i-City to ink deal with Russia, India tech companies


MALAYSIA'S technology city i-City is entering into an agreement today with Russia Plus Sdn Bhd and Hexagon Solutions Sdn Bhd to set up their Centres of Innovation at the Shah Alam real-estate development.

Russia Plus is establishing a Malaysia-Russia Science Centre there while Hexagon Solutions, in collaboration with Rajesh Global Solutions from India, is building a Research and Development Centre of Innovations.

Both centres will collaborate with local and foreign universities, research institutions, government agencies and corporations to innovate, invent, research, develop, showcase and commercialise various technologies, as well as share common research goals.

In addition to that, Russia Plus and Hexagon Solutions will work with i-City to support its Technopreneur Development Programme.

A signing ceremony between i-City and the two companies will take place at about 3pm today to cement the collaborations, at i-City’s CityPark in Shah Alam.

The signing ceremony will be witnessed by Yury Sentyurin, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation; Alexey Vinokurov, Assistant of the Secretary of State; and Emitry Khristoforov, Department of International Co-operation in Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

i-City, when completed in 2012, will be an RM2bil 72-acre integrated commercial township, with state-of-the-art ICT (information and communications technology) facilities.

Among these will be 20Mbps (megabits per second) high-speed multi-telco broadband connectivity, scalable to 1Gbps (Gigabits per second).

It will also feature fibre-optic network connections, a backup power supply, a Tier 4-ready datacentre, shared facilities, and a concierge service to handle receptionist and secretarial tasks for its tenants.

++++ i-city.my

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