ABOUT MYDRONETECH

MDEC’s MyDroneTech Initiative aims to fast-track growth of Malaysia’s DroneTech industry and high potential companies by advocating forward looking policies, building collaborative ecosystems, and connecting relevant communities and facilitating growth programme.

GLOBAL TESTBED INITIATIVE (GTI)

Attracting next-gen emerging technologies to innovate in and accelerate development in the fintech, blockchain, and drone sectors by attracting global digital talents and interest from investors.

DRONETECH TESTBED (DTT)

MDEC’s DroneTech Ecosystem Development initiative aims to fast-track growth of Malaysia’s DroneTech industry and high potential companies by advocating forward looking policies, building collaborative ecosystems, and connecting relevant communities.

WEF COLLABORATION

The collaboration is to co-design and pilot policy principles and regulatory frameworks to accelerate the societal benefits and mitigate risks from Drone Technology.

GLOBAL TESTBED INITIATIVE

To show that the government is serious in making Malaysia a front runner in attracting global talents and investors, the Prime Minister approved MDEC’s proposal to launch the Global Testbed Initiative (GTI) and to do pilot starting with DroneTech.

The 30th Implementation Council Meeting (ICM) on 16th Oct 2019

ICM is Chaired by the Prime Minister and attended by all Cabinet Ministers to show support to new plans to boost Digital Economy, and for 2020, 2 key initiatives announced were to pilot dronetech applications and to improving the development of local tech talent.

STRATEGIC COLLABORATION WITH WEF

The World Economic Forum and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) had announced a collaboration to co-design and pilot policy principles and regulatory frameworks to accelerate the societal benefits and mitigate risks from Drone Technology. MDEC will work specifically with the Forums’ Aerospace and Drones portfolio to realise the objectives of this collaboration.

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MYDRONETECH ADOPTION

Various DroneTech application case studies have been identified, applied, tested and R&D.


Infrastructure

Investment Monitoring
  • High-reso video for 3-D enabling, creation of digital terrain models (DTMs) and data for initial site status, report verification and analysis and environmental impact assessment/verification

  • Maintenance
  • Reduces cost & lowers risk e.g. wind turbine tower inspection cost $1,500/tower (manual) vs $750/tower (drone assisted)

  • Asset Inventory
  • Quicken exercise and can further accelerate process via use of IOTs (e.g. RFID tagging) for more detailed cataloguing
  • Transport

    Parcel Delivery
  • Boost e-Commerce by providing faster and cheaper last-mile delivery option (e.g. Amazon Prime Air – $2 to $8 vs 10 cents for ~2kg parcel) and facilitate delivery to hard-to-reach places

  • Spare Parts
  • Maersk expects to be able to save $3k to $9k/ship/yr using UAV technology to deliver part to ships

  • Medical Logistic
  • Advance study being conducted for drug transport and flying defibrillators especially rural/high-traffic areas. (study shows a jump from 8% to 80% survival rate)
  • Agriculture

    Crop Supervision
  • Integrating every stage of the crop lifecycle e.g. soil analysis, seed planting, choosing the right moment for harvesting for better output.

  • Soil & Field Analyses
  • Using 3D mapping to aid better seed planting, optimizing irrigation and fertilization works

  • Health Assessment
  • Using visible light (VIS) and near-infrared (NIR) to detect diseases and conduct crop spraying. (5x faster than traditional means e.g. tractors)
  • DRONETECH & CAREER PATHWAY

    DRONETECH TECHNOLOGY STACK

    MYDRONETECH ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS


    MDEC is welcomes collaborations with relevant ministries, agencies, technology partners and entities to catalyse the DroneTech industry in Malaysia.

    Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
    VentureTech
    DroneFund
    MDEC-GTF
    Ministry of Transport Malaysia (MOT)
    Ministry of Communications and Multimedia
    KATS
    FUTURISE
    Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia
    Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
    Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM)
    Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM)
    Malaysian Aviation Commission
    Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
    Ministry of Education (MOE)
    Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
    International Islamic University Malaysia
    Universiti Tun Hussein Onn
    Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
    MyDroneX
    Digital News Asia
    Droneii
    Drobotex
    ADL
    MUDAS
    BUR Resources
    Bsynclive
    World Economic Forum
    DHL
    Aerodyne
    Poladrone
    OFO Tech
    MUDAS
    Pulsar UAV
    Asia Drone IOT
    Malvus Sense
    Mata Aero
    GeoSense
    Vstream
    Nova System
    SCS
    Aeronerve
    iPetro
    Dronology
    Ir Technic
    Garuda
    Robotics
    H3 Dynamics
    Braintree
    Fourfang