Brief on Islamic Innovation Challenge 2017



PlaTCOM Casts Wider Net with Islamic Innovation Challenge

This year’s challenge expands the criteria for more innovative qualifiers

PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn. Bhd. has officially launched the Islamic Innovation Challenge 2017, the follow-up to last year’s Halal Hi-Tech Challenge 2016. The change of name mirrors the decision to include wider scope of Islamic market areas such as travel, fintech, mobile applications and many more. The increase in categories enables for more innovation to be qualified for entry to the Islamic Innovation Challenge that is running from 7 August 2017 until 15 October 2017.

Similar to last year’s challenge, a total of RM5 million is up for grabs by the most innovative companies in the Islamic market and winners will be automatically enrolled into the High Impact Programme 2, a technology commercialisation platform that will propel their innovations to commercialisation. Interested parties may head on over to the challenge’s microsite at www.platcomdiscovery.com/islamicinnovation and register for the challenge before proceeding to submit the application documents.

 The Islamic Innovation Challenge is organised by PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn. Bhd., Agensi Inovasi Malaysia and SME Corporation Malaysia, with Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) and Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) as co-organisers.