KUALA LUMPUR, JULY 14 – The recent one-day visit by a 23-man delegation of Australian exchange students from the INTI College Subang campus to Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) is set to potentially foster closer bilateral technopreneurship ties between Australia and Malaysia among the younger generation in the future.
The Aussie delegation, which is on a five-day study tour of Malaysia, had selected Technology Park Malaysia as part of their requirements to fulfill their Business International Study Tour curriculum.
Led by Dr. Graham Bowrey, Head of Students, Faculty of Business, School Accounting, Economics & Finance, University of Wollongong Australia (UOW), the delegation comprised undergraduates from diverse academic disciplines ranging from marketing, management, human resources, public relation to supply chain management and economics.
Dr. Bowrey said the objective of the study tour were to enable the undergraduates demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the commercial operating environment in Singapore and Malaysia, and to identify and reflect upon on the similarities and differences between the commercial operating environments in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.
“Furthermore, it is offers our students the opportunity to better gain a first-hand insight and understanding of the unique activities associated with their respective discipline in the Singaporean and Malaysian context.
“We are indeed impressed by Technology Park Malaysia’s setup which has been an eye-opener for our students, particularly the Halal Science laboratory services. We believe this visit will be the starting point to potentially pave the way for greater future bilateral trade and investment collaborations between the younger generation of Australian and Malaysian technoprenuers,” he added.
Meanwhile, TPM President/CEO Dato’ Ir. Mohd Azman Haji Shahidin said the visit by Australian and international students of UOW were a testament of Technology Park Malaysia’s recognition as among the top technology park in the Asia-Pacific region.
“It has always been our aspiration to encourage and empower local students and youths to seriously look ahead by taking greater interest in developing and harnessing their talents and knowledge through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
“This should be the way forward for all Malaysians students and youths if we wish to successfully achieve the knowledge-based economy towards becoming a developed nation,” stressed Azman.
Enquires from the Aussie undergraduates were centered mainly on the nurturing of new startups, entrepreneurship development, commericialisation assistance, halal laboratory services and a slew of questions related to future aspirations of TPM, among which is the progress of TPM to become a 5thgeneration technology park.
Technology Park Malaysia Sdn Bhd, an agency of MOSTI, has an integrated infrastructure, facilities and support services to assist technopreneurs and entrepreneurs who are keen to commercialize their ideas in the four industry clusters, namely, ICT, Engineering, Biotechnology and Green Technology.
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