In the quest to generate 100K IoT Professionals (or so-called the new Generation-IoT) in the country, FAVORIOT, the latest IoT Startup in Malaysia partnered with 15 Malaysian Universities to review, refresh and include not only IoT elements in the curriculum and syllabus but also introduce a more practical method for the University students to be familiar in IoT middleware and how to create their first IoT application and project.

The list of the Universities who joined the program are listed below (the first 10 Universities joined the FAVORIOT-University Program since May 31, 2017):

  1. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  2. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
  3. Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)
  4. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  5. Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
  6. Universiti Tenaga Malaysia (UNITEN)
  7. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)
  8. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
  9. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)
  10. Asia Pacific University (APU)
  11. Taylor’s University
  12. Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
  13. International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  14. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  15. Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)

UPDATED (Sept. 22, 2017)

Two more Universities in Malaysia joined the other 15 Malaysian Universities:

  1. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  2. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

UPDATED (Dec. 27, 2017)

Only 16 Universities decided to adopt the Favoriot platform. See below Diagram.


It is expected about 450 graduates every year will be utilizing FAVORIOT platform for their Lab experiments, Final Year or Research projects. The program will allow more than 2250 devices to be connected to the platform.

About the Author

Dr. Mazlan Abbas is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of FAVORIOT Sdn Bhd. He is an IOT Evangelist and a Thought Leader. He received an award as 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR 2017. He is ranked Top 10 in IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes 2016/2017, ranked Top 100 in Smart Cities Top Experts by Agilience Authority Index May 2016, No. 20th Thought Leader in IOT by 2014 Onalytics Report – “The Internet of Things – Top 100 Thought Leaders”. He is also a Global Vision Board Member. You can reach him on LinkedIn or Twitter. Check all his presentation slides HERE.


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