Sweden keen to help Malaysia create a ‘bio-valley’

Sweden is interested to help Malaysia create a “bio-valley” modelled along a similar set-up operating in her southern region, reports The Star.
“We have an interesting cluster of bio-tech companies operating in Sweden, and we would very much like to share our ideas on how Malaysia could benefit from our experience,” Swedish Ambassador Bruno Beijer said.
He said Sweden was forging ahead in its efforts to transfer technology here in bio-technology, environment and information technology.
A special officer has been assigned to “match-make” Swedish companies with local firms involved in the three sectors. Karin Ranstrand, a Swede residing here, has begun working on Beijer’s pet project.
Based at the embassy’s office at Wisma Angkasa Raya here, Ranstrand is preparing to leave for Sweden in her maiden “match-making” mission.
“Karin will scan the market in Malaysia as well as in Sweden and thenmake the pairings.
“The Swedish company officials whom I met in Sweden recently were veryupbeat about this new move,” Beijer added.

The Star Online:
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2002/10/2/nation/gpswede&news

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