Empowering Conservation Through Innovation - INOS Celebrates Second Start-up, CMS Sdn. Bhd.

From left: Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Uzair Rusli (BOD, Conservation), Ms Tuan Emilia Tuan Mohd Noor (Operation Manager), Ms Syamsyahidah Samsol (BOD, Human Resource & Management), Mr Mohd Arizal Shamsil Mat Rifin (BOD, Digital Solutions).

In a bold step towards advancing conservation efforts, INOS proudly announces the incorporation of its second start-up company, Conservation Management Solution (CMS) Sdn. Bhd. This significant achievement underscores INOS’s commitment to fostering innovation and driving real-world solutions within marine conservation.

The birth of CMS Sdn. Bhd. is a testament to the dynamic ecosystem INOS cultivates – nurturing research and entrepreneurial endeavours and comprising alumni of the esteemed Sea Turtle Research Unit (SEATRU). The founders of CMS Sdn. Bhd. have harnessed their expertise and passion to form a company that stands as a beacon of achievement and inspiration for others.

CMS Sdn. Bhd. aims to spearhead the management of conservation outreach programs that extend beyond sea turtles, encompassing a broader spectrum of marine and environmental conservation initiatives. This venture signifies the potentials to generate impactful change and its ability to provide sustainable support for vital conservation projects.

CMS Sdn. Bhd. has been licensed to commercialize the innovative UMT product Turtle Imprinting Database System (TIDES). This unique system has laid the foundation for their journey towards realizing their slogan: ‘Digitally Transforming Conservation Funding through Database Development in Malaysia.’ TIDES holds immense promise in revolutionizing how conservation projects are funded, a challenge that often plagues such endeavours.

The lack of accessible funding has been a persistent challenge in conservation initiatives, hindering the progress of critical projects to safeguard threatened and endangered species. The TIDES project, developed within the confines of UMT, is poised to disrupt this paradigm by leveraging the power of digital technology to revolutionize conservation funding. Through its innovative approach, CMS Sdn. Bhd. envisions a future where dataset and technology converge to support and drive conservation efforts more effectively.

The incorporation of CMS Sdn. Bhd. underscores the profound benefits of fostering start-up ventures within the university ecosystem. These endeavours bridge the gap between academic research and practical application while instilling an entrepreneurial spirit among university alumni and researchers. The success of CMS Sdn. Bhd. serves as a catalyst, inspiring others in UMT to explore the realms of entrepreneurship and innovation.

INOS proudly stands beside CMS Sdn. Bhd. pledging their commitment to transform conservation efforts through innovative solutions. The university community eagerly anticipates the positive impacts that this dynamic start-up on marine conservation and beyond, as they harness technology to shape a more sustainable future for our oceans and the environment.