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Pre Commercialisation Fund

We are a newly established company. Due to that nature, we are unable to provide certain documents that are required in the proposal form’s checklist. How can we proceed?

In your application, please specify the document in question and provide specific reasons for its unavailability. However, this rule does not apply to the required fields in the application forms itself.

Can we use the fund to pay for employees salaries?

No. Pre Commercialisation Fund is to be used for development purposes only. Salary comes under operational costs and should be borne by the entity. Kindly also refer to the Pre Commercialisation Fund Guideline.

Once project is approved, are we entitled to receive the entire approved amount?

Entity is entitled to claim the entire approved amount, however, payment will be made in stages as agreed in the agreement. Initial payment will be made upon the return of signed duty-stamped agreement and subsequent payment will be on reimbursable basis upon completion of each milestones. MOSTI will identify the recommended amount to be reimbursed according to the physical progress and financial performance of the project.

Are we required to pay back the money once the project is completed?

Pre Commercialisation Fund is a 100% grant given to qualified applicants; hence, no repayment is needed. However, if entity fails to abide the fund agreement and guide lines, MOSTI could take necessary action according to the agreement, i.e. including requires entity to repay the grant.

What about intellectual property (IP)?
Output from the Pre Commercialisation Fund is encouraged to be registered and patented. Upon successful registration, entity should inform MOSTI for record purposes. The ownership of the project IP shall vest in the entity.


Can we do virement of funds from one vote to another?

Yes, every virement application should be made to the Research Management Centre (RMC) for amount which is 20% or less than the original allocation in the vote and to MOSTI for amount which is more than 20%
than the allocation in the vote. The application should be accompanied with strong justifications. Virement can only be done once but any virement more than once will be considered and approved at the discretion of the
cluster head.

Can we apply for purchase of:

– Special services or equipments?
The researcher may apply to MOSTI through RMC with strong justifications BUT the purchase should be made using the existing/allocated funds.

– Laptop, personal computer, printers etc.?3
No. The researcher is considered well equipped with these equipments (provided by the University/Research Institution). BUT in the event of a need for a high powered computer e.g. to run and process data, the
researcher may apply to purchase using the existing/allocated funds.

Can we apply for extension of project completion date?

Yes with reasons and strong justifications. The cluster has the rights to disallow time extensions if the justifications are not strong or raise any doubts.


What is BioNexus Status?

BioNexus Status is a designation awarded to qualifying biotechnology companies, making them eligible for privileges contained within the BioNexus Bill of Guarantees.

Do you know what BioNexus is all about?

BioNexus Status is a designation awarded to qualifying biotechnology companies, making them eligible for privileges contained within the BioNexus Bill of Guarantees.

What are the privileges contained within the BioNexus Bill of Guarantees?

  1. Freedom of ownership
  2. Freedom to source funds globally
  3. Freedom to bring in knowledge workers5
  4. Eligibility for competitive incentives and other assistance
  5. Eligibility to receive assistance for international accreditations and standards
  6. Strong intellectual property (IP) regime
  7. Access to supportive information network linking research centers of excellence
  8. Access to shared laboratories and other related facilities
  9. BiotechCorp as the one-stop agency

Apa itu Innospace?

Innospace merupakan pusat inovasi komuniti yang ditubuhkan di premis SIRIM. Pada masa ini terdapat dua (tiga) Innospace yang sedang beroperasi iaitu Innospace Melaka, Sabah dan Sarawak. Innospace ditubuhkan khas untuk menyediakan satu platform bagi para pereka cipta akar umbi membangunakan idea mereka serta mendapat bantuan dari segi nasihat dan pakar rujuk dalam membangun dan mengkomersil produk inovasi. Innospace juga berperanan dalam membudayakan inovasi dalam kehidupan rakyat.

Siapa yang layak menggunakan Innospace?
Innospace dibuka kepada semua rakyat Malaysia terutamanya kepada pereka cipta akar umbi.

Apakah kemudahan yang terdapat di Innospace?
Innospace dilengkapi dengan peralatan yang mampu membantu para pereka cipta akar umbi membuat rekaan, prototaip dan modeling idea inovatif mereka serta akses komputer yang boleh membantu dalam membuat rujukan secara atas talian (online). Innospace juga menjalankan sesi ceramah dan latihan (bengkel) untuk pelbagai peringkat umur dari pra-persekolahan sehingga pereka cipta ynag sudah berumur. Ceramah dan bengkel yang dianjurkan oleh Innospace melibatkan kreativiti, inovasi dan pemasaran produk.

National Science Centre (PSN)

How do I invite Pusat Sains Negara to join my Science Week in my school?

You need to write in a formal letter to the Director of Pusat Sains Negara.

Pusat Sains Negara Address:

Pusat Sains Negara,
Persiaran Bukit Kiara,
50662 Bukit Kiara,
Kuala Lumpur

CyberSecurity Malaysia

Who/What is CyberSecurity Malaysia?

CyberSecurity Malaysia, a Company Limited by Guarantee is the national cyber security specialist agency under the purview MOSTI.  For more information, please visit

What are the roles of CyberSecurity Malaysia?

The role of CyberSecurity Malaysia is to provide specialised cyber security services contributing immensely towards a bigger national objective in preventing or minimising disruptions to critical information infrastructure in order to protect the public, the economy, and government services.

What are the services offered by CyberSecurity Malaysia?

As a national cyber security specialist agency, CyberSecurity Malaysia provides specialised cyber security services:
•    Cyber999 Help Centre,
•    CyberCSI™ Digital Forensic  and Data Recovery
•    Security Management and Best Practices
•    Security Assurance
•    Vulnerability Assessment Services
•    Malaysian Common Criteria Certification Scheme
•    Information Security Professional Development
•    Cyber Security Awareness For Everyone (CyberSAFE)
•    Cybersecurity Policy Research

What is the vision of CyberSecurity Malaysia?

CyberSecurity Malaysia aspires to be a globally recognised National Cyber Security Reference Centre by 2020.

What is the mission of CyberSecurity Malaysia?

CyberSecurity Malaysia’s mission is to create and sustain a safer cyberspace to promote national sustainability, social well-being and wealth creation.

What is Cyber999?

Cyber999 is a one-stop help center, on any issue related to cyber security. It is opened to all Malaysians, whether individual or public/private organisations who are facing security problems while using the Internet

How to get assistance from Cyber999?

There are many ways to reach Cyber999. The most popular methods are via email or by calling this hotline: 1 300 88 2999.

May I obtain the statistics of incidents reported to Cyber999?

Yes. The number of incidents and the types of incidents reported to the Cyber999 Help Centre are published in this website:

What is the function of the Digital Forensic Department?

The Digital Forensic Department provides laboratories and expertise to handle all aspects of digital forensics including data recovery from hard disks and mobile phones, as well as forensic analysis of data, audio and
video. It is also a referral center for the exchange of information and skills for law enforcement agencies & regulatory bodies.

What is the Malaysian Common Criteria Scheme (MyCC)?

Malaysian Common Criteria Evaluation & Certification (MyCC) Scheme evaluate and certify the security functions of ICT products based on the international standard ISO/IEC 15408 also known as Common Criteria. MyCC Scheme conducts the security evaluations of ICT products, systems and protection profiles against the Common Criteria standard.

MIMOS Berhad
Who/What is MIMOS?

MIMOS is Malaysia’s national R&D centre in ICT under purview of MOSTI.

What are the roles of MIMOS?

When MIMOS was first established in 1985, MIMOS’ purpose was to provide critical infrastructure for the advancement of the local electronics industry so that the nation can design, produce and market high-quality electronic products by local capabilities due to the importance of industrial and economic growth. Today, MIMOS pursues applied research in frontier technologies aimed at growing globally-competitive homegrown industries to move Malaysia up the value chain and ensure accelerated economic growth.

What are the R&D areas that MIMOS is focusing on?

MIMOS’  R&D efforts cover a wide range ICT-based technology. As at 2012, the efforts are focused on 10 technology thrust areas, namely Advanced Analysis and Modelling, Advanced Computing, Information Security, Intelligent Informatics, Knowledge Technology, Microenergy, Microelectronics, Nanoelectronics, Psychometrics and Wireless Communications.

Who are the beneficiaries of MIMOS technologies?

The technologies developed by MIMOS are created for the benefit of industries, universities and other research institutions, and the government. Most importantly, the technologies can be used by local SMEs in developing innovative products and applications which can be commercialised. Ultimately, people on the streets have benefited and will continue to benefit from our technologies.