The implementation of various national initiatives ensure that Malaysia forge ahead in our goal to become a developed nation by 2020. However it will take continued focus and investment in science & technology (S&T) if we hope to have sustainable growth beyond 2020 and stay ahead of our economic competitors so that the efforts made through the initiatives are not laid to waste. To reflect this emphasis in S&T, the government will now be embarking on a Science to Action (S2A) Initiative. The S2A is an effort that will enable Malaysia to sustain its growth beyond 2020.
Science to Action (S2A) is an extension of the current National Transformation Agenda. The initiative aims to intensify Science in building a Knowledge-based Economy with the objective of raising the profile of Science and Technology (S&T) to support nation building.