University of Reading Malaysia receives Medini Growth Catalyst Innovation Award

The University of Reading Malaysia’s (UoRM) contribution to the social, environment and technological advancement of Medini has been recognised through the presentation of a prestigious Growth Catalyst Innovation Award.

Presented on 16 January 2017 during the Medini CEO Forum 2017 at Puteri Harbour, Iskandar, UoRM was one of three recipients of the award and the only educational awardee.

The award was presented to the University for trailblazing two “Shared-Value Strategy” projects being delivered by academics from Henley Business School at UoRM in collaboration with Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd:

  1. A new ‘Parklet’ Initiative, whereby underused spaces will be rejuvenated to encourage social interaction and promote the well-being of the community. The project will be delivered in Business District M6 and M7, Medini Iskandar Zone B.
  2. A Business Incubation Project, which aims to build a business ecosystem to benefit start-up companies, stimulate regional business growth and enhance economic returns. Academics and alumni from Henley Business School will act as mentors to the new businesses, while Medini will offer affordable, flexible office space to encourage collaboration and creativity.


Professor Tony Downes, Provost of University of Reading Malaysia said:

“We are honoured to be presented with this award that recognises our work with Medini to improve life for local residents and businesses.

“UoRM’s ambition is to become one of the leading universities in Malaysia with a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Congratulations to Dr Shelen Ho, Dr Ji Hei Lee, Dr Jireh Seow and Dr Pejman for their success and for championing this vision. We thank Medini for their ongoing support and we are looking forward to further positive collaboration in the future.”

About the University of Reading Malaysia
The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) is the first overseas campus of the University of Reading in the UK and is based in EduCity@Iskandar. Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, the University has a long-established international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Together with Henley Business School, which is part of the university, UoRM offers a UK quality education for students at Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral level in a range of subjects including business, accounting, finance, property, construction, psychology and pharmacy.

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