The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) has recently signed a Cooperation Agreement with TUM International GMBH (TUM) of Germany for the establishment of the Asia Centre of Excellence for Smart Technologies (ACES) at the Cybercentre in Pahang Technology Park (PTP), in a move that will take the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) of Malaysia into the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0.
TUM International GMBH is a subsidiary of Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich, TUM), Germany’s top-ranking university based on the “QS World University Ranking”.
Leveraging on TUM’s experience and expertise, ECERDC will be working together with the former to provide technical blueprints and roadmap, trainings, certifications, as well as advisory and consulting works for the introduction and upscaling of technology in various fields within the private and public sector for Industry 4.0, as well as other innovative and smart technologies.
The Cooperation Agreement was exchanged between the Chief Executive Officer of ECERDC, Datuk Seri Jebasingam Issace John, and Managing Director of TUM International GMBH, Daniel A. Gottschald, at Menara MITI here today. The momentous occasion was witnessed by the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Bin Mohamed.
“The establishment of ACES aims to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 in ECER, which is part of the overall strategy to facilitate the Region’s transition into a productivity-driven and technology-intensive economy as outlined in the ECER Master Plan 2.0, which will be unveiled soon,” said Issace John.