Sunway iLabs Announced as Malaysia's Fifth Digital Hub

Kuala Lumpur - 14th December, 2017 - At TechMatch ASEAN 2017, MDEC announced Sunway iLabs as Malaysia’s fifth Malaysia Digital Hub. As a Digital Hub, Sunway iLabs will offer startups the opportunity for global expansion, ready access to high-speed broadband and fibre optic connectivity, funding and facilitation opportunities, workforce-ready ecosystem, technologically focused and a holistic convenience and lifestyle experience.

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CEO of MDEC, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood together with Founder & Chairman of Sunway Group, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr. Jeffery Cheah pose for a photo after announcing Sunway iLabs as the fifth Malaysia Digital Hub

“We are delighted to announce Sunway iLabs as Malaysia’s fifth Digital Hub. Digital hubs provide startups and tech entrepreneurs the connections and dynamic workspaces to achieve rapid growth and help Malaysia establish itself as a digital and tech hub in the ASEAN region,” said Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, CEO of MDEC. “Our target in 2017 was to establish three Digital Hubs and we are happy that we have surpassed our target with today’s announcement.”

“As a Malaysia Digital Hub, Sunway iLabs strengthens its position in the start-up eco-system and expands its partnership with MDEC. We will now be able to link start-ups to programmes such as the Malaysian Tech Entrepreneur Programme which provides end-to-end support for start-up communities beyond Asia who wants to base their business in Malaysia,” said Matt Van Leeuwen, Director, Sunway iLabs.

Malaysia Digital Hub is awarded to participating partners to catalyse the economy by attracting and maintaining startups and its ecosystems, focusing on high speed broadband and soft offerings. Digital Hub is a co-working space that allows the setup of tech and digital startups in a conducive environment. The space provides the opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect to global markets and the digital ecosystem.

Malaysia Digital Hub provides G.R.O.W.T.H. opportunities for businesses:

  • G – Global expansion opportuniLes for growing startups
  • R – Ready access to high-speed broadband and fibre optic connectivity
  • O – Optimised for funding and facilitation opportunities
  • W – Workforce-ready via a robust talent development ecosystem
  • T – Technologically focused to attract global tech companies as anchor tenants
  • H – Holistic convenience and lifestyle experience

Participating partners include:

  • APW
  • The Co.
  • Common Ground
  • WORQ
  • Sunway Innovation Labs

About Sunway Innovation Labs (Sunway iLabs)

Sunway iLabs is a unique, not-for-profit concept where Sunway University, Sunway Group, and Sunway Ventures (Sunway’s corporate venture capital arm) work closely together in a collaborative space to foster entrepreneurship and stimulate market-driven innovations. Sunway iLabs are in sync with the wider start-up ecosystem in Malaysia and abroad through collaborations and strategic partnerships, to enable entrepreneurs to scale their business faster. For more information on Sunway iLabs, log on to or follow us on Facebook and Instagram

About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation or MDEC (formerly known as Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd.) is the lead agency in driving the digital economy in Malaysia under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia. Since its inception 21 years ago, MDEC’s mission is to develop the nation’s digital economy. MDEC’s implementation efforts are centred on driving investments, building local tech champions, catalysing digital innovation ecosystems and propagating digital inclusivity.

MDEC is also responsible to ensure that Malaysia plays an integral part in developing and nurturing talent to drive digital innovation around the world, while attracting participation from global ICT companies to invest and develop cutting edge digital and creative solutions in the country.

For media enquiries on Sunway iLabs, please call :
Elvina Lee, 017-212 6033 / Susan Tan, 019-5731688

For media enquiries on MDEC, please call :
Avinesh T, 010-464-4290,