A Single Window for Digital Investment

MALAYSIA, HEART OF DIGITAL ASEAN

Harnessing the power of community and technology to deliver a digital future, Malaysia’s flourishing digital economy is one of ASEAN’s bright spots.

 

At the heart of digital ASEAN, strong connectivity, infrastructure and talent make Malaysia the top choice for the world’s leading industries, companies and start-ups. 

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Digital Investment Office (DIO)

The Digital Investment Office (DIO) is a collaborative platform between the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to coordinate and facilitate foreign and domestic digital investments into the country. It also aims to strengthen the coordination among all Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in promoting and attracting new investments in the rapidly-evolving digital economy.

Endorsed by the National Council of Digital Economy and Fourth Industrial Revolution (MED4IR) as the single window for digital investments into the country, the DIO is aligned to the goals of Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) and the National Investment Aspirations. The DIO will play a vital role to address the needs of investors and innovators in an increasingly complex and inter-connected digital economy and firmly establish Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.

About MIDA

MIDA is the Government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. The establishment of MIDA in 1967 was hailed by the World Bank as “the necessary impetus for purposeful, positive and coordinated promotional action” for Malaysia’s industrial development.

 

Today, MIDA has grown to become a strong and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era.

 

For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channel.

MIDA and MDEC are aligned and committed to the success of MyDIGITAL, especially in facilitating digital investments in Malaysia

About MDEC

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is the agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, leading the nation’s digital transformation for 25 years. MDEC’s agenda is Malaysia 5.0, enabling a nation that is deeply integrated with technology, providing equitable digital opportunities to the people and businesses. Our aim is for Malaysia to become a globally competitive digital nation, anchored on inclusivity, sustainability and shared prosperity, firmly establishing Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.

 

Incorporated in 1996 to oversee the development of the MSC Malaysia initiative, MDEC’s primary mandate as a digital leader today:

  • For the Rakyat – leading them to move from largely consumers to producers of digital technology, content and services via continuous digital upskilling and adoption
  • For Businesses / SMEs – leading businesses to pivot and adopt digitalization and build 4IR capabilities
  • For investors – leading the development of a conducive business environment for digital investments to land and expand
  MDEC prioritises creating inclusive, high-quality growth through the nationwide digitalisation initiatives that are in line with the Government’s Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 and firmly establishing Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.  

For more information, please visit www.mdec.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channel.

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Start and Grow Your Business Opportunities In Malaysia

Malaysia is a business hub for Industrial, Supply Chain and Global Business Services activities and a world leader in IT, in a strategic location within ASEAN. Technology drives value across all industries and Malaysia is uniquely positioned as the scalable location of choice for knowledge and digital business.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?

We are here for you

Heart of Digital Skills

Heart of Digital Business

Heart of Digital Content

Heart of Digital Investments

REINVENT MALAYSIA AS A GLOBAL AND REGIONAL LEADER IN STRATEGIC DIGITAL TECH INDUSTRIES TO UNLOCK NEW DRIVERS OF GROWTH

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Digital Business Services

  • Mature industry that forms the talent pool base
  • Job creation by new/existing companies
  • Move up value chain to form next-gen tech talent

Focus areas: Customer Experience (CX), Intelligent Automation/Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Data Analytics, Knowledge Engineering, Centre of Expertise (CoE)

2

Focus Tech

  • Building blocks of digital nation
  • Cross-cutting across all industries
  • Strengthen and grow local champions

Focus areas: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Contents Tools, Cloud Computing, Data Centre, Cyber-security

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Focus Industries

  • Strategic industries for digitalisation, amped to Nation’s priority sectors
  • High contribution to GDP
  • FDI Tech transfer and local partnership potential

Focus areas: AgTech, Clean Tech, HealthTech, Smart Manufacturing, Islamic DE & Fintech

  • ‘Big Bets’ on the future

Potential areas – Extended reality, Blockchain, Advanced Robotics

Aligned with Malaysia’s National Investment Aspirations (NIA)

Increase economic complexity

Develop new & existing economic clusters

Create high value jobs

Improve inclusivity

Extend domestic linkages

Consistent with MOSTI’s 10-10 MySTIE framework and socio-economic drivers

Smart Manufacturing

Cleantech

Healthtech

Agtech

Fintech

5G/6G

Sensor Technology

4D/5D-Printing

Advanced Materials

Advanced Intelligent Systems

Cyber-security & Encryption

Augmented Analytics & Data Discovery

Blockchain

Neuro Technology

Bioscience Technology

Note:

  1. All focus areas are aligned to all national plans including the 12th Malaysia Plan /Rancangan Malaysia ke-12 (RMK), National Investment Aspiration (NIA), 10-10 MySTIE and the Industry4WRD policy.
  2. Focus areas are meant to be complementary to all national plans and avoid overlap.

What is MyDIGITAL Blueprint?

MyDIGITAL is a national initiative which symbolises the Government’s aspirations to transform Malaysia into a digitally-driven, high income nation and a regional leader in the digital economy.


The Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint spells out the efforts and initiatives to deliver the aspirations of MyDIGITAL. The Blueprint charts the trajectory of the digital economy’s contribution to the Malaysian economy and builds the foundation to drive digitalisation across Malaysia including bridging the digital divide.

NATIONAL DIGITAL INITIATIVES

MYWiT

Hire talent with digital-skill training and salary incentives

Jendela

The National Digital Networking Project known as Jendela

eCommerce

Help business adapt to  ecommerce and grow their business

Industry4WRD

Our National Policy for Industry4WRD towards Industry 4.0

National IR4 Policy

The National 4IR Policy aims to enhance Malaysia’s capabilities, thus driving sustainable and competitive economic growth

MCSS 2022-2024

Five strategic pillars to be the guiding principles to improve the country’s cyber security

MyGDX

Data sharing platform that provides data brokerage services

GAIN

Fuels high-potential Malaysian tech companies to go global

Digital Content Creators

Helping local talents to penetrate local and global market.

FinTech

Strengthening Malaysia  position as a major player in the FinTech industry

MSC Malaysia

Provides eligible ICT-related businesses, with a wide range of incentives

MTEP

Tech founders who want to capture the ASEAN market from Malaysia

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Digital Investment Office (DIO) is a fully-digital collaborative platform between MIDA and MDEC to coordinate and facilitate digital investments in the country.


The objective of the DIO are among others, to create awareness on the digital investments in the country as well as to ensure the alignment and strengthen the coordination among all Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in promoting and attracting digital tech investments in this fast-evolution segment.


The DIO is a critical step towards driving digital investments in Malaysia, consistent with MyDIGITAL and National Investment Aspirations.

Under DIO, all digital investments (from local and foreign) will be jointly assessed, advised and facilitated by MDEC and MIDA together with other IPAs in Malaysia.

Submission of Application

    • Application for digital investment projects can be submitted through this page 
    • Each application will be evaluated by DIO and decision shall be obtained within 25 working days from official submission by the company.

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To contact:

Puan Rosedalina Ramlan

Director

Business Services and Regional Operations

Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

Tel : +603-2267 3515

Email : [email protected]

 

 

Mr. Razif bin Abd. Aziz

Vice President, Investment & Grants, Investment and Grants Development

Malaysia Digital Economy (MDEC)

Tel : +60 3-8315 3000

Email: [email protected]