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ITEX 2022 Celebrates Inventors and Innovators: UM Researchers Take Home Top Honours

The 33rd International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX), Malaysia was held on 26-27th May 2022 at the KL Convention Centre.

ITEX provides an opportunity for inventors and innovators to commercialize their new invention or product by attracting and imploring investors, venture capitalists, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, distributors and the corporate sectors to explore new business ventures and invest in innovative new products. Inventors and innovators will be able to discuss and debate research work with the industry’s keenest and will also have access to a suitable audience for unveiling the prototype of their new product and invention. They can then seek out potential investors and convince them why funding their invention can benefit society, while also receiving feedback from the investors so that they may be able to fine-tune their inventions to achieve successful commercialisation.

On behalf of Universiti Malaya (UM), congratulations to Prof. Ir. Dr. Ubagaram Johnson Alengaram, Faculty of Engineering for winning Best Invention and the Gold Award for “Low-carbon Footprint Materials in the Development of the First Cement-free (Geopolymer) Concrete for Industrialized Building System (IBS) for Housing and Recycled Plastic Aggregate Pavements”.

We would also like to congratulate the other Gold Award winners: Prof. Dr. Fung Shin Yee, Faculty of Medicine for “XLR, Tiger Milk Mushroom Extract by Aqua Cool Extraction (ACE) Technology”, Dr. Desmond Teck Chye Ang, Faculty of Science for “Copolymer Coating for Rubber Glove: Smooth and Comfort”, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Azah Hamzaid, Faculty of Engineering for “Wheelchair Seating Training System (WSET)” and Dr. Mohd Sayuti Ab Karim, Faculty of Engineering for “Automated Methadone Dispenser for Drug Addiction Therapy”.

We would also like to congratulate the winners of the Silver Award: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vengadesh Periasamny for “Eprofiler-L/ Electronic Sensor Platform for Detection and Characterization of Pathogens” and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Kok Sing Photonics Research Centre (PRC) for “Rapid Quantitative Detector for SARS-COV-2 based on SPR Fiber Sensor”.

Our most heartfelt thanks to all of you for making UM proud and for contributing to our reputation as one of the foremost places for innovation and invention. We wish you all the best and to have a fruitful year.

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