FARNBOROUGH, 14 July – The Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC) today, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M-AeroTech to lead the industry-led aerospace Research & Technology (R&T) activities in Asia Aerospace City (AAC). Signed during the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow, the collaboration will see AMIC connecting AAC with global aerospace experts, namely Airbus Group and Rolls-Royce, through its national and international research networks.
“The MoU signed today is a manifestation of AMIC’s continuous effort in driving the industry-led research to sustain the competitiveness of Malaysian aerospace industry. Our global research partners are keen to play significant roles in our research projects, therefore we need to keep the pace up by enhancing our competencies and capabilities to match with other global leaders,” said Shamsul Kamar Abu Samah, the Chief Executive Officer of AMIC. Airbus Group and Rolls-Royce are the lead members for AMIC.
An industry led innovation centre developed and championed by the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), AMIC is described as a pioneering model responsible to marshal the aerospace industrial research development with an aim to substantially improve the commercial success of aerospace research and development projects undertaken in Malaysia. Through this cooperation M-AeroTech will develop a conducive eco-system to attract investment and collaboration with various aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) leveraging on current government initiatives.
With respect to further boosting its research activities, AMIC has also signed a tripartite MoU with M-AeroTech and University of Nottingham to team up on Research & Technology (R&T) undertakings specifically on virtual reality, tooling supply chain development, repair and composite manufacturing. The research activities via this collaboration will be housed in the German-Malaysian Institute (GMI) as part of AAC’s initiative.
Both of the MoU signing ceremonies was witnessed by Dr. Jean Botti, Chief Technical Officer of Airbus Group and Professor Ric Parker, Director of Research & Technology of Rolls-Royce, both are Joint-Chairman and Director of AMIC respectively.
The initiative carried out by AMIC to assemble global experts into AAC is part of its strategy to further develop the aerospace research eco-system in Malaysia of which include the establishment of AMIC’s physical centre within AAC that will enable AMIC’s facilities to be accessible to the rest of the local aerospace community. This will strongly support the new National Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2015-2030 currently being formulated by MIGHT.
AEROSPACE MALAYSIA INNOVATION CENTRE (AMIC) was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, on 16th May 2011 under the company Act 1956. AMIC was developed and championed by the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), the centre is described as an innovative model which substantially improve the commercial success of aerospace research and development projects undertaken in Malaysia. The centre encourages R&D spending specifically by pairing industry-driven R&D projects with matching funding from universities and Government capital in smart, public-private global partnerships. Industry input on direction setting for R&D projects greatly improves the probability of those projects entering the supply chains of aerospace players and ensures research is closely aligned to future private sector needs. Research projects will be spearheaded by founding lead members namely Airbus Group, Rolls Royce and CTRM. All research works will be derived, evaluated, and managed by prominent industry experts. Initially three research focus areas have been identified such as jet fuel production from microalgae, innovative manufacturing of aerospace composite structures and advanced new green materials for aerospace.
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