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Future Ready Industries

Adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), Automation & Blockchain

Next Generation Innovation 

R&D projects worth billions to solidify Malaysia as a global R&D hub

World-Class Talent

Malaysia prioritised the 3+2 sectors to provide an influx of highly skilled talent for 21st century companies

High Quality of Life

Rich diversity, cosmopolitan environment, natural wonders, comfortable housing & high quality International schools

MIDA helps high-growth companies establish their future success in Malaysia

Solidifying Malaysia as a Global Research Hub

Malaysia is an emerging leader in life sciences, digital technology, and in the ways they intersect. Our solutions help life sciences companies reinvent strategies that embrace change and implementations that redefine it.

Malaysia is ideal for investments in the Life Sciences and Medical Technology sector due to its strong Intellectual Property (IP) protection laws and strategic geographic location. Other factors include:

  • Highly skilled human resources in production and management
  • Unsaturated domestic market with high growth potential.
  • MIDA’s aim to attract foreign investors to invest in the Malaysian market

There is potential to further develop Malaysia as a Medical Devices Hub for both R&D and manufacturing in view of the strong supporting industries for medical devices.

Laboratory Instruments

Chemical Analysis

Global Collaboration

Driving Asia’s Automotive Future

Where there is business to be conducted, you will find our Automotive industry connections providing solutions, insights and perspective. Whether your company aims to transform its workforce and operations or harness advanced technologies, MIDA is here to help. Our team’s renowned technical skills and industry experience allows us to address these evolving issues in Malaysia and its surrounding regions. Malaysia’s dedicated Automotive sector works with some of the most successful and largest automotive companies in the world.

There is growth potential in various areas from the booming manufacturing and domestic markets in Southeast Asia and other developing economies to the research and development of greener vehicles.

Global sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars increased by 54% in 2017 to touch 1.15 million units. Of these, two-thirds (around 750,000 units) were BEVs and the remaining HEVs. The International Energy Agency is optimistic that the global stock of electric cars will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 33% from 3.1 million units in 2017 to 125 million by 2030.

Malaysia’s Automotive industry offers a pro-active, future-forward thinking service to companies to ensure that the potential for growth in the industry is not missed.

Vehicles produced in 2019


RM 9.15 Bil
Exports of vehicle parts in 2019

Malaysia’s Semiconductor Industry Powers the Digital Age

The Malaysian semiconductor industry embraces the connected world. Our leading companies seize opportunities with additional customer requirements and complex supply chains. MIDA helps you seize opportunities and strategise ways to secure your future revenue streams in the sector. 

Latest advances such as the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless communications, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), and automation are strategic priorities. It underscores the need to keep up with the ever-expanding scope of connected devices. 

As the backbone of the connected world, the future of the Malaysian semiconductor industry is bright.


Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 

Jump in revenue (2016 – 2017)

28.8 bill 

Semiconductors produced in 2019

Highly Skilled Professionals from First Rate Academic Institutions

Stake your claim in the medical device value chain of the future with our highly educated, diverse and growing talent pool that continuously attracts investments from global businesses.

While the outlook for Malaysian medical device companies appears positive, to prepare for future challenges, you would need well-trained, highly skilled talent with the capabilities to anticipate upcoming trends. 

Malaysia’s expertly trained, world-class talent delivers quality and impact to companies. We are focused on attracting the best people you need by providing them with many opportunities to do meaningful work, and developing leaders who inspire and motivate professionals to make a difference for your company and ultimately, our society.

15.6 mil
Labour force in 2019

Enrolled in educational institutions

Employees with secondary education in 2019

Providing Compassionate Medical Care with Boldly Advancing Medical Technology

Production of medical devices have a major priority now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Malaysia is home to multiple healthcare companies supplying the frontlines. Their state of the art facilities in Malaysia does the pharmaceutical packing that ensures the health and quality of all our lives.

In Malaysia, you will find a very high quality of life. We are home to some of the world’s most impressive natural sceneries and vibrant cities. From protected tropical rainforests that are 130 million years old to the tallest twin towers in the world, Malaysia offers the perfect space to work, live and play. Come and discover our rich diversity, high-quality International schools and comfortable housing for yourself. 

RM 14.2 Bil
Implemented investments

Medical devices exported


Key Economic Indicators

Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) 2019

33.6 Million



GDP Growth

RM44, 686

Per Capita Income

15.5 Million

Labour Force