This division is responsible for the following:

  1. Determining priority areas of high impact R&D through R&D classification, technology scanning, clearing house technology service provision and scope setting as well as modus operandi of strategic and prioritised R&D areas.
  2. Determining R&D /STI initiatives that align with government policies
  3. Identifying and highlighting potential new technologies and industry sectors that is able to spur the growth of new markets in STI, via discussion and engagement with stakeholders
  4. Coordinating the integrated efforts of R&D implementation among ministries, stakeholders and industry players by identifying funding mechanisms and strategic research classifications to link fundamental and applied research
  5. Enacting, monitoring and reviewing policies and guidelines related to STI
  6. Identifying areas of expertise and talent to support the development of new technologies and implementation of the national STI programme
  7. Identifying infrastructural needs and facility related to STI to support the growth of country