The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) will issue special ‘1MCY’ vehicle number plates to promote MOSTI Commercialisation Year (MCY) 2014, Bernama reports.

According to MOSTI minister Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin, 370 units of the number plate would be issued following Cabinet approval. “Once approved, vehicle owners can start buying the special number plates at the Road Transport Department (JPJ) at a stipulated price,” he said.

Apparently, the number plates make use of GPS technology – exactly how has not been revealed – and material that can reflect light. The number plates would only be issued this year and there are no plans to continue after MCY 2014, Ewon said.

Meanwhile, the MOSTI minister said a target has been set to commercialise at least 60 of its R&D products each year. He said the ministry was confident that over 360 innovative local products from various industries would be produced by 2020.