CYBERJAYA (17 AUGUST 2019) — University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UNIMY), the nation’s first ICT-focused digital technology university, partnered with electric-vehicle maker Eclimo Sdn Bhd and cyber security experts LE Global Services Sdn Bhd (LGMS) to provide IT security training and certification programme for its students.
Multiple Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) were signed today between the university and the two companies respectively to collaborate efforts to set up authorised IT, IT security training and certification programme.
Commenting on the partnerships, Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr. Mokhtar Abdullah said: “We are very excited to team up with these two very innovative and fast-rising technology start-ups in Malaysia. As you know, the technology world is increasingly dominated by new players with ideas that disrupt the industries. Our students will benefit from the collaborations that will provide advantage in securing internships and jobs — our students have enjoyed 100% employment so far. The partnership also opens new opportunities for workshops and bootcamps.”
Eclimo, which developed the only Malaysian fully electric two-wheeled scooters in the market, was represented by its Founder Dato’ Dennis Chuah at the signing. He said: “UNIMY students will be the first to experience our convenient and environmental-friendly scooter system as we collaborate to make the first batch of our vehicles available in Cyberjaya under a pilot project called RideNOW. Otherwise, our technology is also available through business-to-business arrangement before we go into full-blast production for the consumer market.”
LGMS, established in 2005, is currently the largest and most organised penetration testing firm in Malaysia. It also specialises in cybersecurity consultancy and digital forensics. “We are thrilled to offer our IT Security training and certification programmes to the students of UNIMY to help develop a new generation of digital technology experts. These are skills that will be increasingly in demand in future job market,” said Gilbert Chu, Chief Operating Officer at LGMS.
The signing ceremony was held in conjunction with UNIMY’s Open Day on 17 & 18 August 2019, in Cyberjaya, which offers an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the university and its courses. Highlights of the two-day event include talks and panel discussions on topics related to Industry 4.0, big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, and tips to become a technopreneur. There will also be a ‘Shark Tank’ pitch session where participants will form a team to propose ideas on how to create an innovative future university experience using technology.
On top of the MOCs, Eclimo and LGMS are also part of six companies that signed industry collaborations with UNIMY to help kick start its University-Industry Media Lab, aimed at providing students with real life lab experience working with the industry partners. In return, the companies will be able to tap into a vast pool of talents for their pilot projects.
The other four companies that signed a certificate of collaboration with UNIMY are:
1) Teamwork AllGain Sdn Bhd, which specialises in automotive and TVET’s education development industry. It was represented by Founder and Executive Chairman Mohd. Asri Mustapha Kamal;
2) Knowledge Link Sdn Bhd, one of the fastest-growing IT solution providers and was represented by Managing Director Dr Mazitah Hussin;
3) Time Brain Sdn Bhd, a creative powerhouse that elevates and empowers organisations by linking Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of People. Its Founder and Chief Executive Officer Udit Jain signed on behalf of the company; and
4) Invinity Group Bhd, a fast-growing FinTech company that supports sustainable growth with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled solutions. It was represented by Jeremy Mah, Executive Director.