Innovation Forum Kuala Lumpur Conference 2018

Tuesday, May 21st 2024

16:47 – 16:47 (GMT)

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As Malaysia moves into the 4th industrial revolution, there is a need to develop a platform to cultivate, develop and commercialize innovation within the academic ecosystem of the University Malaya (UM). The primary field that the Innovation Forum Kuala Lumpur [IFKL] focuses on is medical technology. This includes pharmaceuticals, medical biotechnology, medical devices and health related computer technology development. The IFKL aims to bring together all stakeholders in the value creation chain from clinicians, industry experts, regulatory bodies and innovators from all related faculties in UM to discuss and develop relevant and commercially viable technology. Innovation cannot take place in isolation, especially in such a complex and regulated field such as medical technology. The Innovation Forum Conference in Kuala Lumpur will help facilitate communication and collaboration between all key stakeholders to develop viable medical technology conceived by academia. There needs to be a paradigm shift among academic researchers to move towards a commercial development pathway rather than simply issuing publications. Researchers require opportunities, early exposure and specific skills to become medical entrepreneurs. The Innovation Forum Kuala Lumpur hopes to create excitement and highlight the possibilities available in translating technology from the bench to business, so that students from both undergraduate and postgraduate disciplines can venture into this industry. Venue Please note that there are two different venues for the two days of the conference. The workshop on Friday 21st September will take place at: Tan Sri Azman Hashim Building [AHB] Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya Lembah Pantai 50603 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia The Forum on Saturday 22nd September will take place at: Dewan Tunku Canselor University of Malaya Lembah Pantai 50603 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Price Workshop 21st September [includes access to Forum on 22nd September] Government officials - USD $40 Industry companies - USD $80 Forum 22nd September only All delegates - USD $15 Business Idea Competition Calling all innovators!! Do you have innovative ideas to improve the healthcare sector? IFKL Business Idea Competition Flyer Page 1 Turn your ideas into real business opportunities with our IFKL Business Idea Competition. Pitch your business ideas at the IFKL 2018 Conference and you could be in with a chance of winning RM 5,000 as prize money. Download our Business Idea Competition Flyer for more information. Business idea competition Flyer  


21st September

Business School, University of Malaya

13:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 17:15

Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Workshop 1

Towards Innovate Regenerative Medicine: From Bench to Bedside

  • 14:30 – 15:00 – Associate Prof. Dr. Hasniza Zaman Huri, Head of Clinical Investigation Centre, University Malaya Medical Centre – Landscape and Perspective of Regenerative Medicine Clinical Trials
  • 15:00 – 15:30 – Dr. Rajesh Singh, Regen Specialist Clinic – Innovative in Orthopaedic Healthcare-providing choice to patients and payers 
  • 15:30 – 15:50 – Tea break
  • 15:50 – 16:20 – Mr James Then, Managing Director, Cryocord Sdn. Bhd – Creating of ‘Niche’ for your MSCs
  • 16:20 – 17:20 – Open discussion forum
    • Panel 1: Associate ProfDrHasniza Zaman Huri
    • Panel 2: Dr. Rajesh Singh
    • Panel 3: Mr. James Then
    • Panel 4: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Angela Ng
    • Panel 5: Dr. Muhammad Firdaus Abdul Aziz
Workshop 2

Digital Health, IoT and AI in Healthcare

  • 14:30 – 15:05 – Dr Feisul Idzwan Mustapha, Consultant Public Health Physician and Deputy Director (NCD) Non-Communicable Disease Section, Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • 15:05 – 15:45 – Dr Helmi Zakariah, CEO, AIME – Artificial Intelligence in Medical Epidemiology – AI in Public Health: Augmented Intelligence in Medical Epidemiology
  • 15:45 – 16:05 – Tea break
  • 16:05 – 16:45 – Dr David Khoo Sin Keat, Medical Director, iHEAL Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur – Transformation
  • 16:15 – 17:15 – Dr Goh Yi Xiong, Founder and CEO, BeacoHealth –Safer Healthcare with Artificial Intelligence
Workshop 3

Medical Devices: Innovation to Marketing

  • 14:30 -15:20 – Prof. Ir. Dr. Fatimah Ibrahim, Center for Innovation in Medical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UM – Medical Devicecs Act in Malaysia
  • 15:20 – 16:10 – Mr Mohan K, Managing Director, Adastra Intellectual Property (M) Sdn Bhd – Intellectual Property: It makes $ense
  • 16:10 – 16:30 – Tea break
  • 16:30 – 17:20 – Dr. Yeong Che Fai, Techcare Innovation Sdn Bhd – Research and Innovation in Medical Devices 
Workshop 4

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation in Mental Healthcare

Moderator: Dr. Amira Firdaus

  • 14:30 – 15:00 – Dr. Lennie Soo, Founder, Persatuan I-Inspire and Founder & Integrative Clinical Therapist, Asia Hypnosis – Inspiring Self-Actualisation 
  • 15:00 – 15:30 – Mr. Justin Gerard Victor, Chairman, Befrienders Malaysia – Social Entrepreneurship in Suicide Prevention
  • 15:30 – 15:50 – Tea break
  • 15:50 – 16:20 – Mr. Alvin Tan Kuan Sean, Clinical Psychologist/Entrepreneur & Founder, The Help Talk – Counselling for an Online Generation
  • 16:20 – 16:50 – Ms. Nasreen Ma, Developmental Wellness Consultant & Founding Principal, Tadika Daya Bestari – Innovating Brain Wellness into School Curriculum
  • 16:50 – 17:10 – Open Q&A discussion
17:15 - 17:30


Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hashim, Vice-Chancellor, UM, DVCs, Prof Yasmin, Dean all faculty, directors UMCIC, UMMC.

17:30 - 19:30

Networking with refreshments



22nd September

Dewan Tunku Canselor (DTC), University of Malaya

07:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:45

Opening and Officiation Ceremony

Guests of honour:

  1. YBhg Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah – Director General of Health Malaysia
  2. YBhg Datuk Ir (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hashim – Vice Chancellor, University of Malaya
  3. YBhg Professor Dr. Noorsaadah Abd Rahman – Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), University of Malaya
09:45 - 10:15

Keynote speaker:

Professor Dato’ Dr. Asma Ismail, President Academy Science Malaysia (ASM) – Emerging technologies in the health sector: Malaysian Perspective

10:15 - 10:30

Functional exercise by Ministry of Burn

10:30 - 11:15

Press meetings

Tea break and exhibition tour

11:15 - 11:30

Mr. Azran Osman-Rani, CEO / Co-Founder, Naluri Hidup Sdn Bhd – Building Disruptive Startups by Solving Problems Ignored by Incumbents

11:30 - 11:45

Prusothman Sina Raja, CEO, Fellowship Co-head, Privi Medical Pte Ltd & Singapore-Stanford Biodoesign – Medtech Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Bringing Method to the Madness

11:45 - 13:00

Business Idea Competition

  • 10 selected proposals of healthcare business plans pitching
  • Judges remarks
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break and exhibition

14:00 - 14:30

Mr. Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim, CEO, MIMOS – Digital Health Industry as the New Tech Revolution – 

14:30 - 14:45

Ms. Hannah Nawi, RTI International Malaysia – Innovation Practice Lead

14:45 - 15:00

Mr. Sheikh Manzoor Ghani, Director,Business Operation SAS Malaysia – Healthcare 4.0 ; How Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will transform Healthcare

15:00 - 15:15

Dr. Dhesi Baha Raja, Chief Scientist – Exponential Technologies to Impact Humanity

15:15 - 15:30

Mr Dang Tai Luk, CEO, myNEWS Holding Berhad – My Entrepreneurial Journey

15:30 - 16:00

Closing Remarks and Award Ceremony

Award ceremony – YBhg Prof Dr. Noorsaadah Abd Rahman & Mr Dang Tai Luk

Closing Remarks – Dr. Ganesh P.Vythilingam, Chairman, Innovation Forum Kuala Lumpur (IFKL)

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