33rd ideaXchange

june, 2020

26jun10:00 AM11:30 AM33rd ideaXchangeStructural Changes in the Global Economy: Building an Agile and Resilient Malaysian STIE Ecosystem10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Event Type :ideaXchange


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How Malaysia can become a RM3 trillion economy powered by STI?

The global economy is undergoing unprecedented structural changes powered by rapid scientific discoveries, disruptive innovations and converging technology platforms. While these changes pose many challenges for economies across the globe, they also provide opportunities for developing countries to move up the global innovation value chain and build competitiveness at a much rapid pace.

A science & technology, innovation and economy (STIE) ecosystem framework, called the ’10-10 STIE’ , which integrates the 10 technological drivers and 10 socio-economic drivers to raise the dynamic capability (absorptive, adaptive and innovative capabilities) of the Malaysian economy.

This sound framework will provide a systematic approach to transform Malaysia into a knowledge- intensive economy, generate shared economic prosperity across the diverse ecosystems in the country, manage public health pandemics and economic volatilities, and be globally competitive by 2030.

YM Academician Datuk Dr Tengku Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen FASc
Vice-President, Academy of Sciences Malaysia

Tengku Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen served for eleven years as an academic at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. For the next twenty-one years, he was the founding Director-General and CEO of the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS). He led significant strategic national efforts in R&D and capacity building focused on ICT and microelectronics. As CEO of MIMOS, he also served for nine years as the ex-officio Secretary of the National Information Technology Council. In this capacity, he was instrumental in the formulation and implementation of national ICT policies and strategies, in particular, the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) and the National IT Agenda (NITA).


Professor Mahendhiran Sanggaran Nair FCPA (Australia) FASc
CEO, Monash Malaysia R&D Sdn Bhd & Vice-President (R&D), Monash University Malaysia

Professor Mahendhiran S. Nair leads a multidisciplinary research team that is studying the impact of science, technology and innovation (STI) on socio-economic development in developing countries. In his current role at Monash University Malaysia, he is leading the development of multidisciplinary research platforms that contribute to nation-building in the ASEAN region. He is a subject matter expert for government agencies, public policy & community organisations, and ‘think-tanks’ in the Asia-Pacific region. He was acknowledged as the 100 Most Inspirational LinkedIn Icons in Malaysia in 2019. His research expertise is in data science, statistical & econometric methods, and STI economic policy modeling.


Get in touch with hannah@akademisains.gov.my for more details.


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