Hashim and MIMOS Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Abdul Wahab Abdullah.

Madius said that strategic implementation of IoT is expected to contribute RM9.5 billion to Malaysia’s gross national income (GNI) BY 2020, AND rm42.5 billion by 2025. IoT is expected to create more than 14,000 new high-skilled jobs, and it is forecast that more than 200 SME companies will benefit from IoT by 2020.
IoT has been identified as one of the key technology areas in 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK11) to enhance the productivity of new knowledge-basedgrowthareas, namely; agriculture, logistics, healthcare and advanced manufacturing, he said.

“Looking at the revolutionary and disruptive nature of IoT, the community that is formed out of this (National IoT Strategic) Roadmap need to regularly meet and discuss. The consequences of IoT are manifold. Although IoT is fundamentally about communication among inanimate objects, deeper understanding of human nature and human needs will prepare us for a more practical, sustainable and advanced manufacturing, he said.
The minister said that through the National Science and Technology Policy and the National IoT Strategic Roadmap, MOSTI will promote both scientific and innovation activities among the community and intensify collaborations among the industry, government research institutions and the

MOSTI is an end-to-end organisation, in both departments and agencies, which can lead the deployment of the IoT in Malaysia. In addition to MIMOS, the industry would be able to engage with CyberSecurity Malaysia , SIRIM and Standards Malaysia for the industrialisation of IoT, he said.

The Minister said that for industry funding, his ministry’s portfolio includes Malaysia Venture Capital Management (MAVCAP), Malaysia Debt Venture (MDV), Malaysia Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) and industry development funding mechanism such as Pre-Comm and CRDF. MOSTI is committed to the success of IoT in Malaysia, he said.

He said that MOSTI would assist the lot industry in facilitating technology and innovation development, with the establishment of a focal point for IoT Malaysia’s ecosystem as the first step.

During the same event, Madius also launched the Big Data IoT Technology Accelerator (BITX) Lab, an open innovation laboratory that provides end-to-end service necessary technologies for IoT applications and services.

Abdul Wahab said that the newly-launched laboratory would encourage the industry to work together in one central point to facilitate the exchange of ideas and development of innovative solutions. The laboratory would also enable the industry to showcase their IoT ideas, prototypes and proof of concept, he said.

“The lab should serve as a technology reference centre and facilities open innovation activities among industries, academia and government research institutions,” he said.

Abdul Wahab said that Intellectual Properties generated by MIMOS are meant to be shared with the industry. He said: “MIMOS will provide patented technologies and technological assistance through our facilities to help enhance the country’s comparative advantage and to further accelerate innovation activities of the local R&D communities. The industry should exploit our research outputs to gain competitive edge in the global arena”.

MyIoT Week 2015 start today with an IoT Scientific Symposium and an IoT Industry Roundtable. A two-da ASEAN IoT Innovation Forum will be held at Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur on 25-26 August. Visit www.iotweek.my for information on this activity.



KUALA LUMPUR, August 25, 2015: Malaysia is committed to be an active, contributing member of the ASEAN Internet of Things (IoT) community, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Madius Tangau said, here, today.

Madius said that IoT would lead to higher awareness of our surroundings and would bring about more cooperation, standardisation and harmonisation. “This is something positive, not only for Malaysia but for the region, if not the rest of the world,” he said.

“The enormous opportunities created by IoT should benefit all in ASEAN member countries,” he said when launching the ASEAN IoT Innovation Forum, the main event of the Malaysia IoT Week (MyIoT 2015), organised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).

The minister said that apart from a vibrant investment climate, skilled workforce and a thriving environment for innovation, the country could offer the Malaysian IoT ecosystem as a value-based partner to global IoT industry.

“I see huge potentials in IoT, and I’m sure you do, too. But only a successful implementation of IoT strategies can lead to positive impact. The (National IoT Strategic) Roadmap has underlined clear strategies on how IoT can boost the economy by creating new business enterprises and skilled-job opportunities for our citizens,” he said.

According to industry forecast, IoT is expected to boost the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector in Malaysia by more than fourfold by 2025, which will create opportunities for more high-income jobs.

During the event, Madius also launched the Collaborative Open Innovation Network, (COIN), a multi-party network of government organisations, industry players and higher learning institutions, established by MOSTI to build on the strengths of existing organisations.

Madius said that at this juncture, COIN involves the collaboration of 12 agencies from the Prime Minister’s Department, the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Finance and MOSTI.

He said strategic alliances in various sectors were needed to realise IoT in Malaysia. He said: “An Open Innovation Network promotes the creation of positive value linkages that will enable multiple organisations to learn, grow and gain from each other’s knowledge and experiences.”

The minister added that IoT had been identified as one of the key technology areas under the 11th Malaysia Plan to enhance the productivity of several key sectors such as agriculture, logistics, healthcare, environment, halal industry and advanced manufacturing.

He also said that MOSTI would establish a Steering Committee with MIMOS as the
Implementation Secretariat to ensure an effective execution of the National IoT Strategic Roadmap. An implementation plan is currently being developed to chart out key action plans and focus areas to kick-start the proliferation of IoT as a key industry, he said.

MOSTI Deputy Secretary-General (Policy) Dato’ Dr Mohd Azhar Hj Yahaya in his welcoming remark at the event said that since the launch of the National IoT Strategic Roadmap last month, MOSTI had been engaging with businesses, industry experts, the universities and relevant government agencies to gain better insights into the kinds of applications that people truly need, so that the IoT introduced by the government would have the capabilities to deliver positive experiences to all stakeholders.

“MOSTI will assist the industry in facilitating the technology and innovation development, which will be done through the establishment of COIN,” he said.

25 August 2015 : Malaysia Committed to Asean Iot Cooperation

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Kuala Lumpur, 18 August 2015 – Outstanding bio-based companies, organisations, and individuals were awarded for their excellence in innovation and scientific advancement in Malaysia’s bio-based industries at the Bio Appreciation Night. Organised by Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp) and held at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the BioMalaysia & ASEAN Bioeconomy 2015 conference and exhibition, the award ceremony provides a platform to promote the latest biotechnology achievements as well as the commercialisation of biotechnology research findings, products and services. With BiotechCorp celebrating its 10th year anniversary this year, the award ceremony is an opportunity to highlight the success and achievements attained in the bio-based industries since the establishment of BiotechCorp.

Over 250 BioNexus status companies, BioNexus Partners Laboratories, bio-based technology companies, researchers and members of the media gathered at the award ceremony. The awards were presented to 30 recipients in three categories – the Industry Excellence Awards 2015, which recognise organisations or individuals and members of the media for their achievements and efforts in Malaysia’s bio-based industry, as well as their efforts to encourage innovation and the advancement of science in the country; the BioNexus Achievement Awards, which reward BioNexus status companies that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the bio-based industries; and the BioNexus Partners Excellence Awards 2015, given to all BNP laboratories for their achievements and good laboratory performance in providing bio-based services and expertise. A special Posthumous Award was also given to the late Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Mohd Jarjis for his dedication, leadership and contributions in shaping Malaysia’s biotechnology policy.

The award ceremony was officiated by YB Datuk Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. This is the second time the event was organised by BiotechCorp, with the first held in Thistle Hotel, Johor Bahru in conjunction with BioMalaysia & Bioeconomy Asia Pacific conference and exhibition in 2013. The Bio Appreciation Night is one of the avenues in promoting outstanding local bio-based companies and entrepreneurs by highlighting their success and contributions to the industry, thus providing opportunities for the companies to spark future collaborations and attract potential investors as well as deal flows for their businesses. As of August 2015, BiotechCorp has awarded 261 bio-based companies with the BioNexus status, and these companies have generated a total of RM6.4 billion of approved investments and RM3.04 of realised investments. The event’s dinner menu featured fresh produce such as prawns, fish, oysters, lambs and pineapple provided by 9 BioNexus status companies, thus highlighting the quality of the products generated by Malaysia’s bio-based companies and their use in our daily lives.



KUALA LUMPUR, 12 OGOS 2015. Sambutan Raya @MOSTI, dari Desa ke Angkasa telah berlangsung meriah bermula jam 11.00 pagi sehingga jam 4.00 petang tadi di Dewan Perdana Felda. Ianya di hadiri tetamu yang terdiri daripada kakitangan MOSTI/jabatan/agensi, pegawai-pegawai kerajaan, kakitangan GLC, penerima-penerima dana MOSTI, rakan-rakan media dan masyarakat umum. Pada majlis tersebut YB Datuk Madius Tangau, Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi dan YB Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, Timbalan Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi turut menyampaikan sumbangan kepada rumah anak-anak Yatim iaitu Rumah Anak-anak Yatim Raudhatul Ikhwan, Rumah Anak-anak Yatim An Nasuha, Rumah Perlindungan Teratak Nur Insan (NURI) dan Rumah Amal Al-Firdaus.

12 Ogos 2015 : Raya @MOSTI: Dari Desa ke Angkasa

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KUANTAN, PAHANG – Ekoran pendedahan media mengenai pencemaran bahan radioaktif di sekitar perlombongan bauksit, Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) melalui agensinya Lembaga Perlesenan Atom Malaysia (LPTA), Agensi Nuklear Malaysia (ANM) dan Jabatan Kimia telah mengambil contoh sampel daripada kawasan terbabit untuk dianalisa bagi mengesahkan tahap pencemaran seperti yang didakwa.

“LPTA dan ANM telah pun mengambil sampel air, tanah dan bauksit di lokasi berkenaan untuk dianalisis di makmal. Jabatan Kimia pula sedang menganalisis sampel air daripada sungai yang diterima daripada Jabatan Alam Sekitar Pahang. Semua laporan hasil analisis akan dikemukakan kepada YAB Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Perdana Menteri Malaysia dan akan dibentangkan dalam Mesyuarat Kabinet”, kata YB Datuk Madius Tangau, Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi semasa meninjau kawasan perlombongan bauksit di Bukit Goh, Sg Pengorak dan Pantai Pengorak serta Pelabuhan Kuantan.

Menurutnya lagi, MOSTI tidak akan berkompromi dalam memastikan tahap keselamatan penduduk di sekitar perlombongan berada pada paras terbaik. MOSTI juga sentiasa bersedia memberi kerjasama kepada Kerajaan Negeri Pahang dan semua agensi yang terbabit bagi menangani dakwaan pencemaran ini. Beliau juga menasihatkan orang ramai agar mendapatkan maklumat daripada agensi yang berautoriti berbanding mendengar khabar angin yang belum tentu kesahihannya terutama daripada media sosial.

10 Ogos 2015 : Tahap Pencemaran Perlombongan Bauksit Sedang Dianalisis

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