IP at the Centre of ASM Meeting

Recently IPEC Bureau was invited by Akademi Sains Malaysia (ASM) for a meeting to discuss on the intellectual property policy and commercialisation challenges in Malaysia with ASM’s Chief Executive Officer Puan Hazami Habib. ASM is a statutory body established under the Academy of Sciences Malaysia Act 1994; is an agency under the ambit of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), tasked with promoting the development of science, engineering and technology in Malaysia.

Intellectual property policy is indeed a concern that impacts competitiveness. Knowledge and technology advancement are key drivers of economic growth today and into the future. In this regard, IP regimes have a key role to play as IP policies are an essential prerequisite for intellectual assets to emerge in markets.

In 2016, MOSTI launched the Malaysia Commercialisation Year (MCY) to boost innovation and commercialisation activities in all sectors and all walks of life. Reported on May 2017, a total of 150 products from the MCY 2016 initiative have been marketed at the value of RM155 million. In line with the initiative, a memorandum of understanding was signed between MOSTI and Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) to help identify more than 1,000 intellectual properties which have commercialisation and patenting potentials.

During the discussion, IPEC Bureau shared key pointers on national intangible value of futuristic human capital revolution asset in line with the challenges that will be brought by Industry 4.0.  This meeting with ASM is vital to provide consultative mechanics to re-draft the new IP policies and to build a comprehensive commercialisation ecosystem. The commercialisation of intellectual property can be a growth engine for Malaysia’s future.



It was a crucial day for Standards in Malaysia on 02 March 2018, as the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre hosted the dialogue between Malaysian national policy makers and the President of ISO Mr John Walter. The session focused on Charting The Future Through The Impact Of Standards Usage which is vital component to drive our national transformation initiative towards 2050 or TN50.

Alongside Mr Walter, the panellists at the dialogue are Datuk Fadilah Baharin – Director General of Standards Malaysia, Datuk Wira Dr Abu Bakar Mohammad Diah – Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation) and Puan Hazami Habib – Chief Executive Officer of Academy Sains Malaysia. The panel discussed, among others, the internet of things, industry 4.0 and talent of the future.

IPEC Bureau were invited to attend the dialogue and, just like the Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in December 2017, the key takeaways from the session will immensely benefit our vision to enhance our certification schemes to future-proof employment opportunities and career. Industry 4.0 will transform the global business landscape entirely and we aim to help the local and regional human capital to prepare for these challenges.

Bulletz February 2018

Bulletz February 2018

We have a dream! A futuristic & successfull Malaysia National Transformation 2050!

The much anticipated TN50 ceremony to present the aspiration-filled Youths Canvas to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took place at MITEC and this will be the big story of this issue of Bulletz. We’ve also provided updates on our upcoming CSR programmes and, of course, the Young Leadership Transformation Bootcamp event. Check out our latest edition and visit our website for more information.

IPEC-ASTRO CSR Set To Improve Lives In Tuaran

A new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative is in the pipeline with IPEC Bureau and ASTRO. The programme is designed to help the poor in the Tuaran area in Sabah. Both parties discussed this initiative – which is part of ASTRO’s e-kasih programme – with Tuaran MP and Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau, who leads this initiative.

e-kasih is an ASTRO effort to provide FREE NJOI services to the poor under the Implementation & Coordination Unit (ICU) of the Prime Minister’s Office. IPEC and ASTRO visited Tuaran to feasibility studies and also visited the Kiulu’s Sekolah Kebangsaan Lokub Tuaran. IPEC and ASTRO will join forces to provide essential educational content to uplift the community and improve their prospects for the future.

Man Behind the Business Excellence Scope – Michael Wong

Michael Wong, the man who leads IPEC Bureau’s Business Excellence Industry Scheme Committee, briefly talks about the two programmes under the scheme – Operations Excellence and Service Excellence.

Michael is a Lean and Six Sigma Practitioner, a corporate consultant and trainer for numerous industries, with clients from all over the world. He has more than 14 years of in depth knowledge and experience in Operational Management and Business Excellence.


MoU Exchange Between IPEC Bureau & CBSI

IPEC Bureau and CBSI inked a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday to promote mutual co-operation and explore opportunities beneficial to both parties. “This strategic co-operative initiative is geared towards charting a new direction for regional SMEs,” said IPEC Bureau’s CEO Dr Juliana Lim. “The ISO/IEC 17024 Certification of Persons will prove to be of great value, especially in creating new employment opportunities, new businesses and quality professionals,” she added. CBSI is a consultancy firm that specialises in the Halal industry and provides Corporate Advisory for public and private entities. CBSI was represented by Managing Director Datuk Yong Teck Shing, and CEO Dr Azmi Bin Hj Mohd during the MoU ceremony.

Bulletz January 2018 Special Edition

Bulletz January 2018 Special Edition

The MyIPEC project is the focus of the latest edition of Bulletz . Where the Impartial Committee is concerned, Professor Dr Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff was officially on board this month!

WATCH OUT as well for the intensive, miraculous, experiential, capacity building and mauling “Young Transformational Leadership Bootcamp”.

Enjoy the read while busy with CNY preparation~ Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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