Editor’s note: TNGlobal & Technode are the media partners of the summit.

Malaysia’s cooperation with China will boost innovation, providing Malaysian innovators with increased opportunities to collaborate globally in the field of science, technology, and innovation, according to the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Chang Lih Kang.

This will raise the bar for more economically driven, mission-based research& development (R&D),  he said.

“​​The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) welcomes China’s participation to accelerate science and technological innovation and deepen cooperation in all aspects, including interconnectivity, digital economy, green economy, modern agriculture and biomedicine,” he said in his speech at the 2nd China-Malaysia Science & Technology Innovation Summit at MRANTI Park, Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

“We look forward to collaborating with institutions, startups and companies to deliver solutions to fuel economic development and to spur job creation, skills training and educational opportunities for communities for tomorrow and years to come,” he said.

At the summit, the minister also witnessed the launch of Malaysia-China Technology Innovation Industry Alliance (MCTIIA) between Shaanxi Provincial Association for Science and Technology, Beijing Zhongguancun Science City, Iskandar Malaysia, and TusStar Malaysia, among other collaborations.

“These collaborations are aimed at fostering innovation, enhancing technological capabilities and promoting sustainable economic growth between China and Malaysia,” Chang said.

“The expected outcome is to make contributions to sustainable development through the promotion of green technologies and practices and to have greater access to the market for businesses, with improved regulatory cooperation and support structures,” he said.

Held at MRANTI Park, Kuala Lumpur with the theme “Fostering Collaborative Innovation, Building the Future Together”, the two-day summit is one of the key commemorative initiatives for the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia.

The summit focuses on showcasing and discussing technologies related to artificial intelligence (AI), agricultural technology and biomedicine. The event also features a series of presentations, panel discussions and TechInnoStar Pitching session, among others.

2nd China-Malaysia Science & Technology Innovation Summit opens in Kuala Lumpur