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MDEC announces new round of Smart Automation Grant

“With this, we are pleased to announce that we are opening new applications for SAG to provide support for more SMEs in the services sector. With SAG, we hope to empower more SMEs to embrace digitalisation in line with the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDigital) to facilitate wider digital adoption,” said Aiza Azreen (pic), chief digital business officer of MDEC.

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Digitalize your business & take it to next level!

Mdec Smart Automation Grant gives a golden opportunity to automate all business operations, reducing man-hours, saving business cost & gain benefits from digitalization.

 Each successful application will receive up to 50% of the total project cost, subject to a ceiling limit of RM200,000 (or whichever is lower).

Application open from 26/08/21 till 25/09/21

Download SAG Application Form before 17/09/21

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Mdec SAG Grant is "General Service Sector" specific & required to meet following criteria:

Incorporated in Malaysia under the Companies Act 1965 or the Companies Act 2016.

Has an issued and paid up capital of at least RM50,000


Has a minimum of 51% equity held by Malaysian(s)


Not be the subject of a liquidation / winding up order


Has no going concern issue and/or not dormant and

Has entered into a written contract or a committed arrangement technology partner for the development and implementation of the project


If previously has received any MDEC/government grant, the applicant must demonstrate the completion and success of the funded project/s

Not limited to Legal, Accounting, Surveying, Engineering, Architectural, Consultation, Management, Employment and Security (Private Agency) Services

Operation at least 1 year


Companies with common shareholder/s can only submit application for one company only..

Non-technology related service – Registered business activities comprising primarily traditional or non-technology activities from the service sector .

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SAG is a matching grant is intended to assist services companies embarking on automation to achieve one of these outcomes:

Bringing businesses to next level using digitalization and automating maximum business operations considering:


  • Reduction of man-hours

  • Increase in revenue

  • Savings in business cost


  • Reduction of process time cycle


  • Reduce man hours


  • Create new sources of growth


Purpose of Financing

SAG is matching grant for services companies to automate their business processes and move towards digitalisation.

The eligible expenses are the approved project costs that are critical to the project success.


Expenses include:


  • Cost of IT Hardware or IT equipment

  • Cost of Software associated

  • License fee

  • Process redesign

  • Testing and certification costs associated with the development of the project.

  • Training costs associated to the project

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