KUCHING: The Sarawak government is collaborating with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) to establish technology incubator to create world-class companies, said Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Promotion of Technical Education) Datuk Len Talif Salleh.
Len, who is also the state Assistant Minister of Environment, said the state government would continue to collaborate with Unimas to pursue new ways of building knowledge and skill through ICT.
He said the state also had its incubator programme in collaboration with iCube in entrepreneurship programmes, not only using ITC but in all fields.
“This is also something which we can work closely with Unimas,” he told a press conference after officiating the ninth International Conference on IT in Asia (CITA 2015) here today.
Meanwhile Unimas vice chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi said Unimas now had a new centre called ‘Unimas Engage’ specifically to look at the aspect of engagement with the industry and community.
He said under the ‘Unimas Engage’ programme the university encouraged the establishment of incubator programme that would use the expertise from the university as well as the students and staff of the university.
Dr Mohamad said under the programme, Unimas would link with industries and provide the technical support while the industry would come up with the ideas and fund.
He said Unimas would go to the industries and work together to translate their research output into market products in all fields.
At present Unimas have five institutes and 15 research centres.
CITA 2015, hosted by Unimas under the theme “Transforming Big Data Into Knowledge,” attracted 100 participants from around the globe as well as students from local higher learning institutes.