Saying yes to innovation!

Working together: (left to right) Zaedah, Chia, Loh, Prof Hassan, Hiew and Lee after the signing ceremony.

STUDENTS and academics from Taylor’s University’s computing and information technology faculty will now have extra opportunities to take part in innovative research and development projects.

The varsity had earlier signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with five companies bearing the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status.

The MSC Malaysia Innovation Voucher Programme was established by MSC Malaysia to increase collaboration between Malaysia’s public and private institutions of higher education and research institutes with MSC Malaysia status companies.

The varsity was awarded five vouchers in the form of research grants worth RM68,664.

The signatories of the MoA were the varsity’s vice-chancellor and president Prof Datuk Dr Hassan Said; Common Extract Sdn Bhd managing director Rob Lee; EPP Solution Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Kenneth Hiew; Just Mobile Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Heislyc Loh; Myriadeas Sdn Bhd director Chia Wei Wei; and Opulens SA Sdn Bhd vice president and chief technology officer Zaedah Ahmad Zawawi.

Prof Hassan said that the varsity was keen to explore collaboration opportunities with various organisations as it can create “real-time” industry exposure for students.

“This paves the way for our academics and students to play significant roles in adopting the innovation culture through provision of consultancy services to some of the research and development projects identified by our industry partners,” he said.

Under the agreement, Taylor’s School of Computing and Information Technology will be working on five different projects in the field of online payment and receipt system, mobile applications for monitoring of shipping information as well as game integration features.

All projects are expected to complete by the end of this year.

It is hoped that the knowledge transfer will result in the development of innovative prototypes.

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