Fuel Up Your Innovation

If you are an approved NTIS applicant with a ready solution looking for a fund to grow your innovation, you’re in luck. Opportunity knocks on many doors under NTIS thanks to our access to our growing network of funding partners.

Finding Your Fit

Let us help you find out the most suitable funding and support to take your solution to the next level.

I have completed my lab testing phase with clear results that prove the functionality of my solution. Next stop? Testing and Validation in a live environment!

Sandbox 1: Single Site Testing

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    100% grant funding of eligible costs. Available up to RM250,000 disbursed on a milestone basis.
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    Sandbox activities at a single site only.
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    Maximum 6 months project duration.
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    For technology validation, market validation & regulatory compliance activity

Sandbox 2: Multiple Site Testing

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    70% grant funding of eligible costs with remaining 30% self-funded. Available up to RM500,000 disbursed on a milestone basis
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    Sandbox activities at multiple sites.
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    Maximum 6 months project duration.
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    For technology validation, market validation & regulatory compliance activities.

I have completed my testing and validation of my solution not only in the lab but also in a live environment. I am ready to hop onto my commercialisation journey! 

Sandbox 3: Commercialisation Fund

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    70% funding (grant + convertible promissory note) of eligible cost. Available up to RM4,000,000 disbursed on a milestone basis.
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    Commercialisation of validated technologies/products.
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    Maximum of 18 months project duration.
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    For commercialisation activities.

Sandbox 4: Corporate Fund

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    1:1 Matching funding between MTDC and approved corporate partner
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    For validation or commercialisation activities
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    Duration depending on project requirements

Scope of Funding

Here are what will be covered under the funding approved

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    Technology Licensing/Consultation Fees
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    Product registration/regulatory compliance costs
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    Cost of production for Sandbox Technology/Product
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    Outsourcing costs
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    IP-related costs, including novelty search, patent drafting & legal costs
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    Technology validation activities
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    Market validation activities
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    Operational expenditures
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    Purchase of machinery & equipment
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    Technology Licensing/Consultation Fees
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    Product registration/regulatory compliance costs
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    Cost of production for Sandbox Technology/Product
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    Outsourcing costs
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    IP-related costs, including novelty search, patent drafting & legal costs
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    Operational expenditures
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    Advertising, Marketing & Promotional activities

Basic Eligibility

Malaysian or Malaysian Owned Companies that have been successfully accepted into the National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) are eligible to apply for the government funding under NTIS. 

More funding alternatives offered by our corporate partners are also available for other applicants. Companies that are not entitled for funding will still have access to other assistance and support offered by NTIS.

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    > 51% equity owned by Malaysian
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    Must be a Malaysian entity (Minimum: Limited Liability Partnership) to be eligible for funding
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    Successfully accepted into the National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS)
Are Foreign Companies Allowed to Apply? Yes.
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    > 51% equity owned by foreign
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    Applicants are eligible to apply for the Sandbox programme but not entitled for Government funding
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    Foreign technology allowed
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    Preference (Weightage) is given to local technology
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    JV Plan / Incorporation of Malaysia-owned entity, upon approval of application

  A quick reference to TRL

TRL is a method developed by NASA to estimate a technologies maturity. Need an example of how TRL works? Let us take you through.

Imagine you are designing a tyre for vehicles.

  TRL 1

Ideation

Basics principles are observed and reported
One day you’re at your lab, and you got an idea. To develop a synthetic rubber compound. You put this on a report and start investigating.

  TRL 2

Innovation begins

Basic principles observed so practical applications can be formulated
After investigation you concluded that the synthetic rubber can be used to create tyres that can be used for cars.

  TRL 3

Proof of concept

Analytical and laboratory studies are required to see if the technology is viable
The rubber is tested in the lab for strength to prove that it’s suitable to be made into tyres.

  TRL 4

Component test

Laboratory testing of the prototype component
You begin a sample of rubber to test in your lab durability if used as tyre.

  TRL 5

Prototype construction

Laboratory testing of the integrated system
You have created a prototype rubber on a wheel, close to a real tyre.

  TRL 6

Alpha testing

Prototype system demonstrated in an operational environment
The tyre is now mounted on a wheel and tested on a rolling road.

  TRL 7

Beta testing

Completed design tested in real environment
The tyre is now assembled into a real vehicle and be tested on a real road.

  TRL 8

Certification

Proven to work under its expected conditions and certified to be used
The tyre is now certified safe to be used on the road.

  TRL 9

System proven to successfully function

Ready for commercial deployment
The tyre has now been tested through a life cycle to ensure it is safe for use.

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

National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) Secretariat, c/o Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC)
03 8324 4829ntis.enquiries@sandbox.gov.my
Operating Hours : 10 AM – 5 PM (Monday - Friday)

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