Mark your calendar for the Technopreneurship and Innovation Symposium and Exhibition


  • TECH
  • Friday, 27 Sep 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: The awards ceremony for the Malaysian Scientific Association’s second Outstanding Technopreneur Competition, which showcases the innovative ideas of young Malaysians in the field of science and technology, will be held during the fifth Technopreneurship and Innovation Symposium and Exhibition (TISE) at the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur from Oct 6 to 7.

Winners for the competition will be announced in two categories: The Student category (for Malaysian undergraduates studying locally or abroad) and the Young Intellectual category (for Malaysians aged 40 and below, including postgraduate students).

Last year, a total of four winners were announced. However, according to Wee Hui Bieh, chairperson of the Technopreneurship and Innovation Committee of the Malaysian Scientific Association, the number of winners for this year’s competition may vary, depending on the quality of the entries received. Around 50 entries were submitted this year.

The competition, which was jointly organised with Wencom Career Consultancy, will offer winners the chance to participate in TISE for free. Winners will also be given a three month career guidance service, during which they will be assisted in securing internships or training programs in reputable European companies.

TISE aims to nurture the talent of young Malaysian in the fields of science and technology as well as entrepreneurship, and to forge greater collaboration between the academia and various industries within the Malaysian economy.

The event is co-organised by Technology Park Malaysia; IEM Training Centre (wholly owned by the Institution of Engineers Malaysia); the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (IKM); MCA Innovation Resources Centre (MIRC); and Scientific Malaysian (SciMy), an overseas associaation of Malaysian scientific professionals.

Further details about the fifth TISE can be found at www.wencom-career.com. Individual inquiries can also be made via e-mail (wee@wencom-career.com, huibieh@gmail.com) or phone (03-42941822, 016-6361734).

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