Digital Investment Office (DIO)
The Game Changer in Digital Investments
The Digital Investment Office (DIO) is a collaborative platform between the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to coordinate and facilitate all digital investments (foreign and local) into the country.
Aimed at strengthening the coordination among all Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs), the DIO offers an agile incentives regime with optimised solutioning to meet investor needs including the Malaysia Digital initiative, Digital Ecosystem Acceleration Scheme, and bespoke solutions based on location.
The DIO also offers talent facilitation including upskilling and reskilling subsidy programmes and structured freelancer and digital nomad communities.
The DIO is guided by four pillars under the collaborative platform:
MIDA is the Government's principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. The establishment of MIDA in 1967 was hailed by the World Bank as "the necessary impetus for purposeful, positive and coordinated promotional action" for Malaysia's industrial development.
Today, MIDA has grown to become a strong and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era.
For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channel.
About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is the agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia leading the digital transformation of the economy for 26 years. We aim to enable a progressive, innovation-led digital economy.
MDEC will continue to lead Malaysia towards becoming a globally competitive digital nation through the development and execution of the Malaysia Digital initiative, which aims to create substantial digital economic spill-over through equitable access to digital tools, knowledge, and income opportunities.
Predicated on a new framework built upon three primary components – Agility, Flexibility, and Relevance – Malaysia Digital is set to enhance Malaysia’s value proposition to attract digital investments, firmly establishing Malaysia as the digital hub of ASEAN.
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The objective of the DIO are among others, to create awareness on the digital investments in the country as well as to ensure the alignment and strengthen the coordination among all Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in promoting and attracting digital tech investments in this fast-evolution segment.
The DIO is a critical step towards driving digital investments in Malaysia, consistent with MyDIGITAL and National Investment Aspirations.
- Application for digital investment projects can be submitted through this page
- Each application will be evaluated by DIO and decision shall be obtained within 25 working days from official submission by the company.
Puan Rosedalina Ramlan
Business Services and Regional Operations
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
Tel : +603-2267 3515
Email : [email protected]
Ir. Wan Murdani Wan Mohamad
Director, Investment Facilitation Digital Investment Division
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Tel: +603-83153233 / +603-83153159
Email: [email protected]