Since its inception in 2002, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) has envisioned to be a leading provider and premier university for research and development works. The University recognises the potential of consultancies to develop and maintain the skills amongst academics and enable the University to contribute to industry and the wider community. In order for the University to fulfil this function, the University has encouraged consultancy work among staff via the Department of Consultancy and Commercialisation (DCC). Established in 2008, DCC aims to be a catalyst for consultancy opportunities by establishing itself as a one-stop centre in providing information and resources, and assisting University staff in the provision of consultancy services, knowledge transfer and commercialisation activities.
To promote the spirit of innovation and enterprise in research across faculties.
To help create awareness, provide training, support and nurture staff and students with entrepreneurial interest and instinct.
- To establish the University as a preferred choice of industry for consulting and industry-related research in selected areas of expertise.
- To establish DCC as a one-stop centre in providing information and resources, and assisting University staff in the provision of consultancy services, knowledge transfer and commercialisation activities.
- To increase, encourage and support commercialisation activities in the University.
- To establish a repository of the Intellectual Property assets of the University with appropriate valuation and optimisation of return to the University on such assets.