Innovate UK, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) are investing up to £14.4 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation in response to Malaysia's urbanisation challenges.
The competition aims to bring together companies, research and technology organisations, academics, public sector bodies and charities from Malaysia and the UK for the joint industrial research to develop innovative products, processes or services that meet critical challenges existing within the following five sectors:
- health and well-being
- improving environmental resilience and energy security
- future cities
- agritech (used to solve explicit urban food and nutrition issues)
- digital, innovation and creativity
The investment from the UK side has been made possible through the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills-managed Newton Fund: www.newtonfund.ac.uk.