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Dr. Wan Nurhayati is a Deputy Director (Promotion and Commercialisation) of Putra Science Park (PSP) Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FCSIT), UPM. Her academic experience since 2000 in the field of Software Engineering and Information System. She has contributed as tutor, lecturer and senior lecturer within 22 years of her career. Her research interest is towards exploration of quality factors for software and web engineering. She has supervised more than 65 research projects at the levels of bachelor, master and PhD. She has received recognition from UPM for Ph.D. graduate on time under her supervision. She has published 71 papers including ISI index journals, citation index journals, conference proceedings, etc. in the related research field. in journals, conferences and books in the research field.
She has been actively involved in the promotion and commercialisation of UPM’s innovations for eight years, started as FCSIT innovation champion and UPM InnoHub coordinator. InnoHub, the first market validation hub for the UPM’s technologies and innovations. InnoHub has accepted 83 innovation projects since 2014 till 2022. During her coordination, 30 start-up companies managed to secure a cumulative investment of RM18.3mil.
She leads in UPM-industry-investor networking and matching, aimed at collaborating with all the key players in the commercialisation of innovation ecosystem. To date, UPM has managed to commercialise 216 technologies and innovations with gross sales of RM70.5mil. With a complete innovations and commercialisation ecosystem, PSP has become a benchmark for other universities and research institutes. Qualified and experienced in promotion and commercialisation management, she has conducted series of training related to commercialisation of technology and innovation to provide exposure and technology transfer skills to different organisation and platform. Shei has experienced as panel and speaker at national and international training, seminar and event that cater issues on the university commercialisation and start-up market validation.