PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
Funds created for prototype development to bridge the gap between laboratory discovery/research until pre-commercialization. This includes proof of concept, evaluation, up-scaling, pre-clinical testing, and field testing.
This research aims to help bridge the gap between research findings and commercialization for the purpose of creating new technologies/inventions based on Malaysia in line with the needs of the K-Ekonomi and the implementation of the Model Ekonomi Baru.
· Pure and Applied Science
· Technology and Engineering
· Clinical and Health Sciences
· Social Sciences
· Arts and Applied Arts
· Natural and Cultural Heritage
· Information and Communication Technology
TERMS OF APPLICATION
1. Applications as Principal Investigators (PI) are open to full-time academic staff (Professors, Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers, and Lecturers) at Public Universities, Private Universities, Private University Colleges, and Branch Universities and have at least a Master's Degree;
2. The Principal Investigator (PI) must have at least one (1) co-researcher who is a permanent Malaysian citizen who has the same expertise and from the same Institution as the Next Appointed Leader.
3. The Chief Researcher who is not a Malaysian citizen is allowed to apply on the condition that he must have a co-researcher who is a permanent Malaysian citizen in the same field of expertise and from the same Institution as the Next Appointed Leader.
The grant applied for must involve the production of one of the following:
1. The requested research proposal must involve the production of one of the following:-
a. Proof of Concept;
d. Pre-clinical Testing; or
e. Field Testing
2. Prototype that impacts humanity and society for the purpose of increasing the value of life in the country and globally; or
3. Prototype that has the potential to generate new knowledge-based industries; or
4. Prototype that contributes to the country's strategic agenda.
The requested allocation must not exceed the amount of RM500,000.00.
The research period is between one (1) year or two (2) years only.