Initated on 1st July 1998 as the Department of Business Development Chancellery, University of Malaya for the purpose of commercializing UM research products, services and technology resulting from research activities of UM. Its current Director is Prof. Dr. Rofina Yasmin Othman.
UMCIC facilitates the University of Malaya’s inventors, academicians and entrepreneurs/technopreneurs to actualize their ideas, concepts and research products for viable commercialization. UMCIC seeks to provide linkages between organizations and individuals with new technological innovations with a view towards commercialization. The focus of UMCIC is on activities relating to intellectual property, innovation, technopreneurship, technology transfer, licensing, and business development for the university
WHAT WE DO:
Intellectual Property Management Unit
o Protects intellectual assets and manages intellectual property generated
by the university;
o Conducts IP Programs through seminars to students and academicians;
o Provides legal advice to inventors concerning contracts and IP filing.
Innovation & Research Commercialization Unit
o To provide information on pre-commercial/innovation grant applications,
such as Technofund, R&D etc.;
o To manage counseling and advisory services pertaining to commercial
o To manage commercialization projects and production of prototypes.
Incubator Centre Management Unit
o To manage the running of the Incubator Centre;
o To manage and oversee the maintenance and incubator facilities;
o To identify and evaluate the potential of the Incubator’s project for
o To conduct technopreneurship programmes and relevant short-term
Technology Licensing Unit (TLO)
o To accumulate and provide information on Intellectual Property from our
o To source for joint-venture partners and licensing of technology;
o To conduct feasibility studies on products to be commercialized;
o To carry out marketing research on products that are to be
o To promote and sell resulting intellectual products that had been
identified and prepared for commercialization.