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UPMIOD Driving Innovation in Social Science Technology

SERDANG, May 23 – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) researchers have come up with 13 new innovations relating to social science  technologies which have the potential for commercialization.

 

The innovations were showcased to the industries during UPM Innovation Open Day (UPMIOD)SOcaial Science at Hall of  Centre for the Advancement of Language Competence (CALC) UPM with the cooperation of Faculty of Modern Language and Communication, Faculty of Economics and Management, Faculty of Educational Studies, and Faculty of Human Ecology.

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The promotional activity of UPMIOD held last year came in the form of a showcase or mini exposition organized by Putra Science Park (PSP) with the cooperation of the faculty or the institute involved. This is the first time UPMIOD was held in 2017, involving the usage of engineering technologies in 2016

Elaborating on the efforts to commercialize and promote the university’s research products, PSP Promotion and Innovative Marketing Division Deputy Director, Dr. Mohamad Fakri Zaky Jaafar said that IOD helped to promote not only commercialization of UPM technologies but also encouraged discussion face-to-face between researchers and the industry.

 

“IOD aims to encourage the industries to foster goodwill and cooperation with UPM researchers in terms of expertise usage, consultancy and others.

 

“Most of the products featured are already patented and there are several technologies  set for commercialization in a big scale,” he said.

 

“Our hope is that this research product exposition will bear fruits in terms of forming collaborations with the industries that can benefit the society,” he added.

 

Also present were Assoc. Prof. Dr Faridah Qamaruz Zaman, Deputy Director Edupark, Putra Science Park UPM.

Updated:: 11/08/2017 [asrizam]

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