• UM Centre of Innovation and Enterprise
  • umcie@um.edu.my
  • 03-7967 7351

UMDT Accelerator Programme 1.0

  • To select UM Intellectual Property (IP) researched products and technologies - Pre-commercialisation grant to validate market with prototyping
  • A team - The team must consist of at least 1 UM Researcher and at least a business co-founder. The UM Startup Co-Founder Search Day can assist to find a suitable team.
  • UMDT Selection Committee approval - The team must apply for UMDT Selection Committee for approval.
  • Up to RM50,000 grant - Grant awarded to the researcher as a grant recipient, not to the team or a startup company. 

  • 6 months structured and guided accelerated programme. - There will a mentor to guide the classes and activities. The module will be on Lean Startup, Customer Discovery and other methodologies.
  • Team KPI:
    1. Customer Discovery Data from 3 Stages of UMDT market validation.
    2. Prototype(s) deployed.
    3. Team to Pitch to funders on UMDT Demo Day.
  • Specific roles of team members -
    • UMDT Market Validation Phase. - The business co-founder will conduct market validation activities. Together with the researcher focusing on prototyping and product matters.
    • Post-UMDT Market Validation Phase - When the startup idea becomes a business, the business co-founder's role is to execute day to day business activities towards growth and expansion. The Researcher's role is to be a technical expert.

  • Equity Participation. - The researchers will form their own separate startup companies. They are willing to share the equity of their company with their chosen business co-founder(s).
  • Startups are Independent of UM - The startup companies, under UMDT Accelerator Programme, are private and independent Sdn Bhd from the University of Malaya. The direction and growth of the company are in the hands of the startup founders.
  • Saturday Class - Compulsory attendance for business co-founder from 9 am - 3 pm.

To Download the Programme Book: Click Here 


No. Details Pages
1. Electricity for remote areas using organic waste - Prof. Dr. Shaliza Binti Ibrahim  

2. Tiger Milk Mushroom for Asthma sufferers - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fung Shin Yee  
3. Diagnosis of Scoliosis - Dr. Lai Kin Wee  
4. Don't take it for granted that only full abled person only need to take Wudu - Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Siti Zawiah Md Dawal  
5. Integrated solution to produce eco-friendly and low-cost cement and hollow blocks - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dr. Ubagaram Johnson Alengaram  
6. Social Enterprise to reduce electricity bill for B40 household - Prof. Ir. Dr. Nasrudin Abd Rahim  
7. Portable diagnostic kit accurate in dispensing antibiotics - Associate Prof. Dr. Vengadesh A/L Periasamy  
8. Locally produced V&C POME Bac - Prof. Dr. S. Vikineswary Sabaratnam  

9. Tilawah Asyraaf: Learning Quranic Letters - Dr. Unaizah Hanum Obaidellah  
10. Y Hub IOT device - Dr. Mohd Yazed Ahmad  
11. Water pipes into electricity - Dr. Iswadi Jauhari  
12. Cheaper safer and stylish power banks for handphone users - Assoc. Dr. Juan Joon Ching  
13. NanoSense Portable Kit to Detect Foodborne Pathogen - Dr. Leo Bey Fen  
14. Fresh tropical environment and cool air for your house in the city - Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Chong Wen Tong  
15. HALAL Squad App - Dr. Azah Anir Norman  
16. Nanolipid Encapsulation - Prof. Dr. Misni Misran  
17. BIJAK Magnetic Board - Dr. Norhanim Zakaria  
18. Accurately Diagnose Severe Dengue - Prof. Dr. Sazaly Abu Bakar  
19. Baby Cry Recognition App - Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Ting Hua Nong  
20. IR4.0 Training & Solution Center - Dr. Aznul Qalid Md Sabri  
21. Your medical info in your own hand - Prof. Dr. Miss Laiha Mat Kiah  

Last Update: 04/07/2023