University and industry dialogue

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A dialogue between industry, academia and AMIC was held on 18 May 2011 at MIGHT Building, Cyberjaya Selangor. The session was well attended by academics involved in aerospace such as UTM, UKM, UTeM, UPM, UiTM, USM and UM and over twenty aerospace manufacturers forming part of the global aerospace supply chain such as EADS, CTRM, Spirit Aerosystem, Strand Aerospace Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Asian Composite Manufacturing Sdn Bhd. Y.Bhg Datuk Rosdi bin Mahmud, the Interim Executive Director of Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC), opening proceeding with a presentation on the nature of AMIC, its role and objectives, membership criteria and benefits. He also elaborated on the matching fund concept adopted by AMIC as well as intellectual property rights and its shared ownership by the centre and its members. Dr Cyrille Schwob, the Chief Technology Officer seconded to the AMIC from EADS Innovation Works shared his vision of the research projects to be adopted by AMIC and the value to be derived from collaboration work with AMIC. The question and answer session assisted the participants to understand more about AMIC particularly on the research projects and funding requirements, eligibility, and form of participation. Towards the end of the briefing, a matchmaking session was conducted in which 3 groups explored prospective collaboration projects involving Kenaf Fiber, Spoiler Design and Biofuel-algae projects. AMIC was incorporated on 16 of May as a Public Limited by Guarantee to be a research centre dedicated to developing innovative technology solutions for advanced aero structures design, manufacturing processes & new materials with the objective of elevating Malaysian aerospace manufacturers industries to the next level. It will also focus on development of new technologies to secure the ‘design and build’ work packages and also to upgrade expertise in advanced aero manufacturing and increase industry generated intellectual property (IP). AMIC will continue to be proactive in encouraging more companies to engage with local universities in projects with a clear route to market. To this end, future event will showcase ongoing projects that are being conducted by AMIC and solicit views of partners to address issues to increase the success and timely delivery of its research projects.

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