Innovation policymakers in Malaysia today

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In 2018 we estimated that there were around 130 core innovation policymakers in the Malaysian innovation system. However, it’s likely that we have underestimated the number of programme managers working on innovation-related projects.

Innovation policymakers are based in:

  • Agencies and ministries that are directly involved with innovation policies, for example: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI); Malaysia Industry High Technology Group (MIGHT); Malaysian Innovation Agency (AIM); Ministry of Finance (MOF); Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI); Academy of Sciences (ASM); Economic Planning Unit (EPU); Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (MCM), and SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp).
  • Core national government departments relating to innovation, including: Business, Economics, and Science and Technology, as well as Universities.
  • Other national government departments with significant innovation roles and agencies, including: Defence, Health, Agriculture, Energy, and Education.
  • Non-governmental bodies with a significant influence on innovation policy, for example: development banks, think tanks, learned societies, and industry bodies.
  • Relevant regional and significant municipal governments.

Authors

Nathan Kably

Nathan Kably

Nathan Kably

Senior Strategy Analyst

Nathan works on the design and delivery of Nesta's strategy.

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Benjamin Reid

Benjamin Reid

Benjamin Reid

Head of International Innovation - Development Programmes

Benjamin is head of the International Innovation team within Nesta's Policy and Research division, examining new global trends and practices in innovation, with an emphasis on emerging…

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Silvia Pau

Silvia Pau

Silvia Pau

Assistant Programme Manager, A Fairer Start mission

Silvia is an Assistant Programme Manager.

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Florence Engasser

Florence Engasser

Florence Engasser

Senior Foresight Analyst

Florence is a Senior Foresight Analyst within Nesta’s Discovery Hub, which aims to create a link between Nesta’s current portfolio and our pipeline of future work.

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Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega

Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega

Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega

Design Lead, International Innovation

Paulina was the Design Lead for the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator, a 14-country collaborative development programme for senior innovation policymakers.

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Anna Schlimm

Anna Schlimm

Anna Schlimm

Learning Experience Designer, Global Innovation Policy Accelerator

Anna was a Learning Experience Designer for the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator.

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