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Mat Wright

Proposals are invited for the Newton Professional Development and Engagement Programme: delivery of capacity building workshops to address the legal framework, regulatory issues and implications on technology transfer in Malaysia.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) invites proposals from consultants to provide services to curate, facilitate and deliver three targeted capacity building workshops. These workshops are to specifically address the legal framework, regulatory issues and implications on technology transfer in Malaysia, using successful UK and other countries' models, practices and case studies that are relevant, appropriate and adaptable.

Project background

The 2-year project builds on the Newton Fund project 'Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP) accredited technology transfer workshops' in 2017-2019, bringing in the network of technology transfer managers and Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) network of industries. This network supports and collaborates with state players in the strengthening of governance and regulatory on knowledge exchange, including technology transfer.  

The Year 1 project started with a scoping exercise in November 2019, and a workshop entitled ‘Governance, Regulatory and Policy Support for Knowledge Exchange and Technology Transfer in Malaysia’ in January 2020. This was to build Malaysia key players’ understanding on the two key challenges and produce recommendations to improve the challenges. The recommendations from the first year of the project are now being considered by Malaysia Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and facilitated by MIGHT.

This Year 2 project (2020 - 2021) will follow up on the capacity building recommendation by providing training to targeted key stakeholders who are directly and indirectly involved in managing and dealing with the legal framework, issues and implications on technology transfer in Malaysia, using UK expertise and skills in this specialised area of technology transfer.

Consultants are sought to provide services (to a timeline to be agreed between the British Council and the supplier upon award on contract) for three capacity building workshops. Two of the workshops are be delivered via a digital platform and one is to be delivered face to face, should international travel be safe and possible.

How to apply 

All documents required as part of your tender response should be submitted through  the British Council’s e-Tendering portal InTend. You will be required to register an account on InTend to access and submit these documents


This call is now closed.

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