Ministry grants aim to build industry-teaching hospital ties

Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education will provide research matching grants between industries and university teaching hospitals from next year, said its minister, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, reports Bernama.

He said this is to encourage industries to use the university teaching hospitals in various research being carried out as well as to produce innovations in the healthcare and health services sectors. “We must approach and work closely with the industries, especially in carrying out joint research. This synergy must be built strategically, especially with big companies that lead and pioneer the development of technology and innovation like artificial intelligence and robotics.

“This is also crucial because the universities can share the results of their research either in terms of royalties, start-ups and so on,” he said at the launch of the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre Research Carnival 2023.
Full report on the Malay Mail site