At TechMatch ASEAN 2017, MDEC announced Sunway iLabs as Malaysia’s fifth Malaysia Digital Hub™. As a Digital Hub, Sunway iLabs will offer start-ups the opportunity for global expansion, ready access to high-speed broadband and fibre optic connectivity, funding and facilitation opportunities, workforce-ready ecosystem, technologically focused and a holistic convenience and lifestyle experience.
“We are delighted to announce Sunway iLabs as Malaysia’s fiBh Digital Hub™. Digital hubs provide start-ups and tech entrepreneurs the connections and dynamic workspaces to achieve rapid growth and help Malaysia establish itself as a digital and tech hub in the ASEAN region,” said Chief Executive Officer MDEC, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood.
“Our target in 2017 was to establish three Digital Hubs and we are happy that we have surpassed our target.” she added.
“As a Malaysia Digital Hub™, Sunway iLabs strengthens its position in the start-up eco-system and expands its partnership with MDEC. We will now be able to link start-ups to programmes such as the Malaysian Tech Entrepreneur Programme which provides end-to-end support for start-up communities beyond Asia who wants to base their business in Malaysia,” said Director Sunway iLabs, Matt Van Leeuwen.
Malaysia Digital Hub™ is awarded to participating partners to catalyse the economy by attracting and maintaining start-ups and its ecosystems, focusing on high speed broadband and soft offerings.
Digital Hub™ is a co-working space that allows the setup of tech and digital start-ups in a conducive environment. The space provides the opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect to global markets and the digital ecosystem.
Malaysia Digital Hub provides G.R.O.W.T.H. opportunities for businesses:
• G – Global expansion opportunities for growing start-ups
• R – Ready access to high-speed broadband and fibre optic connectivity
• O – Optimised for funding and facilitation opportunities
• W – Workforce-ready via a robust talent development ecosystem
• T - Technologically focused to attract global tech companies as anchor tenants
• H - Holistic convenience and lifestyle experience
Participating partners include APW, The Co., Common Ground, WORQ and Sunway Innovation Labs.