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Fast Tracking Your Innovation

You have big dreams for your innovation to transform our nation. But perhaps there are some challenges to accelerate further. Being in an Innovation Sandbox gives you the opportunity to test and validate your tech solutions in a controlled live environment under relaxed regulations.

Your Vision,
Our Future

The National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) was first announced as part of the Short-Term Recovery Plan (PENJANA) in June 2020 and subsequently launched on 19 August, 2020 by the Prime Minister. A programme that allows researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to test their products and services in a live environment and qualify for grants to bring those products and services to market. NTIS relaxes certain regulatory requirements to accelerate the development of innovation from the R&D stage to being commercially ready. With an RM100 million allocation, it was tasked with fast-tracking the nation’s aspiration to become  an innovation-driven economy.

Spearheaded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), with MaGIC as the lead secretariat, NTIS aims to create high-skilled job opportunities to increase Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Gross National Income (GNI) and social inclusion, as well as to enhance the participation, investment and collaboration in research by the private sector.

The vision of NTIS was first conceived with two goals. First is to champion local innovation and to create a smoother pathway for Malaysian technology to get to market. Second, is to use NTIS as a testbed for disruptive technologies that would enable Malaysia to solve some of our grand challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Among the missions that the Prime Minister entrusted NTIS to embark are to:

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    Drastically reduce dependency on foreign labour
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    Increase employment opportunities for Malaysians
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    Increase Gross Domestic Product (GDP)/Gross National Income (GNI)
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    Enhance the participation, investment and collaboration in research by the private sector
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    Improve the country’s commercialisation rate
Spearheaded By
NTIS Secretariat
Main Funding Partner

Benefits & Support

We aim to accelerate companies to launch advanced technology applications in various sectors and drive innovation in Malaysia. Here’s how we have got your back.

Capacity building programmes
Market access
Funding facilitation
Testbed and test environment facilitation
Facilitation / review of regulations and laws
Multi-industry adoption

Technology Drivers

We are open to all technologies, priority is given to 10 science & technology drivers guided by the 10-10 Malaysian Science, Technology, Innovation and Economic Framework, or 10-10 MySTIE Framework by the Akademi Sains Malaysia that can enable the nation to solve some of the grand challenges that our country is facing.

Bioscience Technology
Cyber Security & Encryption
4D/5D Printing
Advanced Intelligent
Advanced Material
Augmented Analytics
& Data Discovery
Sensor Technology
Neuro Technology

Socio-Economic Sectors

The technology drivers that NTIS accepts through our application aim to transform these targeted industries or socio-economic sectors based on 10-10 MySTIE Framework by the Akademi Sains Malaysia.

Agriculture & Forestry

Medical & Healthcare

Business Financial Services

Smart Engineering & Manufacturing

Smart Cities & Transportation



Environment & Biodiversity

Culture Arts & Tourism

Water & Food

Let’s Get in Touch

Whether you’re an individual with a neat tech solution, a tech-based startup, established tech-based organisation or academia; we love to talk about innovation and how you can fit into the ecosystem. 

Our Contact Information

Lobby Level 5, Enterprise 4, MRANTI Park, 43300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hourse : 10 AM -4PM (Monday - Friday)


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