Malaysia has an abundance of natural resources – especially, and controversially, of palm oil – and a public sector that favours innovation and attracts investments. These are the country’s main strengths, making it one of the major global bioeconomy protagonists. The Bioeconomy Corporation acts as a coordinator for all activities in the sector: under the purview of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA), it is a leader for the development of biobased industry in Malaysia. The agency is owned by the Ministry of Finance and governed by the Biotechnology Implementation Council. Its task is to achieve all the objectives set out in the national bioeconomy policy and to identify the needs of industry and research, giving financial and commercial support.  ...