An initiative between NanoMalaysia Berhad (NMB) and Malaysia Nanotechnology Association (MNA) through the NanoSummit Malaysia Conference & Expo (MyNano 2019) brings together key players in the graphene industry to exchange and explore graphene revolutionary innovations.
The theme Graphene Malaysia 2019: Industralisation Through Graphene Revolution was held at Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, aims to catalyse interaction and collaborative innovation specifically within the graphene industry.
The event was inaugurated by Deputy Minister of Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), YB Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis.
Supported by MESTECC and MITI with the National Graphene Action Plan (NGAP) 2020, the event is open to industry leaders, small and medium entrepreneurs, start-up business owners, academicians, researchers and students.
Prominent keynote leaders of the industry were present to share their achievements and innovation roadmaps by showcasing the latest products, services and technology and, also to explore partnership opportunities.
“Emerging technologies in the sphere of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) have the potential to improve quality of life and societal well-being, drive economic growth as well as increase productivity and efficiency,” says Deputy Minister of MESTECC, YB Ismaraissah Munirah Majilis.
“To reap the full benefits of emerging technologies such as nonotechnology, the Internet of Nano Things (IoNT) and other disruptive technologies, it is important to understand the social, cultural, political, regulatory, environental and economic factors influencing access to and acceptance towards these technologies.”
With that in mind, NanoMalaysia Berhad CEO, Dr Rezal Khairi Ahamad shares “In 2019, the National Graphene Action Plan and iNanovation enter into commercialisation phas in full swing with more scale-up projects and joint ventures to realise 9,000 high-value jobs and RM20 billion Gross National Income (GNI) targets.
“The new joint ventures, namely MNA Energy and Nano Light Energy Panel focus on energy harvesting and storage with commitments from respective markets. Aligning to 4IR, new projects for 2019 focus on thermal management system for electronics, wireless charging system and radio-frequency identification (RFID) ar expected to address a total market size of RM2.23 billion and add 150 new high-value jobs.”
In 2019, four companies graduated under the National Graphene Action Plan 2020 in the areas of Radio Frequency (RF) Electronics, Plastics, Sensors and Nanofluids will have a potential revenue of RM3.2 million with more than 20 to 30 high-value jobs to be created.