|Malaysia to have world class
The Borneo Post - Saturday, 12 October, 2002
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LUMPUR Malaysia will soon have world class Information and Communications
Technology (ICT) and multimedia companies with the partnership between
Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC) and BTexact Technologies (BT),
Energy, Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Amar Leo Moggie said
said that the partnership was in line with the objectives of the
Multi-media Super Corridor Technopreneur Development Flagship (TDF) to
spawn a critical mass of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and
facilitate the growth of world class ICT multimedia companies.
said this to reporters after witnessing the agreement signing between MDC
and BT, a member company of the British Telecom Plc, to introduce a new
programme for the development of startups under the TDF.
signing took place after the third National Technopreneur Advisory
Committee (NTAC) meeting here yesterday which was chaired by Moggie.
said that the plan to solicit the assistance of multinationals to help
nurture local SMEs was suggested at previous NTAC meetings.
new module, a key element to the Start-Up Programme steered by TDF, aims
to facilitate young start-ups and local ICT/ multimedia SMEs to assess and
enrich their business concepts and plans, and fill in any gaps in their
business models, as well as addressing the marketing aspects of their
products and services.
Chief Executive Officer Datuk Dr Mohamed Arif Nun said that the
partnership forms an integral part of TDF's effort in creating a
developing Centre of Expertise to inject knowledge and promote knowledge
exchange and transfer within the MSC's National Incubator Network (NIN).
hope this strategic alliance with British Telecom will set the stage and
pave the way for more future smart partnerships," he said. BT has
targeted to mentor and nurture over 100 start-ups and SMEs under this
MDC senior vice president of Technopreneur Development Flagship, Sarina
Karim said that BT is committed to help enrich and develop the business
plans and ideas of entrepreneur to a level that would render them worthy
efficient facilitation, business plans will be classified into four
categories namely Distruptive Technologies, New Innovative Technologies,
Distruptive and Serving Unmet Needs of a Niche Market. Those interested
can submit their plans to MDC or its portal at www.technopreneurs.net.my.