The Research and Innovation (R&I) Division, led by Vice President (R&I), was established in early 2008 to spearhead and manage research activities in Multimedia University (MMU). Prior to the establishment of the R&I Division, the responsibility to plan, coordinate, implement and monitor all R&I activities as well as postgraduate programmes in MMU was placed under Centre for Research and Postgraduate Programmes (CRPP). In addition to the above-mentioned core functions, the new R&I Division also plays an important role to synergise the development of Research-Innovation-Commercialisation (R-I-C) nexus in all research activities.

The primary objective of the R&I Division is to chart further direction of university R&I, manage and take proactive action to achieve university mission and vision. Amongst important strategies is to instill a strong research culture in the university in order to generate quality research output. The mission is accomplished by providing effective support and services to the research community in MMU, ensuring quality postgraduate programmes and facilitating internal as well as external collaboration to promote research excellence. Entrepreneurship and commercialisation of university R&I outputs is greatly emphasised so as to benefit the economy and society more directly and explicitly of university R&I activities. In this regard, the R&I Division works closely with the faculties and academic centres in MMU as well as companies and other institutions to promote research, academic, and entrepreneurship excellence.

Specifically, the functions of the R&I Division are as follows:

• To plan and strategise policies to materialise the vision and mission of the university

• To inculcate a strong research culture among academic and support staff

• To streamline research activities in niche and high impact areas

• To promote R&I collaboration

• To monitor research performance and postgraduate studies in the university

• To administer R&I funds and other operational activities related to research


To deliver its functions and responsibilities, the R&I Division is organised into three major sub-divisions, namely:

  1. Research Management Centre (RMC)
  2. Technology Transfer Office (formerly known as Collaboration and Innovation Centre (CIC))
  3. Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC)

‚ÄčView R&I organisation chart.


Research Management Centre (RMC) plays a role to help intensify R&I activities at the university. RMC also serves as depository and management centre for research grant and as information centre for statistics related to the R&I activities in MMU. RMC reports to the Vice President (Research and Innovation) and serves as the secretariat for the University R&I Committee.

The main functions of RMC consist of:
- To facilitate and support research activities in MMU
- To manage and monitor the utilisation of research funding in MMU
- To forge good working relationship with external organisations in research activities
- To administer R&I and related activities such as:
• Process internal and external funding application
• Monitor the utilisation of internal and external research funds
• Financial reconciliation of R&I Projects
• Progress monitoring of funded projects
• Conference application using external grants
• Compilation of R&I performance indicators
• Organisation of research seminar and workshop
• Publication of annual R&I reports
• Temporary and contract personnel application using internal and external grants



The primary aim of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is to implant and nurture the culture of innovation and commercialisation of research among MMU staff and students. It is also committed to inculcate effective and ethical research culture through building research innovation collaboration, capacity and capability in the university. We are now enhancing support for technology transfer matters by strengthening our functions and realigning the centre as follows:

- Public Disclosure
- Intellectual Property Protection
- Intellectual Property Management
- Access New Knowledge & Expertise Through Research / Final Year Projects
- Intangible Technology Transfer
- Technology Readiness Level / Social Readiness Level
- IP Business Opportunities
- IP Valuation for MMU Products/Technologies
- IP Commercialisation (IP Licensing, Know-How Licensing, Outright Sale, etc.)
- IP Marketing (IP Mall, etc.)
- Research Ethics


Last Updated : 29 April 2020