In this session ACCA and Nesta launched a pilot study which tested the Malaysian National Corporate Innovation Index on SMEs. The pilot has given us valuable insights into the issues faced by the sector in identifying investment and return on innovation. The project has paved the way for new thinking in the area and we will be running a UK pilot this year (due to be out in autumn 2015).
The role of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) was also explored, drawing on the importance of understanding intellectual capital and the ability to account for it.
Mark Rozario was group managing director of a Malaysian listed property group, before stepping down to assume his current role at AIM in 2011. He is charged with driving AIM, a government statutory body chaired by the country’s prime minister, to implement a national innovation strategy.
AIM was created to jump start wealth creation through knowledge, technology and innovation to stimulate and develop the innovation eco‐system in Malaysia by laying down the foundation of innovation to inspire and produce a new generation of innovative entrepreneurs.
Mr. Rozario graduated with a BSc degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.