CREST FASTRACK Design & Development and Innovation Request Proposal

CREST FASTRACK Design & Development and Innovation Request Proposal

CREST is opening for collaborative Design & Development and Innovation proposal submissions under a new Fastrack RDCI scheme for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia. The design and development project needs to be completed within 12 months within a RM250,000 maximum cap with good outcomes related to technical innovation, prototype, and intellectual property. Other terms and conditions are applicable.

This proposal shall be a collaboration between Industry and Academia and shall be within the scope of the following technologies :

  • A. CREST E&E Technology Areas
  • B. NIMP 2030 Technology Areas

A. CREST Technology Areas

LED Optoelectronics

IoT Embedded Systems

IC Design, Test & Validation

Advanced Materials & Packaging

Industry 4.0

Drones & Autonomous Vehicles

Leverage our core technology and knowhow in E&E to develop high value added solutions and services to adjacent sectors, creating economic impact and society benefits

Digital Healthcare

Precision Farming

Future Transportation

Digital Manufacturing

Innovative & Intelligent City

B. NIMP 2030 Technology Areas

NIMP 2023

E&E Key Related Technologies

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  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Automation and Robotics
  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Packaging
  • Aerospace – Avionics, Composites Aero Structures. Aero Components
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automotive Electronics / Electric Vehicle Component
  • Autonomous Robot
  • Blockchain
  • Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electronics Chemical
  • Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing
  • Internet of Things
  • Neuro Technology
  • Printed Circuit Board Design
  • Renewable Energy
  • Semiconductor Fab, Design, Characterization, Test and Assembly
  • Simulation
  • Solar Cell
  • System Integration

This RFP submitted project proposals will be evaluated by an independent technical panel for a matching grant scheme and will award successful collaborative technical and business proposals with good Design & Development and Innovation elements.

Key Requirements

Fastrack RDCI

Design & Development and Innovation of E&E Product, Services or Solutions
TRL 6 to 9
Priority on NIMP Identified Areas or CREST E&E Areas
Demonstration of D&D and Innovation Thru MVP or Prototype
Inventions and Intellectual Property Outcome
Involves High Technical Knowhow
Completes Within 12 Months

CREST FASTRACK Design & Development and Innovation Request Proposal

Inquiries and proposals can be submitted to CREST using the Fastrack Design & Development and Innovation Project Proposal Form before the closing date via email to Terms & conditions apply.

Opening Date: 20 January 2024
Closing Date: 20 February 2024

Let’s Collaborate

Do you have an idea or a solution that you want to bring to life?