As a nation, our future competitive advantage will rely largely on our strength and depth of s&t-based innovation capacity. Otherwise, our ability to compete in the global marketplace will be severely jeopardised. If we do not do the right things today, especially in the field of education, when the time 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