KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 – The University Start-Up Conference Malaysia 2015 (USTART2015) will be launched Wednesday by Treasury Secretary General Tan Sri Dr Irwan Siregar Abdullah. Themed, “Creating Economic and Social Impact through University Startups”, USTART2015 will highlight efforts by universities in innovating and commercialising research and development outputs through start-up companies.
In a statement Tuesday, Zecttron Sdn Bhd Founder Prof Dr Mohd Hamdi Abd Shukor said Zecttron, for example, is a start-up company from University of Malaya. “Start-up companies are a platform to commercialise product and services,” he added. The two-day conference will include a showcase of technology start-ups, investor matching opportunities, interactive panel discussions in university technology transfer and provide business networking.