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Micro Connector Programme (ConnectME)





The Micro Connector Programme or ConnectME is one of SME Corp. Malaysia’s continuous development initiatives for microenterprises and the Bottom 40% of household income (B40) community in the country. The Programme aims to provide simplified early stage assistance for microenterprises to set up and run a business as well as to train the B40 community to gain new skillset for income generation through entrepreneurship.

The Programme is deliberately designed to complement the latest business ideas in the start-up ecosystem by focusing on new and upcoming market segments and creativity in doing business particularly for aspiring entrepreneurs.


Scope Coverage

  • Technical Assistance
    • Online applications, mobile e-commerce and e-payment & ICT applications (up to 12 months only, if subscription based);
    • Productivity improvement equipment/ activities ;
    • Business premise/ space rental (up to 12 months only);
    • Advertisement and promotional activities; and
  • Competitive Skills Assistance
    • Creative craft (i.e. sewing, wood & bamboo base, mineral base and precious stones);
    • Food & Beverages for Cottage Industry (i.e. local and traditional delicacies, snack, cuisine and dish);
    • Health (i.e. hair dressing, make up, spa & massage);
    • Maintenance and repair (i.e. vehicle, aircond, plumbing, electrical and mobile device);
    • Agriculture and aquaculture (i.e. plant fertigation, hydroponics & aquaponics and ornamental fish); and
    • Child care (i.e. post-delivery care centre and kindergarten)


Requirement of the Delivery Partner

Potential delivery partner must fulfil basic criteria as below:

  • Fulfil the definition of SME; 
  • Registered as a Sdn. Bhd. Company (for Technical Assistance);
  • Registered with either Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) or Registrar of Society (ROS) (for Competitive Skills);
  • Has at least 60% Malaysian equity;
  • A full time business operator;
  • In operation for at least 1 year;
  • Has audited financial statement of at least 1 year; and
  • Has a valid related business including a business license, business premise and other licenses (if any)


EOI Related Questions / Clarifications / Submission

Cluster Development Development Division
SME Corp. Malaysia, Level 7 Block C Platinum Sentral
Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur


Attention to:

  • Norliza Md. Mokhtar  : 03 2775 6175 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Shahira Mohamad Yasin : 03 2776 6117 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Tengku Nazatunurdiha Tengku Bidin : 03-2775 6120 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Download here : Expression Of Interest (EOI) [PDF]



All commitments and assistance extended under the said Programme are subject to the availability of fund. SME Corp. Malaysia reserves the right to discontinue or suspend the Programme, or change the content or formatting of the Programme, at any time without notice to anyone, and to require the immediate cessation of any specific use of the Programme. In addition, we reserve the right in our sole discretion to suspend, terminate or restrict the public's access to the Programme at any time and for any reason. SME Corp. Malaysia will not be held liable for any loss or damage suffered by any Parties participating in this Programme.

WARNING: Providing false or misleading information for the purpose of defrauding SME Corp. Malaysia is a crime under the Penal Code which penalties include imprisonment and with whipping and shall also be liable to fine.  In addition, SME Corp. Malaysia may deny any benefits, rewards or assistance if false information is associated to an application.





SME Corporation Malaysia
Level 6, SME 1, Block B 
Platinum Sentral
Jalan Stesen Sentral 2
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur

Info Line: 1300-30-6000
Fax Line: 03-2775 6001

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