June 9, 2015, by Graham Kendall

First seminar of the EUMCCI Research and Innovation Committee

Earlier this year, EUMCCI established the Research and Innovation Committee. The committee is:

a committee of the Academic sectorial. The role of the committee is to advise Academic stakeholders on research strategies, initiatives and innovation that promotes the research and research education interests of the University and that fosters the conduct of research and research education that is of the highest quality. Members of the Research and Innovation Committee may be called on from time to time to interact with external stakeholders and funding agencies.

Today (09 June 2015), we held our first event. The schedule is shown below.


8.30 am            Arrival of guests and registration and Light Breakfast will be served

9.00 am            Welcome Remarks by Professor Dr Rofina Yasmin Othman, Deputy Head of EUMCCI Research and Innovation Committee

9:15 am            Keynote Speaker by Dato’ Azman Mahmud. Chief Executive Officer, MIDA

9.35 am            Speech by Prof. Dr. Raha Abdul Rahim, Director, Institution of higher education Excellence Planning Division, JPT, KPM

10.15 am           IP Services Presentation by Dr. Viraj Perera, Executive Director, PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd

10.45 am           Coffee break

11.00 am           Venture Capitalist and Investors Presentation by Technology Ventures Department, Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd (MTDC)

11.30 pm          Case Studies on Business Perspective of University-Industry Link by Dr David R. Appleton, Sime Darby Technology Centre

12.00pm           Business Case Study by Mr. Subash Palaniappan, Corporate Development & Innovation, group PCEO Maybank.

12.30 pm          Closing for Lunch, and Networking

14.00 pm          Presentation on “Research and Industrial Partnerships” by UMCIC and MyResearch

15:00pm           Professor Graham Kendall, Head of EUMCCI Research and Innovation Committee to introduce Industry-Academia Match Making Programme

Match Making Begins – Each university will have a desk where they will have relevant material to distribute and where they will receive industry players for discussion

16:30pm           End of Programme


We were very pleased with how the day went, and there was a lot of engagement, which we hope will be followed up over the coming weeks/months.

We are extremely grateful to all the speakers who gave their time at this event, as well as all the people that attended.

We are very grateful to MIDA who allowed us to use their superb facilities at KL Sentral.

We are now looking forward to next event that this committee will run, and we would welcome any ideas you have.

Finally, here are a few early pictures from the event. We hope to post some more later.


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