Kuala Lumpur, 19 September 2013 – In order for Malaysia to achieve developed nation status by 2020, the government has projected that the country needs to grow by 6 per cent annually. This growth must be fuelled by innovation and innovative-thinking.
This was the key message delivered by the Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia, Yang Berhormat Datuk Dr. Ewon Ebin, at a press conference held earlier today to officially announce the upcoming World Innovation Forum- Kuala Lumpur 2013 (WIF-KL 2013)
Held for the second consecutive year, WIF-KL 2013 which is jointly organised by MOSTI and Malaysian Innovation Foundation or Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM), aspires to create a new culture of innovation by bringing together leading policy-makers, strategists, academicians and thinkers from around the world to discuss challenges and roadmaps in gearing for an innovation-driven economy in the near future.
“When we talk about an innovation-driven economy, we refer to an ecosystem that is supportive, vibrant and inclusive. It is an environment that empowers the man or woman on the street to push the boundaries of their abilities and achievements, and influence the socio-economic development of their immediate and extended community.
“MOSTI is always pleased to collaborate with like-minded innovation partners such as YIM, to consciously increase the momentum and shape the culture of creativity and innovation across all levels of Malaysian society,” said Yang Berhormat Datuk Dr. Ewon Ebin in his welcome address delivered by his Deputy, Yang Berhormat Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah.
Aptly themed, “The Future We Desire”, WIF-KL 2013, which will be held from 12-14 November 2013 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, is a collaborative effort to provide a platform for all key stakeholders including industry, grassroots innovators and the public, to deliberate, network and produce tangible outcomes.
The forum aims to serve as more than just a platform to generate ideas, and instead provide an avenue for innovation challenges to be addressed and tangible solutions to be proposed, setting the direction for future developments.
For more information or to participate in WIF-KL 2013, visit www.wifkl.com