Foreword by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Welcome to the Centre for Research and Innovation Management - CRIM- our home on the web and I thank you for your interest in Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka - UTeM. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight features that make CRIM and UTeM an outstanding choice for very bright and talented students as well as industry's choice for smart collaboration.
Centre for Research and Innovation Management has its beginning as University Industry Centre (UNIC)- of Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) which was formed in June 2002 to foster effort in smart partnership between UTeM and industries. Enhancing and widening of strategic and smart partnerships with industries are crucial in facilitating transfer of knowledge and the sharing of expertise and experience of both parties. The University also provide intellectual support for Small and Medium Enterprises in developing their business activities.
The University is committed to the further enhancement of its research quality and productivity by investing in excellence and by exploring new innovative ways of collaborating that will ensure the generation high quality research outcomes closely aligned to state, national and international research priorities. Therefore on 17 March 2009, UNIC was renamed as Centre for Research and Innovation Management (CRIM) in order to give more focus on furthering enhancement in research and innovation.
The University is committed to the further enhancement of its research quality and productivity by investing in excellence and by exploring new, innovative ways of collaborating that will ensure we generate high quality research outcomes closely aligned to state, national and international research priorities. While basic and directed research remains vital to our research effort, UTeM must strengthen the impact of our research by further developing the links between our researchers, government, industry and the wider community. Emphasis will be given to collaboration with national and multinational strategic industries.
Multi-disciplinary ‘research thrusts’ have been one strategy to improve the University’s profile and its responsiveness to complex questions of national significance. The establishment of research centers is a complementary strategy along this line. The University will complement its existing strategies for the creation of internationally competitive research centers with the development of a range of research priority clusters. These will be outstanding, multidisciplinary research groupings that are well-placed to leverage national and international funding. The University will continually seek to improve its performance in the commercialization of its research, including growth in technology licensing, patents, and contract research and consultancies. These strategies will underpin the long-term sustainability of our research and innovation activities.
It is our sincere hope that this brief notes would be able to convey to web visitors, universities, industries and public communities, the cutting edge and pioneering research works that UTeM has embarked on. It is also our intention to make known of the readiness of UTeM in forging strategic partnerships with partners from outside the university in areas that are critical to the development of our beloved nation. We hope that you have an enjoyable time visiting the Expo and in particular UTeM’s booths. Please feel free to contact us at CRIM, and we warmly welcome enquiries from potential partners in research, consultancy and innovative activities.
PROF. IR. DR. MOHD. JAILANI BIN MOHD. NOR
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)