UTP won five gold, one silver medal and two special awards at the Malaysian Technology Expo 2019 (MTE 2019) held at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur from 21 to 23 February 2019.
This achievement is significant as it does not only contribute toward UTP's resume of inventions and innovations but also open opportunities for the commercialisation of the university's new products and ideas.
The university won the Best of the Best Award (Local Category) for "Slip-on Sprocket", a research led by Associate Professor Dr Ahmad Majdi Abd Rani while "Smart Geo-pipe" a research led by Associate Professor Ir Dr Hisham Mohamad was awarded The Best Award. Both inventions also won gold.
Other inventions which won gold were "Emergency Planning & Response Management System (EPRMS) in Process Industries" a research led by Professor Dr Azmi Shariff, "Compact Ultrasonic Absorption System (CUAS) for Efficient Gaseous Separation" a research led by Associate Professor Dr Lau Kok Keong and "WIFI / GPS-based Indoor /Outdoor Personnel Locator (Insigne) Using Adaptive Machine Learning" a research led by Associate Professor Dr Mohd Haris Md Khir.
The sole silver was awarded for "Ionic Liquids Formulation as an Environmentally Friendly Oil Dispersant (Dispersil)" a research led by Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Moniruzzaman.
First held in 2001, the MTE is one of the region's most recognised and respected international invention exhibitions, each year connecting more inventors with industry players. The event is being known for its prestigious awards and continues to welcome over 500 exhibits annually.
The exhibition provides a one-stop platform for inventors, designers and entrepreneurs to showcase their latest inventions, ideas, prototypes, products and designs to investors, manufacturers, distributors and marketers in Asia and beyond, paving the way to connect them with those who are seeking new ideas, as well as technological commercialisation and collaboration.
This year the event featured more than 500 inventions and was participated by many countries such as Croatia, Indonesia, Iran, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Taiwan.