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Join the UK-Malaysia Digital Innovation Programme 2022

The UK-Malaysia Digital Innovation Programme aims to connect UK tech businesses with leading Malaysian corporates and to take advantage of the fast-growing market opportunities in this region.

It was launched by His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, Natalie Black CBE alongside Andrew Mitchell CMG, Director General, Exports & UK Trade, DIT at London Tech Week 2022.

This inaugural programme is supported by the Digital Trade Network, MyDigital Corporation (Economic Planning Unit of Malaysia Prime Minister’s Department), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates, Sunway Group.

If you are a UK business looking to expand to Malaysia and the region, we are here to help.

Why Join the UK-Malaysia Digital Innovation Programme

It is:

  • A platform to connect to Malaysia’s tech ecosystem and explore potential commercial or partnership opportunities in Malaysia
  • A pathway for potential entry into the Net Zero Lab at Sunway iLabs, the innovation arm of Sunway Group and Sunway University. Selection into the Net Zero Lab comes with an offer of up to US$1 million investment, workshops to help you design meaningful collaborations with local ecosystem partners, and opportunities for follow-on investments to expand regionally
  • An opportunity to pitch for potential pilot projects with Sunway and the Malaysian ecosystem through the in-person Demo Day in Malaysia

We’re looking for UK startups with products and solutions in the areas of:

  • Food Security
  • Smart Cities
  • Circular Economy
  • Renewable & Efficient Energy

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Launch Event

If you missed our launch event, please feel free to watch our session recording here.


Programme Format

The programme is conducted in a hybrid format. The Launch Event, Engagement Workshops with Sunway iLabs and 1:1 support by IoT Tribe to refine your pitch and prepare for the Demo Day would be held virtually. It will then culminate in an in-person Demo Day in Malaysia, where you will have the opportunity to pitch for entry into Sunway iLabs' Net Zero Lab, a potential investment of up to US$1 million, as well as potential pilot projects with Sunway and the Malaysian ecosystem.

Programme Timeline

Application Close 31 Jan

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Terms and Conditions

We’re looking for high-growth startups that meet the following criteria:

  • Company must be registered in the UK
  • Has a product/solution in one of these areas: Food Security, Smart Cities, Circular Economy, Renewable & Efficient Energy 
  • Has the desire and resources to expand into the Malaysian market
  • Able and willing to commit to attending all the session of the programme and travel to Malaysia for the Demo Day in March 2023 (Please note that cost of travel to Malaysia are to be borne by the participants)

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the UK–Malaysia Digital Innovation Programme, please contact:

Thomas Conlon


DIT Kuala Lumpur


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