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KUALA LUMPUR- 5 December, 2023 – Selangor Information Technology and Digital Economy Corporation (Sidec), in collaboration with Invest Selangor, proudly announces its participation in Meet Taipei 2023, from 30 November to 2 December 2023. Meet Taipei, Asia’s largest international startup exhibition, which serves as a significant platform for global networking, knowledge sharing, and fostering collaboration among innovative ventures.

As the driving force behind the acclaimed Selangor Accelerator Programme 2023 (SAP23), Sidec has led a delegation of Malaysia’s 10 most innovative startups. These trailblazers represent the cutting edge of Malaysian ingenuity in sectors including advanced technology, artificial intelligence, sustainable energy, net-zero solutions, and groundbreaking biotechnology.

“Participating in Meet Taipei 2023 is a significant milestone for Sidec and our talented SAP23 winners,” said Mr. Yong Kai Ping, CEO of Sidec. “This platform not only showcases Malaysia’s technological prowess but also opens doors for international collaborations and knowledge exchange, pivotal for our thriving digital economy.”

These selected startups have taken stage at Meet Taipei, Asia’s engaging with a global audience of investors, industry mavens, and fellow innovators. Their participation underscores Malaysia’s commitment to fostering a vibrant tech ecosystem and positions the SAP23 winners as frontrunners in the international tech arena.

The SAP23 organised by Sidec and supported by Invest Selangor, aims to identify and nurture high-potential startups in Malaysia. The top ten winners are:

1. Reskills Edtech Sdn Bhd
2. Dreamory Entertainment Group Sdn Bhd
3. Biib from Neupulse Sdn Bhd
4. Mysyarikat from Byond Tech Global Bhd
5. Gotechup from Tech Up Advance Sdn Bhd
6. Maeko from Mentari Alam EKO (M) Sdn Bhd
7. Braintree Technologies Sdn Bhd
8. Midwest Composites Sdn Bhd
9. Ultimeat (M) Sdn Bhd
10. Bio Tree Pharmaceutical (Int’l) Sdn Bhd.

Invest Selangor, as the co-organiser of SAP 2023, plays a crucial role in supporting and promoting startups within the region. This collaboration with Sidec is aimed at identifying and nurturing Malaysian talent that can act as a catalyst for the biotechnology sector in Selangor.

Sidec Success in 2023

Sidec has marked the conclusion of 2023 with an outstanding array of achievements, solidifying its position as a driving force in the region’s digital landscape, playing a pivotal role in reshaping the digital landscape, fostering innovation, and contributing to the economic development of the region.

Building on the momentum of previous years, Sidec continued to be a catalyst for positive change within Selangor’s Information Technology and Digital Economy sphere. A key highlight of 2023 was Sidec’s instrumental role in fostering collaboration between public and private sectors, facilitating an environment conducive to innovation and growth. This includes the completion of its twin accelerator programmes, the Selangor E-Commerce Xccelerator (ECX) 2023 and the 6th edition of the Selangor Accelerator Programme (SAP).

The success stories and collaborative spirit witnessed in 2023 underscore Sidec’s enduring impact on the Information Technology and Digital Economy sectors. Looking to 2024, Sidec remains committed to fostering growth, innovation, and positive change. Positioned as a catalyst for advancement, the organisation is set to continue driving initiatives that elevate Selangor’s digital landscape, forge new partnerships, and create a dynamic ecosystem for businesses to thrive. In the coming year, Sidec anticipates building upon its successes, embracing emerging technologies, and contributing to the sustained growth of the region’s digital sectors.

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