Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) received an official visit from the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) on 9th October 2021. The Minister of MOSTI, YB Dato’ Sri Dr. Adham Baba, observed the progress of the Kelulut Honey Nursery project in Simpang Renggam, Johor.

UTM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail received the delegation together with AHIBS top management led by AHIBS Dean, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosmini Omar. The project, led by Dr. Mohd Khairuddin bin Ramliy is funded by MOSTI to develop the economic resilience of the B40 group.

The project uses modular technology, an invention of UTM researchers, to harness bee production. A total of 100 families from Simpang Renggam have been assigned with Bee-Modular Boxes, set up at the site. The recipients are provided with business training, coaching, and digital marketing input to nurture their entrepreneurial mindset and help them generate additional income.

The project involves strategic quadruple-helix collaborations between AHIBS UTM with MOSTI, Simpang Renggam District Council (MDSR), Koperasi Eco Usahawan Johor Berhad, and the local communities.