SME Corp is embarking on a certification program for innovative companies, to spur higher economic growth. This program has been inspired by Korea’s successes, and is found to be most compatible to the needs of Malaysian companies. Successful companies will be led through workshops in January, and given productive vouchers worth from MYR1,000/- to MYR 10,000/- during 2014, to be used against tools for innovation. The workshops will be followed by on-site audits and ratings and companies will be guided to implement innovative systems, processes and business models.
Companies that get certified will be eligible to participate in the Innovation Award for 2014 in the following categories: Manufacturing, Green Technology, Biotechnology and Agrotechnology, Engineering and Industrial Design, ICT and Software Development, and Services. The winner in each category will receive MYR200,000/-, while the over all winner will receive MYR1,000,000/-. More details are at www.1-innocert.my