7 receive MAI-Swinburne Scholarship Awards

7 receive MAI-Swinburne Scholarship Awards

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, StartUp Borneo Committee
7 receive MAI-Swinburne scholarship awards KUCHING (7 July 2017): Seven master degree students received the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI)-Swinburne Automotive Research Scholarship Awards at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus here yesterday. The recipients were Robin Xavier Mowe, Jackson Wong Shee, Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, Mohamad Izuan, Naresh Jayepalan, Chai Poh Chun and Michelle Kuek Shu Wun. Figure 1: Subic (second row, fifth left) in a group photo with the scholarship recipients, industry partners and others. The students were awarded stipend and waived tuition fees for a maximum of two years. They will be attached to the industry for the duration of the research to focus on issues and solutions. The scholarship awards were the result of MAI and Swinburne’s collaborative research partnership which also includes a joint Transport Innovation Centre…
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Bombardier, MIGHT Meterai MoU Bangunkan Kepakaran Industri Rel Negara

Bombardier, MIGHT Meterai MoU Bangunkan Kepakaran Industri Rel Negara

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Bombardier, MIGHT meterai MoU bangunkan kepakaran industri rel negara BERLIN (Sep 20): Bombardier Transportation telah menandatangani Memorandum Persefahaman (MoU) dengan Kumpulan Industri Kerajaan bagi Teknologi Tinggi Malaysia (MIGHT) yang menggariskan kerjasama mereka dalam membangunkan kepakaran industri rel yang berkembang pada tahun depan. MoU itu ditandatangani oleh Parasuraman Jayaram Naidu, Ketua Asia Tenggara, Bombardier Transportation dan Datuk Dr Mohd. Yusoff Sulaiman, Presiden dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif MIGHT dan disaksikan oleh H.E Datin Sarah Al Bakri Devadason, Duta Besar Malaysia ke Jerman dan Encik Yusri Hasnan Chu, Konsulat Jeneral Malaysia & Pengarah Serantau, Jerman & Benelux. Figure 1: Bombardier and Might sign MoU to develop rail industry expertise in M’sia. Kerjasama bersama MIGHT, yang merupakan sebuah agensi di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri Malaysia dengan mandat untuk membangunkan industri teknologi tinggi, akan menyokong…
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Luxembourg Establishes Space Agency and New Fund

Luxembourg Establishes Space Agency and New Fund

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0
Luxembourg establishes space agency and new fund PARIS, September 13 — The government of Luxembourg continued work to expand its role in the global space economy Sept. 12 by formally establishing a national space agency, a move designed in part to ensure the effort continues after an upcoming election. In a ceremony in Luxembourg City, Étienne Schneider, deputy prime minister and minister of the economy, formally announced the creation of the Luxembourg Space Agency. The agency will be led by Marc Serres, previously the head of space affairs at the Ministry of the Economy. Figure 1: Luxembourg establishes space agency and new fund. Unlike traditional national space agencies, which support spacecraft missions and scientific research, the Luxembourg Space Agency will focus primarily on building up the country’s space industry as…
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Luxembourg Launches €100m Fund To Back Space Technology Start-ups

Luxembourg Launches €100m Fund To Back Space Technology Start-ups

Aviation and Aerospace, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0
Luxembourg launches €100m fund to back space technology start-ups LUXEMBOURG (September 12): Luxembourg, one of the world’s smallest but wealthiest nations, is to launch itself into orbit with the creation of a €100m fund to invest in space technology start-ups. The creation of the fund, which will be in partnership with a number of international companies, will be announced on Wednesday alongside the official launch of the grand duchy’s space agency. Figure 1: Luxembourg launches €100m fund to back space technology start-ups. Etienne Schneider, the deputy prime minister, told the Financial Times that unlike America’s Nasa, the new Luxembourg Space Agency would not carry out launches but its focus would be on “developing business activities in space”. The agency will also manage all national space programmes and the country’s relationship…
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Japanese Government Launches $940 million Fund For Space Start-ups

Japanese Government Launches $940 million Fund For Space Start-ups

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
Japanese government launches $940 million fund for space start-ups The Japanese government is offering $940 million to fund space start-ups in a new push to grow the industry, the government announced Tuesday at an event in Tokyo. The funds will be made available through investments and loans over the next five years. Japanese start-ups such as ispace see the new funding as key to the long-term growth of the nation's space industry. TOKYO (March 20):Japan is offering $940 million to fund space start-ups in a new push to grow the industry, the government announced Tuesday at an event in Tokyo. Figure 1: CEO of ispace Takeshi Hakamada speaks to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at government-hosted event in Tokyo. The funds will be made available through investments and loans over…
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German expert says Malaysia’s auto-parts industry is ‘best-developed’ in SE Asia

German expert says Malaysia’s auto-parts industry is ‘best-developed’ in SE Asia

Aviation and Aerospace, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak
German expert says Malaysia’s auto-parts industry is ‘best-developed’ in SE Asia FRANKFURT, Sept 15 — Malaysia’s auto-parts industry has made good strides over the years and is the best-developed in South-east Asia. This is according to Michael Johannes, Vice President at Messe Frankfurt, the organiser of the world’s largest auto-parts and after-market trade fair, Automechanika. The event is held biennially and is now into its 25th year. Johannes also touched on the Automechanika Kuala Lumpur Trade Fair, the Malaysian edition of Automechanika to be held in March 2019, and described it as the gateway to the Asean region for Messe Frankfurt. “Automechanika Kuala Lumpur may be a smaller show, but of high quality, and deals with topics which are future-oriented. “We also organise seminars, programmes about various projects of the…
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Tourism Contributes 14.9 pct To Malaysia’s Economy

Tourism Contributes 14.9 pct To Malaysia’s Economy

Aviation and Aerospace, General
Tourism contributes 14.9 pct to Malaysia’s economy KUALA LUMPUR (September 15): The tourism industry continued its significant contribution to the country’s economic growth with a share of 14.9 per cent last year as compared to 10.4 per cent in 2005. In a statement, chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the figure showed an upward trend since 2005 and was growing rapidly with an average annual growth rate of 11.2 per cent over the past twelve years. Figure 1: Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin. “The direct contribution of the tourism industry to the nation’s gross domestic product last year recorded 6.1 per cent with a value of RM82.6 billion compared to RM76.6 billion in 2016,” he said. He said foreign tourist arrivals dropped to 25.9 million last year from 26.8 million in 2016. The number of domestic visitors increased from…
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Sarawak Tops List of Best STOLport in Malaysia — MAHB

Sarawak Tops List of Best STOLport in Malaysia — MAHB

Aviation and Aerospace, General, Sarawak
Sarawak tops list of best STOLport in Malaysia — MAHB BARIO (September 15): Sarawak tops the list of best Short Take-Off and Landing airports (STOLport) in the country. When disclosing this, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) acting group chief executive officer Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin said these included STOLport in Lawas, Marudi and Bario in the respective ranking order. “If I have to rank the STOLports, the best today is in Lawas. This is followed by STOLport in Marudi and Bario in second and third placings respectively. All of these STOLports, which are located in Sarawak, make the Top 3 STOLports nationwide,” he said when met by The Borneo Post at the launching ceremony of Bario STOLport’s new terminal building here recently. Other STOLports in the state include those in…
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Serba Dinamik Bulking Up

Serba Dinamik Bulking Up

Aviation and Aerospace, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak
Serba Dinamik bulking up KUALA LUMPUR (June 2): IN a move that will fortify its position as a global, integrated engineering services provider, Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd has been on a slew of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the first half of the year. This, coupled with a sustainable asset ownership model, will support Serba Dinamik’s growth going forward. Serba Dinamik is involved in operations and maintenance (O&M) as well as engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) works. Serba Dinamik managing director and CEO Datuk Karim Abdullah tells StarBizWeek that the group intends to expand revenue contribution from its other segments, particularly power generation. Figure 1: Karim: We have a hydropower plant project in Kota Marudu, Sabah, where the EPCC work is contributing a revenue of RM218mil. “We have a…
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Serba Dinamik, Microsoft Team Up For Digital Transformation

Serba Dinamik, Microsoft Team Up For Digital Transformation

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
The partnership will be delivered throughout 3 stages: Discovery, design and deliver KUALA LUMPUR (August 28):SERBA Dinamik Holdings Bhd has inked a memorandum of understanding with Microsoft Digital Advisory Services to create a digital platform as part of the listed company’s commitment in digital transformation. Serba Dinamik group MD and group CEO Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah said the company is expected to finalise the proof of concept (PoC) for the initiative by year-end. Figure 1: Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd Group CEO Dato Dr Ir Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah and Microsoft Malaysia Managing Director K.Raman at the MoU between Serba Dinamik and Microsoft at Kuala Lumpur. He said the partnership will be delivered throughout three stages: Discovery, design and deliver. It will also be tested on the group’s subsidiary…
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