A collaboration team from UTM and UM has won the Best Project Award University Track (Precision Farming) and was awarded a Third Place in 2020 The Great Lab Design Challenge (TGL). Another collaboration team from UTM, UTHM and UMS also won the Best Project Award University Track (Smart Manufacturing) in the same competition. The Great Lab (TGL) Grand Design Challenge Finale is an event where shortlisted teams from university and high school TGL Hackathon/Bootcamp will pitch their completed projects in order to determine the top 3 innovative projects.
A team of four students from the Faculty of Engineering consisted of Belal Al Tam (UTM), Ebrahim Hassan (UTM), Hashed Al-Naeem (UTM) and Yousef Gamal (UM) had managed to secure a third place for the competition and the Best Project Award University Track (Precision Farming). The team was supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Shukri Zainal Abidin and Dr. Mohd Saiful Azimi Mahmud from the School of Electrical Engineering, and had come out with the idea of an autonomous weeding robot for paddy field. The team was awarded RM 1,000 prize money with technology kit and medal.
The second team which consisted of four students, Wong Yat Weng (UTM), Erika Lee Ka Yann (UMS), Chen Ching Wei (UTM) and Ng Wei Inn Valerience (UTHM) won the Best Project Award (Smart Manufacturing). This team was supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Shukri Zainal Abidin from UTM and Dr. Jumardi Roslan from UMS. This team designed a system called ExSmells which is an IoT-Based food quality monitoring system.