Telekom R&D and AIM in commercialisation, IPR pact
By Digital News Asia January 6, 2014
- MoA will help TM R&D achieve its commercialisation goals by leveraging on AIM’s relationships
- AIM has linkages with universities, research institutes, industry and government stakeholders
TELEKOM Research & Development Sdn Bhd (TM R&D), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) to accelerate collaboration between technology partners, academia and industry.
The MoA covers an intellectual property rights census programme, collaboration in relation to intellectual property commercialisation, as well as knowledge-sharing and networking with potential partners and collaborators, TM R&D said in a statement.
AIM is a statutory body set up by the Malaysian Government via the AIM Act 2010, whose aim is to boost innovation that would help Malaysia achieve a high-income nation status.
“The collaboration with AIM will further strengthen TM R&D’s research themes in digital services, green networks, access technologies and process tools, and ultimately contribute towards nation-building as a whole,” said TM R&D chief executive officer Dr Gopi Kurup.
TM R&D will leverage on AIM’s commitment and expertise in identifying potential licensees, conducting market due diligence prior to commercialisation of its products; negotiation during the commercialisation process; development of business plans; development of the standard operating procedures for commercialization; as well as help increase TM R&D brand awareness.
“We look forward to partnering with the largest integrated telecommunications provider in Malaysia through our collaboration with TM R&D,” said AIM chief executive officer Mark Rozario.
“The global market is evolving very fast, and if the country wishes to remain relevant, we must anticipate and cater to the new generation of ICT users, whose demands are going to be even more complex.”
There is a need to innovate on new applications, and to harness analytics, improve processes and enhance user experience, he added.
TM R&D said the collaboration will help it achieve its commercialisation goals by leveraging on AIM’s experience and extensive linkages to universities, research institutes, industry and government stakeholders.
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