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Innovation Forum Kuala Lumpur Conference 2018
Date: 
21 Sep 2018 to 22 Sep 2018
Time: 
1:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Dewan Tunku Canselor, University of Malaya
Organized by: 
INNOVATION FORUM KUALA LUMPUR

As Malaysia moves into the 4th industrial revolution, there is a need to develop a platform to cultivate, develop and commercialize innovation within the academic ecosystem of the University Malaya (UM). The primary field that the Innovation Forum Kuala Lumpur [IFKL] focuses on is medical technology. This includes pharmaceuticals, medical biotechnology, medical devices and health related computer technology development. The IFKL aims to bring together all stakeholders in the value creation chain from clinicians, industry experts, regulatory bodies and innovators from all related faculties in UM to discuss and develop relevant and commercially viable technology. Innovation cannot take place in isolation, especially in such a complex and regulated field such as medical technology.
 
The Innovation Forum Conference in Kuala Lumpur will help facilitate communication and collaboration between all key stakeholders to develop viable medical technology conceived by academia. There needs to be a paradigm shift among academic researchers to move towards a commercial development pathway rather than simply issuing publications. Researchers require opportunities, early exposure and specific skills to become medical entrepreneurs. The Innovation Forum Kuala Lumpur hopes to create excitement and highlight the possibilities available in translating technology from the bench to business, so that students from both undergraduate and postgraduate disciplines can venture into this industry.
 
Venue
Please note that there are two different venues for the two days of the conference.
  • Friday 21st September 2018 - Tan Sri Azman Hashim Building (AHB), University of Malaya
  • Saturday 22nd September 2018 - Dewan Tunku Canselor University of Malaya