UTM team in Indonesia.

JOHOR BAHRU, 23rd. February 2013: Two Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) students won third place in Business Model Competition (BMC) Espriex 2013 International Category, Indonesia, yesterday.

Khor Kang Xiang and Patrick Chin from Faculty of Electrical Engineering presented business model title ‘Compact Rehabilitation Robot (CR2)’.

Faculty of Electrical Engineering lecturer Dr Yeong Che Fai said, they were the only participants not from business background to have won one of the awards.

“Total of 79 proposals has been submitted from ASEAN countries which are Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Myanmar and only 18 teams are shortlisted,” he said.

Universitas Brawijaya Malang, Indonesia won first place, second Sampoerna Business School, Indonesia second , third UTM, fourth Presiden University, Indonesia and Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore fifth.

“A big thank to Innovation and Comercialisation Center in providing full support in participating in this competition,” he said.