UNIMAS Muncul Juara Cabaran Utama Hackathon

UNIMAS Muncul Juara Cabaran Utama Hackathon

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
UNIMAS muncul juara Cabaran Utama Hackathon  KUCHING (Oct 6, 2018): Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) muncul juara Cabaran Utama Hackathon pada peringkat akhir sempena Persida-ngan Next Big Tech Asia (NBTA) yang diadakan di Kuala Lumpur pada 1 hingga 3 Oktober lalu. Pasukan Native 404 UNIMAS menjadi pemenang selepas mengalahkan tujuh pasukan lain dalam perlawanan akhir tersebut. Kesemua finalis merupakan pemenang tempat pertama dan kedua daripada setiap pertandingan yang diadakan sebelum ini di Johor Baharu, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur dan Pulau Pinang Figure 1: StartUp Borneo is set to be the driver to promote startup culture in Sarawak and across Borneo. Kemenangan itu melayakkan mereka dipilih menyertai dan bersaing dalam pertandingan Cabaran Utama Hackathon pada peringkat akhir. Pada pertandingan itu, kesemua pasukan terbabit perlu membuat demonstrasi dan membentangkan idea ciptaan mereka kepada para panel…
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Azmin: A different economic logic for Malaysia

Azmin: A different economic logic for Malaysia

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Azmin: A different economic logic for Malaysia  KUALA LUMPUR (8 Oct 2018): The government remains committed to grow and break out of the middle income trap to become an advanced high-income economy, according to Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. “Malaysia remains stuck in the middle-income trap as we have not yet been able to transition towards becoming a high-income nation,” Azmin said in his speech at the Khazanah Megatrends Forum 2018. As of 2017, GDP per capita as measured in terms of nominal US dollars has fallen to 9,944 from a peak of 11,183 in 2014. In order to break out of the middle income trap, Azmin said this would required a different economic logic for Malaysia. “The second idea is economic complexity or diversification of the…
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MITeC Expresses Interest In StartUp Borneo

MITeC Expresses Interest In StartUp Borneo

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City, StartUp Borneo Committee
StartUp Borneo is set to be the driver to promote startup culture in Sarawak and across Borneo Figure 1: StartUp Borneo is set to be the driver to promote startup culture in Sarawak and across Borneo. KUCHING, 9 APR: StartUp Borneo committees were invited to present on vision and initiatives of StartUp Borneo. Ministry of International Trade & eCommerce Sarawak (MITeC) upon recommendation from University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) extended an invitation to StartUp Borneo to present to the State Government officials at Bangunan Baitulmakmur Medan Raya, Petra Jaya. The arrangement was done in order for MITeC to better understand the initiatives which StartUp Borneo has executed to benefit the local Sarawakians. The Sarawak State Government is supportive and looking forward to assist in the programme initiated by StartUp Borneo. On…
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Inisiatif Smart City Dan Industri 4.0 Bakal Meneraju Pembangunan Ekonomi Digital Di Sarawak

Inisiatif Smart City Dan Industri 4.0 Bakal Meneraju Pembangunan Ekonomi Digital Di Sarawak

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
Inisiatif Smart City Dan Industri 4.0 Bakal Meneraju Pembangunan Ekonomi Digital Di Sarawak KUCHING (21 November 2017)– Bersempena dengan Forum Ekonomi Islam Dunia (WIEF) Ke 13, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) dan RESONICS Consultancy telah menandatangani memorandum persefahaman kerjasama dalam membangunkan 'Smart City' dan 'Industry 4.0' di Sarawak. Perjanjian memorandum persefahaman di antara UNIMAS dan RESONICS Consultancy telah disaksikan oleh Timbalan Ketua Menteri Sarawak Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Menteri Pengajian Tinggi Dato Sri Idris Jusoh dan Pengerusi WIFE Tun Musa Hitam di Pusat Konvesyen Borneo Kuching (BCCK), di sini sebentar tadi. Menurut kenyataan yang dikeluarkan oleh RESONICS Consultancy, inisiatif kerjasama Smart City dan Industry 4.0 ini adalah usaha berterusan di antara pemain industri dan universiti di Sarawak selari dengan aspirasi kerajaan dalam transformasi ekonomi digital dengan tujuan untuk mempercepatkan…
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Kereta Nasional Baru Dijangka Dilancar Sebelum 2020

Kereta Nasional Baru Dijangka Dilancar Sebelum 2020

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
Kereta nasional baru dijangka dilancar sebelum 2020 KUALA LUMPUR (4 Okt): Projek kereta nasional baharu dijangka melancarkan model pertamanya sebelum 2020, kata Menteri Pembangunan Usahawan Mohd Redzuan Yusof. Figure 1: YB Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, Menteri Pembangunan Usahawan Malaysia. Beliau berkata kereta semi-autonomous (separa pemanduan sendiri) itu dirancang untuk memasuki pasaran dunia bagi memenuhi permintaan daripada generasi muda. “Kami kini sedang menyenarai pendek dua hingga tiga rakan kongsi untuk menyertai projek ini termasuk Silterra dan CTRM, dan menjangka (pemilihan) akan dimuktamadkan hujung tahun ini. “Prototaip untuk model (kereta) ini dijangka siap awal tahun depan,” katanya kepada pemberita pada taklimat media mengenai projek kereta nasional baharu itu, di Cyberjaya hari ini. Mohd Redzuan berkata projek tersebut akan dibiayai sepenuhnya oleh sektor swasta dengan bantuan beberapa kementerian. Ditanya sama ada projek ini berdaya maju memandangkan masa…
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New National Car To Roll-out Before 2020

New National Car To Roll-out Before 2020

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
New national car to roll-out before 2020 CYBERJAYA (October 4th): The new national car project is expected to roll-out it first model before 2020, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof. He said the semi-autonomous car was planned to enter the global market and would cater to demand from young people. Figure 1: YB Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, Minister of Entrepreneur Development of Malaysia. “We are now short-listing two to three partners to participate in this project, including Silterra and CTRM, and expect (the selection) to be concluded by year-end. “The prototype for this (car) model is expected to be ready by early next year,” he told reporters at a media briefing on the new national car project here today. Mohd Redzuan said the project would be fully funded by the private sector…
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Financial Planning Talk by Mr. Sheng, Sec-Gen of StartUp Borneo

Financial Planning Talk by Mr. Sheng, Sec-Gen of StartUp Borneo

Entrepreneurs, Our Community, Sarawak
Financial Planning Talk by Mr. Sheng, Sec-Gen of StartUp Borneo KUCHING (October 3rd): PhillipMutual has organized a talk on Financial Planning. Members of ENACTUS UNIMAS was invited to the event and Mr. Sheng who is Secretary-General of StartUp Borneo was the guest speaker for the event. Figure 1: Asset Allocation presented by Mr. Sheng. Speaker of the event, Mr. Sheng is also a member of Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM) said that financial planning must start at a  young age especially in our 20's. He advised that people should not waste money on something that it is unnecessary or not beneficial for our future. Figure 2: ENACTUS UNIMAS and StartUp Borneo had a group photo at the talk event. Anyone can start as minimum as RM100 for a unit trust…
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Communications Ministry To Form New Commission For Startups

Communications Ministry To Form New Commission For Startups

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Communications Ministry to form new commission for startups PETALING JAYA, Sept 28 — The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is considering setting up a commission specifically designed for the startup industry in Malaysia. Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today that there is a need for the government to take an interest in this industry. Figure 1: Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo and MCMC chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak attend a dialogue in Kuala Lumpur September 28, 2018. “The government must play an active role in encouraging and facilitating this startup industry and in making sure that it succeeds. “In order to do this, the government must come out with initiatives that assist this industry,” he told reporters after attending an industry dialogue today. “I think the time has come for us…
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Visi TIMOGAH

Visi TIMOGAH

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, General, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Kenali Heineken Laluan secara lebih dekat dan visi TIMOGAH  KUCHING (2 Oktober): Visi kami adalah untuk menjadi sebuah syarikat e-dagang yang terkemuka di Malaysia dan mempromosi barangan tempatan ke luar negara dengan Misi utama membantu merancakkan aktiviti pertanian terutama sekali di kalangan komuniti luar bandar di Sabah dan Sarawak.  Fokus utama adalah kepada produk hasil hutan dan hasil pertanian kampung yang unik di Borneo. Figure 1: Heineken Laluan senang berurusan dengan pembekal dan pengguna platform TIMOGAH.com. Timogah sangat komited dalam memberi perkhidmatan terbaik dalam urusan jual beli barangan keperluan harian secara online, kepada pelanggannya di seluruh negara. Dengan rangkaian pelanggan seluruh negara, Timogah dapat meningkatkan permintaan terhadap pelbagai hasil pertanian unik dari Borneo; sekaligus akan merancakkan aktiviti pertanian komersial yang berdaya saing dan berpotensi untuk dipasarkan secara global. Figure 2:…
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Insurance Startups Have Raised Billions As Industry Players Fight Tech Disruptors

Insurance Startups Have Raised Billions As Industry Players Fight Tech Disruptors

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Smart City
Insurance startups have raised billions as industry players fight tech disruptors OHIO (Sept 29): The once sleepy world of insurance has become the hot ticket for venture investors. Insurance technology companies have raised multiple billions of dollars in the past four years as venture capitalists finance industry disruptors and enabling technologies for established players to fend off new technology-based challengers. In the month since tech-enabled car insurance startup Root Insurance  joined the billion dollar club after its $100 million investment round, new investments in startups serving insurers in categories like life insurance, liability insurance, and — most notably — in insurance assessment and analysis services illustrate both the pace of dealmaking in the category and the breadth of technologies being developed for the industry. In the second quarter of 2018, insurance technology investments totaled $527 million in 71…
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