R2G 2023 SOUTHERN REGION SHOWCASES SERVICES BY MTDC ON INDUSTRY 4.0
- by XM Admin
ISKANDAR PUTERI, May 22 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) expects its Road2Growth (R2G) 2023 Southern Region programme to attract many companies to understand more about the services offered by the agency on Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
MTDC chief executive officer Mohammad Hazani Hassan said Johor’s rising stature as a strong economic state was one of the reasons why the agency was eager to introduce its technology, innovative solutions in Industry 4.0 (i4.0) and digitalisation.
It also wants to expand its ecosystem of companies in the southern region and assist in upgrading talent, in line with the growing need for 4IR experts. Through MTDC R2G Southern Region, he said companies can explore business opportunities through idea exchanges and networking with industry players, universities, government agencies and private companies.
“We got a good response from companies in Johor and we want to spur the technology-based companies.
“We have to work with the researchers, the founders, the early stage companies, startups and agencies that are promoting the growth of companies and at the same time with multinationals.
“In Johor, we bring more companies for this programme such as researchers, as part of 4IR companies, robotics, automation and drones,” he told reporters during the R2G Southern Region event held at Medini 6 here today.
The R2G event is a platform to disseminate information and introduce services offered by MTDC, namely the Funding Programme, Technopreneur Training Programme under Technopreneur Training Academy (TENTRA), i4.0 Technology solutions by MTDC Centre of 9 Pillars (Co9P), Technical and Business Advisory (TBAS) and MTDC Technology Centres.
He said MTDC’s ecosystem of companies would showcase their local innovations and technologies during the sharing sessions and these local solutions can be adopted by companies, especially local small-and-medium-size companies.
Furthermore, with the right support and resources, Malaysian entrepreneurs have the potential to compete on a global level and drive economic growth in the country. “We hope that the programme in Johor is a start in bringing everyone together to understand the ecosystem and hopefully be a multiple success for companies and programmes,” he added.
MTDC is an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti).