Newton Fund Malaysia-UK Urban Innovation Partnering Webinar

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Thursday, 8 June 2017 at 9:00 am
United Kingdom
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Newton Fund Malaysia-UK Urban Innovation Partnering Webinar

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Thursday 8 June: 09:00 UK time, 16:00 Malaysia time


Webinar registration deadline: Wednesday 7 June, 17:00 UK time (midnight Malaysia time)

Presentation pitch return deadline: Tuesday 6 June, 17:00 UK time (midnight Malaysia time)


Competition Details 

Innovate UK and and PlaTCOM Ventures are investing in projects that use cutting-edge solutions to improve cities in Malaysia.

The aim of the UK-Malaysia Urban Innovation Challenge 2017 competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and Malaysia in projects that last two years. Projects should address one or more of the following urban challenges:

  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Waste
  • Urban Water Management


Full information about the competition can be found on the Innovate UK website.


Format of the Webinar

To help UK and Malaysian participants interested in this competition to meet and develop collaborative partnerships, the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), on behalf of Innovate UK and PlaTcom Ventures, is organising a partnering webinar.


The webinar will consist of an overview of the call followed by an opportunity for participants to pitch their project ideas or technology offerings to help find partners.



Registering for the Webinar

Please register on the ticket type which most closely represents your status (UK company or academic/ research organisation, or Malaysian company or academic/ research organisation).


Please register under the email address you intend to use to receive the joining instructions, which will be emailed to you in the week of the webinar.



How to make a 3-minute pitch at the Webinar

It’s not compulsory to make a 3-minute pitch, but doing so is an excellent way of introducing you, your organisation, and your project ideas or technology offerings to other attendees, and we highly recommend that you give a pitch.
If you would like to make a pitch, please:


1. Download and complete the following two-slide PowerPoint template: Malaysia-UK Newton Fund Template. Please do not change this template to another format or PDF – it must remain as PowerPoint.
2. Email the completed template to no later than 17:00 UK time (midnight Malaysia time) on Tuesday 6 June. Any participants registering after this time will not be able to submit a presentation to make a 3-minute pitch.
3. Please also register for the webinar if you are presenting. Only those who register will receive joining instructions, which will be emailed to you in the week of the webinar.



Notes on the Webinar

To keep the webinar to a maximum of two hours, up to a maximum of twenty 3-minute pitches will take place. If we receive over this number, we reserve the right to limit presentations on the day, based on the order they were received, and also taking into account countries and interest in scope areas in order to ensure an even balance.
If we will not be featuring your presentation in the webinar, we will let you know on Wednesday 7 June.  Following the webinar all presentations will be uploaded onto our Meeting Mojo Online Partnering Platform which supports potential applicants in finding partners for this competition. Any presentations not able to be featured in the webinar will also be uploaded here.



For any queries please contact:

Jess Sully, Projects Support Manager