UTP bags 13 awards at MTE 2021

— Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) took home a total of 13 awards, clinching five gold and six silver medals, as well as two special awards at the virtual Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2021, held recently.

In a statement today, UTP said all its 11 product entries won the awards.

“This outstanding achievement does not only contribute towards the university’s resume of successful homegrown inventions, innovations, and technologies but also open up opportunities for the commercialisation of the university’s new products and ideas,” it said.

UTP said the TowerSense – Structural Health Monitoring System for Telecommunication Tower, a technology invented by Ir Dr Lim Eu Shawn won the Special Award – MTUN TVET International Innovation Award, the Best Award for the Telecommunications, Infrastructure & Broadcast Category, and a gold medal.

According to the statement, other inventions which contributed gold medals were the Mini Portable Solar Still (MPSS), a product developed by Assoc Prof Dr Khamaruzaman Wan Yusof, and Intelligent Mental Stress Monitor (i-MSM) by Assoc Prof Dr Syed Saad Azhar Ali.

The Clathrate Hydrate Based Seawater Desalination Reactor, an innovative product on wastewater treatment by Dr Bhajan Lal, as well as a powder-based wastewater treatment technology known as “LENFLOC” by Dr Ho Yeek Chia also won a gold medal.

The statement said UTP’s inventions that won silver medals were the technology software invented by Prof Ir Dr Mohd Shahir Liew and Prof Ir Dr Zahiraniza Mustaffa known as “DT.Offloading”, as well as “NeToxIC”, a fire retardant coating technology invented by Prof Dr Faiz Ahmad.

Other inventions that won silver medals were the Real-Time Prediction of SPG in Drilling Operation, a predictive software by Assoc Prof Dr Syahrir Ridha; and the Monitoring and Acclimatisation Neural-Trained Aquaculture System (MANTA), an Internet of Things (IoT) software developed by Ir Dr Lim Eu Shawn.

“The remaining two silver medals went to “EDIT” and “I-LAUREATE”, both products on healthcare by Assoc Prof Ir Dr Irraivan Elamvazuthi,” it said.

The MTE 2021 aims at establishing connections with innovators virtually, with over 160 exhibitors showcasing more than 500 innovations from 16 countries.

It acts as a one-stop platform for innovators, designers and entrepreneurs to showcase their latest inventions, ideas, prototypes, products and designs to investors, manufacturers, distributors and marketers in Asia, the statement read.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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