TUARAN: With 2016 declared as Innovative Product Commercialisation Year, the science, technology and innovation ministry (MOSTI) is hoping for more innovative products to be commercialised next year.
Minister, Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau said the ministry was targeting to commercialise 60 products yearly from now, until 2020.
“However, as next year has been declared as Innovative Product Commercialisation Year, we hope we will be able to exceed this yearly target,” he said when met at the MOSTI Open House here today.
He added that unlike previous years, the programme next year would be extended to other ministries to ensure more people were involved to commercialise products invented by Malaysians.
He hoped the people would take advantage of the programme to generate some income in the wake of challenging economic conditions next year.
Meanwhile, Madius, who is also Tuaran member of parliament, said the ministry was in the midst of planning a national science centre in Tuaran due to its proximity to Kota Kinabalu.
The centre would be developed on the extensive federal land available in Tuaran.- BERNAMA