‘Cyberjaya Innovation Week’ To Bring Together The Best Of Malaysia’s Innovation

Cyberjaya is leading the way in driving innovation in Malaysia by bringing together its thriving collaborative tech ecosystem for the ‘Cyberjaya Innovation Week’. Held between 28th of August to the 10th of September 2023, the event is expecting 10,000 participants from various organisations, industries, and backgrounds.

The two-week-long event will see government agencies, including Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), local authority agencies, Sepang Municipal Council (MPS), Cyberview Sdn Bhd, together with multinational corporations and institute of higher learnings coming together to celebrate the spirit of tech innovation within the city by giving access and creating opportunities for tech industry players.

Kicking off the festivities will be AKSADRON, Malaysia’s first-ever National Academy for Drone Sports Excellence, Drone Discovery Day. The open day will be organised by Futurise on the 26th of August 2023 at RekaScape, Cyberjaya and will feature workshops, exhibitions and even a drone competition specially designed for drone enthusiasts looking to enhance their capabilities in drone technology.

Futurise will also be having a Night Drone Race and Cycling event on the 9th of September at the Drone Testing Zone, Cyberjaya. The event features the 1st Night Drone Racing in Malaysia, a thrilling and visually captivating event and also targeting 1,000 cyclists for the Night Cycling event. 

Rosihan Zain Baharudin, CEO of Futurise, said that these activities have a far-reaching benefit to impact communities, economies and societies. It is an investment for the future of our youths that fosters innovation in mind-set, equipping them with problem-solving skills for real-world challenges, opening doors to a wider range of career opportunities.  

The Sepang Municipal Council (MPS) will meanwhile be holding a 2-day Innovation and Quality event on the 4th and 5th of September, and in adopting innovation for sustainability, MPS will also be having a Sepang Community Farm Competition open for all communities and schools within the district to show off their green thumbs. The competition will run from the 1st of August to 30th of September 2023. 

MIGHT, on the other hand, will be organising several programmes coordinated through the MIGHT Partnership Hub throughout the week.

MDEC will be hosting #mydigitalmaker Fair 2023 to nurture digital skills and talent among the local youth to prepare and futureproof them for the rapidly growing and evolving digital economy. 

Ts. Mahadhir Aziz, Chief Executive Officer of MDEC, said, “By fostering hands-on learning experiences, we are fostering a generation of tech-savvy innovators, laying the foundation for Malaysia to take a leading role as the Digital Hub of ASEAN. Aligned with the Malaysia Digital (MD) national strategic initiative and the transformative PEMANGKIN programmes, we are well-poised to shape a vibrant future, where technological innovation thrives and propels Malaysia to the forefront of the digital economy.”

Finally, as the Tech Hub Developer for Cyberjaya, Cyberview will be hosting InnoEx, a 4-day innovation exhibition showcasing start-ups, Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and tech companies that have chosen to start and grow their businesses in the city.

Held from the 6th to the 9th of September 2023 at RekaScape in Cyberjaya, the event serves as a platform for immersive experiences and exploration, highlighting the innovative technologies offered by tech, digital talents and institutes of higher learning within the city.

Apart from featuring the specific tech and innovation pillars of Cyberjaya, the compact 4-day event will also have something in store for the city’s community. Parents can come and bring their children for Digital Creative Workshops and Tech Play Experiences. Families will also be able to enjoy Cyberjaya’s weekly Farmers Market, which will be given a slight uplift, then come and end the day with a concert featuring community bands.

Dr. Mohd Hafiz Ibrahim, Acting Managing Director, Cyberview, said, “The Cyberjaya Innovation Week is akin to an Open Day for the city, where businesses and organisations here open up our doors and welcome everyone to take a look at the innovation we have to offer. Shining a light on these innovative efforts is certainly timely and important, as the government is pushing to create new economic drivers through the empowerment of the spirit of innovation across society. We hope that what we do here in Cyberjaya, can serve as an encouraging example of our potential as a nation.”

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