“The R&D efforts should be done based on supply and demand factors. If we want to increase the success rate of our R&D, our efforts should match the demand,” the Prime Minister said at the launch of the 1DANA portal here yesterday.
1DANA is a centralised one-stop online repository on information on government funding programmes and R&D facilities.
It will provide more efficient access to information for research, development and commercialisation (R,D&C) investment.
The committee’s task is to ensure R,D&C funding is in line with the country’s priority areas and to reduce duplication of projects and programmes.
AIM chief executive officer Mark Rozario said the committee had evaluated RM1.23bil worth of R,D&C projects this year and dished out RM881mil to support them.
He said 35 projects worth RM349mil had similar elements among the ministries and its agencies and were therefore recommended for inter-ministerial collaboration.