Wealth Generation through Knowledge, Technology and Innovation


To stimulate UTM innovation and commercialization eco-system towards wealth creation


ICC shall work with the Faculties, Research Alliances and Centers of Excellence (COE) in tandem with government agencies and industries in promoting UTM’s technologies

Roles of UTM ICC

To provide excellence IP management and exploitation

To inspire
and produce new generation of Technopreneur

To generate wealth creation through Technology Know-How Licensing and Commercialization

To accelerate
the technology development for a greater economic growth

To facilitate the evolution of UTM spin-off companies into major global players

Director’s Message

Universities and research centres conduct a great deal of research which often lead to ground-breaking inventions that not only save lives, but also enhance the standard of living. Innovation and Commercialisation Centre (ICC) functions to relay the discoveries established by universities and research centres to the industry for commercialisation.

Commercialisation is the process of technology transfer which plays a big part in bringing these ideas from the lab to the market. Government and private organisations provide funding that supports the critical research from which new discoveries are brought about. ICC performs to protect these discoveries and create partnership to help the intellectual properties and assets to be developed into new products. There are many challenges and steps.

Multiple methods are available in which these university innovations can be commercialised. The decision factors in determining the method of commercialisation include the availability of potential industry partners, interest in entrepreneurship, and the market-readiness of the innovation. Some innovations are capable of inspiring the creation of new spin-off companies. These companies serve in turning ideas into products that would have huge impacts in improving lives, creating jobs, and supporting new research discoveries.

UTM provides underpinning platforms for researchers to become successful techno-preneurs. This is made possible through the 4th generation incubation programmes, establishment of the comprehensive academia-entrepreneurial friendly policies, and collaborations with the key players in technology marketing and commercialisation in Malaysia. By developing the 4th IR Technovation Valley, UTM will become a leading hub and start-up/spin-off ecosystem for high-tech innovation and commercialisation.

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Noor Azurati Ahmad @ Salleh

Innovation and Commercialization Centre (ICC)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)


Our Services



IP Protection

Protecting your invention (intellectual property) to meet business strategy


IP Awareness Program

Protecting your invention to meet business strategy



Funds & Prototyping

Upscaling your lab-scale prototypes to commercial-ready products


Commercialization Training

Strengthening your entrepreneurial skills towards meeting market challenges


Technology Licensing

Based on translational research with competitive value that can be commercialized


Product Commercialization

Various range of ready products from consumables to high-end products


Business Nurturing

Providing assistance in introducing new products into the market, including business coaching, market validation & funding opportunities.


Formation of Spin-off Companies

Based on technology/products that have commercial value and also a platform for UTM income generation


Entrepreneurship Secondment

The only unversity in Malaysia offering two years leave for entrepreneurial endevours (Cuti Keusahawaan)

Technovation Park


Incubator Program

For startups, small companies & Spin-offs


Office Space Rentals

Small & reasonable office setup with established mailing address


Event Space Rentals

Suitable facilities and spaces are ready for your events

Research Ecosystem
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia UTM Nexus - Research & Innovation

Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

DVCRI Profile Johor Bahru Office Kuala Lumpur Office

Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HI-COE)

Advance Membrane Technology Research Centre - AMTEC Institute of Noise & Vibration - INV Wireless Communication Centre - WCC

Research Institute

Centre of Excellence (COE)

Institute of High Voltage & High Current - IVAT UTM-MPRC Institue for Oil & Gas - IFOG Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics - CAIRO Centre for Engineering Education - CEE Centre for Advanced Composite Materials - CACM Innovation Centre in Agritechnology for Advanced Bioprocessing - ICA Institute of Bioproduct Development - IBD

Service Entity

Research Management Centre - RMC Penerbit UTM Press Centre for Community & Industry Network - CCIN Innovation & Commercialisation Centre - ICC University Laboratory Management Centre - PPMU Institut Sultan Iskandar - UTM-ISI

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