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.


    • 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. It facilitates and supports research activities in MMU, manage and monitor utilisation of research funding in MMU while processing internal and external funding applications, organizing research and seminar workshops as well as fostering good relationship with external organisations in research activities.
    • CIC plays a key role in establishing synergistic partnerships with universities, organizations, leading multinational companies and the government. Thus far, CIC has established excellent climate of research collaborations in terms of joint Research & Innovation (R&I) publications, consultancy, sponsorship, exchange/internship programs, franchise of programs and many other areas of mutual cooperation with local and foreign institutions.
    • CIC is also committed to nurturing the culture of innovation and commercialization of research amongst MMU staff and students. Through the collaborations with the Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), MMU is now able to push some of MMU’s technologies to the nation’s Innovation Business Opportunities for possible commercialisation. With the MMU community providing a bountiful supply of intellectual property (IP) every year, CIC’s enthusiasm to provide more IP awareness and protection will continue.
    • EDC focuses on the provision of 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. It also cultivates partnerships with players within the broader entrepreneurship network in Malaysia.
    • Under the strategic theme of Enabling MMU Entrepreneurs in 2016 and Strengthening the Entrepreneurs Biome for 2017, these units have been involved with all MMU committees including our alumni to build a critical mass of MMU community initiatives through early-stage funding; MMU Start-up Scheme and MMU Spin-Off Scheme.
    • Various agencies and organizations are also involved in the wider entrepreneurship ecosystems in Malaysia such as the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), Cradle Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS), Wadhwani Foundation, etc and our efforts have also been further enhanced with strong support from Telekom Malaysia Berhad in continuously building a dynamic ecosystem and supporting innovation and entrepreneurs in MMU.
    • In 2017, MMU has raised RM50,000 to become finalist of the Most Entrepreneurial Private University in the MOHE Entrepreneurial Awards (MEA) 2016. In addition, we are pleased to report that the beginning of InnoLab hub which is the centre of entrepreneurship for our entrepreneurs is in the final stage of its completion and is a solid proof of our commitment to becoming an entrepreneurial university and continuing to generate our country’s iconic entrepreneurship.