Say hello to the refurbished, renewed and rejuvenate GCIP Accelerator for the year 2017. Some may have known about the GCIP programme running since 2014, when we have the likes of Free The Seed Sdn. Bhd., Zymeratics Sdn. Bhd. and recently Neutrinos Engineering Sdn. Bhd. as the National Winner. Of the three, the founder coincidently represent the 3 majority race in Malaysia, we simply show that we are 1 Malaysia! Kidding, there is absolutely no way we orchestrated the result. It’s pure to see that Malaysia is a vibrant startup ecosystem promoting opportunity to whoever taking charge of the opportunity.
Now i am happy to introduce the GCIP Accelerator 2017, to continue our interest on you, the clean technology innovators. For this year, we are introducing two (2) new category, which is the Transportation and Advance Chemicals or Materials. We also refine the creation of Waste Beneficiation category to have more broader sense of application beyond energy.
We are looking for innovators coming up with solution to improve and deliver new type of services through technology. For transportation, UBER and Grab grabbed the highlight despite not owning any fleet. In this case, they just making it possible for people to interact and create new form of services. Who say’s you need rocket science to do it?
Similarly in the field of new materials. It is the foundation of new forms of technology. The interrelated of categories probably will also see those doing materials can also apply into Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and so forth. The application is wide and we are not putting a stop to it. We just want you (the advanced guys) to work on it and explore more and more application. One example, we have Biomaterial producer producing high volume low cost product. A simple addition to the compound would be able to create new form of structures merit to the automotive industries. It is high value and high volume. There is vast opportunity for every one of you to be in the situation. Never stop exploring but you still need to be focus.
FYI, GCIP Accelerator is now open for application! Do the apply and be part of the clean technology ecosystem in Malaysia. We want to hear how you could address the impending concern on energy security, climate change and the adverse environmental impacts associated with conventional economic activities.
Apply for the GCIP Accelerator 2017 or share with an entrepreneur who will!