Meeting with the Innovation and Commercialisation Centre (ICC) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

November 09, 2022

On 9th November 2022, the Office of Assistant Vice-Chancellor Innovation and Enterprise (OAVCIE) virtually met with the Innovation and Commercialization Centre (ICC) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to discuss potential collaborations between the two universities. OAVCIE was led by Professor Dr Mohammad Ayub Sadiq, the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Innovation and Enterprise) of UBD, whilst UTM ICC was led by Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr Noor Azurati Ahmad, the director of UTM ICC. Also present in the meeting were representatives from the Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) and the Global Strategy & Engagement unit of UTM.

The meeting represented the initial discussion on possible collaboration efforts in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship. Some of the things that were discussed include possible learning visits, knowledge exchanges, staff and student exchanges, collaborations in the area of intellectual property rights, including joint marketing, prototyping and commercialisation, research collaborations and training. The establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UBD and UTM was also discussed in the meeting to facilitate future inter-university collaborations.

The Innovation and Commercialization Centre (ICC) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is primarily responsible for the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at UTM. They are responsible for the promotion of innovation culture, as well as the management and commercialisation of intellectual property rights (IPRs) emanating from the university. ICC manages UTM’s technovation park, for accelerating the development of selected IPRs, and various incubation centres, for incubating startups and spinoffs from the university. To date, ICC has protected more than 7,000 IPRs, including patents, copyrights, and industrial designs, licensed more than 100 technologies and assisted in establishing more than 40 spinoff companies from the university.

By Pg Dr Emeroylariffion Pg Hj Abas

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