Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT), a distinguished institution of higher learning in Malaysia with a solid track record of delivering academic excellence and nurturing future-proof talent for over five decades, and IG Tech Group (IG Tech), a group of fast-growing technology and innovation companies based in Cambodia with international market reach and constantly bolstered forward by the initial IG Tech’s member, Idealink Consulting Ltd, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on 5 December 2022, marking TAR UMT’s first collaboration with an industry partner from Cambodia.
The MoA’s purpose is to facilitate collaborative efforts through technical consultancy to support the development of identified products or solutions initiated by IG Tech Group, and to jointly explore potential collaborative research, technical programmes and solution development.
Under this cooperation, National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia (NPIC) will provide technical support to IG Tech Group in areas relevant to the competency development for identified product project. Meanwhile, both NPIC and IG Tech Group will jointly explore potential collaborative research, programmes, or real projects, on which both parties will mutually agree upon. TAR UMT will provide Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data Analytics (BDA) and Internet of Things (IoT) consultancy to the products and solutions jointly developed by IG Tech Group and NPIC in this MoA. The signing ceremony was attended by Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, President of TAR UMT, who penned the MoA together with Mr Kim Puthkiry, Chairman and President of IG Tech Group.
Prof Ir Dr Lee said, “TAR UMT has been working closely with industry in various areas. The signing ceremony today is an important milestone for us because this is the first time we work with an industry partner from Cambodia. We hope that this collaboration will be successful and mutual benefit all of us.”
Mr Kim added, “We have built IG Tech from value which is mainly our team by pursuing both entrepreneurship and upskilling opportunities. With our move toward high tech innovation in the past few years, to find qualified team especially in engineering field has been extremely challenging. Partnership with NPIC will help us expedite our high-tech projects and further explore tech innovation through co-research and development programs.”
About IG Tech Group (IG Tech)
Having presence across the Greater Mekong Subregion, IG Tech is Cambodia’s technology solutions integration, implementation and development group. With IG Tech’s history substantiated since year 2012 by the establishment of its first group member company, Idealink Consulting Co. Ltd. Core expertise of IG Tech has always been in Fintech and Banking Solutions Integration, Implementation and Development, and has since expanded to areas of IoT and SMART cities, Smart Card toolkits, digital identity, blockchain based content and social media platforms, as well as informal economy digitizing bridging platforms.
About Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT)
TAR UMT, formerly known as TAR University College (TAR UC), is a premier institution of higher learning in Malaysia with a sterling track record of excellence. Its brand is synonymous with Beyond Education which focuses on developing competencies and values within the students in addition to imparting academic knowledge and skills to lead them to a fulfilling life and career. TAR UMT is recognised locally and internationally among the academic fraternity and professional bodies, and has educated more than 270,000 graduates, many of whom are the eminent leaders in various industries.
Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT)