Title Gold in ITEX 2017 Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet UTAR website Media type Web Country/Territory Malaysia Date 13/05/17 Description A team of eight researchers from UTAR’s Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) and Faculty of Science (FSc); and other local and overseas collaborative institutions, namely Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) Malaysia, Heriot-Watt University of Dubai, and the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research won gold in the 28th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2017 held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 11 to 13 May 2017.
The exhibition is also one the largest annual invention exhibitions in the world which featured more than 20 invention categories related to innovation and technology. The exhibition which focused on cultivating the ability to think critically served as a platform for universities, research institutions, corporations, and individuals to showcase their inventions to prospective investors for commercialisation.
Launched by Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Wira Dr Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah, ITEX 2017 was organised by the Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS) and supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). Also present at the launching ceremony were MINDS President and ITEX Organising Committee Chairman Tan Sri Augustine S.H. Ong and Honorary Secretary of MINDS Executive Committee Myocho Kan.
The UTAR team comprised of team leader FEGT Deputy Dean for Academic Development and Undergraduate Programmes Ir Dr Ng Choon Aun, UTAR Faculty of Science Lecturer Dr Chee Swee Yong, FEGT Master of Engineering Science students Humayun Nadeem, S. Suubitaa and Teoh Wei Ping. The team also comprised of three external researchers, namely the Principal Investigator Dr Noor Zainab Habib from Heriot-Watt University of Dubai, Dr Salah Elias Zoorob from Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research and Dr Zahiraniza Mustaffa from UTP. They submitted their invention titled “Environmental Friendly Roofing Tiles” and won a gold prize.
URL www.utar.edu.my/econtent_sub.jsp?fcatid=25&fcontentid=98495 Persons Noor Zainab Habib