With the mission to develop a strategic roadmap for innovative entrepreneurship development in the state of Perak, the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creative Centre (MaGIC) and Perak State Government through its agency, KPerak Implementation and Coordination Corporation (KPerak), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 6 during the Pangkor Dialogue 2016 at Casuarina@Meru.
The annual dialogue, held to inspire sustainable economic growth in the region, witnessed the MOU signing ceremony between CEO of MaGIC, Ashran Dato’ Ghazi and KPerak’s CEO, Mohd Nazaruddin Mohd Yusoff and was attended by Menteri Besar Perak, Dato’ Seri Diraja Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.
“Malaysia has recognised the importance of creativity and innovation in helping transform our nation by 2020. The state of Perak looks forward to working with MaGIC on this strategic roadmap where it will not only help local entrepreneurs to hone their business skills but also develop great ideas into viable business,” said Dr Zambry in his opening speech.
The MOU captured three key points of agreement. First, to cultivate the grassroots adoption of Malaysia’s National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) by giving greater support to the state’s entrepreneurs; second, is to tailor strategic entrepreneurship training and labs for future MaGIC initiatives; and third is to explore how best to help the state to become the entrepreneurship hub for Malaysia’s northern region.
“It is great to have the opportunity to collaborate with the future entrepreneurs in Perak, sharing knowledge and experiences. MaGIC is working to transform the entrepreneurship landscape across the whole of Malaysia and I hope our cooperation with Perak will be a sign of things to come,” said Ashran.
This also signifies MaGIC’s commitment to work together with the local communities and develop a new crop of entrepreneurs in Malaysia where they will support and nurture entrepreneurs at every stage of their startup journey. The strategic roadmap will drive involvement from entrepreneurs (existing and aspirational) in the state of Perak.