The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) being the nation’s focal point in the automotive industry hosted its inaugural virtual graduation ceremony for 10 graduating companies in the Technopreneur Development Programme (TDP) which was launched last year.
MARii was honoured to have YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry to address the opening remarks for this year’s virtual graduation ceremony. The Senior Minister announced that there will be 1,000 more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to be enhanced in utilising digital technologies in their businesses, through the newly launched Technopreneur Development Programme Xpress (TDP Xpress).
TDP Xpress is developed to accelerate the implementation of digital technologies and customised to equip SMEs with digital solutions to migrate their business to online platforms in a short timeframe of one month, fulfilling the needs of businesses recovering from the economic impacts of Covid-19.
TDP and TDP Xpress were developed in collaboration with Fintech Lab to provide Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with the requisite knowledge and digital tools to enhance their business operations, with the end goal of establishing an ecosystem revolving around technology, fully utilised by SMEs on a shared common platform engineered by MARii. Through this TDP, participants will also adapt to and adopt Industry 4.0-related technologies and services into their businesses.
“I would like to congratulate MARii and Fintech Lab for providing SMEs with various opportunities to enhance their business operations through the utilisation of digital technologies. MARii has built the necessary infrastructure and high impact programmes. It is crucial that it remains in the vanguard to guide SMEs from various sectors to achieve high levels of digitalisation”, said YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.