TeAM launches Policy Institute
By Karamjit Singh May 27, 2013
- To propose policies necessary to foster growth of ecosystem
- Premised on belief that good policy is the great equaliser, will benefit all
ENTREPRENEURS will have definitely started to feel the difference from the new leadership team that has taken charge of the Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM) since last month.
As part of its ‘reinvention’ process to ensure it meets members’ and industry needs, the TeAM council under its president Dhakshinamoorthy ‘Dash’ Balakrishnan has formed the ‘TeAM Policy Institute’ (TeAM-PI), to be led by Dr V. Sivapalan.
Sivapalan was one of the co-founders of TeAM back in 2001, and has returned to play a more active role in the association. He is a TeAM counsellor, and director of TeAM-PI.
The objective of TeAM-PI is to understand the needs of members and industry and to propose policies that are necessary to foster the growth of the technology ecosystem and take technopreneurship to a higher level.
“Once policy proposals have been formulated, TeAM-PI will then lobby the Government and related stakeholders for the inclusion of these recommendations in future government policy,” says Sivapalan.
The institute has been set up on the belief that good policy is the great equaliser, and that well-formulated policies will assist every member. Thus TeAM can help all segments of the technology industry in Malaysia.
To kickstart this TeAM-PI initiative, all are invited to a dialogue and briefing session tomorrow:
Date: Tuesday, May 28
Venue: Plug & Play Technology Garden, Level 7, The Gardens South Tower, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur
TeAM plans to identify six members to form the policy committee, and calls for those keen to assist and those who have some experience to come forth and volunteer.
Contact the TeAM Secretariat ([email protected]) to confirm your attendance.
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