Innovation Forum KL (IFKL) 2018

The Faculty of Medicine University of Malaya (UM) in association with the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Business and Accountancy and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will be hosting Innovation Forum Kuala Lumpur (IFKL) on 21 and 22 September 2018 at Bangunan Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Faculty of Business and Accountancy and Dewan Tunku Canselor, UM respectively. The first day of forum is open to students, scientist, engineers and clinicians and others who have interest in medical technology development. The forum is also open to the public on the second day of the event.

The two-day forum will highlight topics on innovation and technology in the health care industry aligned with its theme “Entrepreneurship in Health Care” whilst discussing on the future and evolution of today’s technologies. With venues scattered around the world, this year’s event will be the first of its kind to be held in Malaysia.
The forum will be officiated by Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah (Director General of Health) and among prominent figures who will share their insights during the event include Azran Osman Rani (Co-founder Naluri Hidup Sdn Bhd, ex-AirAsia X and iflix CEO), Professor Dato’ Dr Asma Ismail (President Academy Science Malaysia, ASM and Vice Chancellor Universiti Sains Malaysia), Dr. Dhesi Baha Raja (Special Officer to Minister of Health), Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim (CEO MIMOS Berhad), Low Ngai Yuen (CEO Global Entrepreneurship Movement Association), Sheikh Manzoor Ghani (Director Business Operations SAS Malaysia), Dang Tai Luk (CEO Mynews Holdings Berhad), and Prusothman Sina Raja (Co-founder Privi Medical).

Apart from these focus sessions, this event will also include Business Idea Competition where 10 teams will pitch their innovative medical proposal to a six-panel judge coming from multi-disciplinary backgrounds related to entrepreneurship, healthcare, science and technology.

The organizers intend to bring together all stakeholders in the value creation chain from clinicians, industry experts, regulatory bodies and innovators to discuss and develop relevant and commercially viable technology. This includes pharmaceuticals, medical biotechnology, medical devices and health related computer technology development. By doing so will help facilitate communication and collaboration between all key stakeholders to develop viable medical technology conceived by academia. In turn, it hopes to create excitement and highlight the possibilities available in translating technology from the bench to business, so that students from both undergraduate and postgraduate disciplines can venture into this industry.

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