Thursday, July 2, 2020
The Policy Times in association with UTHM had organised a web summit on Start-up on Environment & Climate Change, Post Covid; Challenges & Opportunities on Thursday, July 2 from New Delhi to discuss on Start- up for Environment & Climate Change to discuss the various opportunities and Challenges faced during the Covid Crisis.
The show was introduced by Mr. Akram Hoque, Founder- Editor of The Policy Times and moderated by Dr.Wesam Al Madhoun, MPRC, and Faculty of Civil ENGG & Built Env. UTHM, Malaysia with some of gem of speakers including Prof. Khaeruddin Sudharmin, Senior Research Fellow, Asia e University, Mr. Razzi Salem, Governor, RS Impact, Asia Group, Senior Advisor & Advisory Board Member, RR Sculpt Private Limited, Ir. Ammar Mohd Rashid, Managing Director, AMR Environmental Sdn Bhd, Omar MM Omar, Master of Global Business, UVIC and Mohd. Zaidi Abd Rozan, Faculty of Computing, UTM Johor, Malaysia.
Mr. Akram Hoque, introduced the show by inviting all the speakers who have gathered today from all across the world, to talk about and share their experiences on how innovation and innovative start- up have brought tremendous amount of opportunity to arrest or fight the biggest challenge of the world climate change. A research of UN says that Climate Change can bring the business opportunity of $26 trillion and can create 65 million jobs. Dr.Wesam Al Madhoun moderated the show, he requested the speakers to focus on the opportunities and challenges for start-ups in the environmental and climatic change.
Prof. Khaeruddin Sudharmin greeted the panellist and started with defining the current scenario and relation between Start- up, Environment and Climate change. Prof.Sudharmin said , “For start- ups to sustain and to be able to carry on they need to have a mind-set so that they must be able to adapt it, and they must be able to adopt it and they must be able to adept it, the three A’s for start-ups. When focus on business or start- ups or rather the government public sector, the private sector the key fundamental policy is the three- piece, the planet, people and profit, and it depends how one look at it. The opportunity for start-up is finance that is the funding which is needed. If climate change is viewed or envisage and if there is the majority of the thought of people all over the world and in a start-up if you’re preparing for anything, or looking at your innovation or if you’re making your model, it should be easy to manoeuvre as one may find change in things or sometimes may go against one’s expectation”.
“Pre- Covid is actually very fundamental and very conventional kind of projects and so on and when we started having this Covid, and suddenly everything was stopped in the Month of March we started a new Start-up in the month of March itself. And after various challenges we stayed in the business and in the Post- Covid we could see a lot of good medical activities being done, of course everything is virtual.” Added Mohd. Zaidi Abd Rozan.
The pathway of Socialization and externalisation was done very well previously but due to the Covid one thing that I see as a blessing is when students started to compile the work, the start- ups started compiling the work even they prepared manual.
Mr. Omar MM Omar started with the perspective of funding’s for start-ups in the Canadian environment and said, “In Canada we have different kinds of funding for start- ups, there is the government funding and there are the start-up incubators also receives government funding and the third most important is the universities funding that comes through their businesses or engineering programs or there is private funding by all those investors who invest in organisations as well. One of the biggest challenges for now rather the challenges before Covid and after Covid is bringing the product internationally because 70% of the Canadian export directly goes to the US. And now Covid has created opportunities for Canadian companies and Canadian investors who actually have the conservative mentality to keep the product patent in North America and never turn around in pushing them forward and bring the product to Asia and South America as well.
Mr. Razzi Salem threw light on the opportunities on Pre and Post Covid. Mr. Salem said, “There are abundant opportunities, before and after Covid, I’ve experienced the different endeavours that actually took place in nations like Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, and Switzerland, is that they have actually a different approach and methodologies but they intellectually solved the social issues but when pandemic has set in everything changed. But with methodologies and technologies there is actually a way to come up with the Covid crisis in a different or new approach and rather should move forward in seeing and starting of the green technology.
Mr. Ammar Mohd Rashid he threw light on the topic of discussion. Mr. Rashid said, “Regardless of the economy, regardless of the pandemic and whatsoever , opportunities always lies when there is a problem or when there is something that needs a solution. So in this event, although more or less every business is affected by Covid- 19 but it doesn’t show or say that it cannot be run at all and at this point of crisis time also any sort of Start- up can occur no one can say you cannot start a business during a pandemic.”
Mr. Akram Hoque ended the show by thanking all the panellists. He at the end said that from this discussion on start-ups new innovative ideas and new concepts and how people can start their start-ups even in this pandemic and Covid crisis situation.
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