Cyberjaya, October 13, 2023 – Leave a Nest Group (LVNS) is proud to announce the official inauguration of the Center of Garage Malaysia (CoGMY), a pioneering initiative set to revolutionize the Deep Tech Ecosystem in Malaysia. CoGMY is poised to position Malaysia as the worldwide epicenter for Knowledge and Deep Tech Manufacturing.
Abdul Hakim Sahidi, Managing Director of LVNS Malaysia, emphasizes that CoGMY is a groundbreaking incubation ecosystem, a place where deep technology start-ups, manufacturers, and industry titans converge to foster collaborative growth. Its primary objective is to serve as an ecosystem providing comprehensive support to expedite innovation among deep technology start-ups on a global scale.
During a press conference following the grand launch, Abdul Hakim Sahidi stated, “The partnerships forged within CoGMY are founded on robust relationships, with strong support from global industry leaders such as Mitsubishi Electric, Kobashi Industries, Euglena, Real Tech Holding, as well as local manufacturing partners including Micro Precision Manufacturing, Pica Manufacturing Solutions, and Zull Design Autotronics. We are confident that this ecosystem will yield a profound impact on economic prosperity, knowledge augmentation, and global manufacturing problem-solving.”
He further elaborated that by combining Japanese technology with local manufacturing and knowledge sectors, educational institutions, and businesses engaged with CoGMY will be better equipped to implement a global strategy to address challenges in the Asian region and beyond. During the launch ceremony, the first batch of start-ups that will reside at CoGMY were introduced, including Alphaswift, Instalimb, Ken Robotech, and Sustainable Food Asia, set to commence operations on November 1, 2023.
LVNS has also formed a strategic alliance with Cyberview, the Tech Hub Developer of Cyberjaya, with a keen focus on fortifying innovation and technology in Malaysia, particularly in Cyberjaya. Leveraging Cyberview's support, along with local companies, multinational corporations spanning various industries, and government agencies, LVNS has set an ambitious target to generate RM100 million in economic impact through a range of development initiatives.
“Cyberjaya, with its burgeoning reputation as a premier choice for innovative companies, promises a bright future for the Malaysian industry,” added Abdul Hakim Sahidi. “In addition to its robust infrastructure, a thriving innovation ecosystem will be a pivotal driver of growth in this rapidly expanding sector.”
Kamarul Ariffin Abdul Samad, CEO of Cyberview Sdn Bhd, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “Our partnership with LVNS will not only strengthen Cyberjaya's ecosystem but will also promote knowledge exchanges, drive innovation, boost job creation for the locals and ultimately, drive the growth of the digital economy. By leveraging on LVNS’ “Knowledge-Based Manufacturing Process Technology” we believe that the platform will also contribute to the growth and development of startups and small-medium enterprises (SME) through its resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities. This will enable SMEs to thrive in the competitive landscape.
Dr. Maru Yukihiro, Group CEO of Leave a Nest Group, underscored Malaysia's strategic position as a connecting hub for Japan-ASEAN countries and its relevance to Africa for the exchange of knowledge, talent development, and technology transfer. “Today, we have solidified a Memorandum of Understanding with AO Alliance Holdings, our African partner, to create an ecosystem where technology from Japan, Malaysia, and other ASEAN countries can empower the African region. Through this expansion, we aspire to elevate not only Africa's economy but that of all ASEAN nations,” he affirmed.
Leave a Nest Group's CoGMY aspires to be a paramount ecosystem in propelling innovation and economic growth within the global Deep Tech industry. With formidable partnerships and a crystal-clear vision, CoGMY is positioned to make a lasting impact on Malaysia's economic landscape and play a pivotal role in global problem-solving.
About Leave a Nest Group:
Leave a Nest Group is a globally renowned knowledge manufacturing company with a vision to Advance Science and Technology for Global Happiness. Founded in Japan by 15 postgraduate students, Leave a Nest Group has expanded its presence internationally, including in the UK, US, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Leave a Nest Group actively engages in diverse initiatives and projects that drive global innovation, science education, and entrepreneurship.