KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 (Bernama) -- Innovation scout-talents will be on a
hunting trail to Melaka Tengah, Jasin and Alor Gajah districts in Melaka from
tomorrow to discover grassroots innovators at various villages.
The programme, known as "Jejak Inovasi", will take-off in conjunction with
the launch of the Community Innovation Centre (Innospace) Melaka, a set up to
enable grassroots or local community innovators to develop their ideas or
creativity and promote an innovative culture amongst Malaysians.
The event would be jointly launched by Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd
Ali Rustam and Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus
Ongkili at SIRIM’s office in Batu Berendam.
During the innovation walk, a group of 90 innovation scouts comprising
researchers, scientists, university students and patent experts led by Yayasan
Inovasi Malaysia (YIM) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
(MOSTI) will visit communities at various villages in the three districts to
discover how they translate their creativity through their own innovations.
"Apart from encouraging the grassroots inventors to enhance the quality
of their products, these volunteers will make sure that the inventors will reap
the benefits from their creativity," said Ongkili.
Innospace Melaka was the third Innospace Centre in Malaysia and the first in
Peninsular Malaysia to be set up while the first centre was launched in Sarawak
last year followed by Innospace Sabah which was launched in March this year.
Various activities coordinated by SIRIM Melaka have been lined up at
Innospace Melaka such as talks on creativity and innovation covering topics like
intellectual property, creative marketing and modern entrepreneurship and
hands-on workshops on auto-cad, innovative packaging and prototyping.