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MALAYSIAN STRUCTURAL STEEL ASSOCIATION

Oasis Square
C-11-3A, Block C
No. 2, Jalan PJU 1A/7A
Ara Damansara, PJU 1A
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: (03) 7734 3377/ 3737
Fax: (03) 7734 3411

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Financial and Goverment Support

Many of our members are not aware of the numerous government support that are available to Malaysians. The support range from loans, grants, visits, conferences etc. You may like to view some of them.

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

A SUMMARY OF SELECTED GRANTS AND SUPPORT

Summary of Selected Government Financial Grants -: Prepared by Baharum Ismail,
019-2360169

No

Types of grant /implementing agency

Grant Max (RM000)

Grant% for eligible expense

applicant

Remark/special expenses

1

Business start-ups, SMIDEC

www.smidec.gov.my

100

50%

80%

SMI-ROC

SMI-ROB

Can re-apply

2

Product & Process Improvement, SMIDEC

500

50%

SMI-ROC

Can re-apply if not max.

3

Certification & Quality Mgmt Systems, SMIDEC

250

50%

SMI-ROC

Can apply by stages

4

Enhancing Product Packaging, SMIDEC

200

50%

80%

SMI-ROC

SMI-ROB

Including packaging machine

5

Development & Promotion of Halal Products, SMIDEC

150

50%

80%

SMI-ROC

SMI-ROB

Including factory renovation

6

Enterprise Innovation Fund, MOSTI : www.mosti.gov.my

EIF 1

EIF 2

EIF 3

 

250

50

20

 

100%

100%

100%

 

Small ent

Micro ent

Individual

 

Innovative project

7

Community Innovation Fund-CIF, MOSTI

500

100%

NGO

Community participation

8

SMIDEC: Enhancing Marketing Skill of SMEs

(Sales Performance, Customer Services & marketing training)

 

actual

charges

50%

80%

SMI-ROC

SME-ROB

Registered consultant / trainer wt SMIDEC

9

Market Development Grant, MATRADE

www.matrade.gov.my

100

50%

SMI-ROC

90% for export initiative

10

Matrade-Professional Services Export Fund (PSEF)-for tender bid

-Pre/feasibility study

Up to few hundred thousand

50%-tender bid

100%-feasibility study

SMI-ROC, ROB

Oversea project

Advantage for senior

consultant

11

SMIDEC : SME Experts Advisory Panels(SEAP)

Phase 1-Preliminary consultancy

Phase 2-Visit/consultancy/diagnostic report

Phase 3-Consultancy to implement phase 2

 

 

Nil

4.5

18

100%

50%

SME-ROC/ROB

Registered consultant/ expert wt SMIDEC

12

Brand Promotion Grant, MATRADE

1000

2000

2000

100%

100% + 50%

50%

SMI-ROC

SMI-ROC

Large Co

Registered & approved

brands

13

MOSTI: Techno-Fund

Pre-Commercialization

IP Acquisition

Up to few millions

 

100%

Medium & large Cos

Encouraged to collaborate wt GRI/HLI

14

Commercialisation R&D Fund,MTDC: CRDF2

www.matrade.gov.my

CRDF3

CRDF4a

CRDF4b

CRDF4c

500

500

4000

4000

4000

100%

70%

70%

60%

50%

Spin-off Co

SMI-ROC

SMI-ROC

Large/GLC

Pub.listed

Govn equity participation

New start-up SMI-ROC

15

Technology Acquisition Fund, MTDC: TAF 1

TAF 2

2000

500

250

50-70%

50%

25%

SMI-ROC

SMI-ROC

SMI-ROC

For Foreign Technology.

100% women owned

>51% women owned

 

SMI Definition and Eligibility
Manufacturing company/activities or
Companies providing manufacturing related services
Company Incorporated under the Company Act 1965 or
Business incorporated under the registration of business ordinance 1956
Annual sales of not exceeding RM25 million or
Full-time employees not exceeding 150
At least 60% equity held by Malaysians
Proposed project to be carried out in this country
Posses valid relevant licences

 

1. Business Start-ups Grant Maximum grant RM100k, For ROC 50%, ROB 80%

Eligible Activities/Expenses

Preparation of Business Planning
Related feasibility study
Rental of incubator and business premise up to 24 months
Rental of equipment & machinery related to incubator rental
Development of prototype
Product sample and testing

 

2. Product and Process Improvement

Maximum grant RM500k, ROC 50%

Eligible Activities/Expenses
i. Technology Feasibility Studies
ii. Fees for technology transfer
iii. Development of prototype and system design
iv. Product testing
v. Product registration
vi. Marking and labelling
vii. Machine & equipment testing and calibration
viii. Development & designing of equipment and machinery
ix. Purchase of M & E related to the approved project
x.. Initial patent registration/patent search/ IP protection
xi. Specific project mission for technology study
xii. Cleaner Production, waste treatment project & Energy efficiency audit

 

3. Certification & Quality Management System grant

Maximum grant RM250k, ROC 50%

Eligible Activities/Expenses

i. consultancy fees
ii. registration & application fees
iii. staff training & seminar
iv. Testing and calibration
v. document preparation
vi. factory renovation
vii. other related cost to comply the approved projects

 

4. Certification & Quality Management System grant

For SMEs to obtain certification & quality mgmt system
ROC- manufacturing & manufacturing related services
Services sector, including ROB, annual sales <RM5mil, staff <50 Eligible Activities
ISO 13485, ISO 14000, ISO 22000
Product certification
HCCP, GMP, OSHA
QIP: 5S, 6-sigma, productivity audit
RoHS, GAP, GHP, RIA, BRC
Services cost for related schemes
Other related cost to comply to requirement of standard/certification

5. Certification & Quality Management System grant budget estimation
i. consultancy fees: pre-audit, status, proposal, documentation, internal audit
ii. registration & application fees: reg. fees, external audit, 1st year fees
iii. staff training & seminar: In-house training, other training /seminar/conference
iv. Testing and calibration: Raw material/WIP/product testing & eqpt calibration
v. document preparation: production & testing manual, operation manual, etc
vi. factory renovation: related to quality schemes requirement
vii. other related cost to comply the approved projects: purchase standard, document, other membership, etc

 

6. Enhancing Product Packaging

Maximum grant RM200k, ROC 50%, ROB 80%

Eligible Activities/Expenses

Expenses incurred in acquiring and improving product packaging, design and labelling such as:
Cost and services for designing and production of packaging, packing, marking and labelling
Trade mark and patent registration
Purchase of related machinery and equipment

 

7. Marketing Development Grant

Maximum grant RM100k, ROC 50%

Eligible Activities/Expenses
Participation in International Trade fare
Participation in Trade and Investment Mission
Participation in Specialised marketing mission
Participation in In-store Promotion Overseas
Participation in Industry and Professional Related International Conferences Overseas.
Participation in International Trade Meeting
Preparation of promotional Material to develop export markets
Initial cost of setting up office overseas for purpose of marketing & promotion
Promotional activities undertaken with Hypermarket & retail outlet overseas
Participation in Overseas International Tenders
Overseas cost of conducting Export Market research
For women owned Enterprise: Participation in Malaysia Export Exhibition Centre at MATRADE, and Export Training seminar/workshops held locally.

 

8. Brand Promotion Grant

Maximum grant RM2 million,
ROC-SMI 100%, large company 50%

Eligible Activities/Expenses
Branding & Marketing Plan and strategy consultancy
Brand development
Brand promotion
Brand Research

9. Technology Acquisition Fund

TAF 1- to acquire foreign technology in form of acquiring know-how/ prototype/design via the following method:

Eligible Activities/Expenses

Licensing Technology
Purchase of technology
Outright purchase of technology

Maximum grant RM2 millions, ROC 50-70%
Eligible Activities/Expenses
Technology Licensing.
Acquisition of patent Right, Prototype and design
Expert Sourcing Program
Placement of Malaysians in Technology Company or Institute

 

10. Commercialization R & D Fund (CRDF)
CRDF 1: Feasibility study on Public Sector R&D results for commercialization
CRDF 2: Commercialization of public sector R&D results via U’s/RI spin-off company
CRDF 3: Commercialization of public sector R&D results undertaken by SME via start- up Company
CRDF 4(a): Commercial Production of Any Locally Generated R&D results by SME
CRDF 4(b): Commercial Production of Public Sector Generated R&D results by large corporation
CRDF 4(c): Commercial Production of Public Sector Generated R&D results by Public Listed Company

Priority Technology Cluster

Biotechnology
Agriculture
ICT, and
Industrial (advanced Material, Advanced manufacturing, Nanotechnology,
Alternative Energy, Waste to wealth)

11. Commercialization R & D Fund (CRDF)

CRDF 4(a): Commercial Production of Any Locally Generated R&D results by SME

Target group: All Malaysia incorporated SMEs
The company must be at least 51% owned by Malaysia
Must be led by Malaysians with relevant technical qualification/experiences
Funding Quantum: 70% of eligible expenses, up to maximum RM4 mil
Project Duration:2 years for project implementation & product roll-out and 2 year for project monitoring/impact study

 

Eligible Activities/Expenses
Feasibility study (if applicable)
Cost of Technology
Cost of Training
Purchase of core equipment related to commercialization
Modification/fine tuning related cost
Process optimization costs
Intellectual Property Protection (IPP)
Standard & Regulatory Compliance
Marketing & Promotion related cost

12. Commercialization R & D Fund (CRDF)

CRDF 4(b): Commercial Production of Public Sector Generated R&D results by large corporation
Target group: All Malaysia Large Corporation including GLCs
The company must be at least 51% owned by Malaysia
Must be led by Malaysians with relevant technical qualification/experiences
Funding Quantum: 60% of eligible expenses, up to maximum RM4 mil
Project Duration: 2 years for project implementation & product roll-out and 2 year for project monitoring/impact study

 

Eligible Activities/Expenses
Feasibility study (if applicable)
Cost of Training
Cost of Technology
Purchase of core equipment related to commercialization
Modification/fine tuning related cost
Process optimization costs
Intellectual Property Protection (IPP)
Standard & Regulatory Compliance
Marketing & Promotion related cost

13. Commercialization R & D Fund (CRDF)

CRDF 4(c): Commercial Production of Public Sector Generated R&D results by Public
Listed Company
Target group: All incorporated Malaysia Public Listed companies.
The company must be at least 51% owned by Malaysia
Must be led by Malaysians with relevant technical qualification/experiences
Funding Quantum: 50% of eligible expenses, up to maximum RM4 mil
Project Duration: 2 years for project implementation & product roll-out and 2 year for project monitoring/impact study

 

Eligible Activities/Expenses
Feasibility study (if applicable)
Cost of Training
Cost of Technology
Purchase of core equipment related to commercialization
Modification/fine tuning related cost
Process optimization costs
Intellectual Property Protection (IPP)
Standard & Regulatory Compliance
Marketing & Promotion related cost

14. Grant for SME Expert Advisory Panels (SEAP)

To undertake diagnostic audit on SMEs to identify weaknesses and strength for them to undertake remedial measures to enhances their capabilities.
To provide on site assistance and transferring technology as well as technical know-how to the company
For SMI-ROC, and SMEs-ROB,
Form of assistances

Phase 1 Feasibility study (if applicable)
Phase2 Visit/consultancy/diagnose audit report
Phase3 Consultancy to implement the audit report proposals

 

Eligible expenses
Phase 1 Nil (except travelling/transportation)
Phase2 Max 4,500 (100%,travelling, accommodation, consultancy)
Phase3 Max 18,000 (50% + other SMIDEC relevant matching grant)

15. Grant for Enhancing marketing Skill of SMEs

To improve SMEs marketing strategies to compete in both the domestic as well as export markets
SMI-ROC, matching grant, 50% of training cost
SME-ROB, up to 80%

Eligible expenses- training fees for the following courses
1. Sales Performance Training
i.e. certified sale professional/manager/Account manager
2. Customer Services Training
i.e. certified customer services Practitioner/customer care

and Customer Relationship Mgmt
3. Marketing training

1. Sales Performance Training
i.e. certified sale professional/manager/Account manager
2. Customer Services Training
i.e. certified customer services Practitioner/customer care and Customer Relationship Mgmt
3. Marketing training
strategic branding building
market research & study
developing an effective marketing plan
maximizing marketing communication
developing the market driven organization

16. Techno-fund
Type A- pre-commercialization
Type B-IP Acquisition
May combination of types A and B, or type A only
Funding quantum-on the merit of each application ~millions

 

Eligible expenses
Type A- pre-commercialization
Pilot plant set up/commercial ready prototype development/clinical trial
IP preparation & registration
Market testing of ready prototype
Regulatory & standard compliance
Product documentation
Equipment & material for pre-commercialization
Contract expenditure
Expenditure for services: market survey, consultancy & testing

Type B-IP Acquisition
Acquisition of IP
training (technology transfer)

17. Professional Service Export Fund

To encourages Malaysian expertise to be exported abroad for the benefits of industry and country.
Two types of assignment can be considered, to bid tender project abroad, and pre-feasibility/feasibility study of a specific projects

 

Eligible expenses
Travelling expenses, max 15 trips
Accommodation, max 21 days
Daily allowances, base on seniority
Food allowance
Logistic and administrative cost abroad

For tender biding-50% of eligible expenses

Pre-feasibility/feasibility study-100%, require invitation letter from government

Document for grant application

1. Company Information
2. Project Information
3. Supporting documents

1. Company Information
Company/factory address
Commencement date
Capital & equity structure
Employment structure
Existing market
Declaration of MD/owner

Document for grant application

1.1 Company Information-ROC
MAA
Form 9, 24 and 49
Latest company’s audited account
Local authority/manufacturing licence
3 months latest EPF statement
Company organization chart
Tenancy/project agreement, if applicable

 

1.2 Company Information-ROB
Register of business certification
3 month latest bank statement
Stamping tenancy agreement
Local authority/manufacturing licence

 

2. Project Information
Project objective
project main/important milestone
Project schedule and time frame
Project costing & source of finance
Project/Market justification
Benefits to company/country
Services provider/expert participation

 

3. Other supporting documents
Consultant CV/scope of works/fees
Quotation from supplier/service provider
Project illustration or concept design
Sample, mock-up or photo
Reference or professional supporting letter
Recognition and validation, etc

To conclude

For such grant application, please consider these few tips

Read and read and try to understand various grant’s requirements
Always check, which grant is more appropriate to your needs
Check your company eligibility and financial strength
Identify the uniqueness and eligibility of your proposed project
Precise on costing and budgeting
Prepare and satisfy the application form requirements
Prepare relevant business plan or simple project write-up to supports
Attached whatever supporting document requested.
Systematic and good presentation and ready to be interviewed.
Get professional advise to increase your chances & max benefits

Grant - Loan Facility

1. Head,

Evaluation of Grant Department
Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC)
Level 8 - 9, Menara Yayasan Tun Razak,
Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel : 03-2172 6000
Fax: 03-2163 75492
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Website: www.mtdc.com.my
2. Duty Officer

Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA)
Ground Floor, Block 4 Plaza Sentral
Jalan Setesen Sentral 5
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (o3-2267-3716)
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Website:
www.mida.gov.my
3. Pn Masnani binti Bashirun (6207 6000 ext 6177)
Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC)
Aras 20, West Wing, Menara MATRADE
Jalan Khidmat, Usaha, off Jalan Duta
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel No.: 03-6207 6000
Fax No. : 03-6201 6564
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Infoline: 1-300-88-1801
Website :
www.smidec.gov.myOR

Menara SME Bank
Jalan Sultan Ismail
Peti Surat 12352
50774 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-2615 2020, 03-2615 2828
Fax: 03-2692 8520, 03-2698 1748
Website : www.smebank.com.my

 

4. Malaysian Extrnal Trase Development Corporation (MATRADE)
Menara MATRADE
Jalan Khidmat Usaha,
Off Jalan Duta,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
General  Tel : 603 - 6207 7077
Toll Free : 1 800 88 7280
General Fax : 603 - 6203 7037 / 7033
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Website : www.matrade.gov.my

OR

Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad
Aras 8, UBN Tower
No. 10 Jalan P Ramlee
P.O.Box 13028
50796 K. Lumpur
Tel : 03-2034 6666
Fax : 03-2034 6699
Website : www.exim.com.my