Kuala Lumpur, 7 October 2017 - Sharing the idea with RE: Accelerator Programme by Telekom Malaysia, REKA Inisiatif, Malaysia’s leading IoT provider today launched #StartIoT, a 3 months IoT workshop which specifically caters for engineering students and local entrepreneur or SMEs who wants to learn more and get started with the Internet of Things (IoT).
Align with the needs to enhance knowledge in IoT, Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) under an accelerator program called RE: supported REKA’s effort to strengthen technopreneur capabilities and foster the generation of globally-competitive IoT innovations and ideas through #StartIoT.
“REKA believes that IoT is more than just self-driving cars or connected homes. It has more potential in other areas such as healthcare and agriculture which benefits the community in the future. We’re on the same page with RE: Telekom Malaysia to establish a scientific and innovative society and it starting with education on IoT” said the CEO of REKA Inisiatif, Muhammad Haziq Faris Hasnol on IoT education.
The workshop which will be held from October 2017 until December 2017 at TM Convention Center aims to inspire local entrepreneurs or SME about the Internet of Things as well as to raise local students’ interest in STEM education in Malaysia. Students are encouraged to participate in #StartIoT’s Hackathon which will be held on the last week of the workshop to complete their course on the fundamentals of IoT.
In line with the government's initiative towards promoting new industries and making Malaysia a regional hub for IoT, REKA partnered with RE: to achieve the goal and sharing the knowledge of IoT to all Malaysians every year through #StartIoT. “Through this workshop, we’re able to see potential makers from all around Malaysia creating new innovation and technology” added the CEO of REKA, Haziq Faris.
To learn more about REKA’s projects and initiatives, please visit the website at www.reka.com.my.
About REKA Inisiatif
REKA Inisiatif Sdn Bhd (REKA Group of Companies) is a Teaching, Research & Development institution that specializes on disruptive technologies in multiple disciplines under AI focusing on IoT, Machine Learning and Computer Vision. As a pioneer in local IoT industry, our aim is to empower such technology in Malaysia through RIG, Malaysia’s first IoT Board.
About RE:, A TM Initiative
RE: was set up in 2014 to catalyze innovative culture and entrepreneurship within TM and capitalize on market opportunities through engagement with promising start-ups and enter into partnerships with leading innovators. Via these collaborations, we have been able to invest in and adopt various new technologies that are driving greater efficiencies within TM.
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