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Young entrepreneurs group, UMS collaborating to create new industries in Sabah
Published on: Friday, February 23, 2024
By: Mohd Izham Hashim
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Young entrepreneurs group, UMS collaborating to create new industries in Sabah
The Sabah Young Business and Industry leaders Network and Universiti Malaysia Sabah researchers exchanged insights and ways to develop various industries. (Photo: Daily Express/Mohd Izham Hashim)
Kota Kinabalu: A young entrepreneurs group are seeking to form collaborations with Universiti Malaysia Sabah's (UMS) Institute of Biotechnology and Research to explore opportunities to create new industries in Sabah.

The Sabah Young Business and Industry leaders Network (Sybil), led by its chairman James Wong Kein Peng, met with UMS researchers and exchanged insights and ways to develop various industries including food security enhancement, agrifood industry, cosmetics and skills training opportunities, among others.

"At Sybil, our goal is to identify research, innovative ideas and expertise that can generate new opportunities and commercial ventures for business owners in Sabah," said Wong during the visit to the institute.

During the discussion, UMS researchers presented their expertise, technology solutions, knowledge and identified diverse potential areas for project collaborations such as tissue culture, biofertilisers, biomass processing, aquaculture, biofuels, microalgae tech, workshops and training opportunities.

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