Penang Sets Its Sights On Science

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The premise for the PSC was obvious – to generate interest in science among the young and nurture the state’s next generation of innovative technopreneurs and engineers. For this to happen, we don't have to deal with rocket science. Very often, the simplest solutions are the most effective.

It’s been 40 years since multinational corporations (MNCs) first set up factories in Penang. The technological innovations involved have undergone seismic shifts since then. In the 1970s, factory managers in Bayan Lepas had to drive to the telecoms headquarters in George Town to cable their headquarters in the US. There was no such thing as email or the internet. Since then, manufacturing technology and research and development (R&D) have made real what Star Trek (the version with Captain Kirk) could only imagine.

Penang’s hardware has gone through significant upgrades since the 1970s, yet the state’s key asset has always been its software – especially the collective experience of the local workforce.


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