CREST Targeted R&D Grant Cycle 1/2020 Opens

Announcement of the opening of the CREST Targeted R&D Grant Cycle 1/2020


CREST is pleased to announce the opening of the application for CREST Targeted R&D Grant Cycle 1/2020 to researchers from the institutions of higher learning and the industries. The Targeted R&D projects will drive new technology development and innovation (products, solutions) for intended market verticals. These will be shaped by the Technology & Market trends Input from industry and academia partners.

Areas of interest for Targeted R&D are (a). artificial intelligence and machine learning for application in digital or connected healthcare, digital manufacturing, precision farming, future of transportation and sustainable smart living, (b). sensors, devices and software for intelligence systems, (c). imaging, sensing and navigation technologies for drones and driverless/autonomous vehicles, (d). application-specific IC design, (e). advanced wireless communication technologies for smart systems, (f). advanced materials and packaging solutions for semiconductor IC and optoelectronics devices, (g). sustainable energy solutions including harvesting, generating, storage, distribution and management systems, (h). applications of light emitting diodes or optical systems for healthcare, farming, life sciences etc.

We are inviting proposal for collaboration between academic researchers and industry partners in developing core technologies in Electrical & Electronics, IT, Biomedical and Life Sciences for applications in these emerging market verticals, but not limited to Connected Healthcare, Precision Farming, Future of Transportation, Digital Manufacturing and Sustainable Smart Living.


Driving Industry-Driven Collaborative R&D through Our Key Clusters and Domain Areas



download key cluster description

download CREST R&D Project Application Form

download Targeted Research Grant Agreement Template


Submit your application and supporting documents in both hardcopy and softcopy before 28th February 2020 to the addresses below.


Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST)
sains@usm, Block C, Ground Floor, No. 10 Persiaran Bukit Jambul,
11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, MALAYSIA or