The Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) unveiled its new Technopreneur Training Academy (TENTRA), for technopreneurs and technology commercialisation.
In a statement to Bernama, chief executive officer Datuk Norhalim Yunus said the training academy was aimed at reducing business failure rates among entrepreneurs, especially technopreneurs.
“Under TENTRA, we will further enhance our offerings by way of technology matching services, including a placement scheme for lecturers and researchers who wish to gain industry insights on knowledge transfer and commercialisation,” Norhalim added.
TENTRA is set to equip technopreneurs with business skills, including ways to start and sustain companies, from seed, start-up, growth to expansion.
Digging deeper, the academy would also be helping to develop and nurture future technopreneurs through ‘Symbiosis’, MTDC’s graduate entrepreneurship programme.
“The development programmes will be delivered through a series of face-to-face training, mentoring and advisory sessions,” Norhalim shared.
During the event, MTDC also exchanged a memorandum of understanding with three of its learning partners, RTI International, Malaysia Practice Enterprise Network Centre and, Innovation and Technology Managers Association Malaysia.
Under the agreement, MTDC said its learning partners would collaborate and cooperate in capacity-building, training and other activities for the academy.