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TOWARDS A PRODUCTIVITY-DRIVEN ECONOMY

Yang Amat Berhormat
Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad

Prime Minister of Malaysia

 

We want in particular to encourage foreign direct investment, particularly at this moment for high-tech industries, which needs people to be better trained. We know that there are new technologies coming in; it is a matter of thinking how you can make use of the technology and the data that is now easily available to anyone who has some idea about business.

 

Adapted from YAB Tun Mahathir’s speech to the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 26 June 2018

Yang Berhormat
Datuk Darell Leiking

Minister of International  Trade and Industry

 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping economies around the world with rapid technological advancements. I believe that by providing an enabling ecosystem for the manufacturing sector to thrive by adopting new technologies, we can ensure that Malaysia will remain as an attractive prospect for high-technology, innovative and high value-added industries in years to come.

 

Quote from YB Datuk Darell Leiking’s speech during Industry Networking Session with Chambers of Commerce and Business & Industry Associations, 13 Aug, 2018

A glimpse into the future

The local manufacturing industry in Malaysia is constantly challenged by the rising operational and labour cost, as well as the lack of higher skilled workers. Thus, there is a need for the industry players to revamp its manufacturing model and embrace digital technologies as well as greater automation to boost productivity, innovation and cost efficiency.

 

Aside from the technological advancement, the growth of Industry 4.0 in Malaysia will also hinge on the human capital factor in Malaysia. According to the National Industry 4.0 Policy, although Malaysia’s labour productivity has grown at 3 to 4% over the last few years, its relative global position and use of higher skilled labour has not moved forward: Malaysia’s labour productivity was ranked only at 44th position in 2016, a position that has remained unchanged since 2009.

 

As the nation transitions towards a productivity-driven economy, propelled by the nine pillars of Industry 4.0 which include Autonomous Robots, Simulation, System Integration, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality and Big Data, this will also create many new quality “jobs of the future” with different skillsets required. This is where the upskilling of the local talent through the Asia Center of Excellence for Smart Technologies (ACES) plays an important role.

9 Pillars of Industry 4.0

ECER TAKING THE LEAD THROUGH ACES

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in partnership with the relevant government agencies including the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) and private sector players, is accelerating the adoption of Industry 4.0 throughout Malaysia as part of the Government’s overall strategy to propel the nation’s growth towards becoming a productivity-driven economy.

 

In line with the National Industry 4.0 Policy, which is spearheaded by MITI, ECERDC has partnered with Germany’s TUM International GmbH (TUMInt) to establish the Asia Center of Excellence for Smart Technologies (ACES) to promote and advance smart manufacturing practices as well as develop a digital infrastructure in ECER, Malaysia and Southeast Asia region.

ACES Collaborator Network

ACES: NURTURING TOMORROW’S INDUSTRIES AND TALENTS

The Asia Center of Excellence for Smart Technologies (ACES), based in the Cybercentre in Pahang Technology Park, is established to support the digitalization to the entire region, with Malaysia as serving as the base.

 

As a one-stop competency center for the development of Industry 4.0, ACES provides certification, as well as advisory, consulting and training services for Malaysia, ASEAN and Asia for industry players to upscale their technologies and for the local talent pool to upskill themselves in preparation for the “jobs of the future”.

 

ACES will also serve as an incubator and start-up accelerator, whereby it will transform technology-related business ideas into reality, foster innovative academic entrepreneurship and support startups to become independently viable.

Our Services

One-Stop approach located in Cybercenter of Pahang Technology Park.

Technology & Application Center

ACES facilitates organisations’ transition to Industry 4.0 by practices by formulating a roadmap for implementing a technology project pipeline for each customer’s specific needs. This includes identifying the key areas for technology application and process optimisation that increases the productivity, efficiency and quality levels.

What we offer

Development of technology roadmaps


Material analysis and testing


Industrial scale up


Technical blueprints


Technology scouting


Project management


Product certification


Process optimization

Qualification & Capability Building

ACES develops and delivers Industry 4.0 training programmes that are individualised to each organisation’s needs. These programmes range from capability building for the C-suite to certification courses for executives and professionals.

For Academic

Lectures


Industry Internships


Blended learning formats


Internationally acknowledged joint University Programs


Lectures, Case Studies and Challenges for PhD, Master and Bachelor students

For Industry

Capacity-Building Workshops


Up-skilling programs for staff in specific industry fields


Individual Mentoring


Certificate Courses & Specialist Certificate


Entrepreneurial training


Summer Schools (Executive)


Industry 4.0 Certificate programs for young professionals

Incubator / Start-up Accelerator

ACES supports entrepreneurs in their journey to turn an innovative idea into a viable business through by enabling the necessary ecosystem for growth, capacity-building, and mentorship.

What we offer

Provision of infrastructure for prototyping, product design and testing


Provision of affordable space and services


Know-how transfer (mentoring and trainings)


Support with finding appropriate financing opportunities


Marketing support


Access to important networks

Technology & Application Center

ACES facilitates organisations’ transition to Industry 4.0 by practices by formulating a roadmap for implementing a technology project pipeline for each customer’s specific needs. This includes identifying the key areas for technology application and process optimisation that increases the productivity, efficiency and quality levels.

What we offer

Development of technology roadmaps


Material analysis and testing


Industrial scale up


Technical blueprints


Technology scouting


Project management


Product certification


Process optimization

Qualification & Capability Building

ACES develops and delivers Industry 4.0 training programmes that are individualised to each organisation’s needs. These programmes range from capability building for the C-suite to certification courses for executives and professionals.

For Academic

Lectures


Industry Internships


Blended learning formats


Internationally acknowledged joint University Programs


Lectures, Case Studies and Challenges for PhD, Master and Bachelor students

For Industry

Capacity-Building Workshops


Up-skilling programs for staff in specific industry fields


Individual Mentoring


Certificate Courses & Specialist Certificate


Entrepreneurial training


Summer Schools (Executive)


Industry 4.0 Certificate programs for young professionals

Incubator / Start-up Accelerator

ACES supports entrepreneurs in their journey to turn an innovative idea into a viable business through by enabling the necessary ecosystem for growth, capacity-building, and mentorship.

What we offer

Provision of infrastructure for prototyping, product design and testing


Provision of affordable space and services


Know-how transfer (mentoring and trainings)


Support with finding appropriate financing opportunities


Marketing support


Access to important networks

INDUSTRY and RESEARCH NETWORK ACCESSED THROUGH ACES

More than 1000 organizations

 
 

A joint initiative

The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) is a statutory body established to spearhead the socio-economic development of the East Coast Economic Region (ECER). ECERDC promotes and facilitates investments into Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and the district of Mersing in Johor, which covers 51% of the total area of Peninsular Malaysia.
www.ecerdc.com.my

TUM International is a leading provider for the development, coordination and operation of integrated science and industry clusters. It also specialised in facilitating technology transfer and talent management programmes with international partners from research, politics and industry. TUMInt brings highly specialized know-how into its projects which allows them to develop complex ecosystems for science and industry.
www.tum-international.com


The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) is a statutory body established to spearhead the socio-economic development of the East Coast Economic Region (ECER). ECERDC promotes and facilitates investments into Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and the district of Mersing in Johor, which covers 51% of the total area of Peninsular Malaysia.
www.ecerdc.com.my

 

TUM International is a leading provider for the development, coordination and operation of integrated science and industry clusters. It also specialised in facilitating technology transfer and talent management programmes with international partners from research, politics and industry. TUMInt brings highly specialized know-how into its projects which allows them to develop complex ecosystems for science and industry.
www.tum-international.com

Contact Details

ASIA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR SMART TECHNOLOGIES (ACES)
Lot 49652, Cybercentre,
Persiaran Bandar Gambang,
Taman Teknologi Pahang,
26300, Gambang,
Pahang
https://aces.ecerdc.com.my

Contact Person

Nurliza Ahmad
nurliza@ecerdc.com.my
Direct line: +603 2035 0076

 

Mohd Imran Abd Latiff
imran@ecerdc.com.my
Direct line: +603 2035 0165

 

Tan Heng Siang
tanhengsiang@ecerdc.com.my
Direct line: +603 2035 0175

Andreas Rieckmann
andreas@aces.ecerdc.com.my
Direct line: +603 2035 0175

Contact Details

ASIA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR SMART TECHNOLOGIES (ACES)
Lot 49652, Cybercentre,
Persiaran Bandar Gambang,
Taman Teknologi Pahang,
26300, Gambang,
Pahang
https://aces.ecerdc.com.my

Contact Person

Nurliza Ahmad
nurliza@ecerdc.com.my
Direct line: +603 2035 0076

 

Mohd Imran Abd Latiff
imran@ecerdc.com.my
Direct line: +603 2035 0165

Tan Heng Siang

tanhengsiang@ecerdc.com.my

Direct line: +603 2035 0175

 

Andreas Rieckmann

andreas@aces.ecerdc.com.my

Direct line: +603 2035 0175

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