ABOUT THE FUND
The MRC Industry Linkage Fund is a funding programme for the Malaysian rubber products industry to collaborate with universities and research institutions on research projects that will contribute to development of rubber industry in Malaysia in the following areas:
- a) Increase exports of rubber products;
- b) Increase consumption of rubber (raw and waste/reclaimed) in new products development; or
- c) Facilitate the manufacturing process of rubber products.
The MRC Industry Linkage Fund provides a platform for the industry to leverage on the strengths and expertise of public and private universities in Malaysia, as well as Malaysian research institutes to undertake market-driven research which will benefit the industry in terms of innovation as well as research and development (R&D).
The programme aims to strengthen rubber – university/research institution linkages in Malaysia for the development of the rubber products industry. The MRC Industry Linkage Fund was officially launched by Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities on 26 September 2017.