KUALA LUMPUR, 21 November - UPM has won 6 Gold, 2 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals at R&D exhibitions and competitions in conjunction with the 31th International Invention & Innovation Exhibition 2020 (ITEX 2020) through online platform starting from 20 to 21 November 2020.
ITEX, which is the first time organised R&D competition to be held in full online and judging based on the technology video that has been submitted.
According to the Deputy Director (Promotion and Commercialization of Innovation) PSP, Associate Prof. Dr. Wan Nurhayati Wan Ab. Rahman, UPM has sent 10 entries to the ITEX exhibition this time which is also attended by universities, research agencies, higher education institutions, government agencies, companies and schools in and international participants.
"UPM has achieved 100% success in winning medals at ITEX 2020 with more than 500 entries from 15 countries involved," he added.
The opening ceremony of ITEX 2020 was officiated by YB Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini Ahmad, Minister of Higher Education Malaysia.
Congratulations to Prof. Dr Robiah Binti Yunus (Faculty of Engineering) who won 2 Gold medals for technology related to the oil palm industry, Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Thariq bin Haji Hameed Sultan (Faculty of Engineering), Ts. Dr. Mohd Shahrizal bin Dolah (Faculty of Design and Architecture), Dr. Ahmad Haniff Jaafar (Faculty of Food Science and Technology) and Dr. Latifah Omar (UPM Bintulu Campus) each won a Gold medal.
Congratulations are also extended to all UPM researchers who have been awarded silver and bronze medals at the winner announcement ceremony held online.
According to UPM ITEX Coordinating Officer, Asrizam Esam, Research Officer PSP, the ITEX competition this time is quite challenging where judging is done through video submitted only and UPM researchers have been able to produce high quality and interesting innovative videos.
"Congratulations and well done to UPM researchers, despite the limitations of work and time during the MCO, UPM research team, worked hard to produce a competition video that won the hearts of the jury", he added.
Hopefully, the recognition of this research and innovation will further boost the commercialization of UPM research results towards community progress and national development.
by Nor Azizah Ismail
Date of Input: 26/11/2020 | Updated: 26/11/2020 | asrizam
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