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Scope of Funding

BeST 2.0 is a six-month “Place, Train & Hire” programme designed to enhance the employability of graduates by equipping them with skills and knowledge of real life industry-work experience in biotechnology and bio-based companies (referred to as ‘host companies’), with the objectives of securing permanent employment for them after six months in the host companies and developing their passions to become young Bio-Agropreneurs. 

It is an integrated programme that gives exposure to graduates on industry-led skills and technical knowledge through real life industry-work experience with industry players, while developing their leadership skills and personal excellence to transform them into industry-ready and performing prospects for employers. Best 2.0 is in line with one of the key strategies of Dasar Bioteknologi Negara 2.0 which is to develop and transform specialised talents into a competent, adaptive, and industry-driven workforce to support the biotechnology and bio-based industries.

Bioeconomy Corporation’s collaboration with universities/Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and its vast network of biotechnology and bio-based companies that include BBA and BioNexus Status companies, can facilitate to bridge the talents with demands for talents for the biotechnology and bio-based industries. 

Through assistance from Bioeconomy Corporation, selected host companies will receive the following benefits:
• Job vacancy advertisements to source for the right talents via the Biokerjaya portal ( and other promotional activities;
• Provision of monthly allowance;
• Pre-screening of candidates (resume check, psychometric test, and criteria match); and
• Work preparatory trainings for graduates (i.e. soft skill and technical trainings), crafted and tailored according to industry requirements prior to their job placement with host companies.

BeST 2.0, a platform for local biotechnology and bio-based graduates to pursue their career in these sectors, provides these graduates the opportunity for job placement in host companies, which ultimately helps them secure permanent positions as Knowledge Workers after completion of the programme.

Application Method

Kindly refer to Bioeconomy Corporation website ( for further details.

Online submission as per link:

Qualification Criteria

1. Malaysian
2. Aged 21 – 33 years
3. Diploma/Bachelor Degree/Master/Ph.D. in any discipline 
4. A fresh graduates or work experience not exceeding 2 years

Host Companies:
1. Companies related to the industries of agricultural biotechnology & food security, healthcare biotechnology & wellness including biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industrial & circular economy.
2. Has future job openings/opportunities

Contact Information

Corporate Office
Ground Floor, Menara Z10,
Jalan Alamanda 2, Presint 1,
62000 Wilayah Persekutuan,
Putrajaya, Malaysia.

03-8893 4311
Last modified
01 August 2023