8 December 2020 – The “10-10 Malaysia Science, Technology, Innovation and Economy (MYSTIE) Framework ” was launched by the YB Minister of MOSTI.
The Minister quoted “The release of the 10-10 MySTIE Framework is crucial as we embark on a journey of socio-economic transformation powered through the creation of a vibrant STIE ecosystem. The Framework will pave the way for the nation to improve its innovative and creative capability as a means of enhancing economic competitiveness and quality of life.
This Framework serves to bring together diverse stakeholders to collaboratively nurture a strong national STIE ecosystem for the robust development of sectors, thereby enabling shared prosperity for all citizens of Malaysia. It will bring together partners from different strata of society, leaving no one behind”.
The President of Akademi Sains Malaysia (ASM), Prof. Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail also quoted, “With the 10-10 MySTIE Framework, we hope to inject new life into Malaysia’s research, innovation and enterprise activities. The Framework provides a fresh holistic ecosystem approach to co-create a new future for the nation.
The 30 National STIE Niche Areas provide an opportunity to build collaborative networks and platforms towards establishing vibrant innovation ecosystems across Malaysia. These ecosystems in turn need to be strengthened through regular foresighting to be agile, relevant and impactful over time. The 10-10 MySTIE Framework serves as an integrative tool for government, researchers, innovators, industries and communities to work together to transform Malaysia into a harmonious, progressive, prosperous and sustainable nation.”
This Framework will enable key sectors of the economy to become more knowledge- intensive and innovation driven. Thus, we should no longer become a Consumer-Nation but also become a Producer-Nation and should be proud of our own products and technologies.
Maybe what’s lacking in the Framework is how to translate them into real action items and the Key Performance Indicators. How do we measure the success of this Framework? The 8i STI Ecosystem Enablers need to be elaborated further and have to be assigned to the right Champions.
Many Blueprints, Frameworks Strategies failed because they lack continuous monitoring and Champions to breakdown any barriers. Probably building a database of experts is a start and have a Project Management Office at the highest level in the Ministry.