MoU between UTAR and Tech-Store Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Prof Dato’ Ewe (left) and Mr Eugene Tan

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between UTAR and Tech-Store Malaysia Sdn Bhd on 13 May 2024 at UTAR Sungai Long Campus.

The signatories were UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat and Tech-Store Malaysia CEO Mr Eugene Tan Hock Lim. The witnesses were UTAR Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min and Tech-Store Malaysia Chief Financial Officer Ms Susie Chung Kim Lan.o:p>

The MoU aimed to establish a collaborative framework between UTAR and Tech-Store Malaysia Sdn Bhd to pursue joint research projects, share expertise, facilitate idea exchange, enable industrial study visits and placements for students, and support staff professional development through mutual visits and participation in relevant industry events.

Representing Tech-Store Malaysia at the ceremony were Client Engagement Director Dato’ Fahri Zaini bin Aminudin and HR & Admin Manager Ms Reinee Poo, along with their guests from Gamuda Group, namely Business Development & Contracts General Manager Mr Adrian Lim C. K. and Business Development & Systems (Special Projects) General Manager Mr Ho Kok Wai.

Also present at the ceremony were Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Deputy Dean for R&D and Postgraduate Programmes Assoc Prof Ir Dr Ling Lloyd, Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Computing Applications Chairperson Prof Ts Dr Yau Kok Lim, Centre for Railway Infrastructure and Engineering Chairperson Assoc Prof Ir Dr Chua Kein Huat, LKC FES academic Dr Khor Kok Chin, Office of International Affairs (OIA) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, OIA Assistant Manager Ms Wang Yiling and LKC FES students Lau Sim Yee and Yong Xin Yu.

Prof Dato’ Ewe delivering his speech

Prof Dato’ Ewe said, “Through such partnerships, we bridge the gap between theory and practice, translating cutting-edge research into real-world solutions. By bringing together the expertise and resources of both academia and industry, we can tackle complex challenges and drive innovation.”

Mr Eugene Tan delivering his speech

Mr Eugene Tan noted that many processes have become modular with technological advancements and are increasingly being replaced by automation. To keep pace with these changes, cooperation between corporations and academic institutions is essential for the next generation to excel. He expressed his anticipation for more collaborative projects with UTAR.

Prof Dato’ Ewe (middle) and Mr Eugene Tan (sixth from right) with UTAR staff and guests from Tech-Store Malaysia and Gamuda Group

From left: Prof Dato’ Ewe and Mr Eugene Tan

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