KUALA LUMPUR, 26 May 2022 - Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dato’ Sri Dr. Adham Bin Baba today officiated MRANTI MakersLab, a 2,000-square-foot Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) themed innovation centre.
MRANTI Makerslab offers a spectrum of 4IR focussed tools, technologies and technology immersion programmes, aimed at gathering communities for greater experimentation and collaboration to increase local inventions.
Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology and Innovation (MRANTI) will act as a driver of innovation and lead the empowerment of local innovators, in line with the aspiration to make Malaysia a tech producer nation by 2030.
According to Dato’ Sri Dr. Adham, “MOSTI is focused on empowering and acculturating talent in science, technology and innovation and developing experimental research to ensure talents and experts are produced. MakersLab is a dedicated space equipped with testing and training facilities to enable innovators to conduct experiments and test drives of new products/technologies, specifically for products/technologies that require field testing.”
“MRANTI MakersLab hopes to run 60 awareness and collaborative initiatives impacting over 1,000 students and young innovators by December 2022, with additional comparable programmes in the pipeline, “ he added.
MRANTI CEO, Dzuleira Abu Bakar said, “MRANTI’s MakersLab adds to the suite of MRANTI Park’s 686 acre integrated facilities for end-to-end research, development, commercialisation and innovation services. MRANTI Park currently hosts five Living Labs for dronetech, unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAV), 5G, BioScience (Agriculture, Healthcare, Bioindustry) and 4IR technologies - ideal for stress-testing innovations in a closed environment.”
MRANTI has initiated awareness and collaboration activities through strategic partnerships with universities and research institutes including The Institute of Engineers Malaysia, Asia Pacific University, Multimedia University (MMU) and Malaysian Association of Additive Manufacturing.
During the launch, a drone-assembling exercise with students from the MMU School Adoption Program were conducted together with STEM instructors. They had the opportunity to design 3D printed drone parts, assemble the components and fly test the drones in the innovation centre.
STEM workshop activities in areas of renewable energy, coding and robotics are currently offered at the innovation centre. Industrial Simulation Driven Design Certificate Programmes and 3D Printing Innovation courses are also available for interested participants. Registration is now open to the public.
A 3,000 square feet space enhancement for activities in the field of Drone Tech Design & Prototyping, Innovative 3D Printing Course, and 4IR Flexible Manufacturing System (Additive Manufacturing) and Bio Science Technology will soon be available in November, increasing the total area to 5,000 square feet.
MRANTI remains committed to equipping and enabling innovators and enterprises in developing greater local innovations as part of its commitment to nation-building and advancing the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
26 May 2022
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