Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovation and entrepreneurship has quickly become the centre of economic progress to help facilitate and improve the country’s economic landscape. In line with that, the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia has launched the Institutes of Higher Learning Entrepreneurship Action Plan 2016-2020 in transforming Malaysia as an “Entrepreneurial Nation”.

It is with this vision and in line with the vision of MMU 3.0 i-University that the Research Management Centre (RMC), Centre of Innovation & Collaboration (CIC), Entrepreneur Development Centre (EDC), units under the MMU Research & Innovation Division was established and mandated to inculcate the research, innovation and entrepreneurial culture amongst MMU students and staff.

 

  • RESEARCH MANAGEMENT CENTRE (RMC)
    • RMC serves as a depository and management centre for research grant and as information centre for statistics related to the R&I activities in MMU. The centre also plays a key role in:
    • • Facilitating and supporting research activities.
    • • Managing and monitoring utilisation of research funding.
    • • Processing internal and external funding applications.
    • • Organizing research and seminar workshops.
  • COLLABORATION & INNOVATION CENTRE (CIC)
    • CIC initiates partnerships with universities, organizations, leading multinational companies and the government. Thus far, it has collaborated with the Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) to push some of MMU’s technologies to the nation’s Innovation Business Opportunities for possible commercialisation. CIC is also assigned to:
    • • Establish research collaborations in terms of joint Research & Innovation (R&I) publications.
    • • Administer consultancy, sponsorship, exchange/internship programs, franchise of programs and many other areas of mutual cooperation with local and foreign institutions.
    • • Nurture innovation and commercialization of research amongst MMU staff and students.
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (EDC)
    • In 2017, MMU raised RM50,000 to become the finalist of the Most Entrepreneurial Private University in the MOHE Entrepreneurial Awards (MEA) 2016. The centre is also working towards completing the InnoLab hub which is the centre of entrepreneurship for our entrepreneurs to stay committed towards becoming an entrepreneurial university and continuing to generate our country’s iconic entrepreneurship. The EDC also initiates:
    • • Awareness and education programmes to enhance appreciation of entrepreneurship within MMU.
    • • Entrepreneur development programmes, work space and support services for start-ups and stage funding for MMU start-ups and spin-offs.
    • • Partnerships with players within the broader entrepreneurship network in Malaysia.
    • • MMU community initiatives through early-stage funding; MMU Start-up Scheme and MMU Spin-Off Scheme.