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  • Paving the Way for Graphene in Malaysia

    8 November 2016

    Datuk Mark Rozario

    Chief Executive Officer

    Agensi Inovasi Malaysia


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    About AIM

    Agensi Inovasi Malaysia was set up through an Act of Parliament in December 2010. AIM is administered by a 17-member Governance Council chaired by the Honourable Prime Minister

    Current GC Members YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia

    Minister of Higher Education

    Minister in the Prime Ministers Department

    and Special Advisor to Agensi Inovasi Malaysia

    Minister in the Prime Ministers Department (EPU)

    Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation

    Minister of International Trade and Industry

    Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism

    Second Minister of Finance

    Chief Executive Officer, Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU)

    Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia

    Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad

    Founder & President of LimKokWing University of Creative Technology

    President of International Association of Universities (Paris)

    Science Advisor to the Prime Minister

    Group Chief Editor and Executive Director, Star Publications (M) Bhd.

    Chairman, Yayasan Salam Malaysia

    Chief Executive Officer of Agensi Inovasi Malaysia

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    Defining national strategies to

    transform strategic sectors of the


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    RM 20 billion Potential GNI by 2020

    Jobs Created by 2020 9,000

  • NGAP 2020 identified key strategic opportunities for Malaysia to focus

    on when developing high-value industries with Graphene as a key


    Where should Malaysia play?

    Early stage research

    Malaysia focus area

    High value-add manufacturing enabled by Graphene with IP in select application areas

    DevelopmentIntellectual property

    Prototyping and collaboration

    Scale-up manufacturing

    Longer-term business opportunities Near-term commercialisation projects (EPP)

    Medium-term commercialisation projects

    Feed the late-stage R&D pipeline1

    of innovation to develop and introduce new disruptive technologies and applications in new or existing industries

    Support prototyping activities for known disruptive technologies in existing Malaysian industries

    Leverage existing EPPs to catalyse scale up of Graphene opportunities in proven technologies and applications

    1 Requires investment in university research grants to facilitate longer term R&D, similar to other countries (commercialisation window beyond 2020)


  • Through systematic analysis, 5 applications were found to be the

    most technologically feasible and highly relevant to Malaysia

    28 application areas

    14 application areas

    Technological feasibility

    Economic feasibility (top down)

    Graphene viability

    Assess overall market size

    Adoption timeline

    Relevance for Malaysia / high degree of overlap with EPP

    5 applications relevant for Malaysia and NKEAs

    Li-ion battery anode / ultra-capacitors

    Conductive Inks

    Rubber additives

    Plastic additives



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    Awareness building & facilitating projects

    Access to R&D funding and prototyping

    Information on Graphene supply

    Access to technical expert network

    Access to IP advice

    Scale-up support

    Co-ordination and monitoring

    Additionally, venture capitalists (private and public-backed) also offer funding for scale-up

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    5 4


    The Government plays a critical role in establishing, supporting

    and maintaining Graphene's project development activities and

    funding landscape

    (Lead Agency)

    (Lead Agency)
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    Funding and Scale Up Support for Graphene by AIM

    Scale-up support

    MIDA ca n can advise companies on financial support options for scaling up Graphene-related manufacturing

    PEMANDU can can facilitate EPP-ready projects

    Additionally, venture capitalists (private and public-backed) also offer funding for scale-up

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    Enhancing Malaysias Graphene

    Eco-system by Linking Key Initiatives and

    Future Graphene Potential to Network of NCII


    Introduce Additional Value Creation & Opportunities for Companies to Capitalise on Graphene Which Will Encourage Innovation & Diversify Their Business Portfolios & Revenue Streams




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