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.



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