Engaging in Innovation and Sustainability: Reflecting on Europe and Asia collaboration

In my final week in Malaysia, I participated in two significant events in Kuala Lumpur supported by MDEC: One ASEAN Startup Award (ERIA) and Integrating ESG Principles into Industrial Solutions (Eurocham) . These experiences further fueled my commitment to innovation and sustainability.

Entering my final week in #Malaysia 🇲🇾, today was quite bustling with two different events in #KualaLumpur, supported by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), and both reflecting on my career.

At the ERIA Digital Innovation and Sustainable Economy Centre (E-DISC) event, I witnessed innovation in action. The One #ASEAN Startup Award celebrated startups across the region, emphasising real-world impact. From #AI-driven solutions to social and environmental initiatives, these #startups are shaping #ASEAN’s future.

I had the pleasure of meeting the program manager, Kentaro Machii 🇯🇵, whom I was previously introduced to during my visit to #ERIA’s hashtag#Jakarta office on my last trip to #Indonesia 🇮🇩 (last post).

This interesting #ERIA program closely mirrors the strategy of my last employer, the EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 🇪🇺, in building a regional ecosystem of (open) #innovation.

I was also thrilled to attend the “Integrating #ESG Principles into Industrial Solutions” event hosted by EUROCHAM Malaysia 🇪🇺 and co-organised with the real estate company Sime Darby Property.

As I networked with industry leaders, we explored how #ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles drive sustainable development.

The insights shared were invaluable, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to connect with the new EUROCHAM Malaysia’s #CEO, Steven Rouche, who hails from #France 🇫🇷.

As I prepare to depart from #Malaysia 🇲🇾, I am thankful for the enriching experiences and valuable connections of today, which have further fueled my passion for driving positive change through #innovation and #sustainability.

About Stéphane Péan

Freelance expert, Ker-Iz Consulting