MTDC

Buy local policies counter-productive to innovation
MTDC CEO Norhalim Yunus explains why entrepreneurs are the magic ingredient & why a buy local policy harms innovation  
Stop flogging a dead horse, urges MTDC chief
MTDC CEO Norhalim Yunus urges for closer university-industry collaboration. Best option for companies, especially SMEs to move up value chain.
Celcom and Gigalink in pact to provide M2M connectivity for taxi commuters
Celcom Axiata Bhd said it has entered into a partnership with Gigalink Solutions Sdn Bhd to provide M2M (machine-to-machine) solutions that would enable taxis to deliver targeted digital media content to passengers.
Globetronics on track for another year of growth
Attributes performance to higher volume loadings, operation efficiencies, etc. Sales from Malaysia and Singapore grew, sales from China and the US fell
Pioneering semiconductor player Globetronics still hungry
It was the hot startup of its era, but pioneering semiconductor player Globetronics, with an unbroken string of profitable quarters since its inception in 1991, doesn't look like slowing down yet. In fact, it is aiming to be a billion-ringgit revenue company by 2016.
Be innovative in inculcating innovation culture: MTDC chief
In drawing up innovation policies, politicians and policy-makers themselves should be innovative and take into consideration the internal strength of the country as well as the size of existing gaps, said Norhalim Yunus, chief executive officer of Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MTDC).
Fortune favours the brave
When people see successful entrepreneurs, they don’t realise those dreams didn’t become reality overnight and that the path is riddled with potholes, obstacles and challenges that can throw you into despair and dejection, says Trunkbusters founder Arun Chandrashekar.
MTDC’s boot camp gets it right
MTDC introduces boot camp for its Symbiosis graduate entrepreneurship program in its effort to accelerate commercialization of public-funded research efforts.
The failure of ‘trickle-down’ policies
The nonsensical method of ‘government knows best’ policy-making has to end. It is about time they did what is right and formulate policies that will actually help the industry to really grow and succeed based on ‘bottoms-up’ policy making, argues Dr V. Sivapalan.
MTDC very much an ecosystem player
Track record sees it getting new funds where other agencies funds are cut Unused VC funds of up to RM50m to be transferred to new Khazanah firm When Digital News Asia meets Norhalim Yunus, chief executive officer of the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), he launches into a spirited defense of the fund he has been CEO of since 2008.
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