Mid-Tier Companies Development Programme (MTCDP)


To facilitate homegrown mid-tier companies (MTCs) in Malaysia to accelerate their export growth, strengthen their core business functions and transforming them to be regional and global champions.

Claim Method

MTCDP is not a funding programme. It is a facilitation programme which is wholly borne by MATRADE to all participating MTCs.


  • Companies with annual revenues between RM50 million to RM500 million (for manufacturing) and between RM20 million to RM500 million (for services).
  • Positive growth (annual revenues) and CAGR in the past 3 years.
  • Involved in targeted high impact sectors under MITI, Industrial Masterplan, New Investment Aspirations and 12th Malaysia Plan (RMK-12).
  • At least 60% Malaysian ownership (for listed companies, traceable ownership of Top 20 shareholders).
  • Have experience/currently exporting.
  • Innovative, sustainable and scalable business model.

Scope of Funding

1. Broaden MTCs’ reach into high potential markets
-Expand MTCs’ business network (potential business partners, distributors, or customers) through country immersion visits, expert advice and MATRADE’s international network
– Help MTCs to identify and manage their distributors and business partners

2. Provide tailored business advice and develop a customised export marketing plan for MTCs
– Advise MTCs on export challenges, supported by practical tools and guidance from international advisors and industry experts
– Help MTCs to get relevant market or industry intelligence

3. Provide access to funding to MTCs
– Facilitate introductions to local, international financial institutions or private investors as needed

4. Facilitate introductions to new technology
– Assist MTCs in exploring new technologies and product innovations based on research, international trends and practical experience
– Introduce MTCs to potential technology partners as needed

Application Procedure

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