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The Edge speaks to CREST and MIMOS on what’s in store for Malaysia’s E&E industry.

The CREST Story

Catalyst for Malaysia’s Technology Ecosystem since 2012

CREST'S Unfinished Business

Over the past 10 years, CREST has facilitated the approval of Malaysian Government grants for 161 collaborative R&D projects which are scrutinised by its Board of Directors to ensure industry relevance.
Technology Clusters

Leading the Way in
Research & Innovation

We bring together the best and brightest minds in the industry, working tirelessly to develop and deliver the latest cutting-edge technologies.

Cluster Programs

Discover the
Next-Gen Solutions

Our Cluster Programs projects bring together industry, academia, and government to create vibrant innovation ecosystems that foster growth and sustainability.

Key Statistics at a Glance

167

R&D Projects Approved

91

Projects Completed

122

CREST Members

15

Companies at CREST Place @Penang

CREST’s Contextual Research Culture Drives Impactful Solutions

“In bringing about such collaborations, CREST has created a new research culture whereby scientists must now engage with industries to solve industrial problems. I always emphasize that research must be in context. If you lose that context, research will not be as meaningful and impactful as it should be.”

Professor Dr. Zaidi Mohd Ripin

Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering and Head of TheVibrationLab, Universiti Sains Malaysia

“To produce a world-class dish, you need the right ingredients and a good chef. In the context of Collaborative R&D, CREST has shown us that it is possible for our local chefs to churn out world-class dishes using local materials in a local kitchen. That is a success story that more people should hear about.”

T.K. Tan

Managing Director of Clarion Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

“CREST has been instrumental in facilitating Collaborative R&D projects and serving as a catalyst for industry-academia collaborations. Sometimes, it’s not as simple as bringing the industry and the academia together, but also serving as a bridge for funding and matching the right parties together. CREST has played its role well.”

Goon Koon Yin

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of TT Vision Holdings Berhad

“Everybody understands that CREST operates neutrally. It does not have a hidden agenda, and therefore, it has established itself as a go-to place for the industry. If you want to do R&D together with universities, involve CREST. Because that is the most efficient way to get it done.”

Dr. David Lacey

Director of Advanced Development & Services, R&D, of ams OSRAM Group

“We were a CREST incubatee. We started in the rented CREST collaboration area. Over the years, we received great collaborative support and mentorship from CREST. I truly appreciate and recognise CREST’s efforts, especially in the Penang semiconductor industry.”

Cheah Hun Wah

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Oppstar Technology Berhad

Our Founding Members
& Ex-Officio

Meet the people behind our success.

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