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Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
InnoFund

 

Introduction

InnoFund is a grant scheme which funds the development or improvement of new or existing products, processes or services with elements of innovation. The project must have economic value and improves the societal well-being of the community. InnoFund can be categorized into Enterprise InnoFund (EIF) and Community InnoFund (CIF).

 

Enterprise Innofund (EIF)

 

Objectives

To increase the participation of micro-businesses, individuals in innovative activities and encourage technological innovation of new or existing products, process or services for commercialisation.

 

Eligibility Criteria

This fund is open to individual, sole proprietor, micro companies and small companies.

The criteria for EIF are as follows:

  • All categories of companies must have a minimum of 51% equity held by Malaysians;
  • Applicant or collaborator under the small and medium company category must have minimum paid up capital in cash of RM10,000.00. However, start-up companies are exempted from this stipulation but must provide justification and supporting documents on the ability to sustain itself;
  • None of the company directors or project team members must have been convicted of any fraudulent activities or the company been declared bankrupt, under liquidation or placed under receivership;
  • The project proposal must contain elements of technological innovation leading to commercialisation of innovative products, processes and services;
  • The project must be for the development of new or existing products, processes or services with the potential for commercialisation. Projects or products which are in the research stage or are ready for production or commercialisation are not eligible;
  • The project team must provide evidence of technical competency to undertake the proposed project. The curriculum vitae and supporting documents of the Project Leader and each project team member must also be submitted; and
  • Application from an individual must be accompanied by a supporting letter from a referee.
Priority will be given to applications with projects:
  • That have been supported by the ScienceFund and have the potential to be commercialised;or
  • Companies that have obtained the InnoCert Recognition.

 

Scope Of Funding

The funding will cover the following:

  • Specialised Equipment;
  • Pre-Clinical/ Clinical Trial/ Field Trial (if applicable);
  • IP Preparation and Registration in Malaysia only (excluding maintenance);
  • Market Testing;
  • Regulatory and Standard Compliance;
  • Expenditure for Services not exceeding 40% of project cost (consultancy/ testing); and
  • Raw materials

 

Project Duration

The project duration is up to 12 months.

 

Quantum Of Funding

The quantum for each project is up to RM50,000.00 for Individual/ Sole proprietor and RM500,000.00 for Micro/ Small Companies.


Community Innofund (CIF)

 

Objectives

To assist community groups in translating knowledge and ideas into products, processes or services that improve the socio-economic standing and quality of life of the community.


Eligibility Criteria

This fund is open to Registered Associations/ NGOs, Registered Cooperatives and Community Group.

The criteria for CIF are as follows:

 

  • Applicant must be a registered/ Government recognised Malaysian Community Group.
  • The proposal must contain innovative elements leading to the development of products, services or processes that improve societal well-being.
  • Applicant must show proof of financial capability that they can fund the portion of project costs not funded under CIF
  • Project must be undertaken in Malaysia

 

Scope Of Funding


The funding will cover the following:

  • Specialised Equipment;
  • Pre-Clinical/ Clinical Trial/ Field Trial (if applicable);
  • IP Preparation and Registration in Malaysia only (excluding maintenance);
  • Regulatory and Standard Compliance;
  • Expenditure for Services not exceeding 40% of project cost (consultancy/ testing); and
  • Raw materials

 

Project Duration

The project duration is up to 18 months.


Quantum Of Funding

The quantum for each project is up to RM500,000.00
Notes:

The InnoFund will not cover the following items:

  • Any expenditure outside the stated funding components;
  • Purchase or rental of non-critical assets such as building, vehicles and furniture;
  • Construction of new infrastructure. However, infrastructure renovation is permitted if critical to the project and verified by authorised bodies;
  • Utilities;
  • Travelling costs;
  • Salary or allowances of any personnel employed by the applicant (except as stated for IHLs and GRIs); and
  • Collateral or loan for any purpose.

The following cases are not eligible for funding under InnoFund:

  • Project under the purview of certain Ministry, Department or Agency other than MOSTI (except for CIF);
  • Applications from the Research Wing of Government Linked Companies (GLC);
  • Applications from Research Institutes with internal research funding such as CESS Fund;
  • Applications from large and established companies; and
  • Applications from trading companies.

An applicant can only be project leader of one InnoFund grant or any other R&D grant under MOSTI at any one time.

 

Application Process

Applicant for InnoFund should be submitted in hard copy (two set) and soft copy to InnoFund Secretariat.

inno copy

 

Pre-Commersialisation Fund (INNOFUND)

 

For Further Information, Please Contact:


Pre Commercialisation Fund (InnoFund) Secretariat
Fund Management Section, Planning Division
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
Level 3, Block C5, Parcel C
Federal Government Administrative Centre
62662 Putrajaya.
Tel: 603 – 8885 8921 / 8567 / 8877 / 8152
Fax: 603 – 8889 2994
E-mail:innofund[at]mosti.gov.my

 

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