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Published: Wednesday November 14, 2012 MYT 1:09:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday November 14, 2012 MYT 2:55:53 PM

Motorola Solutions Inc gives RM500,000 grant to three universities

Najib (third from left) and Brown (second from left) with representatives of the universities which received the grant. Najib (third from left) and Brown (second from left) with representatives of the universities which received the grant.

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak received a courtesy call from Motorola Solutions Inc chairman and chief executive officer Greg Brown on Wednesday.

Najib and Brown also witnessed a RM500,000 grant presentation from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions Inc, to three local universities to carry out education programmes that promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) via the World Robot Olympiad 2012 and First Lego League.

The cheque was presented by Motorola Solutions Malaysia country president Mohd Rauf Nasir to the representatives of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Multimedia University Malaysia (MMU) and the organiser of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) and First Lego League (FLL) and Sasbadi Sdn Bhd.

The grant will be part of the foundation's post-graduate grants through local universities - USM, UTM and UUM - to support the Novel Research and Innovation Competition (NRIC) and local schools in education programmes that promote STEM via the World Robot Olympiad 2012 and First Lego League.

Since 2011, the Motorola Solutions Foundation has granted a total of RM1.1mil in grant funding for such programmes.

The grants are also in line with Motorola Solutions' support for development of local high-calibre talent and a strong knowledge economy for Malaysia.

The Motorola Solutions Foundation believes that education remains a strong tenet in talent development.

Apart from supporting such programmes, Motorola Solutions Malaysia has been collaborating with the Penang Skills Development Centre, the Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology Centre (CREST) and Talent Corp to support initiatives that will develop and groom young talent that best matches industry needs to support the nation's transformation plans.

Also present were Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon and Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Datuk Noharuddin Nordin. - Bernama

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