NEF is the single voice for all matters that impact the Bumiputera ICT industry and entrepreneurs. It was formed in 1997 as a support system and self-help group for technopreneurs. As time passes, it has evolve into a body that is now recognized by the Government of Malaysia as the leading organisation focused in representing Bumiputera Technopreneurs in Malaysia. As an organisation that represents the ICT industry, it is supported with extensive knowledge, expertise and various resources in the ICT and Telecommunications via its members. It also forms alliances with other cross industry association with a vision of moving forward as a united front.