Dr Zuhra Junaida Husny, a senior lecturer at Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, who is also the co-founder of HOLISTICS Lab Sdn Bhd, a UTM spin-off company, was selected to participate in the prestigious Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) program. The LIF program was held for 2 weeks from 14 to 25 January, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Dr Zuhra and her innovation was one of the 15 succeeded applicants handpicked by Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and Oxentia out of 40 names forwarded by Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT) from 300 applications received. The LIF program was co-sponsored by the UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Newton-Ungku Omar Fund and the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT) worth RM85,000 for each participant.

The LIF program aims to enhance entrepreneurial capacity and commercialization skills of innovators from selected partner countries. LIF fellows are jointly selected by the Royal Academy of Engineering and MiGHT on the basis of the excellence of their research, the potentials of their innovations, the social and economic benefits of their innovations, and their potentials as entrepreneurs. The winning  innovationby Dr Zuhra  in the program is HACADEMY©, a one-stop centre for halal training programs, halal professional talent matching and organisational learning platform that is cost-effective and sustainable.

Dr. Zuhra with her Certificate of Completion

Group photo of all recipients during the program in London, UK