TAMPARULI, SABAH – Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) melalui Pusat Sains Negara (PSN) berkongsi kaedah Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran (PdP) sains secara tidak formal yang bercorak interaktif, hands-on, hearts-on, & minds-on menerusi Program STI untuk Pendidik: Inovasi Pendidikan PSN. Ianya merupakan inisiatif PSN untuk menarik minat pelajar terhadap STEM.

“Program Inovasi Pendidikan ini dilaksanakan untuk meningkatkan kreativiti serta kemahiran penyampaian Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran (PdP) guru sains dan matematik agar lebih berkesan menerusi pendekatan santai dan interaktif dalam konsep pembelajaran sekali gus meningkatkan minat murid terhadap mata pelajaran Sains, Teknologi, Kejuruteraan dan Matematik (STEM)”, kata YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi semasa merasmikan Majlis Penutupan Program Inovasi Pendidikan Pusat Sains Negara hari ini di Pusat Kegiatan Guru, Tamparuli, Sabah.

Beliau memberitahu MOSTI melalui Dasar Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi Negara (DSTIN) 2013-2020 telah mengenal pasti Nilai Rantaian Bakat STEM (STEM Talent Value Chain) adalah berdasarkan tiga (3) fasa iaitu, Membangunkan Bakat (Developing Talent), Menggembleng Bakat (Harnessing Talent) dan Memperkasakan Bakat (Intensifying Talent), yang bermula dari seawal kanak-kanak di prasekolah sehingga ke tahap kepakaran yang tinggi dalam bidang sains dan teknikal.

Menyedari bahawa kepentingan pembelajaran sains dilaksanakan dengan cara yang lebih menyeronokkan, MOSTI melalui PSN telah dan akan terus melaksanakan pelbagai aktiviti bagi berkongsi cara pembelajaran sains tidak formal yang boleh memberi nilai tambah terhadap cara pembelajaran formal di sekolah.

“Melalui beberapa kaedah penyampaian modul pendidikan yang diubahsuai adalah menjadi harapan MOSTI dan PSN khususnya, agar modul pengajaran dan pembelajaran ini dapat terus dikembangkan kepada kumpulan yang lebih besar di masa akan datang,” jelasnya.

Program Inovasi Pendidikan ini merupakan kerjasama antara Pusat Sains Negara dengan Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia melalui Bahagian Pendidikan Guru, Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan dan Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri. Kali ini ia melibatkan 40 orang guru sains dan matematik tahap dua peringkat negeri Sabah bermula 20 April sehingga 22 April 2016.

Anugerah:

a. Anugerah Saintis Muda Negara 2016; dan
b. Anugerah Juruteknologi Negara 2016

Pengenalan:

Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) berhasrat untuk memberi pengiktirafan terhadap sumbangan dan pencapaian oleh saintis muda dalam penyelidikan dan pembangunan (R&D) Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (STI) melalui Anugerah Saintis Muda Negara 2016. MOSTI juga memberi pengiktirafan terhadap pencapaian cemerlang oleh Juruteknologi (Juruteknik/Pembantu Makmal) serta kakitangan separa ikhtisas yang berkaitan dengan sains dan teknologi (S&T) melalui Anugerah Juruteknologi Negara 2016.

Sehubungan dengan itu, calon yang berkelayakan dan memenuhi syarat serta peraturan yang telah ditetapkan dipelawa untuk menghantar borang pencalonan lengkap ke Bahagian Teras Sains dan Teknologi, MOSTI sebelum atau pada 15 Jun 2016.

Syarat-syarat dan peraturan serta borang pencalonan bagi Anugerah Saintis Muda Negara 2016 dan Anugerah Juruteknologi Negara 2016 adalah seperti berikut:

Anugerah Saintis Muda Negara:
i. Syarat-syarat dan Peraturan Penyertaan;
ii. Borang Pencalonan Anugerah;
iii. Ringkasan Borang Pencalonan; dan
iv. Senarai Semak Pencalonan.

Anugerah Juruteknologi Negara:
i. Syarat-syarat dan Peraturan Penyertaan;
ii. Borang Pencalonan Anugerah;
iii. Ringkasan Borang Pencalonan; dan
iv. Senarai Semak Pencalonan.

3. Tarikh tutup pencalonan: 15 Jun 2016

4. Pegawai yang dihubungi:

Pn. Nur Marina Ibrahim marinaibrahim@mosti.gov.my 03-8885 8380
Pn. Siti Zuhaini Abd. Samah zuhaini@mosti.gov.my 03-8885 8270
En. Abdul Hadi Mat Som abdhadi@mosti.gov.my 03-8885 8359

Kuala Lumpur, 19 April 2016 – The most cutting-edge innovations and services in bio-based technologies will be unveiled at the BioMalaysia & Asia Pacific Bioeconomy 2016 from 31 May to 2 June 2016 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The announcement was made by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp), who will be co-organising the 14th edition of the region’s premier biotechnology event.

Speaking on this year’s theme, “Value Adding Our Economy Through Bio-Based Technologies”, Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI), YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau said, “This year’s event will focus on strengthening the bioeconomy value chain in the Asia Pacific region. The chosen theme is in line with MOSTI’s focus in highlighting bio-based products as a source of new economic growth and enhancing its contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). With an annual growth rate of 15%, the size of Malaysia’s bioeconomy is expected to be worth RM149.1 billion in 2020 and is expected to increase to RM181.2 billion in 2030.”

One of the highlights of BioMalaysia & Asia Pacific Bioeconomy 2016 is the Technology Showcase Pitching, which is a platform for innovative researchers from local universities to pitch their businesses to experienced and talented business professionals. BiotechCorp’s Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Nazlee Kamal said, “The pitching sessions provide the opportunity for more companies to acquire value added technologies developed by local researchers, which can bring high impact to the growth and productivity of the nation. As we are currently in the ‘Global Business’ phase of the National Biotechnology Policy (NBP), we want to push the bio-based industry players to continuously commercialise their innovations so they can increase their product exports and remain competitive in the global market. As of the third quarter of 2015, BioNexus Status companies have recorded export revenues worth RM594.4 million, an increase of 10 percent compared to the third quarter of 2014 (RM538.1 million).”

BioMalaysia & Asia Pacific Bioeconomy 2016 will also feature the Bioeconomy Innovation Awards, which honour scientists and researchers from universities, research institutions as well as BioNexus Status companies for their outstanding achievements in research and development of bio-based technologies. Co-organised by BiotechCorp and Academy of Sciences Malaysia, the awards allow qualifying universities and research institutions to receive Malaysia Research Assessment (MyRA) points from the Ministry of Higher Education.

Another special feature of BioMalaysia & Asia Pacific Bioeconomy 2016 is the open conference concept, whereby talks, business matching, product demonstrations, discussions and sharing of information are held in an open space to allow for a more accessible forum on exchanging ideas, updates and issues related to the bio-based industry. The event offers networking opportunities with international and local thought-leaders and decision-makers, the latest scientific and business updates from industry players, and meeting potential partners through business matching programmes. Other programmes include BioCareer activities, BioLab Asia, BioShoppe showcase and sales, as well as presentations and launches of products and services.

BioMalaysia & Asia Pacific Bioeconomy 2016 is expected to continue establishing its reputation as one of the most significant meeting points for international and local players in the bio-based industry. Occupying three halls, exhibitors are expected from Germany, Thailand, Poland, India, South Africa, and Laos. This year, the event is supported by platinum sponsors CJ CheilJedang (CJ) Bio and Arkema, silver sponsor Biocon, and bronze sponsor, Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV). BioMalaysia & ASEAN Bioeconomy 2015 last year attracted more than 8,000 visitors, including international players from USA, Spain, Singapore, Australia, India, Taiwan and Nigeria, with 36 business matchings established.

BiotechCorp wishes to announce that the organisation is not affiliated in organising or promoting any other biotech-related events happening during the stipulated date organised by any private entity.

For enquiries or more information regarding this matter, please contact The BioMalaysia 2016 Secretariat at biomalaysia@myevents.com.my or 03-7770 8662. Please visit BiotechCorp’s website at www.biomalaysia.com.my and www.biotechcorp.com.my for more details and updates on the event.

About BiotechCorp
BiotechCorp is the bio-based economic development agency under the purview of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), providing support, facilitation and advisory services for biotech and life sciences companies in Malaysia.
BiotechCorp has been facilitating the development of BioNexus Status companies in Malaysia. BioNexus Status is an accreditation given to international and Malaysian biotech companies that qualify them for fiscal incentives, grants and guarantees administered by BiotechCorp. For further details, visit www.biotechcorp.com.my.
Bioeconomy Transformation Programme (BTP) is a platform provided by the Malaysian government for the private sector to channel and maximise commercial opportunities in bio-based industries.
The BTP is designed as a Transformation Programme based on biotechnology’s potential to cut across various industries and transform Malaysia into a high income, inclusive and sustainable nation.
Through the BTP, Bioeconomy will benefit the society and nation through breakthroughs in agricultural productivity, discoveries in healthcare and the adoption of sustainable industrial processes, having the effect of both enriching our society and nation through wealth creation besides securing our future. For further information, visit www.bioeconomy.my.

KUCHING, SARAWAK (18 APRIL 2015): Bagi menyemarakkan pembangunan keusahawanan dalam bidang keselamatan siber, Program Pembangunan Keusahawanan MyCyberSecurity Clinic (MyCSC) akan dibangunkan di Batang Sadong. Pusat ini telah dirasmikan oleh YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi di sini, hari ini.

“MyCSC ini telah dibangunkan oleh CyberSecurity Malaysia, sebuah agensi di bawah Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi bakal berfungsi sebagai ‘touch point’ kepada masyarakat bagi mendapatkan perkhidmatan keselamatan siber seperti Pemulihan Data, Sanitasi Data serta Forensik Digital kepada masyarakat umum” kata YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau.

Menurut Madius Tangau lagi, “Sebagai pusat pakar keselamatan siber negara, CyberSecurity Malaysia dipertanggungjawabkan dalam hal ehwal pembangunan bidang sains, teknologi dan inovasi di Malaysia. Inisiatif yang dijalankan ini serta kepakaran yang dimiliki CyberSecurity Malaysia akan dapat membantu usaha Kerajaan memperhebatkan lagi percambahan bidang sains, teknologi dan inovasi negara demi mencapai status negara maju menjelang 2020.”

MyCSC ini merupakan salah satu daripada pengisian program Ops Jelajah Cyber 2.0 Edisi Sarawak yang dikendalikan oleh CyberSecurity Malaysia di bawah platform Inovasi Sosial MOSTI (MSI). MSI bertujuan untuk membantu komuniti setempat meningkatkan ekonomi dan kesejahteraan hidup melalui pelaksanaan projek perkhidmatan, peningkatan kemahiran atau hasil inovasi yang boleh dilaksanakan secara mampan.

“Usaha ini juga akan dapat mencapai matlamat Program Inovasi Sosial MOSTI yang merupakan salah satu cabang inovasi. Ia mampu memberi kesan kepada rakyat serta manfaat kepada komuniti setempat masyarakat selain dapat meningkatkan keupayaaan individu untuk bertindak melalui jaringan kerjasama dengan pelbagai pihak”, ujar YB. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau.

Program selama dua hari ini dirasmikan oleh YB. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI). Turut hadir ialah YB. Puan Hajah Nancy binti Haji Shukri, Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri merangkap Ahli Parlimen Batang Sadong, YBhg. Dato’ Sri Dr. Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur, Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Sains Teknologi & Inovasi MOSTI, YB. Rubiah Haji Wang, Ahli Parlimen Kota Samarahan, YBhg. Profesor Dato Dr Jamil Haji Aziz, Rektor UiTM Sarawak, YBhg. Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz, Pengerusi Persatuan Alumni UiTM Sarawak (MITSA) dan YABhg. General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Bersara), Pengerusi Lembaga Pengarah, CyberSecurity Malaysia.

LAHAD DATU, 16 APRIL 2016 – Masyarakat yang tinggal di kawasan berisiko gempa dan tsunami perlu sentiasa berjaga-jaga dan mengambil langkah-langkah persediaan awal bagi mengurangkan impaknya ke atas nyawa serta kerosakan harta benda. YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi menyatakan dalam ucapannya semasa merasmikan Program Kesedaran Awam mengenai Gempa Bumi dan Tsunami Peringkat Komuniti dengan kerjasama Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara (NADMA) bertempat di Dewan Perdana, Lahad Datu, Sabah.
“Program selama dua hari ini adalah salah satu inisiatif yang telah diambil oleh MOSTI bersama-sama dengan Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara (NADMA) untuk memberi kesedaran serta mendidik masyarakat khususnya penduduk di Lahad Datu bagi menghadapi bencana gempa bumi” tambah Madius lagi.
”Lahad Datu dipilih kerana ia adalah kawasan berisiko bencana gempa bumi dan pernah mengalami peristiwa gempa bumi pada 1976 bermagnitud 5.8 pada skala Richter yang mengakibatkan kerosakan kepada infrastruktur serta bangunan.”

”Pada tahun ini iaitu dalam bulan Februari dan Mac, penduduk di Lahad Datu turut merasai gegaran daripada gempa bumi lemah bermagnitud antara 3.4 hingga 3.5 pada skala Richter” kata Madius.

Susulan daripada bencana gempa bumi Ranau bermagnitud 6 skala Ritcher pada 5 Jun 2015, kerajaan telah meluluskan peruntukan sejumlah RM15 juta bagi memantapkan lagi sistem pemantauan dan pengesanan gempa bumi di Sabah. Jumlah ini termasuk 15 stesen seismik baru, di mana lima (5) terletak di kawasan Gunung Kinabalu, dua (2) di Lahad Datu dan selebihnya lapan (8) di tempat-tempat lain di Sabah.
Kerajaan pusat telah mengambil langkah untuk memastikan amaran tsunami disebarkan kepada masyarakat dengan pantas dan berkesan dengan menempatkan 53 buah siren tsunami di tempat strategik seluruh negara. Daripada jumlah tersebut 14 buah terletak pantai negeri Sabah di mana dua (2) buah terletak di Lahad Datu.
Malaysia mempunyai Sistem Amaran Awal Tsunami Nasional Malaysia (SAATNM) yang terdiri daripada rangkaian stesen alat pengesan gempa bumi, siren tsunami, kamera pantai dan stesen pengukur paras air laut. Keseluruhan rangkaian stesen alat pengesan gempa bumi di Malaysia adalah sebanyak 63 buah stesen termasuk 13 buah terletak di Sabah.

Kuala Linggi, 5 April 2016 – Malaysia’s honey bee industry is set to get a boost following the official handover of the MOSTI Social Innovation (MSI) project to Persatuan Penternak Madu Lebah Komersial Kuala Linggi in Malacca. Facilitated by Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp) through the Bioeconomy Community Development Programme (BCDP), the MSI Honey Bee Production Project allowed 8 members of the Association to receive technical training, apiculture equipment and 54 boxes with bee colonies for contract farming through a buy-back guarantee agreement with Flora Bee Hive Enterprise Sdn Bhd (Flora Bee Hive). After completion of the project, which ran from 1 September 2015 to 1 March 2016, members of the Association are now able to manage the bee boxes as well as harvest and sell the honey produced from the bees.

“This project illustrates the impact of BCDP in developing beekeepers into Bio-Agropreneurs by improving their knowledge management and technical skills through science and technology. With these acquired skills and experience, members of the Association can make a significant contribution to the honey bee industry in Malaysia by producing consistent and sustainable supply of honey. This will reduce our dependency on imported honey, and more importantly, it will generate additional income to the members and uplift the social mobility of the community as a whole,” said Deputy Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI), Datuk Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, who represented the Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation, Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau in officiating the handover ceremony. He added that Malaysia can capitalise on honey’s natural and functional benefits, which are widely used for healthcare, wellness, beauty and anti-aging purposes.

“The MSI Honey Bee Production Project through BCDP is a further step in BiotechCorp’s commitment to increase the B40 household income and transform the potential of rural development through Bioeconomy,” said Chief Executive Officer of BiotechCorp, Dato’ Dr Mohd Nazlee Kamal. “The project can contribute to the country’s economic growth through the development of bio-entrepreneurship among local communities, thus providing continuous additional income to members of the Association. With Flora Bee Hive as the leading developer of honey bee industry in Malaysia coupled with the acquired technical skills of the Association’s members, we can help propel this industry to the global stage.”

The project also allows Flora Bee Hive, an anchor company for the Honey Bee Production Project under BCDP and Bioeconomy Transformation Programme (BTP), to increase the supply of raw honey which will then be processed and exported. The project can help to increase honey production in Malaysia, which currently stands at 3%, and subsequently fulfill the high demand for honey in the local and global markets. In the long term, the project is expected to create more job opportunities for the community in the surrounding areas through related activities such as fabrication of new bee boxes and selling of honey-based products. An awareness programme on the potential of the bee farming industry was also organised to create interest in the programme.

In 2015, 23 projects have been implemented under BCDP, involving more than 300 farmers. These projects are expected to create additional income with an average of RM4,300 per farmer, directly impacting 1,642 lives. A total of 30 BCDP projects involving 500 farmers are targeted in 2016, which are expected to give an average additional monthly income of RM4,500 per farmer. As of March 2016, 4 projects have been implemented under BCDP that involves 375 farmers.
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About BiotechCorp

BiotechCorp is the bio-based economic development agency under the purview of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), providing support, facilitation and advisory services for biotech and life sciences companies in Malaysia.

BioNexus Status is an accreditation awarded to international and Malaysian biotech companies that qualify them for fiscal incentives, grants and guarantees administered by BiotechCorp. For further details, visit www.biotechcorp.com.my

About Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Transformation Programme (BTP) is a platform provided by the Malaysian government for the private sector to channel and maximise commercial opportunities in bio-based industries.

The BTP is designed as a Transformation Programme based on biotechnology’s potential to cut across various industries and transform Malaysia into a high income, inclusive and sustainable nation.

Through the BTP, Bioeconomy will benefit the society and nation through breakthroughs in agricultural productivity, discoveries in healthcare and the adoption of sustainable industrial processes, enriching both our society and nation through wealth creation besides securing our future. For further information, visit www.bioeconomy.my.

About Bioeconomy Community Development Programme (BCDP)

As the lead component of Bioeconomy Malaysia Accelerator Programmes (Bio-Accelerators), the Bioeconomy Community Development Programme (BCDP) involves the enlistment of rural farmers and settlers to cultivate raw materials potentially as inputs for BioNexus Status companies and BTP Trigger Project owners. The proposed contract farming mechanism with guaranteed buyback will generate additional income for the programme participants and provides a foundation for the upstream and downstream portion of the bioeconomy industry supply chain. BCDP has been endorsed as part of the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) initiative on 27 April 2015.