MIMOS AND AFRICA CITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SUDAN SEALS PARTNERSHIP WITH A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
12 Jul 2013 11:19
MoA will enable both parties to set up a joint venture company to invest and
commercialise MIMOS technologies in Sudan.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 (Bernama) -- MIMOS, the National R&D Centre in ICT and
Africa City of Technology (ACT); an entity under the Government of Sudan entered
into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) today to establish a private sector-driven
joint venture vehicle (JVCo).
ACT, a Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) park venture capital, is
affiliated with the Ministry of Science and Technology of Sudan and is tasked to
build the Sudanese national capability and industry.
The partnership will see MIMOS as a mentor to nurture ACT by sharing its Open
Innovation Platform (OIP) to help Sudan kick start their ICT industry. MIMOS
will provide the technology investment while ACT takes up the capital
investment. This will enable industries to take up MIMOS OIP and offer unique
solutions to Sudan.
The MoA is a progression from the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed
between the two parties on 1 November 2012 in Khartoum, Sudan.
The cooperation will involve technologies such as;
i. Public Cloud Services
ii. Mini Cloud solution for education sector (e-Learning)
iii. Mesh Wifi with Cloud services in the Khartoum area
iv. High Performance Computing services for animation random simulation
v. Precision Agriculture - mini green house solution; and
vi. Nanotechnology research
â€œIn MIMOS, our business objectives are best met when we synergise our
capabilities with our partners. This provides us with a conduit for locally
developed technology to be exported worldwide and serves as an excellent
platform for Malaysia to demonstrate its R&D capabilities to the world,â€ said
MIMOS President and CEO, Datuk Abdul Wahab Abdullah.
The collaboration is a win-win situation where ACT will benefit from the
technical knowledge, experience and expertise shared by MIMOS, while Malaysian
industries can benefit through the new market opportunities in Sudan.
â€œThis is our first partnership with an African nation and we hope Sudan will be
our strategic partner to help us build the bridge to other countries in the
African continent,â€ added Abdul Wahab.
This Government-to-Government (G2G) partnership event was witnessed by the
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, YB Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin and The
Republic of Sudan Ambassador to Malaysia, H.E Khalid Abdelgadir Shukri. The MoA
document was signed by Abdul Wahab and MIMOS Chief Operating Officer Abd Aziz
Abd Kadir on behalf of MIMOS, while ACT was represented by its Director General
Dr. Osama Rayis and Chief Executive Officer, ASASAT Group, Mohammed Mahjoo.
ACT a Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) park venture capital that offers
a comprehensive set of commercialisation and acceleration services, enriching
the international dimension of technologies.
MIMOS is the leader in ICT innovations, pioneering new market creations for
partners through patentable technologies for economic growth.
With over 25 years of experience and legacy, MIMOS contributes to the industry
with its core technological competencies towards raising Malaysiaâ€™s local,
regional and international market competitiveness.
Led by accomplished leaders, MIMOS is powered by over 600 Researchers and
Scientists, developing world-class design, research & development. With R&D
competencies in ICT Value Chain, MIMOS sees technology as an enabler to all new
economic growth areas.
Through its meaningful existence, MIMOS has successfully transferred technology
platforms, products and solutions to over 40 companies across six market
segments. This translates to RM1.9 bil market funnel in 2012. In 2012, MIMOS
contributed 41% of Malaysiaâ€™s Total Filed Patent Applications at the Patent
Cooperation Treaty. MIMOS was also ranked 6th in the Top PCT Application among
Government-owned International Organisations (Government and Research
Institutes) in 2012.
MIMOS endeavours to create a 'Culture of Innovationâ€™ by nurturing relationships
with internal and external stakeholders, in the spirit of smart partnerships and
inclusive growth models & strategies.
MIMOS is known as MIMOS and not Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems.
SOURCE: MIMOS Berhad
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