Policies & Roadmaps

No.ActDescripition
1ATOMIC ENERGY LICENSING ACT 1984 [ACT 304] An Act that regulates and controls activities related to atomic energy to protect employees, public and the environment.
2CHEMISTS ACT 1975 [ACT 158]An Act that incorporates the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry to regulate the chemical practice in Malaysia including admission of qualified members and promoting advances in the field of chemistry.
3ACADEMY OF SCIENCES MALAYSIA ACT 1994 [ACT 524]An Act that provides for the establishment of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) which enables ASM to carry out its role in promoting the development of science, engineering and technology, including organizing forum for exchange of opinions on the aspects of STI.
4TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS ACT 2015 [ACT 768]An Act that provides for the establishment of Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT) and for the registration and recognition of Professional Technologist and Certified Technicians in providing technology and technical services.

NATIONAL POLICY ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION (NPSTI) 2013-2020

The NPSTI describes an agenda to advance Malaysia towards a more competitive and competent nation built upon strong science, technology and innovation (STI) foundations. The policy is formulated based on the nation’s achievements, challenges and lessons learnt. It charts new directions to guide the implementation of STI in creating a scientifically advanced nation for socio-economic transformation and inclusive growth.

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NATIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY POLICY (NBP) 2005 – 2020

The NBP envisions that biotechnology will be a new economic engine for Malaysia, enhancing the nation’s prosperity and well-being by building a conducive environment for R&D and industry development whilst leveraging on the country’s existing areas of strength.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMMERCIALIZATION POLICY FOR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D) PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA

The objectives of the Policy are to establish a common framework to regulate the ownership and management of Intellectual Property from the creation, protection, innovation, exploitation and technology transfer activities carried out by the Relevant Body. This policy also aims to promote and facilitate the protection of Intellectual Property in line with the National Intellectual Property Policy as well as to promote and facilitate the exploitation and commercialization of Intellectual Property generated from projects funded by the Government of Malaysia.

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NATIONAL SPACE POLICY 2030 (NSP)

The National Space Policy 2030 is meant to drive the development of the national space sector. The policy aims to ensure that benefits could be obtained from the space sector by recognizing the need for access to space capabilities to improve the services required by the people and for national security. The policy would also streamline space related activities and enable the planning and development of the national space sector to be implemented efficiently.

 

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TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP FOR CYBERSPACE SECURITY

National Cyber Security Technology Roadmap is meant to align and integrate all cyber security related R&D programs and initiatives to avoid duplication of efforts and to encourage collaboration where appropriate. The roadmap is a market driven process that brings together key stakeholders (researchers, government, end-users and industry) to identify critical technologies for existing and emerging cyber security needs. It identifies existing challenges and strengths, prioritizing and selecting key technology areas and formulating linkages within the cyber security multi-stakeholders.

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NATIONAL GRAPHENE ACTION PLAN 2020 (NGAP)

The National Graphene Action Plan 2020 aims to catalyze the potential of graphene application in industries that would increase the competitiveness of Malaysian industries, including setting an approach and roadmap to capture the benefits. The Graphene focusses initially on thriving domestic industries such as rubber products and areas being targeted for innovation by the government such as electric vehicles.

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