Mid-Tier Companies Development Programme (MTDCP)

Mid-Tier Companies Development Programme (MTDCP)

The Mid-Tier Companies Development Programme (MTCDP) is a MATRADE led Government programme that was established in 2014 to help local mid-tier companies (MTCs) in Malaysia to accelerate their export growth and to strengthen their core business functions. ONLY 50 high-performing MTCs will be selected per year to participate in this 9-month programme.  MTCs in Malaysia are defined as companies with annual revenues between RM50 million to RM500 million in the manufacturing sector and between RM20 million to RM500 million in other sectors.

WHY join the programme?

MTCDP programme helps Mid-Tier companies to grow their business internationally through a customized programme via these 4 activities:

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 to 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

Selection CRITERIA

Expectations from participating companies

MTCs participating in the programme must be:

  • Willing to bear ancillary expenses - e.g., travel expenses for any promotional events overseas. Consultation costs for 2014 participants will be borne entirely by MATRADE
  • Fully committed, with the CEO and senior management dedicating about 1 day/month to the programme over the course of 9 months
  • Willing to share company-specific information (with non-disclosure agreement in place), engage deeply on action plan, and adopt recommendations from MTC programme advisors to accelerate growth and increase your business performance

If your company are interested to join the programme, please email us at tradeinvestment@mprc.gov.my and we will facilitate your application.