Saturday, 28 November 2015

Poor Innovation Failure Analysis by EPU
From the above link.
"Lack of Coordination in Research, Development, Commercialisation and Innovation Initiatives
21.10 The Public Research Asset (PRA) Evaluation Performance Study, 2013, by NSRC highlighted lack of coordination in R&D&C&I initiatives. Currently, there are 44 agencies under ten ministries engaged in these initiatives. This has resulted in competition for resources as well as overlapping and conflicting priorities in some research areas. As a result, GRIs and IHLs are unable to build and maintain their core R&D capabilities in areas of strategic importance."

Based on my observation, this is not true. Most had managed to produce results in the form of papers and conferences. Because that is the priority. No incentive at all to get any patent because no money to do the patenting. Also patents cannot be published and not recognised among researchers.

Innovation is not part of the standard University ranking system.

Research is good but innovation is poor because innovation is not targeted at all. No patent, no product development etc. Product developemnent is only given 3 years. All new product developments take more than 5 years. 3 years will mean sure failure. Just look at Tesla self driving, and SpaceX auto landing. They are still not perfected yet.

"21.11 The PRA study also highlighted the lack of an effective monitoring and evaluation mechanism to track the progress of these initiatives as well as their impact on completion. In line with efforts to strengthen the feedback mechanism, a multi-agency taskforce known as Jawatankuasa Pelaburan Dana Awam (JKPDA) was established in 2013 to act as a technical evaluation committee for R&D&C&I project funding. In 2014, out of 126 R&D&C&I project proposals submitted, 34 were rejected either due to duplication, were not in line with the national priority areas, or should be implemented in collaboration with other agencies."

The Jews do not reject any at all. Despite many more failures, the few successes are enough to cover all the other failures. If you do not take risk, you cannot get any result at all.

"21.12 With respect to social innovation1, uncoordinated efforts and lack of a structured framework are key constraints, where most programmes are conducted in silo. There are 1,200 social NGOs and 70 social enterprises (SEs), in addition to government agencies that are delivering social interventions independently. Many of these NGOs and SEs have limited funding to undertake their programmes. Many corporations also undertake social services as part of corporate social responsibility for branding and advertising purposes. While the number of programmes are large, their impact is small.
21.13 Social innovation programmes by YIM, Women in Innovation (WIN) and AIM are conducted in silo. Due to weak linkages and collaboration, the dissemination of information about these programmes is limited and uncoordinated resulting in a large portion of target groups, especially in rural areas, unaware of the programmes."

They cater  for separate audiences so no chance of conflict. What is lacking, is just promotion.
AIM is only interested in low risk projects such as his favourite Electric Kap Chai for SME.


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