A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Steinbeis Malaysia Foundation through Institute of Bioproduct Development (IBD). The MOU was signed on 28th August, 2014 after the launching of Steinbeis Malaysia Foundation by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Mah Siew Keong. The launching was commenced during Innovating Malaysia Conference (IMC) 2014 held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.UTM was represented by Prof Dr Amran Bin Rasli, Director of Innovation and Commercialisation Centre, UTM and the signing was witnessed by Prof Ramlan Bin Aziz, Director of Institute of Bioproduct Development, UTM.Dr. Abdul Reezal Bin Abdul Latif, the Chief Executive Officer of Steinbeis Malaysia Foundation was the signatory on behalf of Steinbeis Malaysia Foundation.
Steinbeis Malaysia Foundation is an established non-profit organization based on the Steinbeis model developed in Germany. Its core focus is to link industry players to researchers and subject matter experts from academia and research institutions to promote effective and efficient cooperation. The purpose of the MOU is to lay the general foundation and terms and conditions of the collaboration that will allow Steinbeis Malaysia to promote IBD’s services to Steinbeis’ network in Germany and Europe and also to offer IBD’s subject matter expert consultancy to industries requiring services from IBD. The duration of the MOU is for a three year period.
Source : Institute of Bioproduct Development, UTM (2 September 2014)