CREST RDCI Request for Proposal

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CREST RDCI Request for Proposal

CREST is opening an RFP exercise for collaborative technical and business development proposals between Industry and Academia in areas of RDCI within electronic and electrical (E&E) technologies and related applications or market verticals either in:

  • A. CREST Technology Clusters
  • B. NIMP 2030 Technologies

A. CREST Technology Cluster

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

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 will be evaluated for a matching grant scheme intended to award successful collaborative technical and business proposals with RDCI elements of E&E technologies in Malaysia. Two key categories are Research and Development Project Proposals between TRL 5 to 7 and Commercialization and Innovation Project Proposals between TRL 7 to 9. Other key requirements are as below.

Category 1

Research & Development

Research and Development with Product, Services or Solutions Outcome
TRL 5 to 7
Category 2

Commercilization & Innovation

Design and Development of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or Prototype
TRL 7 to 9

Key Requirements

Priority on NIMP Identified Areas or CREST E&E Areas
Focused on Applied R&D
Demonstration of MVP or Prototype
Inventions and Intellectual Property Outcome
Involves High Skill Technical Knowhow & Talent
Completed Within 24 Months

Collaborative Research, Development, Commercialization or Innovation Proposals 2024 / 2025

Inquiries and proposals can be submitted to CREST using the pro-forma RFP 2024/2025 proposal template before the closing date via email to Terms & conditions apply.

Opening Date: 7 September 2023
Closing Date: 20 October 2023

Let’s Collaborate

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