The Office of Industry, Community and Alumni Network (ICAN) was officially established on 1 January, 2017 comprising two subdivisions namely the Industry, Community and Alumni Office and the Malaysian Academy of SME and Entrepreneurship Development. 

ICAEN is a new division established based on the earlier structures of University Industry Linkage Centre (UiLC) and Industry, Community and Alumni Network (ICAN). It has been tasked with the responsibility to connect and network UiTM with external stakeholders namely the industry, community, alumni & entrepreneurship fraternity in order to enhance and strengthen the university’s academic relevance and standing.

With the reintroduced scope of function that is to integrate entrepreneurship into the landscape of the industry, alumni and community, ICAEN acts as a bridge to connect these entities with the university and establish symbiotic relationships as well as an ecosystem of academic pursuits, community based innovation, scholarly achievements and relevant knowledge creation, internalization and application.