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Be part of the iLabs Family

Sunway iLabs is looking for passionate individuals to join our team.

An inspirational and fun working environment
with an innovation-driven team, you will love it here.
Sunway iLabs is looking for passionate individuals to join our team.

An inspirational and fun working environment with an innovation-driven team, you will love it here.

Current Openings

Current Openings

Sunway University is a leading private university in Malaysia that aspires to play a strong role in innovation, nurturing the inculcation of an enterprising spirit among its students and staff, and seeking to create successful business ventures from its research and knowledge base. The innovation arm of Sunway University, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) Foundry aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, by driving entrepreneurship, fostering innovation, and to managing the incubation and acceleration of university start-ups.

The student entrepreneurship programmes of iLabs Foundry serves as a collaborative platform for students to explore their interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, through hands-on, interactive and problem-oriented learning approach, where students are able to connect their educational experience with real-world application that addresses some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Reporting to the Head of iLabs Foundry (and/or Senior Practice Fellow, Innovation & Entrepreneurship), the post holder will assist in the curation and implementation of all student entrepreneurship programmes of iLabs Foundry.

Specific Duties of the Role
  • Assist the Senior Practice Fellow in coordinating and implementing the innovation and entrepreneurship courses, including but not limited to University modules (e.g. Entrepreneurship Mindset and Skills and Startup Foundry), the Make-It Challenge (student hackathon), LaunchX (Sunway University startup accelerator programme), and Makers programs and events.
  • Organise and lead awesome initiatives & events (online & physical) that entice and grow the student community.
  • Work closely with iLabs Marketing Specialist in generating engaging digital content related to all student programmes/ initiatives, for social media accounts.
  • Monitor and track the progress of student startup projects.
  • Collect student data & feedback, and to provide insights that helps making recommendation in designing or iterating programme that grow the student community participation and engagement.
  • Makerspace facilities Management a) Response to walk-in & online general requests in a timely manner b) Manages day to day operational matters of the Makerspace, including manages the budget and resources c) Manages all equipment, to ensure function and safety. d) Inventory management, e.g.: stock check, procurement, assess new purchase requisition from students. e) Establish and enforce standard operating procedures/ system that empower students to use the makerspace independently
  • Mentor early stage student and graduate start-ups as required, supporting them in translating ideas into successful business initiatives.
  • Any other duties as and when assigned from time to time.
Requirements
  • At least 1-2 year(s) of working experience in the related field. Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill – able to engage with a diverse pool of people
  • Superior multi-tasking skills – Ability to manage multiple project, meet deadlines and address time-sensitive issues
  • A story teller, with good verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Energetic, focused with a positive attitude and able to work independently

Sunway University is a leading private university in Malaysia that aspires to play a strong role in innovation, nurturing the inculcation of an enterprising spirit among its students and staff, and seeking to create successful business ventures from its research and knowledge base. The innovation arm of Sunway University, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) Foundry aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, by driving entrepreneurship, fostering innovation, and to managing the incubation and acceleration of university start-ups.

The student entrepreneurship programmes of iLabs Foundry serves as a collaborative platform for students to explore their interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, through hands-on, interactive and problem-oriented learning approach, where students are able to connect their educational experience with real-world application that addresses some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Reporting to the Head of iLabs Foundry and working closely School of Interdisciplinary Studies, the post holder will lead the curation and implementation of all student entrepreneurship programmes of iLabs Foundry.  

 

Specific Duties of the Role

  • Lead the curriculum design and delivery of innovation and entrepreneurship courses, including but not limited to University modules (e.g. Entrepreneurship Mindset and Skills and Startup Foundry), the Make-It Challenge (student hackathon), LaunchX (Sunway University startup accelerator programme), and Makers programs and events.
  • Champion an entrepreneurial mindset in students and provide guidance and support to Sunway University Schools on the integration of industry projects, real-world project-based learning, and opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative learning.
  • Seek, build and oversee partnerships with external stakeholders, including other educational institutions, governemnt and non-governamental orgaisations and industry to further the strategic aims of iLabs and the University
  • Mentor early stage student and graduate start-ups as required, supporting them in translating ideas into successful business initiatives.
  • Foster an environment that promotes innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship to enhance student learning experience.
  • Any other duties as and when assigned from time to time.

 

Requirements

  • At least 5-10 years’ experience in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship, within business of industry, or a relevant field within academia. A Masters-level degree or above in relevant field of study is desirable.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of higher-level educational programmes.
  • Energetic, focused with a positive attitude and passionate in translating ideas into successful innovations.
  • Experience of MQA regulatory requirements for course design and deliveryis desirable.
  • Relevant experience in building online or blended programmes.
  • A storyteller, with excellent communication skills (English and Bahasa).
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision.
  • Attentive to detail, commitment to project timelines, enjoys learning new things and thinking out of the box.
  • Confident to build communities and meet new people, always ready to share your thoughts and inspire.

Sunway University is a leading private university in Malaysia that aspires to play a strong role in innovation and to create successful business ventures from its research and knowledge base. The innovation arm of Sunway University, Sunway Innovation Labs (Foundry) aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, by driving student entrepreneurship and fostering innovation through open collaboration.

In the performance of his/her duties, the post holder will report to the Head of iLabs Foundry. The post holder is responsible for managing the industry projects and student incubation projects, to make sure that all project goals are achieved according to the agreed timeline and budget.

Responsibilities

  • Assist and support iLabs Foundry Manager (Consultancy and Training) on project management. This include project timeline & budget monitoring, project risk analysis, as well as managing all project documentation related to industry collaboration.
  • Keep track of and reporting on project progress via Smartsheet or any other similar project management tool, ensuring that all work is delivered on-time, on budget and with quality
  • Establish and facilitate regular project meetings with project stakeholders and to keep them up-to-date on project status and timeline
  • Support the administrative activities of iLabs Foundry, such as facilitating execution of general agreements, processing purchase requisitions and invoices, project claims, memo preparation & etc.
  • Develop and maintain an effective control system of filing, recording, proper documentation, reporting and information housekeeping (finance and non-finance)
  • Manage the iLabs Foundry database and support in the preparation for internal/ external audits and other quality assurance documentation/ requirements/ visits
  • Any other duties as and when assigned from time to time.

Requirements

  • At least 2-5 years of project management experience in the related field (e.g. education industry, research management services & University consulting company)
  • Possess project management skillsets or work experience with Smartsheet will be a plus point
  • Ability to pick up new tools and system quickly
  • Excellent interpersonal skill – able to engage with a diverse pool of people (e.g. business people and university researchers)
  • Superior multi-tasking skills – ability to manage multiple project, meet deadlines and address time-sensitive issues
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Problem solver
  • Energetic, focused with a positive attitude and able to work independently
  • 12 months contract (consultancy basis); contract renewal subjects to performance and approval from the management.

Sunway University is a leading private university in Malaysia that aspires to play a strong role in innovation, nurturing the inculcation of an enterprising spirit among its students and staff, and seeking to create successful business ventures from its research and knowledge base. The innovation arm of Sunway University, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) Foundry aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, by driving entrepreneurship, fostering innovation, and to managing the incubation and acceleration of university start-ups.

The student entrepreneurship programmes of iLabs Foundry serve as a collaborative platform for students and staff to explore their interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, through hands-on, interactive and problem-oriented learning approach, where students are able to connect their educational experience with real-world application that addresses some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

As part of a venture building initiative for urban farming, Sunway iLabs launched a new initiative called Sunway FutureX Farm to address food security and safety. The space, which is located next to Sunway University, functions as a food & agritech innovation hub with four key objectives: (1) nourish, (2) educate, (3) empower, and (4) innovate. This is in line with Sunway City Kuala Lumpur’s vision to be a living laboratory where ideas are generated to address the challenges facing humanity.

We are looking for a Senior Practice Fellow, Agriculture & Food who will be in charge of planning, coordinating and executing urban farm education programmes, which include short courses, corporate trainings and community workshops. The candidate will report to the Head of iLabs Foundry, but will be working closely with the Sunway FutureX Farm team and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. He/she will also be collaborating with various stakeholders including academia, educators, content specialists, industry experts to deliver these programmes. This role will oversee entire end-to-end programme delivery, which will include some elements of marketing, admin and operations duties. The ideal applicant will have a background in innovation and entrepreneurship within the agricultural and/or food industry sectors.

Specific Duties of the Role

  • Develop, curate and execute urban farming and agri & foodtech based course curriculums, programmes and workshops
  • Cultivate relationships with programme partners, local NGOs, startups, agri & food industry players, and relevant government oganisations
  • Manage multiple education projects, including coordination of programme logistics and activation of event spaces for education purposes
  • Deliver courses and workshops to students, communities and stakeholders
  • Facilitate and provide technical support and assistance during execution of online and physical programmes
  • Assist in the creation, distribution and evaluation of marketing materials related to education programmes
  • Foster an environment that promotes innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship to enhance student learning experience.
  • Work with students and academics at Sunway University to foster translational research.
  • Any other duties as and when assigned from time to time.

Requirements

  • At least 5 years’ experience in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship, Preferably in the agricultural and/or food industry or a relevant field within academia. A Masters-level degree or above in relevant field of study is desirable.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of higher-level educational and/or training programmes.
  • Energetic, focused with a positive attitude and passionate in translating ideas into successful innovations.
  • Experience of MQA regulatory requirements for course design and deliveryis desirable.
  • Relevant experience in building online or blended programmes.
  • A storyteller, with excellent communication skills (English and Bahasa).
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision.
  • Attentive to detail, commitment to project timelines, enjoys learning new things and thinking out of the box.
  • Confident to build communities and meet new people, always ready to share your thoughts and inspire.

Sunway FutureX – Urban Farm Manager

As part of Sunway Group’s mission to address food security challenges in urban areas, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) launched Sunway FutureX Farm, a new venture building initiative. Located in the heart of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the 50,000-square feet urban farming innovation hub is the first-of-its-kind that brings together urban farming professionals, tech companies, researchers and young talents to create transformative solutions focusing on food and agritech.

Sunway FutureX consists of three pillars: FutureX Farm, FutureX Talent and FutureX Campus. Under the FutureX Farm, we operate both indoor and outdoor smart farms which are built around four main key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate.

We are looking for a senior agronomist who will be part of the Sunway FutureX Farm core team and will be in-charge of overseeing operations of hydroponics smart farming system. If innovations in food and agritech excites you then don’t wait and apply now!

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage smart farms’ maintenance, plant inventory management, production quality and yields across multiple locations.
  • Train and manage a team of agronomists and apprentice to assist with farm operations
  • Ensure all hydroponics farm systems follow and adhere to food safety requirements, SOPs, good safety standards and meet all requirements of MyGap Certification.
  • Conduct R&D and consistently source for new plant varieties that are suitable to grow in all farms including the development of planting schedules, budgets, and timelines.
  • Constantly stay-up-to-date about new vertical farming technologies and innovations
  • Conduct basic to advanced workshops related to urban farming (mainly on hydroponics and aquaponics) for the community and assist as a course facilitator for short courses
  • Consult customers who are keen to grow their own food at home including setting up a basic hydroponics/aquaponics kit, seeds selections and any issue they face throughout their growing journey.
  • Analyse farm data and propose effective solutions for cost efficiencies, plant health management and pest management.
  • Consistently source for new plant varieties that are suitable to grow in all farms including the development of planting schedules, budgets, and timelines.

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with commercial hydroponics systems
  • An education background in agronomy, agriculture or related field is desired
  • Experience in managing teams across multiple farm locations
  • Familiar designing/building hydroponics/aquaponics systems
  • Able to commute to the farms and work flexible hours when needed
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision while contributing in a team environment
  • Attentive to detail, enjoy learning new things and thinks innovatively
  • Strategic thinker with leadership, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Familiarity in operations of smart farm management software and IoT
  • Experience in IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, VR/AR and other latest 4.0 technologies would be an added advantage

As part of Sunway Group’s mission to address food security challenges in urban areas, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) launched Sunway FutureX Farm, a new venture building initiative. Located in the heart of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the 50,000-square feet urban farming innovation hub is the first-of-its-kind that brings together urban farming professionals, tech companies, researchers and young talents to create transformative solutions focusing on food and agritech.

Sunway FutureX consists of three pillars: FutureX Farm, FutureX Talent and FutureX Campus. Under the FutureX Farm, we operate both indoor and outdoor smart farms which are built around four main key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate.

We are looking for an Urban Farm Frontend Engineer Intern who will be part of the Sunway FutureX Farm core team to build and develop the Smart farming platform that will power the management and monitoring of Sunway’s farm via the integration of smart IOT devices. So if innovations in food and agritech excites you then don’t wait and apply now!

Responsibilities:

  • Implementing design and structure of web application for farm management
  • Striking a balance between functional and aesthetic design
  • Developing features to enhance the user experience

Requirements:

  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS/SCSS, Javascript, Jquery
  • Familiar with frontend frameworks such as React.JS, Angular, Vue.JS, Bootstrap, etc
  • Able to pick up integration with backend APIs

Nice-to-haves:

  • Familiar with version control systems such as Git.
  • Familiar with web development cycle between frontend and backend.
  • Familiar with secure web application deployment and optimisation

As part of Sunway Group’s mission to address food security challenges in urban areas, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) launched Sunway FutureX Farm, a new venture building initiative. Located in the heart of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the 50,000-square feet urban farming innovation hub is the first-of-its-kind that brings together urban farming professionals, tech companies, researchers and young talents to create transformative solutions focusing on food and agritech.

Sunway FutureX consists of three pillars: FutureX Farm, FutureX Talent and FutureX Campus. Under the FutureX Farm, we operate both indoor and outdoor smart farms which are built around four main key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate.

We are looking for an Urban Farm Intern Engineer who will be part of the Sunway FutureX Farm core team to build and develop the Smart farming platform that will power the management and monitoring of Sunway’s farm via the integration of smart IOT devices. So if innovations in food and agritech excites you then don’t wait and apply now!

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will collaborate closely with other engineers and product managers within a team
  • You will help the team plan, design and shape responsive web solutions in the development of the smart farming platform
  • Build and bind our front end and back end services together and monitor, test and continuously optimize your solutions
  • Build the user interface (UI) and design language across different platforms

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • You are pursuing a degree or a bootcamp certification in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or a related field of study.
  • You have experience or a willingness to build JavaScript/HTML/CSS frontend applications and backend services and APIs
  • Have an interest in current and emerging trends of the web platform
  • You have analytical and problem-solving skills, and can communicate your ideas
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision while contributing in a team environment
  • Attentive to detail, enjoy learning new things and thinks innovatively
  • Able to commit a minimum of 4 months internship

The Farm Operations Intern is part of the core team and directly assisting the Community manager on farm operations and maintenance of the building facilities at Sunway FutureX.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with farm operations and supply chain (including e-commerce order fulfillment and deliveries to multiple farm sites)
  • Manage inventories at multiple farm sites
  • Liaise with logistics partner & suppliers
  • Work together with in-house technician to oversee building maintenance and cleanliness
  • Assist with procurement & purchasing
  • Reception & admin work including conducting farm tour for visitors
  • Perform any other ad-hoc task and as when assigned

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attentive to details
  • Strong adaptability to day-to-day challenge
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Background in Supply Chain or Operations management, logistics, or business administration would be an added advantage
  • Possess a car and willing to travel around

Duration: 3 months (an opportunity to be converted to full-time based on performance)

Submit your resume now to futurexfarm@sunway.edu.my

As part of Sunway Group’s mission to address food security challenges in urban areas, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) launched Sunway FutureX Farm, a new venture building initiative. Located in the heart of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the 50,000-square feet urban farming innovation hub is the first-of-its-kind that brings together urban farming professionals, tech companies, researchers and young talents to create transformative solutions focusing on food and agritech.

 

Sunway FutureX consists of three pillars: FutureX Farm, FutureX Talent and FutureX Campus. Under the FutureX Farm, we operate both indoor and outdoor smart farms which are built around four main key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate.

We are looking for an Urban Farm Intern who will be part of the Sunway FutureX Farm core team and will be in-charge of supporting farm operations using hydroponics smart farming system. At the end of the internship there is an opportunity for us to convert the internship into a full time permanent role. So if innovations in food and agritech excites you then don’t wait and apply now!

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support agronomist to carry out daily hydroponic farms’ maintenance, plant inventory management and quality control.
  • Assist with farm to fork operations including seeding, harvesting, cleaning and packing.
  • Manage plant and urban farm merchandise inventory system including data capturing, recording and reporting.
  • Provide farm tours to FutureX communities and give basic education on urban farming
  • Represent Sunway FutureX to provide customer service and operations support to customers who visit FutureX Farm.
  • Support urban farm workshop/event planning and on-ground logistics

 

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • An education background in agronomy, agriculture or related field is desired
  • Experience in designing/building hydroponics/aquaponics system is desired
  • Able to commute to the farms and work flexible hours when needed
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision while contributing in a team environment
  • Attentive to detail, enjoy learning new things and thinks innovatively
  • Able to commit a minimum of 4 months internship

We are looking for an Urban Farm Data Consultant to provide specialist advise on the design and development of an integrated smart farming data management platform which connects all our farm to fork activities. With knowledge of the key drivers of successful urban farming businesses, technical capabilities and SAAS solutions, the consultant is able to deliver a complete farm data management framework and propose the best infrastructure required to integrate and sync data collected from our farm management system and customer eCommerce solution platforms.  

The consultant will provide both technical and commercial advice and information related to urban farming data management which will also involve breaking down complex assumptions and proposing the necessary data and recommendations. Data will be collected from the farms using a range of sensors and NDVI cameras which monitors key parameters and provide accurate yield projections for efficient farm management.   

The consultant will also consult on the build of a data and analytics infrastructure model which will be able to predict customer demand and buying behaviour, with the goal to minimise farm wastage and reduce operations costThe system should intelligently interpret results of analysis, identifying trends and issues, providing recommendation for alternatives to support business objectives. The farm ROI data analysis build models should be designed for scale across multiple farm locations and systems. Each farm is unique, and because of that, have their own set of strengths and weaknesses which the system would need to be agile enough to support. 

You will be partnering with an experienced startup minded team and working directly with the Head of Sunway FutureX Farm and Sunway Group’s Chief Innovation Officer. The best of both worlds – you will be part of a successful conglomerate , while enjoying the perks and adrenalin of being in a startup environment. In addition, you will gain invaluable experience to be in the midst of one of the most complete startup ecosystems in South East Asia. 

Key project tasks include: 

  • Design and develop farm data management platform with integration from FutureX Farm’s management platform and eCommerce solutions 
  • Design and develop data analysis service offerings to improve farm yield, including input/output, workflow, external analysis models, and milestone deliverables  
  • Create data and analytics infrastructure model to improve farm ROI by analysing real-time customer insights and feeding relevant information back to the farm 
  • Advising on specific need for AI/ML in the tech infrastructure and cloud management system 
  • Advise on compliance with current data regulations around urban farming and food production 
  • Identify and guide a team of software engineers and data scientists who will be able to produce dashboards, reports, data analysis and data science models. 
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to determine the appropriate analysis parameters, performance measures and decision tools to be applied. 

We are looking for candidates who have: 

  • A proven track record for leading tech teams, managing complex analytical projects and delivery of data driven solutions. 
  • Experience working with enterprise clients developing advanced data strategies, data analysis and complex measurement projects to improve business efficiency and profitability. 
  • Experience working in agriculture field and knowledge on commercial farm operations and management in some capacity would be an added advantage  
  • Possess analytical, problem-solving and consultative skillsan individual which is outcomes driven, with an excellent ability to distill complex questions into meaningful data-driven recommendations 
  • Passionate for entrepreneurship and innovations in agrifoodtech  

Sunway FutureX, an innovation hub measuring 50,000 sqft, will be launched as a venture building and innovation hub with a focus on agrifoodtech.  This is in line with Sunway City Kuala Lumpur’s vision to be a living laboratory where ideas are generated to address the challenges facing humanity. At SunwayFutureX Farm, we operate 4 farms utilising different farming technologies – an indoor vertical farm, outdoor hydroponics greenhouse and two aquaponics farms. Our farms are built to address four key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate. 

Sunway University is a leading private university in Malaysia that aspires to play a strong role in innovation and to create successful business ventures from its research and knowledge base. The innovation arm of Sunway University, Sunway Innovation Labs (Foundry) aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, by driving student entrepreneurship and fostering innovation through open collaboration.

In the performance of his/her duties, the post holder will report to the Head of iLabs Foundry. The post holder is responsible for managing the industry projects and student incubation projects, to make sure that all project goals are achieved according to the agreed timeline and budget.

Responsibilities

  • Assist and support iLabs Foundry Manager (Consultancy and Training) on project management. This include project timeline & budget monitoring, project risk analysis, as well as managing all project documentation related to industry collaboration.
  • Keep track of and reporting on project progress via Smartsheet or any other similar project management tool, ensuring that all work is delivered on-time, on budget and with quality
  • Establish and facilitate regular project meetings with project stakeholders and to keep them up-to-date on project status and timeline
  • Support the administrative activities of iLabs Foundry, such as facilitating execution of general agreements, processing purchase requisitions and invoices, project claims, memo preparation & etc.
  • Develop and maintain an effective control system of filing, recording, proper documentation, reporting and information housekeeping (finance and non-finance)
  • Manage the iLabs Foundry database and support in the preparation for internal/ external audits and other quality assurance documentation/ requirements/ visits
  • Any other duties as and when assigned from time to time.

Requirements

  • At least 2-5 years of project management experience in the related field (e.g. education industry, research management services & University consulting company)
  • Possess project management skillsets or work experience with Smartsheet will be a plus point
  • Ability to pick up new tools and system quickly
  • Excellent interpersonal skill – able to engage with a diverse pool of people (e.g. business people and university researchers)
  • Superior multi-tasking skills – ability to manage multiple project, meet deadlines and address time-sensitive issues
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Problem solver
  • Energetic, focused with a positive attitude and able to work independently
  • 12 months contract (consultancy basis); contract renewal subjects to performance and approval from the management.

Sunway University is a leading private university in Malaysia that aspires to play a strong role in innovation, nurturing the inculcation of an enterprising spirit among its students and staff, and seeking to create successful business ventures from its research and knowledge base. The innovation arm of Sunway University, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) Foundry aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, by driving entrepreneurship, fostering innovation, and to managing the incubation and acceleration of university start-ups.

The student entrepreneurship programmes of iLabs Foundry serves as a collaborative platform for students to explore their interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, through hands-on, interactive and problem-oriented learning approach, where students are able to connect their educational experience with real-world application that addresses some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Reporting to the Head of iLabs Foundry and working closely School of Interdisciplinary Studies, the post holder will lead the curation and implementation of all student entrepreneurship programmes of iLabs Foundry.  

 

Specific Duties of the Role

  • Lead the curriculum design and delivery of innovation and entrepreneurship courses, including but not limited to University modules (e.g. Entrepreneurship Mindset and Skills and Startup Foundry), the Make-It Challenge (student hackathon), LaunchX (Sunway University startup accelerator programme), and Makers programs and events.
  • Champion an entrepreneurial mindset in students and provide guidance and support to Sunway University Schools on the integration of industry projects, real-world project-based learning, and opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative learning.
  • Seek, build and oversee partnerships with external stakeholders, including other educational institutions, governemnt and non-governamental orgaisations and industry to further the strategic aims of iLabs and the University
  • Mentor early stage student and graduate start-ups as required, supporting them in translating ideas into successful business initiatives.
  • Foster an environment that promotes innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship to enhance student learning experience.
  • Any other duties as and when assigned from time to time.

 

Requirements

  • At least 5-10 years’ experience in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship, within business of industry, or a relevant field within academia. A Masters-level degree or above in relevant field of study is desirable.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of higher-level educational programmes.
  • Energetic, focused with a positive attitude and passionate in translating ideas into successful innovations.
  • Experience of MQA regulatory requirements for course design and deliveryis desirable.
  • Relevant experience in building online or blended programmes.
  • A storyteller, with excellent communication skills (English and Bahasa).
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision.
  • Attentive to detail, commitment to project timelines, enjoys learning new things and thinking out of the box.
  • Confident to build communities and meet new people, always ready to share your thoughts and inspire.

Sunway University is a leading private university in Malaysia that aspires to play a strong role in innovation, nurturing the inculcation of an enterprising spirit among its students and staff, and seeking to create successful business ventures from its research and knowledge base. The innovation arm of Sunway University, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) Foundry aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, by driving entrepreneurship, fostering innovation, and to managing the incubation and acceleration of university start-ups.

The student entrepreneurship programmes of iLabs Foundry serve as a collaborative platform for students and staff to explore their interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, through hands-on, interactive and problem-oriented learning approach, where students are able to connect their educational experience with real-world application that addresses some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

As part of a venture building initiative for urban farming, Sunway iLabs launched a new initiative called Sunway FutureX Farm to address food security and safety. The space, which is located next to Sunway University, functions as a food & agritech innovation hub with four key objectives: (1) nourish, (2) educate, (3) empower, and (4) innovate. This is in line with Sunway City Kuala Lumpur’s vision to be a living laboratory where ideas are generated to address the challenges facing humanity.

We are looking for a Senior Practice Fellow, Agriculture & Food who will be in charge of planning, coordinating and executing urban farm education programmes, which include short courses, corporate trainings and community workshops. The candidate will report to the Head of iLabs Foundry, but will be working closely with the Sunway FutureX Farm team and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. He/she will also be collaborating with various stakeholders including academia, educators, content specialists, industry experts to deliver these programmes. This role will oversee entire end-to-end programme delivery, which will include some elements of marketing, admin and operations duties. The ideal applicant will have a background in innovation and entrepreneurship within the agricultural and/or food industry sectors.

Specific Duties of the Role

  • Develop, curate and execute urban farming and agri & foodtech based course curriculums, programmes and workshops
  • Cultivate relationships with programme partners, local NGOs, startups, agri & food industry players, and relevant government oganisations
  • Manage multiple education projects, including coordination of programme logistics and activation of event spaces for education purposes
  • Deliver courses and workshops to students, communities and stakeholders
  • Facilitate and provide technical support and assistance during execution of online and physical programmes
  • Assist in the creation, distribution and evaluation of marketing materials related to education programmes
  • Foster an environment that promotes innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship to enhance student learning experience.
  • Work with students and academics at Sunway University to foster translational research.
  • Any other duties as and when assigned from time to time.

Requirements

  • At least 5 years’ experience in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship, Preferably in the agricultural and/or food industry or a relevant field within academia. A Masters-level degree or above in relevant field of study is desirable.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of higher-level educational and/or training programmes.
  • Energetic, focused with a positive attitude and passionate in translating ideas into successful innovations.
  • Experience of MQA regulatory requirements for course design and deliveryis desirable.
  • Relevant experience in building online or blended programmes.
  • A storyteller, with excellent communication skills (English and Bahasa).
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision.
  • Attentive to detail, commitment to project timelines, enjoys learning new things and thinking out of the box.
  • Confident to build communities and meet new people, always ready to share your thoughts and inspire.

As part of Sunway Group’s mission to address food security challenges in urban areas, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) launched Sunway FutureX Farm, a new venture building initiative. Located in the heart of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the 50,000-square feet urban farming innovation hub is the first-of-its-kind that brings together urban farming professionals, tech companies, researchers and young talents to create transformative solutions focusing on food and agritech.

Sunway FutureX consists of three pillars: FutureX Farm, FutureX Talent and FutureX Campus. Under the FutureX Farm, we operate both indoor and outdoor smart farms which are built around four main key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate.

We are looking for an Urban Farm Frontend Engineer Intern who will be part of the Sunway FutureX Farm core team to build and develop the Smart farming platform that will power the management and monitoring of Sunway’s farm via the integration of smart IOT devices. So if innovations in food and agritech excites you then don’t wait and apply now!

Responsibilities:

  • Implementing design and structure of web application for farm management
  • Striking a balance between functional and aesthetic design
  • Developing features to enhance the user experience

Requirements:

  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS/SCSS, Javascript, Jquery
  • Familiar with frontend frameworks such as React.JS, Angular, Vue.JS, Bootstrap, etc
  • Able to pick up integration with backend APIs

Nice-to-haves:

  • Familiar with version control systems such as Git.
  • Familiar with web development cycle between frontend and backend.
  • Familiar with secure web application deployment and optimisation

The Farm Operations Intern is part of the core team and directly assisting the Community manager on farm operations and maintenance of the building facilities at Sunway FutureX.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with farm operations and supply chain (including e-commerce order fulfillment and deliveries to multiple farm sites)
  • Manage inventories at multiple farm sites
  • Liaise with logistics partner & suppliers
  • Work together with in-house technician to oversee building maintenance and cleanliness
  • Assist with procurement & purchasing
  • Reception & admin work including conducting farm tour for visitors
  • Perform any other ad-hoc task and as when assigned

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attentive to details
  • Strong adaptability to day-to-day challenge
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Background in Supply Chain or Operations management, logistics, or business administration would be an added advantage
  • Possess a car and willing to travel around

Duration: 3 months (an opportunity to be converted to full-time based on performance)

Submit your resume now to futurexfarm@sunway.edu.my

Sunway FutureX – Urban Farm Manager

As part of Sunway Group’s mission to address food security challenges in urban areas, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) launched Sunway FutureX Farm, a new venture building initiative. Located in the heart of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the 50,000-square feet urban farming innovation hub is the first-of-its-kind that brings together urban farming professionals, tech companies, researchers and young talents to create transformative solutions focusing on food and agritech.

Sunway FutureX consists of three pillars: FutureX Farm, FutureX Talent and FutureX Campus. Under the FutureX Farm, we operate both indoor and outdoor smart farms which are built around four main key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate.

We are looking for a senior agronomist who will be part of the Sunway FutureX Farm core team and will be in-charge of overseeing operations of hydroponics smart farming system. If innovations in food and agritech excites you then don’t wait and apply now!

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage smart farms’ maintenance, plant inventory management, production quality and yields across multiple locations.
  • Train and manage a team of agronomists and apprentice to assist with farm operations
  • Ensure all hydroponics farm systems follow and adhere to food safety requirements, SOPs, good safety standards and meet all requirements of MyGap Certification.
  • Conduct R&D and consistently source for new plant varieties that are suitable to grow in all farms including the development of planting schedules, budgets, and timelines.
  • Constantly stay-up-to-date about new vertical farming technologies and innovations
  • Conduct basic to advanced workshops related to urban farming (mainly on hydroponics and aquaponics) for the community and assist as a course facilitator for short courses
  • Consult customers who are keen to grow their own food at home including setting up a basic hydroponics/aquaponics kit, seeds selections and any issue they face throughout their growing journey.
  • Analyse farm data and propose effective solutions for cost efficiencies, plant health management and pest management.
  • Consistently source for new plant varieties that are suitable to grow in all farms including the development of planting schedules, budgets, and timelines.

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with commercial hydroponics systems
  • An education background in agronomy, agriculture or related field is desired
  • Experience in managing teams across multiple farm locations
  • Familiar designing/building hydroponics/aquaponics systems
  • Able to commute to the farms and work flexible hours when needed
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision while contributing in a team environment
  • Attentive to detail, enjoy learning new things and thinks innovatively
  • Strategic thinker with leadership, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Familiarity in operations of smart farm management software and IoT
  • Experience in IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, VR/AR and other latest 4.0 technologies would be an added advantage

As part of Sunway Group’s mission to address food security challenges in urban areas, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) launched Sunway FutureX Farm, a new venture building initiative. Located in the heart of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the 50,000-square feet urban farming innovation hub is the first-of-its-kind that brings together urban farming professionals, tech companies, researchers and young talents to create transformative solutions focusing on food and agritech.

 

Sunway FutureX consists of three pillars: FutureX Farm, FutureX Talent and FutureX Campus. Under the FutureX Farm, we operate both indoor and outdoor smart farms which are built around four main key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate.

We are looking for an Urban Farm Intern who will be part of the Sunway FutureX Farm core team and will be in-charge of supporting farm operations using hydroponics smart farming system. At the end of the internship there is an opportunity for us to convert the internship into a full time permanent role. So if innovations in food and agritech excites you then don’t wait and apply now!

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support agronomist to carry out daily hydroponic farms’ maintenance, plant inventory management and quality control.
  • Assist with farm to fork operations including seeding, harvesting, cleaning and packing.
  • Manage plant and urban farm merchandise inventory system including data capturing, recording and reporting.
  • Provide farm tours to FutureX communities and give basic education on urban farming
  • Represent Sunway FutureX to provide customer service and operations support to customers who visit FutureX Farm.
  • Support urban farm workshop/event planning and on-ground logistics

 

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • An education background in agronomy, agriculture or related field is desired
  • Experience in designing/building hydroponics/aquaponics system is desired
  • Able to commute to the farms and work flexible hours when needed
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision while contributing in a team environment
  • Attentive to detail, enjoy learning new things and thinks innovatively
  • Able to commit a minimum of 4 months internship

As part of Sunway Group’s mission to address food security challenges in urban areas, Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs) launched Sunway FutureX Farm, a new venture building initiative. Located in the heart of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the 50,000-square feet urban farming innovation hub is the first-of-its-kind that brings together urban farming professionals, tech companies, researchers and young talents to create transformative solutions focusing on food and agritech.

Sunway FutureX consists of three pillars: FutureX Farm, FutureX Talent and FutureX Campus. Under the FutureX Farm, we operate both indoor and outdoor smart farms which are built around four main key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate.

We are looking for an Urban Farm Intern Engineer who will be part of the Sunway FutureX Farm core team to build and develop the Smart farming platform that will power the management and monitoring of Sunway’s farm via the integration of smart IOT devices. So if innovations in food and agritech excites you then don’t wait and apply now!

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will collaborate closely with other engineers and product managers within a team
  • You will help the team plan, design and shape responsive web solutions in the development of the smart farming platform
  • Build and bind our front end and back end services together and monitor, test and continuously optimize your solutions
  • Build the user interface (UI) and design language across different platforms

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • You are pursuing a degree or a bootcamp certification in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or a related field of study.
  • You have experience or a willingness to build JavaScript/HTML/CSS frontend applications and backend services and APIs
  • Have an interest in current and emerging trends of the web platform
  • You have analytical and problem-solving skills, and can communicate your ideas
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can work with minimal supervision while contributing in a team environment
  • Attentive to detail, enjoy learning new things and thinks innovatively
  • Able to commit a minimum of 4 months internship

We are looking for an Urban Farm Data Consultant to provide specialist advise on the design and development of an integrated smart farming data management platform which connects all our farm to fork activities. With knowledge of the key drivers of successful urban farming businesses, technical capabilities and SAAS solutions, the consultant is able to deliver a complete farm data management framework and propose the best infrastructure required to integrate and sync data collected from our farm management system and customer eCommerce solution platforms.  

The consultant will provide both technical and commercial advice and information related to urban farming data management which will also involve breaking down complex assumptions and proposing the necessary data and recommendations. Data will be collected from the farms using a range of sensors and NDVI cameras which monitors key parameters and provide accurate yield projections for efficient farm management.   

The consultant will also consult on the build of a data and analytics infrastructure model which will be able to predict customer demand and buying behaviour, with the goal to minimise farm wastage and reduce operations costThe system should intelligently interpret results of analysis, identifying trends and issues, providing recommendation for alternatives to support business objectives. The farm ROI data analysis build models should be designed for scale across multiple farm locations and systems. Each farm is unique, and because of that, have their own set of strengths and weaknesses which the system would need to be agile enough to support. 

You will be partnering with an experienced startup minded team and working directly with the Head of Sunway FutureX Farm and Sunway Group’s Chief Innovation Officer. The best of both worlds – you will be part of a successful conglomerate , while enjoying the perks and adrenalin of being in a startup environment. In addition, you will gain invaluable experience to be in the midst of one of the most complete startup ecosystems in South East Asia. 

Key project tasks include: 

  • Design and develop farm data management platform with integration from FutureX Farm’s management platform and eCommerce solutions 
  • Design and develop data analysis service offerings to improve farm yield, including input/output, workflow, external analysis models, and milestone deliverables  
  • Create data and analytics infrastructure model to improve farm ROI by analysing real-time customer insights and feeding relevant information back to the farm 
  • Advising on specific need for AI/ML in the tech infrastructure and cloud management system 
  • Advise on compliance with current data regulations around urban farming and food production 
  • Identify and guide a team of software engineers and data scientists who will be able to produce dashboards, reports, data analysis and data science models. 
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to determine the appropriate analysis parameters, performance measures and decision tools to be applied. 

We are looking for candidates who have: 

  • A proven track record for leading tech teams, managing complex analytical projects and delivery of data driven solutions. 
  • Experience working with enterprise clients developing advanced data strategies, data analysis and complex measurement projects to improve business efficiency and profitability. 
  • Experience working in agriculture field and knowledge on commercial farm operations and management in some capacity would be an added advantage  
  • Possess analytical, problem-solving and consultative skillsan individual which is outcomes driven, with an excellent ability to distill complex questions into meaningful data-driven recommendations 
  • Passionate for entrepreneurship and innovations in agrifoodtech  

Sunway FutureX, an innovation hub measuring 50,000 sqft, will be launched as a venture building and innovation hub with a focus on agrifoodtech.  This is in line with Sunway City Kuala Lumpur’s vision to be a living laboratory where ideas are generated to address the challenges facing humanity. At SunwayFutureX Farm, we operate 4 farms utilising different farming technologies – an indoor vertical farm, outdoor hydroponics greenhouse and two aquaponics farms. Our farms are built to address four key objectives – Nourish, Educate, Empower and Innovate. 

If these roles interest you, please send your resume to ‘ilabs.community@sunway.edu.my’
and we will be in touch.

If these roles interest you, please send your resume to
‘ilabs.community@sunway.edu.my’ and we will be in touch.