MASSA Forthcoming Events

a. 21 February 2023 — MASSA Visit to Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology & Innovation (MRANTI)

b. 14 March 2023 — MASSA – EXIM Bank Business Networking Luncheon

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21 February 2023: MASSA Visit to Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology & Innovation (MRANTI)

As you may know, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) had formed the Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology & Innovation (MRANTI), through the merger of two of its agencies, namely, Technology Park Malaysia and Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC).

MRANTI, as Malaysia’s central research & innovation commercialisation agency aims to accelerate commercialisation of technology by nurturing strong partnerships and strategic collaborations between the industries and academia, which will, in turn, bridge the gap to bring about impactful research through patented inventions, and ready-to-use technologies. This is aimed at facilitating Malaysia’s trajectory towards becoming technology producer, creator and leader. At a national level, MRANTI aims to tackle issues such as low commercialisation rate, low gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD), low R&D spend by the private sector, and overlapping of roles between government agencies.

MRANTI Park envisions to provide 4IR-ready infrastructures & integrated facilities for innovators & entrepreneurs with ideas to impact and be a one-stop shop for innovation commercialisation. MRANTI Park serves as an 4IR hub and a global centre for technological innovation.

Located in MRANTI are various integrated infrastructure to facilitate the above goals. A highlight is the Living Labs which serve as a platform to pilot innovations in a controlled environment by integrating real-time ideas into real-life settings. Some of these Living Labs include the MakersLab, a prototyping space equipped with technology, tools and facilitators for guidance and assistance.

Cognizant of the above, with the aim to introduce, highlight and showcase MRANTI and MRANTI Park, and the role MRANTI plays in inculcating a culture of innovation, MASSA will be leading a delegation to visit to MRANTI Park on the following:


Date 21 February 2023 (Tuesday)
Time 10:30 am – 2:30 am
Venue HIVE 5 (Enterprise 4), Taman Teknologi MRANTI, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

(Closing date: 13 February 2023)


The tentative programme for this visit will be as follows:

Time Item
10.30 am Arrive at MRANTI Park
10.45 am Welcome Speech by Mr. Rajen Dorairaj, Head of Partnership, MRANTI
10.50 am Opening Speech by Ms Ng Su Fun, Executive Secretary, MASSA
10.55 am Presentation by MRANTI

Speaker: Mr. Keasavan Hari Krishnan, Global Portfolio and Partnership

11.15 am Sharing Session by MRANTI Tenants
12.15 noon Tour of MRANTI Park & MakersLabs
1.00 pm Luncheon & Networking
2.30 pm Adjourn.


This visit, provides the opportunity to learn about the latest technological developments and see how they are being implemented in real-world applications. We will also have the opportunity to hear from on-site companies working in the field about their experiences driving innovation.

You are encouraged to join us on this visit to MRANTI. This is a great opportunity to see first-hand how innovation is driving the advancement of selected industries.

Innovation is crucial for the growth and success of any organization or industry. We invite you and the members of your association to join us for this visit on 21 February 2023.

14 March 2023: MASSA – EXIM Bank Business Networking Luncheon

In this new year, MASSA is stepping up its efforts post-COVID to reconnect with the South-South developing nations, and has identified the Central Asian region (comprising Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Kyrgyz Republic) to commence a seminar to introduce and highlight the business opportunities available in this region. MASSA is collaborating with EXIM Bank on this initiative.

EXIM Bank is a government-owned Development Financial Institution (DFI), tasked with delivering effective financing and takaful solutions for cross-border ventures. The Bank was established to amongst others, promote reverse investment and export of strategic sectors such as capital goods, infrastructure projects, shipping, value added manufactured products and to facilitate the entry of Malaysian companies to new markets, particularly to the non-traditional markets.

Recognising the synergy between the two organisations (MASSA and EXIM Bank) towards promoting and enhancing Malaysia and South-South business linkages, and building on the momentum of the previous year, which celebrated 30 Years of Central Asia – Malaysia Diplomatic Relations, MASSA and EXIM Bank will organise a Business Briefing and Networking Session at EXIM Bank’s premises on the following:


Date 14 March 2023 (Tuesday)
Time 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Venue Main Hall, Level 3, EXIM Bank, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

(Closing Date: 03 March 2023) 


The tentative programme for this business networking luncheon will be as follows:

9:30 am Arrival of Guests
10:00 am Welcome Remarks by Encik Arshad Ismail, P/CEO EXIM Bank
10:10 am Welcome Remarks by MASSA
10:20 am Central Asia Market Outlook Opportunities & Challenges in 2023
10:40 am EXIM Bank Financial Assistance for Malaysian Companies: The Value Proposition
11:00 am Coffee Break
11:20 am Secure Trading with EXIM Bank Trade Credit Insurance & Takaful Proposition: Why Must your International Business Have It?
11:40 am  

Discover & Explore Business Opportunities in Central Asia

(Sharing by representatives from the Central Asian Embassies in Malaysia)


12:40 pm Q & A
1:00 pm Lunch & Networking session

This session is organised with the aim to feature the Central Asian nations coupled with EXIM Bank’s expertise and knowledge and MASSA’s services as a business association to bring together members, clients and stakeholders to reconnect with the view towards revitalising business connections and form trade linkages between Malaysia and Central Asia. We look forward to you and the members of your association to join us at this networking event on 14 March 2023.