SME DIGITAL ACCELERATOR

Thriving Through Tough Times With Digital

OPEN TO
All SMEs in Malaysia
PROGRAM DURATION
5.00 PM, 15 Nov 2021
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What Is SME Digital Accelerator?

SME Digital Accelerator is a structured transformation program to enable businesses to adopt digital with outcome-based results.

Objectives

To provide a step-by-step approach for businesses to embark on their digital journey

To solve business pain points by using digital technology in specific aspects of digitalization area

To ensure effective implementation with priority to results

At the end of the Program, businesses are expected to adopt digital solutions and attain either one of the following outcomes:

Increase sales/revenue

Reduce process time cycle

Reduce man-hours

Key Sectors

The Program is open for all traditional businesses, with specific focus on the following sectors:

F&B

Retail

Logistics

Professional Services

Accelerator Framework

The program duration is 3 months

Identify problems and opportunities in the digital world
Focus on the problem that will have an impact on the business
Implement digital solutions in the business
Leverage on existing incentives *where applicable
Tracking and monitoring progress for impact measurement
Show the benefit of digitalisation with outcome-based results

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  1. 1x Assessment & profiling
  2. 1x Design Thinking Workshop
  3. 1x Idea Refinement Workshop
  4. 1x Business Matching Session
  5. 1x Funding Awareness Session

Thriving Through Tough Times With Digital

OPEN TO
All SMEs in Malaysia
PROGRAM DURATION
5.00 PM, 15 Nov 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the SME Digital Accelerator?

SME Digital Accelerator assists SMEs by providing a structured approach to adopt digitalisation with outcome-based results. The objectives of the Programme are to provide a step-by-step approach to kick-start digital adoption journey, enable businesses to adopt digital in specific digitalization area(s) and ensure implementation with outcome-based results.

2. Who can join the SME Digital Accelerator?

The Programme is open for all traditional businesses and SMEs incorporated in Malaysia. The Programme is targeted to SMEs in the Services industry including but not limited to Retail, F&B, Logistics and Professional Services.

3. What does the Programme include?

Through the Accelerator, participants can gain access to digital experts, learn more about the necessary skills and know-how behind digital adoption, assess the available and suitable digital solutions as well as gain the opportunity to tap into digitalisation incentives.

4. What are the Programme sessions like?

Through the Accelerator, participants can gain access to digital experts, learn more about the necessary skills and know-how behind digital adoption, assess the available and suitable digital solutions as well as gain the opportunity to tap into digitalisation incentives.

Stage 1: Participants/SMEs will attend a series of online workshops to identify pain points or opportunities in digital space and prioritise them to bring impact to business.
Stage 2: SMEs are required to implement at least one (1) digital solution to achieve adoption benefits based on before and after results. SMEs can apply for digitalisation incentive where applicable.
Stage 3: Tracking and monitoring progress for impact measurements.

5. What benefits do you get from joining the SME Digital Accelerator?

  • Access to digital expertise
  • Skills and know-how for digital adoption
  • Available and suitable digital solutions from over 400 Technology Solution Providers (TSPs)
  • Digitising your business with measurable outcomes
  • Assess an address business gaps with recommended intervention programs to accelerate company growth

6. Does the Programme have any specific digitalisation areas for businesses to adopt?

The Programme has identified seven (7) digitalisation areas including but not limited to Digital Marketing & Sales, Electronic Point of Sales (ePOS) System, HR Payroll System / CRM, Procurement, eCommerce, Remote Working and ERP / Accounting & Tax. Other new and exciting areas like Cybersecurity and Data Analytics are also being explored.

7. What is the total cost of the Programme?

The programme is free of charge with a first come first served basis. Seats are limited.

8. What is the time commitment as a participant?

Throughout the 3-months Programme, participants need to attend the digital workshops, as well as implement a digital solution in your business.

9. When do applications begin?

Application for the SME Digital Accelerator is open

Register now here

10. Who is the SME Digital Accelerator partner?

SME Digital Accelerator assists SMEs by providing a structured approach to adopt digitalisation with outcome-based results. It is supported by MDEC’s partner, Centre for Entrepreneur Development and Research Sdn Bhd (CEDAR), a wholly owned subsidiary of SME Bank. CEDAR is focused on continuous development of entrepreneurs in ensuring growth and sustainability through its various forms of intervention services which include research-based counselling, business coaching, fund-based facilitation, outcome-based mentoring and business intervention.

11. What is the difference between this Programme and other Accelerator programs available in the market?

SME Digital Accelerator focuses to support non-tech SMEs in the traditional sectors to embark on digital adoption. With the support of ecosystem partners, SME Digital Accelerator will be able to reach and assist more SMEs in Malaysia with a structured approach to adopt digitalisation with outcome-based results.

12. Who should I contact if I have further queries?

If you have any further queries, kindly call us at 1800-88-8338 / +603-83153000 (if you are calling from outside of Malaysia) or email us at [email protected]