Bangi, 28 June: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Yakin IT Sdn. Bhd. signed a Letter of Cooperation (LoC) to establish partnership and cooperation between both institutions in areas of mutual interest.

Vice Chancellor Professor Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang said, various potential areas of cooperation between Yakin IT and UTM were identified with UTM providing expert advice in related areas of cooperation.

He said, among the cooperation established is authentication solution for birds’ nests where Yakin IT contributes an information solution that uses traceability information to determine the genuineness of a bird nest, while UTM contributes sample-based authentication solutions that determine with certainty the origin of a bird nest.

 

Also included is cooperation in the area of Halal authenticity where Yakin IT contributes an information solution that uses traceability information to determine adherence to Halal standard(s) while UTM contributes sample-based methods to determine Halal relevant parameters.

“Cooperation in the area of transformation management was also established  where Yakin IT contributes information management solutions for the management of transformational projects while UTM delivers the transformation methodologies, procedures and processes and certain standard to assess ideas and projects.

“Another significant input by UTM is in wireless communications, specifically in (a) animal identification and life cycle management, (b) sensor networks and internet access in remote areas and (c) RFID-enabled Halal logistics,” he said.

Both parties may enter into separate LoCs, as necessary, to facilitate the said collaborative activities. Under this LoC, collaborative activities of both will be undertaken within the limits of available resources of both parties.