Damansara, 18 December 2008, The innovative collaboration between HELP University College and Ricoh Malaysia, a leading document solutions provider, to set up the first "InnoTech Centre" in Kuala Lumpur has culminated into the launch of "31 Days", a book of poems by young Eugene Low.
The combination of advanced print technology and entrepreneurship spirit of the two leading organisations has brought Eugene Low's dream to reality, transforming his written work from digital text to printed publication in a matter of months. Eugene Low, a literary talent who have long engaged in blogging has taken his passion in literature to a greater heights by producing this book of 31 poems which covers a variety of subjects and themes, each piece represents each day of December 2007.
The InnoTech Centre was launched earlier this month at HELP University College during a Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony between Datuk Dr. Paul Chan, President of HELP and Mr. Lim Eng Weng, the Managing Director of Ricoh Malaysia. The facility is poised to become an "incubator" centre for digital office technology and a one-stop print centre that serves the needs of HELP students as well as the surrounding business community.
With the effective use of Ricoh's On-Demand printing technology, Eugene is able to witness the fruit of his labour and realise every budding writer's dream of getting their first book published for the public's appreciation.
"My writings are a compilation of my many journeys in life, painstakingly penned in words that represents my joy and pain that have formed a significant learning curve. I am thrilled that HELP and Ricoh have come on board this project and I believe this commitment has relived hope for the many aspiring writers out there", shared Eugene at the launch ceremony.
Also present at the launch was Datuk Dr. Paul Chan, President and Co-founder of HELP. "As a social business enterprise, we not only aim to provide the best education for our students, but also encourage them to fulfil their passion and potential in areas close to their hearts. I am very proud of Eugene and am very thankful to Ricoh for providing the resources and technology that will pave the way for future publishing, training and research endeavours." said Datuk Dr. Paul Chan.
His sentiment was echoed by Mr. Lim Eng Weng, the Managing Director of Ricoh Malaysia.
"Expensive printing costs have prohibited many talented young authors to publish their work. From poetry to family history books, memoirs to children's books, Ricoh Malaysia believes through our On-Demand printing technology and expertise in the production printing, self publishing shall not be complicated or costly," said Lim.
"The publication of this book is a testament of Ricoh's commitment to assist young talents in Malaysia through the InnoTech Centre venture and I am pleased that our first project has come to fruition," continued Lim.
Eugene Low, HELP and Ricoh have pledged all proceedings from the book to the Spastic Children Association of Selangor and Federal Territory. Representatives from the charity organisation were also present to receive a mock cheque from the organisers.