Selangor Information Technology & Digital Economy Corporation (Sidec) is under the purview of the Standing Committee of Trade and Investment of Selangor. It is a subsidiary company of Invest Selangor Berhad.
SIDEC is a Selangor government agency mandated to lead the digital transformation of Selangor as ASEAN’s digital hub through four objectives:
1. Nurturing Selangor digital talents, narrowing the digital divide
2. Accelerating Selangor startups to become regional tech icons
3. Empowering Selangor businesses and SME digitalisation
4. Encouraging Selangor digital investment and emerging technologies.
It focuses on three key sectors of the Digital Economy, namely E-Commerce, Startup and SME Digitalisation.
Sidec is committed to creating an innovative digital ecosystem that will inspire new talents to pursue their dreams fearlessly, to build significant regional technology companies with lightning-fast speed, that will propel Selangor to become the digital hub of Southeast Asia.
SIDEC’s predecessor – Selangor Information Technology & E-Commerce Council (SITEC) – achieved a stellar record in developing the Digital Economy in Selangor from 2015 to 2020 by contributing RM334.37 million to the Selangor economy through e-commerce education, Selangor Accelerator Programme (SAP), SME digitalisation and the Selangor Smart City & Digital Economy Convention.
SITEC has successfully onboarded 650 e-commerce merchants and trained more than 9,000 SMEs and individuals who wish to make sales online through its E-Commerce Class, Master Class, Online 100 and Brands 100 programmes.
It has also nurtured 90 startups from the three cohorts of the Selangor Accelerator Programme (SAP) and organised 3 Pitch@Selangor sessions, as well as making industrial visits to Beijing, Hangzhou, Jakarta and Silicon Valley.
SITEC also reached out to more than 600 micro-SMEs from municipals in Selangor through the popular Jelajah Usahawan Digital Selangor (JUDS).
Sidec’s Symbiotic Ecosystem