Media invitation – ICT BIO-ASIA 2016 WORKSHOP


ICT-Bio Asia 2016 is an annual two-day seminar that brings together French and Asian researchers, and representatives of partner institutions, public and private sectors. It is organized by a different French Embassy each year, in partnership with a local research institution.

The seminar has a double objective to highlight French and Asian expertise in the chosen themes and to develop ICT-BIO Asia network, facilitating meetings between potential partners in view of next calls for projects. It offers a venue for the promotion of trilateral/multilateral cooperation opportunities in the host country and in the participating research institutions.

In 2016, ICT-Bio Asia will be held in Malaysia. This programme is a joint collaboration between Academy of Sciences of Malaysia, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, the French Embassy in Malaysia, the University Malaya, and the Malaysia France University Centre.


BIO/ICT-Asia workshop offers four plenary sessions consisting of panel discussions on the four following themes:

– Biomass and Renewable Energies (biofuel, industrial palm grove, …);

– Cybersecurity (Internet of Things, cryptography, identity integrity,…);

– Green Smart Cities (wireless, home appliances, air pollution,…); and

– Health & Wellbeing (influenza, epidemiology, disordered proteins,…) .

This inaugural seminar in Malaysia will be held as follows:

ICT – Bio Asia 2016

Date    :           30 – 31 May 2016

Time   :           9.00am – 5.30pm (Day 1)

                        9.00am – 4.30pm (Day 2)

Venue :          Institut Pengurusan & Pemantauan Penyelidikan (IPPP),

University of Malaya 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The opening ceremony, which highlights the signing of Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) related to two projects between Universiti Malaya and France Research institutions, will be held on 30 May 2016 at the above time and venue.

– project “Quorum sensing and quorum quenching in the bacterial world”, University Malaya / National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) / French National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), to investigate quorum sensing regulation (cell-to-cell communication) in bacteria.

– project “Online Robot and Machine Planning in Virtual Environment”, University Malaya / • Airbus Group SAS / Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre / French Embassy in Malaysia, to tackles the costly nature of robot programming, configuration, and validation, by developing a platform in a virtual environment.

The ceremony will be officiated by YB Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah, Deputy Ministerof Sciences, Technology, and Innovation Malaysia. Also witnessing this ceremony is H.E. Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France to Malaysia.

In line with that, we cordially invite esteemed reporters and photographers / cameramen to make coverage on the ceremony in specific, and the whole event in general.

More information and media invitation attached.

Media Invitation

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