The partnership was officiated at a ceremony held in conjunction with the National Innovation Conference and Exhibition (NICE) 2014 organised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).
Under the MoU, MIMOS and Esri will commit to collaboratively undertake research and development activities leveraging accelerated high-volume GIS analytics – using MIMOS Accelerator Library (Mi-AccLib) technology, and Integrity Platform (Mi-Trust) for GIS data leakage protection and custom-made geoprocessing tools.
The MoU also aims to support MIMOS’ Open Innovation Platform, which involves collaborative engagements with government agencies such as the Royal Malaysian Police, the Ministry of Health, Department of Immigration, Ministry of Defence, Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), and Department of Survey and Mapping (JUPEM).
Furthermore, the partnership will foster proactive technology and knowledge sharing between MIMOS and Esri, by facilitating joint R&D initiatives in accelerated technologies, cyber security, and Big Data Analytics (BDA).
In addition to these core activities, both parties will also conduct training programmes to develop and harness the geospatial skill sets of the local talent pool.
MIMOS President and CEO Datuk Abdul Wahab said technologies developed locally by MIMOS are capable of analysing high-volume geospatial information at a reduced infrastructure.
He said this capability will enable Malaysia to strengthen its defence and security agencies with the combined power of location-based technology and acceleration technology, at a low cost.
“With this collaboration, our national security and public safety agencies can modernise operations while saving time and money on resources,” Datuk Abdul Wahab said.
“Partnering with a leading GIS company like Esri proves that MIMOS is well-positioned to capture future growth in the global marketplace,” he added.
Esri Malaysia CEO Lai Chee Siew said the partnership would see MIMOS inspire hundreds of other organisations throughout the region.
“Through this new partnership, MIMOS can now equip organisations with access to unprecedented map-driven data and analysis, ensuring they can derive new insights and unearth patterns and trends that may otherwise remain buried in static reports and charts,” Mr Lai said.
“We believe through this collaboration, we can empower organisations with the right tools and technology to ensure they can continue to innovate and produce impactful outcomes.”
Esri Asia Pacific General Manager Leonard Jayamohan said that the collaboration with MIMOS marks another chapter in Esri’s contribution in Malaysia.
“I am excited that now Esri will not only provide existing technologies to Malaysia but will also be involved in research and development of new home-grown technologies that will empower and improve decision-making in the country,” Mr Jayamohan said.
MIMOS is Malaysia’s forefront technology provider in Information and Communications Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology and Nano-Semiconductor Technology. As a strategic agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), MIMOS contributes to raising Malaysia’s competitiveness by pioneering market creation for its partners through patentable technology platforms, products and solutions.
Led by accomplished leaders from the industry, academia and Government sector, MIMOS is powered by over 600 Researchers, Scientists, and Engineers who work on world-class design, research and development. With R&D competencies in ICT Value Chain, MIMOS sees technology as an enabler to all new economic growth areas. To date, MIMOS has successfully transferred its technology platforms, products and solutions to over 50 companies across six market segments. In 2012, MIMOS contributed 49.3% of Malaysia’s Total Filed Patent Applications at the Patent Cooperation Treaty. MIMOS was also ranked 6th in the Top PCT Application among Government-owned International Organisations (Government and Research Institutes) in 2012. (Source: WIPO Statistics Database, March 2013)
Serving a central role in Malaysia’s transformation journey and her ICT Vision, MIMOS endeavours to create a culture of innovation by nurturing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in the spirit of smart partnerships and inclusive growth models and strategies.
For more information on MIMOS, visit www.mimos.my.
About Esri Malaysia
Esri Malaysia is the nation’s foremost authority on Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and more specifically, Esri’s world-leading ArcGIS platform.
Esri Malaysia has worked diligently over the past three decades to build a strong track-record of achievement, earning the trust of the nation’s most progressive government agencies and commercial enterprises. Our reputation and commitment to quality has seen us awarded some of the country’s most important projects, including the roll out of the Malaysia Geospatial Data Infrastructure and the development of the Safe City Monitoring System. Through our association with the Boustead geospatial group and broader Esri distributor community, we have played a key role in furthering the adoption of GIS capabilities throughout the country.
Armed with a premium product and unique understanding of the ArcGIS platform, we are committed to delivering commercially responsible solutions for a stronger Malaysia.
To learn about Esri, visit www.esrimalaysia.com