The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) has launched the third edition of one of its flagship studies. The Science Outlook 2020 (SO2020) explores the progress and development of science, technology and innovation (STI) in Malaysia since the declaration of Vision 2020 in 1991. This biennial evidence-based independent review identifies key trends, performances and gaps in Malaysia’s STI landscape over the last 30 years.

Executive Summary – Science Outlook Report 2020

SO2020 examines the impact of STI on the economic, societal, and environmental outcomes for Malaysia since the inception of Vision 2020. The approach of this report is beyond auditing the current progress towards evaluating the steps and possible development trajectory to ensure that Malaysia is able to reach its goals and aspirations as defined in the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV2030).

Science Outlook Report 2020

Science Outlook 2020 – Unlocking the Future (SO2020) explores STI progress in Malaysia since the declaration of Vision 2020. This report probes selected STI-related indicators and the impact of national-level programmes, frameworks, and initiatives from the year 1991 to 2020. This data is used to identify the strengths and shortfalls of the present STI ecosystem (see Chapter 6) and how the ecosystem can be stimulated to boost Malaysia’s sustainable growth into a high-income nation.