Message From Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

UTM is an Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Research university in engineering, science and technology situated in a strategic part of Kuala Lumpur and Iskandar Malaysia economic corridor, Johor Bahru. Thriving towards sustainable impact, UTM has established a holistic and conducive innovation ecosystem in which the academia, industries, communities and government agencies are able to co-create, co-develop and be actively involved in finding innovative solutions to challenges faced that would impede our nation-building.

To realize this aim, UTM has various platforms and programmes recognized by the Ministry that enrich university-industry collaborations such as the “Academia Industry Exchange Programme”, “4th IR Competence Centre”, “Higher Education Centre of Excellence” and “Industry Centre of Excellence”.

At UTM, our university-industry collaboration goes beyond research and development activities. We aspire to nurture talents in response to the fast changing global and economic landscape and the need for specialised skills in the workforce. Curating new knowledge and skills can only be attained by engaging hand in hand with others outside the university.

I do believe that this prospectus will provide our potential partners an insight into various programmes and opportunities at UTM. We also understand the need to design our collaborations to meet different needs of our stakeholders, hence we look forward for
you to join us at UTM!

“Vitalizing Academia – Industry – Community Nexus”.


Prof. Datuk Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia