Efforts will be made soon to produce entrepreneurs among scientists at universities in Malaysia, especially those involved in biotechnology, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis.

He said he would submit a proposal to the cabinet for discoveries that are made by local scientists to be given intellectual property rights so as to attract them to become entrepreneurs.

“I will also discuss with the Higher Education Minister to find ways to encourage professors or doctors at local universities to be involved in laboratory testing work and try themselves in the field of entrepreneurship,” he told reporters here Tuesday.

He said among the proposals was for businesses to partner universities in jointly commercialising the discoveries made at the labs.

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Posted by: David Oh on 22/9/2005 5:15:15 PM