Tong Xin Jo from School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering UTM attended an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Internship Program in Vilnius, Lithuania after two rounds of interview. This program was hosted by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Creativity and Innovation Centre from 1st October to 31st December 2019.
Three students Hng Jia Ming (School of Civil Engineering), Teh Yee Bryan (School of Electrical Engineering) and Chin Chia Yuan (Azman Hashim International Business School) has emerged as First Runner-up in the Nordic Business and Design Case Competition (NBDC 2019). The competition was organized by Design Finland 100, an innovative platform bridging the Nordic region and Southeast Asia through intelligent design and technology solutions. The award ceremony was held at Aalto Executive Education Academy, Singapore.
5 Students from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Chang Wai Sin PHD student from FABU, Chin Chia Yuan from AHIBS, Soh Ghee Hou from FKE, Low Kai Choong from FKM and Mohamed Zakarya Fekry from FC participated in TECHSTARS STARTUP WEEKEND ISKANDAR PUTERI @ IPSMART “CREATE” 2019. They won the overall winner prize and the crowd favorite category with their business idea: “The Third Eye”.
More than 300 UTM students participated in the inaugural Sustainable Entrepreneurial Mindset Showcase 2019 (SEMS 2019) organized by UTM Centre for Student Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (UTM XCITE), UTM Office of Undergraduate Studies and Kolej Tuanku Canselor’s Student Council on 22nd of April 2019. The event was held at Dewan Astana, Kolej Tuanku Canselor (KTC) and Division of Innovation, UTM XCITE. Sixty-two products based on fourteen United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were showcased during the event. The closing ceremony was attended and officiated by Prof. Ir. Dr. Zainuddin Abd Manan, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) UTM and also attended by Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan, Director of UTM XCITE, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Intan Zaurah Binti Mat Darus, Deputy Chairman of UTM Office of Undergraduate Studies, and Madam Rafidah Binti Mohamad, a representative from Kolej Tuanku Canselor.
23 April 2019, Johor Bahru – Johor Bahru, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia successfully organized the first ever innovation competition that focus secondary school students from B40 group. Five groups from five schools around Johor were selected from twenty-four (24) submission involving 72 students. The five groups had undergone two-days bootcamp and eight-weeks mentoring session. They are required to build their innovative product from scratch using microcontroller namely Arduino. This program is sponsored by U.S. Embassy that focuses on students from B40. The competition also involve 6 states namely Sabah, Sarawak, Kelantan, Penang, Kedah and Perlis coordinated and organized by university partners namely UMS, UNIMAS, UMK, USM and UniMAP respectively.
The event was held to honour staff and students who have distinguished themselves in their service as crew members, programme volunteers and event organizer. Among the attendees were group of students from TEDxUTM, Startup Weekend JB @UTM and Nescafe UTM as well as crew members for MTDC Business Challenge 2018 (MBC18), secretariats of Koperasi Mahasiswa UTM Berhad (KMU). A representative from SMK Bandar Uda Utama, UTM XCITE partner school, was also invited to celebrate the event.
MBC 2018 is inaugural competition organized by MTDC in collaboration with UTM XCITE. Committee members of MBC 2018 involved UTM lecturers from various schools: Dr. Umar Haiyat Abd Kohar (UTM XCITE), Dr. Farrah Merlinda Muharam (AHIBS), Dr. Adriana Mohd Rizal (AHIBS), Dr. Adaviah Mas’od (AHIBS), Dr. Zuraidah Sulaiman (AHIBS), Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Syuhaida Ismail (UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology), Dr. Shahrizal Rusli (School of Electrical Engineering).