Oppstar Technology Sdn Bhd visits UTAR to foster collaboration

A group of delegates from Oppstar Technology Sdn Bhd paid a visit to UTAR Sungai Long Campus on 7 March 2022. The delegates consisted of Oppstar Technology Sdn Bhd Executive Director/CTO Cheah Hun Wah, Oppstar Technology Sdn Bhd Executive Director/CEO Ng Meng Thai and Oppstar Technology Sdn Bhd Vice President/CFO Chin Fung Wei.

They were welcomed by UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Dean Assoc Prof Ts Dr Yap Wun She, LKC FES Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee, LKC FES Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Head Assoc Prof Ir Dr Chang Yoong Choon, Division of Community and International Networking Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, LKC FES lecturer Dr Khaw Mei Kum and staff.

Also joining from Kampar Campus via video conference were Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) Dean Ir Prof Dr Ng Choon Aun, FEGT Department of Electronic Engineering Head Dr Lee Yu Jen, FEGT Department of Consultancy and Commercialisation Head Assoc Prof Ir Dr Teh Peh Chiong, and FEGT lecturers Ir Dr Loh Siu Hong and Assoc Prof Ir Dr Yeap Kim Ho.

The meeting commenced with the presentation of UTAR corporate video to enhance the delegates’ understanding of the overall development of the University. Cheah gave an introduction about Oppstar, while Ng explained the key focus areas of the company. Prof Ewe said that he believes there are still plenty of areas in which UTAR and Oppstar can work together and he looks forward to discussing them further on.

An in-depth discussion was carried out between the two parties, which promoted the exchange of information. Among the possible areas of collaboration discussed were IC design alliance strategy partnership, Work-Based Learning Programme, sharing of expertise and joint development of research, staff and student exchanges, academic development exchanges between both parties, industrial study visit, industrial placement, edupreneur and furthermore.

The meeting ended with the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MoA) and a memorandum of understanding (MoU), followed by a souvenir exchange.

Prof Ewe (left photo, most left) and Cheah (right photo, most right) discussing some potential areas of collaboration

Prof Ewe (left) and Cheah signing the MoA and MoU

Prof Ewe (left) and Cheah displaying the documents

Prof Ewe (left) presenting a token of appreciation to Cheah

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