NNC implements Nanosafety programme to help entrepreneurs produce safe products


KUALA LUMPUR: The National Nanosafety Centre (NNC) has implemented the Nanosafety programme to help entrepreneurs produce products which are safe, not risky, and in which consumers have confidence, for the local and export markets.

Deputy Minister of Energy,  Science, Technology, Environment and  Climate Change (MESTECC) Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis said entrepreneurs who are interested to commercialise the results of local nano technology can also get help in their applications for the MESTECC funds.

“NanoMalaysia Berhad which is a nano-technology commercialisation agency under MESTECC is conducting two programmes to produce nano-technology products, namely the iNanovation programme and the National Graphene Action Plan 2020,” she said in reply to a question from Datuk Hasbullah Osman  (BN-Gerik) at the Dewan Rakyat sitting here yesterday.

Isnaraissah said the iNanovation programme focused on four strategies namely energy and environment, electric and electronics, food and agriculture, and healthcare and medicine.

She added that it was a public-private platform created by NanoMalaysia Berhad for development, pre-commercialisation and commercialisation of unique and inclusive nano-technology applications which are market-driven.

Meanwhile, the National Graphene Action Plan 2020 was also a programme for industrial development based on graphene, an advanced type of nano substance.

“It focuses on five major applications, namely rubber, plastics, conductive ink, lithium batteries or ultracapacitors and nano-fluids.

“Through these programmes, since 2016, more than 50 projects based on nano technology have been produced with entrepreneurs from local industries,” she said.

She added that these projects have produced products with high commercial value and generated intellectual property in formulation and processing. — Bernama