KUALA LUMPUR (March 2, 2012) – Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) got the thumbs up for making breakthroughs in the development of products and services using its capabilities in sciences and technologies.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili, who made a surprise visit to the park in Bukit Jalil here yesterday, was given a firsthand tour of the various products developed by TPM with its wide range of support services.
He said that and services that were on show had the potential to breakthrough into the market if well managed and will definitely develop the science technology industry.
The minister said that he was impressed with the presentations and breakthrough in discoveries that were showcased in the labs and also at the gallery by tenants especially from the Innovation and Incubation Centre (IIC) at TPM.
The tenants hope to commercialise their products by taking full advantage of the support mechanisms readily available at the park. The tenants also expressed the hope to seek the ministry’s approval.
Tenants from TPM under the subsidiaries of Innovation and Incubation Centre (IIC) showcased their products and services which they intended to commercialise with the assistance and support of TPM while also seeking the approval of the ministry.
Among the many roles of Technology Park is to enhance programmes in biotechnology and life sciences, technopreneurship and commercialisation, engineering, ICT and halal science labs to name a few. The labs visited were those occupied by Zenotec Biotech, KHL Herbal Biotech and New Cell Nutrients.
Four subsidiaries of TPM, TPM IT Sdn Bhd, TPM Engineering Sdn Bhd, TPM Biotechnology Sdn Bhd, TPM College Sdn Bhd took the opportunity to highlight their achievements and future planning in a private discussion and presentation with Ongkili.
Accompanying the minister was Chief Executive Officer of TPM Dato Haji Mohd Azman Haji Shahidin with senior officials from the ministry as well as TPM. Ongkili summed up his visit by saying that he was impressed and that his visit was particularly delighted with the development programmes of the IIC.