Innospace, a community innovation center project, will be extended to every state, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.
He said at the moment, Innospace had each been set up in Sabah, Sarawak and Melaka as a platform to develop creativity and innovativeness among the community towards producing quality products with the potential for commercialization.
“One more Innospace will be set up in Labuan before the end of this year,” he said after the launching of Melaka Innospace and Innovation Walk by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam at Melaka Sirim in Batu Berendam, here, today.
Ongkili said at Innospace, Sirim would provide the experts for consultations and guidance to inventors on how to improve their innovated products so that these could be commercialized.
He said Innospace had the facilities to develop ideas, prototypes and models.
The minister said the establishment of Innospace was to help overcome obstacles faced by the community at the grassroot level to be creative and innovative such as the absence of expert guidance and expensive equipment which the community could not afford.