Mimos invites companies to collaborate to boost manufacturing
By Digital News Asia December 30, 2019
- Accelerating transformation towards smart manufacturing in Industry 4.0 era
- Product engineering laboratory offers services in digital modelling & reliability engineering
Mimos, the applied research and development centre of Malaysia is calling out to companies and entrepreneurs to partner with it to accelerate the transformation towards smart manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 era.
MIMOS Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Emelia Matrahah said: “Industry 4.0 requires the manufacturing sector to shift to digitised, higher value-added processes, advanced manufacturing technologies and intelligence-assisted resource utilisation to remain relevant and competitive.
To help the manufacturing sector get there, MIMOS brings to the table its technological capabilities, resources and services chiefly for the electrical and electronics (E&E) and manufacturing sector, under its overarching Industry 4.0 technology focus areas such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data Analytics, Advanced Manufacturing and Data Security.
At the same time, its Manufacturing Innovation Centre includes an advanced shared service facility that offers R&D services in smart manufacturing enablers such as next-generation materials, microelectronics, integrated circuit design and semiconductors.
The centre also houses a product engineering laboratory that offers services in product design, digital modelling and reliability engineering, as well as a photonics technology laboratory.
“MIMOS can equip startups as well as MNCs with cost-efficient advanced technologies to boost their efficiency and productivity,” Emelia (pix, right) said at last month’s MIDA-ITRI Technology Talk and Smart Collaboration 2019 themed “Accelerating Transformation towards Smart Manufacturing”, organised by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI).
The event was also aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation between research institutes in the two countries.
Among MIMOS’ most recent initiatives in Industry 4.0 technologies include the Centre of Artificial Intelligence for Future Industry (CAIFI); Biz4WRD, a web-based portal that provides an AI- and data analytics-based manufacturing industry intelligence for companies and investors; and the Smart Manufacturing Intelligent Service Platform, which is an operational technology and information technology shared services infrastructure.
MIMOS is also assisting factories in starting smart manufacturing practices such as in digitisation of monitoring and compliance for the food industry; power consumption management; and machine status monitoring using Augmented Reality technology, Emelia said.
“MIMOS is committed to fulfil the Government's aspiration in positioning the country as a primary destination for smart manufacturing globally and attract more high-tech investments,” she stressed.