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SMART AUTOMATION GRANT (SAG) | PROPELLING SME DIGITALISATION FOR THE SERVICES INDUSTRY

SMART AUTOMATION GRANT (SAG) | PROPELLING SME DIGITALISATION FOR THE SERVICES INDUSTRY
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What is the SAG?

This is a specific matching grant for services companies that will help them automate their business processes and move towards digitalisation.

The grant will be used solely for the purpose of kick starting the development and implementation of projects that push the adoption of technologies to automate business operations.

General Services Sector

The Applicant is required to meet the following criteria at all time of application; and if approved at all times during the Project Availability Period:

1.Company

  • incorporated in Malaysia under the Companies Act 1965 or the Companies Act 2016;
  • Issued and paid up capital of at least RM50,000;
  • Minimum of 51% equity held by Malaysian(s); and

2.Registered business activities comprising primarily traditional or non-technology activities from the service sector;

3.Not be the subject of a liquidation/winding up /bankruptcy order;

4.Has no going concern issue and/or not dormant;

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

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

Professional Services Sector

The Applicant is required to meet the following criteria at all time of application; and if approved at all times during the Project Availability Period:

1.Enterprises / Sole Proprietorships / Partnerships:

  • Registered under Registration of Business Act 1956 or any other relevant Malaysian law or regulation.
  • Minimum of 51% owned by Malaysians; and
  • Providing professional services which includes but not limited to Legal, Accounting, Surveying, Engineering, Architectural, Consultation, Management , Employment and Security (Private Agency) Services;

OR

2.Limited Liability Partnerships

  • Registered under Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2012 or any other relevant Malaysian law or regulation.
  • Minimum of 51% owned by Malaysians; and
  • Providing professional services which includes but not limited to Legal, Accounting, Surveying, Engineering, Architectural, Consultation, Management , Employment and Security (Private Agency) Services;

3.Registered business activities comprising primarily traditional or non-technology activities from the service sector;

4.Not be the subject of a liquidation/winding up /bankruptcy order;

5.Has no going concern issue and/or not dormant;

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

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

From the service sector include Retail, Wholesale, Food and Beverages, Tourism, Logistics, Transportation, Education, Healthcare, Real Estate, Professional Services and Financial Services. 

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