Approximately 300 students thronged UTM Centre for Student Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (UTM XCITE)’s Innovation Unit building to participate in Sustainable Entrepreneurial Mindset Showcase 2019 (SEMS 2.0) on 3 December 2019, organized by Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) and UTM XCITE. This marked the second time SEMS was organized to enable students to experience entrepreneurship processes.
The students from UHAK and UBSS courses demonstrated their products and services that were developed based on United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They have been guided by entrepreneurship lecturers from the beginning of the semester. Each group was given 10 minutes to pitch and demonstrate their innovation to judges that included experts from industry as well as academic. The purpose of the event was to expose UTM students to entrepreneurial activities, which included the vital processes of validating ideas and prototype development.
QTPI, a group from Faculty of Science, with their product Eggshells Fuel, won Best of the Best award, bringing home RM400 and a medal of achievement as well as certificate of appreciation. They were supervised by Dr Muhamad Afzamiman Bin Aripin (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities). Sprout Crowd, a group from the School of Mechanical Engineering supervised by Dr Sabrinah Adam (Azman Hashim International Business School), with their product Bright Sprout won second place while third prize went to Smart Alarm from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. The group was supervised by Dr. Corrienna Abdul Talib (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities).
The closing ceremony was attended and officiated by Prof. Dr. Mohd Shafry Bin Mohd Rahim, Chair, Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) and also attended by Dr Umar Haiyat Abdul Kohar, Deputy Director (Entrepreneurship) of UTM XCITE, and Mr Mohamad Nabil FIkri Yahaya, Research Officer at UTM XCITE.