The Advanced Technologies Innovative Alliance Sdn Bhd (ATIA) will be collaborating with three local companies to set up the first Centre of Excellence For Robotics in Malaysia, which will be based in Cyberjaya. The centre would be a platform to develop effective technology infrastructure to improve the quality life of people in line with the state government’s ‘smart state’ agenda by 2025. The centre, which will operate from Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Malaysia’s (MCMC) Tower 2, will also promote the government’s economic growth through cluster developments in Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Puchong and Cyberjaya.
In addition, RM1.5 million has also been invested for the advancement of Gigabit speed Internet network (one gigabit per second) and a data centre which would address top priority challenges, stimulate investments, enhance efficiency and create next generation jobs to fuel sustainable growth.
The centre would serve as a facilitator to local IT companies and robotic experts from South Korea to develop a platform to promote collaboration and strengthen linkages between technology institutes in the field of ICT and robotics.
The Centre of Excellence will also strive to produce highly-skilled engineers who will pave way to the future of technology industry. As a future plan, the group would bring in more than 150 Korean information and communications technology companies to start business matching.
As the UAE's grip on the evolution towards a full-bodied Smart City tightens, initiatives like a technology park, where R&D leads innovation and not just sales, could one day position the nation as one of the global leaders in the field of technology conception. The positive side-effects include tremendous opportunities that could push Emirati engineers to new levels. A great living example of this push can be seen today at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre where Emirati Astronauts are being trained for their first mission to Mars.