The National Innovation and Technology (NTIS) Sandbox is a facility that enables researchers, innovators, start-ups and high-tech entrepreneurs to test products, services, business models and delivery mechanisms in a live environment.
As the national coordination and facilitator solution center, NTIS provides flexibility to selected or overall processes and / or regulatory requirements to accelerate the development of innovative solutions from the research & development stage to the commercially available stage.
NTIS is open to all types of technology with priority given to the following technologies:
NTIS can consider foreign technology provided the solution is owned by a majority Malaysian-owned ownership company.
However, this solution is not eligible for funding under MTDC.
Open to technology, products, solutions and research & development for priority sectors, according to current needs.
Sandbox 1 Fund, financing is 100 percent of the cost eligible to be funded * with the maximum quantum that has been set.
For Sandbox Funds 3 & 4, the financing is 70 percent of the cost eligible to be funded * with the maximum quantum that has been set.
* Eligible costs included, but not limited to the following list:
Quantum financing ranges from RM250,000 to RM4 million depending on the fund scheme offered.
Applicants who are interested in participating in the NTIS Program must apply for the program through the website www.sandbox.gov.my.
Once the company’s application is approved by the NTIS Secretariat, the NTIS Secretariat will inform the MTDC and MTDC officers will contact the successful company for further funding application steps.