Conference in KL showcases University Start-Ups

The Centre of Innovation and Commercialization UMCIC, University of Malaya is organizing the “University Start-Up Conference Malaysia 2015” (USTART2015). The event will take place at the Pullman Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar from 20-21 January 2015.

The conference will showcase technology start-ups; interactive panel discussions in university technology transfer and provide business networking and investor matching opportunities. The themed “Creating Economic and Social Impact through University Start-Ups” aims to highlight efforts by University’s in innovating and commercializing R&D outputs through the establishment of start-ups companies.

Being launched by The Secretary General of the Treasurer and Chairman of MAGIC Tan Sri Dr. Irwan Siregar Abdullah the conference includes speeches by Prof Dr Zainul Fadziruddin Zainuddin (Director Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) Business and Technopreneur Development), Dr Lily Chan (CEO NUS Enterprise, Singapore), Tom Hockaday (Managing Director ISIS Enterprise, Oxford), among others. UStart2015 lineup will also feature speakers and exhibitors from startups of University of Malaya (UM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Multimedia University Malaysia, as well as from Startup founders from International Universities and supporting agencies including Platcom Ventures, MTDC, Biotechcorp, MDV, Cradle fund and MVCA.

In line with Malaysia’s intention to host UStartASEAN next year in Kuala Lumpur, the conference will take the lead in exploring the possibility of setting up an ASEAN University Start-Up network to open new avenues of technical cooperation between member countries.

Source: International and Corporate Relations Office (ICR), University of Malaya

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