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Industrial & Commercialisation Funds were established to provide partial grants to qualified R&D projects to stimulate the needs of harnessing technology for wealth creation. It is aimed at enhancing and improving the competitiveness and capacity of the Malaysian industrial sector by promoting the commercialisation of indigenous technology. The funds provided also enables full commercialisation of home-grown R&D, developed by local universities/ research institutions or the private sector.

Grant CIP Ignite

Conditional grant of RM500,000. Designed specifically to support a wide range of tech startups and SMEs (from digital tech to hard tech) from prototype (>TRL5) to commercialisation stages (>TRL8)

Grant CIP Accelerate

Conditional grant of RM2,000,000. Modelled after a ‘venture builder’ approach. Designed primarily to cater to hard tech innovations (>TRL8)

Commercialisation Financing Program

Government -funded programme to enable early stage startup companies to raise funds to match funding requirements for sustainable businesses in the technology sector at early and commercialisation stages.

Why Commercialisation Financing Program?

  1. Suitable for early and commercialisation stage
  2. Provide initial funding for corporate infrastructure
  3. Allow for pre-production costs and expenses such as equipment and facilities
  4. Attractive profit rate Up to 5 years tenure
Halal Technology Development Fund

Halal Technology Development Fund is specifically designed to finance and nurture small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for long-term growth and export through halal compliant activities.

The primary focus of the fund is to provide companies with access to the best advisory services and networks. Activities include halal product development process and regulatory compliance services, as part of the effort to overcome barriers and hurdles to bring halal products and services to market.

“HTDF offers attractive, holistic and syariah-compliant fund for technology injection to increase capability and capacity so that SME stays ahead of competition. “

Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF)

The  fund aims to harness and leverage on outsourcing opportunities created by MNCs operating in Malaysia; intensify technology acquisition by Malaysian-owned companies; and enable Malaysian-owned
companies to obtain international standards/certifications in strategic industries. 

SME Technology Transformation Fund (STTF)

The objective of the fund is to assist the entrepreneurs in ensuring their products and services are given the boost to penetrate new markets with quality offering.

HIP2 Concept To Commercialisation Gap Fund (CCGF)

The objectives of CCGF are as below:

• To support the development of new technologies or further develop existing technologies through ‘filling in the gaps’ when specific market barriers stop good innovations from reaching the market;
• To support the development of new technologies or further develop existing technologies for the creation of new businesses and generation of economic wealth for Malaysia;
• To undertake market-driven R&D towards commercialisation of R&D outputs;
• To encourage institutions, local companies and inventors to capitalise their intellectual work through Intellectual Property (IP) commercialisation;
• To stimulate the growth and increase capability and capacity of Malaysian technology-based enterprises.

Venture capital Fund

Venture capital financing for ICT companies/high technology for the purpose of commercialisation, R&D and add business networking. See all portfolio :

AXIATA Digital Innovation Fund

Looking for innovative and high growth companies from an early stage (Series A) onwards. The target sector are  ecommerce, location-based services, big data analytics, the internet of things, traditional to cloud services, Fintech and other innovative companies.

Creative Industry Development Fund (CIDF-SKMM)

The CIDF-SKMM aims to facilitate and encourage Malaysians’ involvement in the creation, production and distribution of highly creative, original and marketable multimedia content for domestic and international markets.

1-InnoCERT Certification Programme

The main objective of the certification is to encourage entrepreneurs to venture into high technology and innovation-driven industries. With more SMEs participating in such activities, it will eventually lead to them being more competitive and would help in Malaysia achieving its objective in becoming a high income nation by the year 2020.

Bioeconomy Transformation Programme (BTP) Fund
  1. The BTP Fund is a term loan/financing facility that will be offered based on conventional principles.
  2. It serves as a ‘tipping point’ or ‘bridging’ mechanism to mitigate and de-risk a project from the point of view of conventional financing institutions.
Biotechnology Commercialisation Fund (BCF 2.0)

This BCF 2.0 programme is intended to facilitate on-going commercialisation of bio-based products and services as well as provide assistance in expanding applicants’ existing bio-based businesses.

Technology Acceleration & Commercialisation Scheme (MDC-TACT)

MDV Technology Acceleration and Commercialisation Scheme (MDV-TACT) is part of the Government’s initiatives under RMK-11 to promote the development and adoption of new technologies and increase the success rate of commercialising new technologies. MDV TACT is meant for companies that have developed their products and services, and seeking to accelerate its growth and market competitiveness.


  1. Hybrid solution of equity and/or debt financing.
  2. Financing size up to RM 5.0 million
  3. Targeted at young and emerging startups with innovative and disruptive products with compelling business plans
  4. Attractive profit rate
  5. Up to 5 years tenure
Business Start-up Fund (BSF)

The objectives of BSF are to support and encourage entrepreneurship; creation of new strategic businesses that are important and potentially scalable; and funding of supporting companies within a technology eco-system.

Focus Area :

  1. Industrial Technology
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Sea To Space
  4. Science &Technology Core
  5. Information Communications & Technology
Business Growth Fund (BGF)

To bridge the financing gap between the early stage of commercialisation and venture capital financing for high tech products with an initial allocation of 150 million ringgit. The aim of this fund is to support these companies until they can generate sufficient commercial value to attract venture capital financing and other forms of financing.

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