Khairy Jamaluddin

KJ: To really support local tech talent, we need to put our money where our mouth is
MYHackathon 2020 about digitalising govt services with solutions from rakyat 1,850 submissions, 36 winning ideas, 18 pilots - hoping for govt procurement
Malaysia’s Science, Technology & Innovation Minister works govt levers in support of innovators
NTIS a testbed to support disruptive technologies, help nation solve key challenges Cross-ministry engagement to ensure government procurement prioritises local tech
MYHackathon 2020 sees 36 winners with solutions worth over US$1.1mil showcased
Homegrown Ideas Churned from 6 Rounds impacting Key Public Services Encourage growth, development of techpreneurs, become tech developers
Malaysia’s High-Tech Nation Council Will Champion Upcoming Technologies
30 niche areas & gaps identified & filled to ensure maximum impact Paper on Low-Touch Infra & Economic initiatives has identified key areas
MaGIC’S GAP Cohort 4 Startups Post Revenue Growth of 53%
39 global startups graduate from flagship accelerator programme Ultimate goal transform startups into industry leaders that build sustainable firms
E-Nation 2020: Building nations in a post-Covid world requires tech, government, education, and empathy
At a panel titled “Reflect, Reset and Reform – Thriving in the New World”, speakers from Malaysia, France and the UK reflect on nation building following a crisis, and the roles in which education, government and technology plays in progress
E-Nation is back with stellar line-up of speakers, mentors, investors to propel a resilient economy post Covid-19
Entrepreneurs & industry players to converge at MaGIC’s hybrid E-Nation Aiming for strong alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
MaGIC’s US$2.4mil Social Impact Matching Grant Open For Application
Goal is to fast track positive impact & growth of Social Enterprises Priority for innovative solutions in five impact areas ex. food security
Malaysia’s Science and Technology ministry & Communications and Multimedia ministry drive Digital Economy Task Force
Ministers co-chair first meeting, goal to stimulate economic growth 15 high impact programmes discussed, with startup involvement key
Applications to US$23mil National Technology and Innovation Sandbox open
NTIS to address immediate & long-term economic needs through innovation Four types of funding schemes available with max allocation of US$3.5mil
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