Applications open on 15 July 2020.
Government departments or agencies who oversee regulations and laws that oversee a certain industry.
MOSTI is spearheading the NTIS, supported by the NTIS Secretariat represented by MaGIC, TPM, MIMOS and Futurise to coordinate and facilitate its implementation.
We welcome more partners to join us as industry and tech experts, investors, facility and programme providers. Please email to email@example.com
TRL is a method for estimating the maturity of technologies during the acquisition phase of a programme, which is developed by NASA. It is divided into 9 levels as below:
Yes. There will be some general feedback provided.
Yes, but please note the NTIS programme only allows one application per company per cohort.
The programme is ongoing with applications being processed on a monthly cohort basis.
No. We would not provide a sample of complete NTIS submission.
Each application has to have its own cost.
The NTIS focus is to help technology and regulatory adoption challenges locally.
Malaysian individuals or Malaysian-owned companies. The primary applicant must be a Malaysian citizen above 18 years old and residing in Malaysia.
Applications will be processed in cohorts (batches). Each cohort will usually require 31 working days of processing, subject to the completeness of information submitted.
Applicants will be notified on the status of their application by email once it has been screened.
Applications are open from 15 July 2020 onwards. The online form is available at www.sandbox.gov.my.
NTIS applicants’ solution must be at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6. TRL is a method for estimating the maturity of technologies during the acquisition phase of a programme, developed at NASA.
Provide high-level concepts for the initial application process. Ideas submitted will receive email acknowledgement by the secretariat and is an overview of the concept. Submission will be kept strictly private and accessible to the secretariat only.
There is no limit to the number of applications but all applicants are strongly encouraged to prioritise their projects.
There is no application fee.
NTIS can consider foreign technology provided that the solutions are owned by a Malaysian majority owned company. However, this solution is not eligible for funding under MTDC.
For an application to be considered for Greenlane, the applicant would need to have received financing from a government ministry, agency or GLC.
For more information on Greenlane, kindly refer to the guide in the application form.
MTDC’s role is to provide relevant funding for products/technologies/ services that resulted from local R&D output or innovations from prototype to commercialisation stage, which have been accepted into the National Technology & Innovation Sandbox programme. MTDC will facilitate access to funding for SMEs/startups to develop and to conduct validation processes or to commercialise their products/technologies/services in a controlled environment (sandbox). Besides that, MTDC will also be responsible to monitor the utilisation of the approved funds.
There are four funds offered by MTDC via the NTIS program as follows:
*Eligible costs for the funds include, but are not limited to the following:
The funds are open to all Malaysian Companies registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia, excluding sole proprietorships. The eligibility for each fund is subjected to additional terms and criteria which have been determined for each fund.
Duration of the Sandbox Funding is as follows:-
As long as the agency that provided you with the grant acknowledges your product and endorses your application, you are considered as part of the Greenlane application. However, it is subject to the completion of Greenlane endorsement steps as specified in the Greenlane endorsement guide.
ABC can be an applicant as long as ABC has obtained the letter of ownership and letter of acknowledgement/ agreement from the technology owner/ technology joint-owner on using the technology as part of the sandbox testing. However, the fund will only be awarded to ABC and its client, technology owner and/or any persons identified by MTDC may be required to sign the Personal/Corporate Guarantee and Indemnity Agreement.
As long as it is a brand-new innovative product/business model/product that is facing any regulatory hurdles are eligible for funding. However, the product must be commercialised to the market.
MTDC will only recognise any costs incurred for any particular projects for the period of three (3) months prior from the application date to MTDC.
A promissory note is a financial instrument that contains a written promise by one party (the note's issuer or maker) to pay another party (the note's payee) a definite sum of money, either on-demand or at a specified future date. Under this funding instrument, the value of the debt may be converted into equity in the form of preference shares. The conversion to equity will only be done upon mutual agreement of the fund recipient and MTDC. This arrangement would be similar to a soft loan.
No, you still need to follow the steps as per the Greenlane endorsement Guide.
The NTIS does not limit your application to other government funding/grants. However, please note that other grant/funding agencies may refer to the NTIS to find out about the funding received. MTDC has no restrictions on this. However, kindly note that you are not allowed to apply for the same item applied under the Sandbox Fund with other government funding/grants.
Yes, MTDC’s funding programmes are independent of the NTIS programme. However, please note that MTDC does not allow funding of the same item/project.
You may reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
An official certified true copy company letter that states that the application belongs to the company is sufficient to prove the technology ownership.
An official certified true copy company letter that stated that the application belongs to the company is sufficient to prove the technology ownership.
There is no prescribed format for the lab test report. As long as the lab test report provided shows that testing results and outcome of the testing’s, it is sufficient.
Yes, as long as you could provide the receipt of registration on the MyIPO registration.
We have two different technical evaluation teams. Nonetheless if required, an external technical agency will also support the evaluation process.
Yes, a policy recommendation is sufficient for us to consider the approval of your application but it is subject to approval from by the Executive Selection Committee and Funding Committee
No. We will facilitate the regulatory assistance for local regulators only
No collaborator needed for you to apply for this grant.
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