Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

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Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) is the Malaysian ministry in charge of research, telecommunication and information technology. Created in 1973 as the "Ministry of Technology, Research and Local Government", its main purpose is to improve competitiveness in the fields of science and technology through the generation of knowledge and sustainable development. MOSTI also provides grants for research. Funds available are placed under specialized schemes, such as ScienceFund, TechnoFund (Pre-commercialization and IP acquisition fund), InnoFund (Enterprise innovation and community innovation fund), eHCD (Human capital development fund), eIRPA, and the Brain Gain fund.


2.  Agencies and institutions: The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) controls and supervises a number of institutions that are responsible in providing technical services to the government and the public:

 

Besides these agencies and institutions, MOSTI also supervises companies that are set up by the government or through incorporation of a government body:

Ministers of Science, Technology and Innovation

No. Minister Tenure of service
1 Tan Sri Datuk Amar Ong Kee Hui 1973 - 1978
2 Tan Sri Datuk Stephen Yong Kuet Tze 19781993
3 Tan Sri Law Heng Deing 1993 - Mar 2004
4 Dato' Sri Dr. Jamaluddin Jarjis Mar 2004 – 17 Mar 2008
5 Datuk Dr. Maximus Ongkili 18 Mar 2008 – 14 May 2013
6 Ewon Ebin 15 May 2013 - present



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