News & Announcements

CREST R&D Grant Cycle 1/2020 is now open!

CREST offers the fund via the packages below, each with different incentives:

i. Open R&D Grant

– CREST R&D Grant is not limited to E&E discipline but should support E&E industry sector. With accommodating intellectual property arrangement, industry involvement in the research enables the research result to be prepositioned to industry application, increasing the potential for commercialisation at research completion.
Website link for Guidelines and Forms:

ii. Targeted R&D Grant
– The Targeted R&D projects will drive new technology development and innovation (products, solutions) for intended market verticals. These will be shaped by the Technology & Market trends Input from industry and academia partners.
– Areas of interest for Targeted R&D are:

  1. artificial intelligence and machine learning for application in digital or connected healthcare, digital manufacturing, precision farming, future of transportation and sustainable smart living,
  2. sensors, devices and software for intelligence systems,
  3. imaging, sensing and navigation technologies for drones and driverless/autonomous vehicles,
  4. application-specific IC design,
  5. advanced wireless communication technologies for smart systems, (f). advanced materials and packaging solutions for semiconductor IC and optoelectronics devices,
  6. sustainable energy solutions including harvesting, generating, storage, distribution and management systems,
  7. applications of light emitting diodes or optical systems for healthcare, farming, life sciences etc.

– CREST R&D Grant is not limited to E&E discipline but should support E&E industry sector. With accommodating intellectual property arrangement, industry involvement in the research enables the research result to be prepositioned to industry application, increasing the potential for commercialisation at research completion. The Targeted R&D projects will drive new technology development and innovation (products, solutions) for intended market verticals. These will be shaped by the Technology & Market trends input from industry and academia partners.
Click here to view the CURRENT FOCUS AREAS.

– CREST are inviting proposal for collaboration between academic researchers and industry partners in developing core technologies in Electrical & Electronics, IT, Biomedical and Life Sciences for applications in these emerging market verticals, but not limited to Connected Healthcare, Precision Farming, Future of Transportation, Digital Manufacturing and Sustainable Smart Living.


Website link for Guidelines and Forms


Click here to view the Driving Industry-Driven Collaborative R&D through Our Key Clusters and Domain Areas
Contact Person: Cik Azahian: azahian@utar.edu.my; Ext 846, UTAR Sg Long Campus

Ms Banu: banu@utar.edu.my; Ext 848, UTAR Sg Long Campus
Application Procedure:
A. RECOMMENDATION & SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Documents to be submitted in one (1) set of hardcopy and softcopy to IPSR::
  1. CREST Application documents
  2. FM-IPSR-R&D-066-Executive Summary
  3. FM-IPSR-R&D-007 Recommendations Form from Research Centre & Faculty
  4. FM-IPSR-R&D-055-Institutional Screening Form - External Fund Application (evaluated by 2 panels at Faculty level)

Please email the softcopy to banu@utar.edu.my or azahian@utar.edu.my

Submission due date to IPSR: 14 February 2020 (Friday)

Note:
- Recommended applications will be submitted to CREST
- Due date to CREST is 29 February 2019