Strategic Partners

One of the main objectives of SCORE is to provide comprehensive services in assisting the development of SMEs in Malaysia. With this in mind, SCORE has successfully established strategic partnerships with bodies from various industries that has the potential to assist and support SMEs in building their capacity and capabilities. Our Strategic Partners are as follows:


Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)

L1Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) operates as an agency that oversees the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) implementation. It advises the Malaysian government on legislation and policies; develops MSC-specific practices; and sets standards for multimedia operations.

It promotes the MSC, as well as supports companies, which are locating within the MSC. The company also assists in expediting permit and license approvals, as well as introduces companies to local partners and financiers. Multimedia Development Corporation is headquartered in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.



Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB)

L2Construction Industry Development Board was established under the Construction Industry Development Board Act (Act 520). The Objective of CIDB is To develop the capacity and capability of the construction industry through the enhancement of quality and productivity by placing great emphasis on professionalism, innovation and knowledge in the endeavor to improve the quality of life.





Ministry of Defence Malaysia (MINDEF)

L3The Ministry of Defence is led by the Minister of Defence and assisted by a Deputy Minister. The organization of the Ministry of Defence consists of two main services. First, is the Public Service which is headed by the Secretary General and the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) is headed by Chief of the Armed Forces.





Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB)

L4Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB) is Malaysia’s national entrepreneur development corporation.







Technology Park Malaysia (TPM)

L5TPM will enhance its role as a provider of advanced infrastructure with the provision of expert and specialist support services that are designed to catalyse the development of knowledge based economy. Processes and initiatives will be developed to continuously energise and nurture knowledge based enterprises, facilitate research & development, innovation and commercialization while encouraging and facilitating smart partnerships between the public and private sectors, and establish strategic business and technology linkages between the research institutions, academia, financial community and industry both in the domestic and international realm.

A strong foundation of results producing initiatives is instrumental in providing a strong launch pad from which this transformation of TPM will take place. TPM is now into its 4th Generation Incubation Model which has seen it grow from a space leasor and facilities provider capacity to include the provision of specialised and advisory in its comprehensive and integrated technopreneurship programme.



Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM)

L6Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s broadband champion and leading integrated information and communications group, offers a comprehensive range of communication services and solutions in broadband, data and fixed-line. As a market leader, TM is driven by stakeholder value creation in a highly competitive environment. The Group places emphasis on delivering an enhanced customer experience via continuous customer service quality improvements and innovations, whilst focusing on increased operational efficiency and productivity.

Leveraging on our extensive global connectivity, network infrastructure and collective expertise, TM is well positioned to propel Malaysia as a regional Internet hub and digital gateway for South-East Asia. TM remains steadfast in its transformation into a new generation communications provider to deliver an enhanced and integrated digital lifestyle to all Malaysians, and opening up possibilities through connection, communication and collaboration, towards our shared vision of elevating the nation into a high-income economy.



Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC)

L7Halal Industry Development Corporation focusing on development of Halal standards, audit and certification, plus capacity building for Halal products and services, HDC promotes participation and facilitates growth of Malaysian companies in the global Halal market. Intent on building a global Halal community, HDC brings the Malaysian Halal industry in unison toward a common goal. By nurturing growth and participation of local businesses into the global Halal market, HDC sets the bar for Halal best practices in Malaysia to enrich the development of Halal standards globally.

HDC is Malaysia's response to the momentum now building up worldwide, for better quality products and services as consumers gain confidence in the Halal process. It will provide manufacturers, distributors, retailers, entrepreneurs, researchers and investors all the necessary assistance to penetrate the global Halal market through the adoption of the Malaysian experience and expertise in food and non-food sectors.

The roles and responsibilities of HDC are thus:

  • To lead the development of Halal standards, audit and certification procedures in order to protect the integrity of Halal
  • To direct and coordinate the development of Malaysia's Halal industry amongst all stake holders - both public and private
  • To manage capacity building for Halal producers and related service providers
  • To support investment into Malaysia's Halal industry To facilitate the growth and participation of Malaysian companies in the global Halal market
  • To develop, promote and market the Malaysian Halal brand To promote the concept of Halal and related goods and services



The Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA)

L8The Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) was established under the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority Act 2008 (Act 687) as the authority responsible for providing direction and for devising policies and strategies in relation to socio-economic development in the Northern Corridor Economic Region (Koridor Utara), which encompasses 21 districts in northern Peninsular Malaysia in the states of Kedah, Perak, Perlis and Penang.




Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)

L9The Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) which was formerly known as the National Productivity Corporation was established in 1962 as a joint project between the United Nations Special Fund and the Federal Government, with the International Labour Organisation acting as its executing agency.In 1966, the National Productivity Council (Incorporation) Act No. 19 was passed making the Centre an autonomous body. It was later amended as the National Productivity Council (Incorporation) (Amendment) Act A305 1975, to cater for expansion of the Centre`s role. This act was subsequently amended as the National Productivity Centre (Incorporation) (Amendment) Act A801 1991. With the Act coming into effect on 1 December 1991, the National Productivity Council became the National Productivity Corporation. Until recently, with effect from 21st February 2008 National Productivity Corporation (NPC) is now officially known as Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC). YB Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) had signed the document enforcing National Productivity Corporation Act (Incorporated) (Amended) 2008 and set February 21, 2008 as the effective date of the said act. In keeping with the expanded role of the corporation, the act is now known as Malaysia Productivity Corporation Act (Incorporated) 1966.


The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB)

L10is a statutory body accredited to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities. MTIB was established in 1973 by an Act of Parliament. The main objective is to promote and coordinate the overall development of the timber industry.

MTIB is responsible for initiating development of the various sectors of the timber industry and providing technical, marketing and other forms of assistance to ensure their continued growth within a rapidly industrialising Malaysian economy.



Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad (SME Bank)

L11Designed to function ultimately as a one-stop financing and business development centre, SME Bank of Malaysia is dedicated to accelerate the growth of Malaysian SMEs. Through better segmentation of SME financial and non-financial needs by industry, stage of growth and product and market potential, the Bank will strive to hasten the loan processing of eligible SMEs to meet their financing needs as well as support their business growth requirements through the provision of timely advisory services.

The principal activities of the Bank are to provide financing as well as financial and business advisory services to Malaysian SMEs residing within predefined categories which have been framed within the SME classification guidelines of the National SME Development Council.



Program Satu Daerah Satu Industri (SDSI)

L12SDSI program was initiated during the Sixth Malaysia Plan (RMK- 6) in the year 1992. Initially it was known as the One Village One Product Program (SKSP ), inspired by the success of the One Village One Product Program (OVOP) in Oita Prefecture, Japan. SKSP implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Rural Development and Handicraft Development Corporation at that time in order to develop small-scale industry and handicraft products based on food and agricultural products.

The implementation of such programs have worked well and achieved success as OVOP in Japan, OTOP (One Tambun One Product) in Thailand approach to poverty eradication. Similarly, in the Philippines through the OTOP is a program established by the Philippine government to eradicate poverty, increase the level of entrepreneurship and create employment opportunities for local people.

On 8th December 2004, the Cabinet decided to implement the powered SDSI Program to set up the National SDSI Committee whose role is to coordinate and monitor the implementation of SDSI and ICU JPM has been given the role as coordinator of the program.

To strengthen and drive implementation of SDSI program more effectively, a Implementation Instructions One District One Industry was issued as a mechanism to assist the committees that created running roles to be more effective.


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The concept of SME Competitiveness Rating for Enhancement (SCORE), a diagnostic tool used to rate and enhance competitiveness of SMEs based on their performance and capabilities, was first developed and introduced in 2007.

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