TheGreatLab (TGL) Project Seed Fund for IMDC 2021


Submission Deadline
12:00PM - Friday, 1 January 2021


Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) is the brainchild of a group of passionate people representing the interest of 3 key stakeholders of Malaysia’s E&E Industry — the Industry itself, the Academia, and the Government.

Launched in 2012, CREST was formed to address Malaysia’s E&E needs for:


A PLATFORM FOR LOCAL & MNC COMPANIES to form a formidable R&D ecosystem

A sustainable pipeline for INDUSTRY-READY GRADUATES

Currently located in Penang, the CREST office is within 20km radius of at least 3,000 researchers. Inline with the country’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), CREST will accelerate economic growth by being the platform for Industry and Academia to collaborate in research, design and development activities.


The Great Lab (TGL)

Where Greater Solutions Are Created


The Great Lab (TGL) is an innovation challenge for all Malaysian students, in local and abroad universities from any discipline and year of study, to have the opportunity to develop their own ideas into Proof of Concept (PoC) by solving specific industry problems and challenges during their internship period. These industry problems and challenges are also made available for students to pursue their design projects, final year projects and even postgraduate research (MSc or PhD).


As one of CREST talent initiative, The Great Lab (TGL) was officially launched on March 2014. TGL was originally a student-led initiative to create a platform for talented Malaysians to take up the challenge of coming up with innovative solutions to problems posed by Science, Technology and Engineering based companies or global issues such as socio-economic problem on health, sustainable energy, natural disaster etc.

Since the date of its inception, TGL has garnered support from various E&E companies, government & state agencies, private entities, universities and high schools.

To-date, there are more than 60 industry problem statements under the TGL platform, from various disciplines and domain areas such as:

a. Embedded System & IoT,

b. IC Design & Test Validation,

c. Opto-electronics, LED and Solid State Lighting

d. Advance Materials & Packaging

f. World-Class Electronics Manufacturing

g. Drones, Driverless & Autonomous Vehicle

So, come on! Accept this dare. Join The Great Lab.

Facebook: CREST R&D Talent Development


Contact Person: Haziati Abdul Hamid
Telephone: 046520088