High Tech Facility – National Investment Aspirations (HTF-NIA)


SME Bank


HTF-NIA is aimed at supporting high-tech and innovation-driven SMEs affected by COVID-19 to recover and revitalise the nation’s innovation capacity. It supports high tech and innovation-driven SMEs affected by COVID-19 that are best aligned to strategic long-term development goals embedded in the National Investment Aspirations (NIAs). This is to strengthen Malaysia’s competitive positioning in global value chains, preserve the supply chain ecosystem and safeguard high-skilled jobs

Funding Amount

  1. Up to RM 1.0 million per SME for working capital; or
  2. Up to RM5.0 million per SME for CAPEX or a combination of working capital and CAPEX

Purpose of Financing


Viable Malaysian SMEs in the following subsectors:

  1. Electrical and Electronics (E&E)
  2. Chemicals (including pharmaceuticals and refined petroleum)
  3. Optical Scientific Equipment and Medical Equipment
  4. Machinery & Equipment (including Robotics, Drones, and Industry 4.0 technologies)
  5. Transport equipment covering aerospace; vehicle and parts; manufacturers involved in global supply chains or transitioning towards future mobility and green technology;
  6. Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and
  7. Research & Development (R&D) services. OR;

SMEs involved in existing innovation programmes by the Government for a range of critical technologies, from undertaking R&D, technology co-creation to technology licensing for development purposes. This would also include late stage tech-start-ups under Government programmes that are developing critical technologies and ready to graduate to bank-based financing

Scope of Funding

Capital expenditures (CAPEX) and/ or working capital

Application Procedure

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