The 4th Technopreneurship & Innovation Symposium & Exhibition (TISE) 2012, organised by the Malaysian Scientific Association (MSA) and WENCOM Career Consultancy (WENCOM) will be held on 21st and 22nd of October 2012 at Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. This Symposium provides guidance to aspiring technopreneurs on how to develop an idea into a marketable product, issues related to it and how TPM can help them to realise their dreams. More information of the Symposium can be found in the Symposium Programme. The Exhibition (free admission), to be held with the Symposium, will feature career information counters from multi-national companies, R&D institutes and academic institutions as well as a mobile counter by the Companies Commission of Malaysia to provide assistance on business registrations.
In conjunction with the TISE event, MSA and WENCOME are also organising the “100 Best Technopreneur Competition”. The winners of this competition will receive the following:
1) free participation in the 2-day TISE symposium event
2) 3-month career guidance covering assistance in obtaining traineeship/internship at European companies
3) guidance on application for various facilities and finance including the technopreneur incubator at TPM.
More information of the TISE event and the 100 Best Technopreneur Competition can be found on their official website and the press release below. Aspiring Malaysian technopreneurs should take this opportunity to explore new business ideas/opportunities via the event and to challenge/improve their business skills by taking part in the competition. Closing date of the competition is
10 Sept 2012 25 Sept 2012 (deadline extended). Those who are interested should download the Competition Form and Competition Guidelines or call +6012-2757420, +603-42941822, Fax: +603-42941823; email: [email protected], [email protected].
100 Best Technopreneurs Competition
in conjunction with
4th Technopreneurship & Innovation Symposium & Exhibition (TISE) 2012
The 4th Technopreneurship & Innovation Symposium & Exhibition (TISE) 2012 organised by Malaysian Scientific Association (MSA) and WENCOM Career Consultancy (WENCOM) is scheduled to be held on 21st (Sunday) & 22nd (Monday) Oct 2012 at Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) at Bukit Jalil Kuala Lumpur. In conjunction with this event, the “100 Best Technopreneur Competition” is being organised.
The winners of the 100 Best Technopreneurs will be able to participate in the 2-day Technopreneurship & Innovation Symposium free of charge. In addition, winners will receive a 3-month career guidance which covers assistance in obtaining traineeship/internship at European companies. Winners will also be guided on application for various facilities and finance for aspiring technopreneurs including technopreneur incubator at Technology Park Malaysia (TPM).
The program is supported by Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI) and is a program under the Year of National Science & Innovation Movement of the Ministry. The Program is also endorsed by EU-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (EUMCCI) and Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MGCC).
The co-organisers of the Programme are Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), IEM Training Centre ( wholly owned subsidiary of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia ), Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (IKM), MCA Innovation Resources Centre (MIRC) and Scientific Malaysian (SciMy).
The Competition is open to all Malaysian tertiary education students and young intellectuals and is divided into 2 categories:
- Malaysian undergraduates studying locally or overseas including those from universities, colleges, polytechnics and other post secondary institutions (excluding postgraduate and Form 6, A-Level and Matriculation students)
- Malaysian Young Intellectuals and Professionals including postgraduate students aged 21- 35 years old as at 1 Jan 2012.
The main aim of the competition is to explore and develop young Malaysian technopreneurs to set impetus to new economic development using Science & Technology. It is also aimed at retaining talents and attracting talents to Malaysia and to channel young intellectuals into the main stream of national and international development
The selection criteria of the Competition are: business acumen & drive; leadership qualities/soft skills/team work; technical expertise/availability of local resources; alignment with national policies and priority areas and global trends; and creativity.
The closing date for the Competition is
10 Sept 2012 25 Sept 2012 (deadline extended)
Aspiring technopreneurs are always looking for new business opportunities. The Symposium provides information on business opportunities in emerging Science & Technology fields, in line with Malaysian government’s Economic Transformation Programme and global trends.
On the other hand, one of the biggest challenges faced by a would-be-technopreneur or technopreneur is to develop an idea into a product. The Symposium provides guidance on how to develop an idea into a marketable product, issues related to it and how Technology Park Malaysia can help them to realise their dreams.
The Symposium is targeted at undergraduate and postgraduate students, engineers, scientists, professionals, SMEs, aspiring entrepreneurs/technopreneurs and organizations and personnel supporting technopreneurship and innovation development.
Those who are interested can log on to www.wencom-career.com or www.msa.org.my to download the Competition Form or call +6012-2757420, +603-42941822, Fax: +603-42941823; email: [email protected], [email protected],
Rationale & Background
Malaysia is at the crossroad of national economic and industrial development. To build the hi-tech industrial base of Malaysia as envisaged in the New Economic Model and high income economy under the Economic Transformation Programme, it is essential that it be built upon the educated and intellectual of the nation, that is, the undergraduates and postgraduates as well as the professionals.
Such an initiative will not only reduce graduate unemployment but create job and business development opportunities for Malaysians as well as foreign MNCs based in Malaysia. Europe has been at the forth front of technology development including in emerging fields such as Green Technology and Renewable Energy. The involvement of a number of European national business councils serves to forge strategic alliance to add value to Malaysian technopreneur development to ensure its competitiveness in the global market.