Milestones & Activities

No Details Month-Year
1 Passing of the Sarawak Research and Development Council Bill 2017 Nov 2017
2 Sarawak Research and Development Council Ordinance, 2017 comes into force Jan 2018
3 Inaugural Meeting of the Sarawak Research and Development Council Apr 2018
4 Reporting for duty of General Manager and Deputy General Manager Jan 2019
5 Samalaju Industry Park Meeting with MESTR Jan 2019
6 First "Bite Size" Research Sharing and Networking Seminar. Professor Wang Yulan, Professor of Metabolomics at LKC Medicine and Director of Singapore Phenome Centre (SPC) Jan 2019
7 Visit to Cambridge and Oxford University, to establish collaboration on drug discovery, agriculture, forestry Feb 2019
8 LAB Meeting on Use of 'Lembaga Kumpulan Wang Kawasan Konsesi Hutan' Fund for small restoration and development projects Feb 2019
9 Seminar attendance on Ecological Research At Totally Protected Area in Sarawak Feb 2019
10 Invited Speaker at the Effective Communication in Conservation Workshop (Dr. Ivan Yap) Feb 2019
11 Introduction and Familiarization visits to:
  • Tropical Peat Research Institute (TROPI), 4th March 2019
  • Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC), 6th March 2019
  • CRAUN Research Sdn. Bhd., 6th March 2019
Mar 2019
12 Workshop on National Low Carbon Cities Masterplan and Policy Road Map Mar 2019
13 Hydrogen Research Outcome Briefing by Sarawak Energy Berhad with Chief Minister of Sarawak Mar 2019
14 Setup of committees within the Council:
  • Finance, Grants, and Investment Committee
  • Establishment Committee
  • Audit Committee
Mar 2019
15 Concept proposal on SRDC Research monitoring website and database by School of IT, Swinburne, led by Prof. Patrick Then Apr 2019
16 Pre Audit visit to Sarawak Biovalley Pilot Plant at Curtin, Miri Apr 2019
17 MITI audit visit to Sarawak Pilot Plant at Curtin, Miri Apr 2019
18 Follow up visit to CRAUN, together with SWIM and potential investors, led by Dr. Ivan Yap Apr 2019
19 Upcoming agreements to sign:
  • BioSandstone Research Project with Curtin University, Malaysia
  • UNIMAS Rabies Research Agreement
  • BioValley Operations Agreement with Curtin Biovalley Sdn. Bhd.
  • Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences Associateship Agreement and Scientific Exchange Agreement with University of Cambridge
Apr-June 2019