OFFICIAL LAUNCH of TEGAS DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB by THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISTER OF SARAWAK
KUCHING, 28th August 2017 – In line with his commitment to accelerate the state’s digital economy, The Right Honourable Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, The Chief Minister of Sarawak today launched the TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub (TDIH) – an initiative by the Sarawak State Government and Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (TEGAS) that aims to empower the changemakers of tomorrow.
Managed by TEGAS and located at Level 3, ICOM Square Kuching, TDIH serves as a platform to nurture talents, support entrepreneurs and create innovators for Sarawak. TDIH offers start-ups the opportunity for expansion, ready access to high-speed broadband, funding and facilitation opportunities, entrepreneurial friendly ecosystem, talent development programmes, holistic convenience and lifestyle experience.
In further enriching the ecosystem in this hub, TEGAS has introduced 11 strategic partners for #InnovateSarawak – a campaign that aims to promote creativity and innovation and provide growth opportunities for start-ups through strategic collaborations. The strategic partners for #InnovateSarawak are Sarawak Shell Berhad, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade), Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (TERAJU), SME Corporation Malaysia, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak, Media Prima Labs, IME Group of Companies, Koperasi Belia Inovatif Sarawak (KOBIS), Noh Phrofile Enterprise and I Cube Innovation Sdn Bhd.
Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (TEGAS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) and Entrepreneurship amongst Sarawakian youth. TEGAS works hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Education, Science & Technological Sarawak and is led by The Right Honourable Datu Haji Len Talif Salleh, Assistant Minister of Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment. To know more about TEGAS’s efforts and initiatives in empowering the youths, please visit www.tegas.org.my or follow us on Facebook: TEGAS and Instagram: @tegas_sarawak.