New Academia Project – Urban Heat Island and Mosquito Project

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Collaboration between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and other partners from Malaysia and Japan creates an innovative Research-Business venture, recently. The framework was started since 2010 with a comprehensive partnership, especially between Nagoya Institute of Technology (NIT), General Constructor Business Association of Tono (GCBA) and Asset Constructor Inc. (ACI). UTM is proposed Entreprenual “tagline” as a New Academia effort to provide academician in reality of business environment, as to provide extra funding sources for their R&D and public merits. As UTM awarded the status of Research University by Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, the research direction is changed drastically to transform “Laboratory to Market” (L2M) structure, organized by Innovative and Commercialization Centre (ICC) of UTM. Therefore, the synergize strategy of this partnership also create another research works, especially in Civil Engineering field (e.g. Urban Heat Island (UHI), Alternative Cement-free Application and Resources of Waste for Combating the UHI).


Appointment and Agreement of Joint-Research Collaboration between NIT, Japan and UTM under the international networking Japan and Malaysia – Exchange R&D, Student Intership and Sponsorship in 3 years, start in February 2011. The ‘New Academia’ was initiated in order to establish the Research-Business Model in UTM

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Demonstration of the Featured “Cool-Island Pavement” in UTM under the sponsorship of TGCA, Japan. The prototype models and establishment of product were fabricated in UTM under the collaboration with NIT, Japan and Tajimi General Business Association of Tono, Japan

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Demonstration of the Featured “Cool-Island Pavement” in Iskandar Malaysia office. The collaboration was initiated under the framework of Triple-Helix network between Institution-Industrial-Government.

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