As nation, our future competitive position will rely largely on our strength and depth on S&T based innovation capacity. Otherwise, our ability to compete in the global marketplace will be severely jeopardized. If we do not do the right things today, especially in the field of education, when the times comes, it will be too late as the real outcome of what we do today will only be realised 20 to 30 years from now.

Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, FASc