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Malaysia launches science innovation expo

AvantiKumar | Aug. 1, 2011
Malaysia's Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation says its MySTI Expo 2011 is part of enhancing a sustainable innovation ecosystem.

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI) says its inaugural MySTI [Malaysia Science, Technology and Innovation] Expo 2011 will help to support technology innovation in the country.

Launched 29 July 2011 at KL Convention Centre, Deputy Minister of Higher Education II, YB Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah, said the event was in line with the government's commitment to making technological innovation a common denominator of growth.

"This year's event will become the benchmark for all future MySTI - a flagship biennial event to feature Malaysia's innovations and is set to become the biggest technology exposition in the country," said Saifuddin. "It is also a platform to educate the public and create awareness on the crucial importance of continued innovation to the advancement of Malaysia into a high income nation."

Future MySTI's will be the platform for all MOSTI agencies to demonstrate their work-in-progress and for the Ministry's grant recipients to showcase their success stories, he said. "The event, aimed at inspiring and driving science, technology and innovation by showing how ideas have been transformed into commercialisation, brings together the country's key players in technology, innovation and R&D from the industry, government and academia."


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