CRDF 2 is a grant for the commercialisation of R&D output from Public and Private University (PPU) / Government Research Institute (GRI) by a Start Up company.

A Start Up is defined as a newly set up Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) established specifically as the vehicle for the commercialization activities of the specific project.

Under this fund, the SME is recommended to operate their business from a recognised Technology Centers. The Company is also required to focus their commercialisation activities on business development while producing their product via out-sourcing mode.

Target Group

  • Start-up Company

Basic Eligibility Criteria

  • Start-up company incorporated under the Companies Act 1965;
  • The company must be at least 51% owned by Malaysian;
  • The proposed technology to be commercialised must be from one of the Priority Technology Clusters identified by MOSTI excluding ICT;
  • The R&D must have been completed successfully and commercial-ready prototype is available; and
  • The proposed project must be tangible in nature.

 Funding Quantum

  • CRDF 2 provides funding in the form of partial grants with a maximum of RM500,000 or 70% of the eligible expenses (whichever is lower)

 Eligible expenses

a)    Equipments

  • Cost of the purchase of equipments for Quality Control and Production
  • Cost of maintenance of equipments

b)   Technology

  • Cost of technology/ consultation/ training

c)   Administration and Overhead

  • Cost of allowance for management and technical personnel
  • Cost of rental at technology centre
  • Cost of utilities

d)  Services

  • Cost of core raw materials
  • Cost of advertisement and promotion
  • Cost of certification and standard
  • Cost of IP registration and protection
  • Cost of production out-sourcing

Project duration

  • 2 years (Implementation and Monitoring)


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