Digital Investment Office (DIO)

The Game Changer in Digital Investments

The Digital Investment Office (DIO) is a collaborative platform between the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to coordinate and facilitate all digital investments (foreign and local) into the country.

Aimed at strengthening the coordination among all Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs), the DIO offers an agile incentives regime with optimised solutioning to meet investor needs including the MSC Malaysia initiative, Digital Ecosystem Acceleration Scheme, and bespoke solutions based on location.

The DIO also offers talent facilitation including upskilling and reskilling subsidy programmes and structured freelancer and digital nomad communities.

The DIO is guided by four pillars under the collaborative platform:

Endorsed by the National Council of Digital Economy and Fourth Industrial Revolution (MED4IR) as the single window for digital investments into the country, the DIO is aligned to the goals of Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) and the National Investment Aspirations.
The DIO will play a vital role to address the needs of investors and innovators in an increasingly complex and inter-connected digital economy and firmly establish Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.

About MIDA

MIDA is the Governmen's principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. The establishment of MIDA in 1967 was hailed by the World Bank as "the necessary impetus for purposeful, positive and coordinated promotional action" for Malaysia's industrial development.

Today, MIDA has grown to become a strong and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era.

For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channel.

MIDA and MDEC are aligned and committed to the success of MyDIGITAL, especially in facilitating digital investments in MalaysiaMIDA and MDEC are aligned and committed to the success of MyDIGITAL, especially in facilitating digital investments in Malaysia

About MDEC

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is the agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, leading the nation's digital transformation for 25 years. MDEC's mission is to enable a progressive, innovation-led digital economy. Our aim is for Malaysia to become a globally competitive digital nation, anchored on inclusivity, sustainability and shared prosperity, firmly establishing Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.

Incorporated in 1996 to oversee the development of the MSC Malaysia initiative, MDEC's primary mandate as a digital leader today:

For the Rakyat - leading them to move from largely consumers to producers of digital technology, content and services via continuous digital upskilling and adoption

For Businesses / SMEs - leading businesses to pivot and adopt digitalization and build 4IR capabilities For investors - leading the development of a conducive business environment for digital investments to land and expand

MDEC prioritises creating inclusive, high-quality growth through the nationwide digitalisation initiatives that are in line with the Government's Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 and firmly establishing Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.

For more information, please visit www.mdec.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channel.

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