Launching the TIMB3R Design Incubator Programme (TIMB3R DIP) 2.0 and Hackathon
The Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), YB Datuk Hajah Zuraida Kamaruddin officially launched the TIMB3R Design Incubator Programme (DIP) & Hackathon at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 24 November 2021.
TIMB3R DIP & Hackathon is a collaboration between Malaysian timber and furniture manufacturers with designers and architects for the development of Malaysian-made high-value branded products with design concepts.
TIMB3R DIP is co-organised by the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), the Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC) and the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) with the support of the Malaysian Wood Mouldings and Joinery Council (MWMJC) as well as the Association of Malaysian Bumiputera Timber and Furniture Entrepreneurs (PEKA).
Also present at the event were Deputy Secretary General (Plantation & Commodities) MPIC Mr. Mad Zaidi Mohd Karli, MTC Chairman Mdm. Hajah Norrida Yusoff, MTC CEO Mr. Muhtar Suhaili, MFC President and Secretary General Mr. Khoo Yeow Chong and Mr. Matthew Law, MIID President and Vice President IDr. Lai Siew Hong and IDr. Norshafina Ibrahim, MWMJC Chairman Mr. George Yap, MWIA President Mr. Goh Chee Yew, MPMA Chairman Datuk Wira Sheikh Othman Sheikh Abdul Rahman, TEAM President Mr. Chua Song Fong, PEKA President Haji Farosham Naizamohideen and other key stakeholders of the timber industry including timber manufacturers and designers.
A Hackathon to pair up local talented designers with the manufacturer from all around Malaysia in order to conceptualise, design and prototype a series of creative timber and furniture products was held from 9am to 5pm.