AIESEC in Johor Bahru in collaboration with UTM Center for Student Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (UTM XCITE), sponsored by Printcious, organised the Virtual Youth Speak Forum 2.0 with more speakers invited and more topics introduced and discussed.
Semester 2 of 2019/2020 saw the initiation of Leader-prenuership UTM XCITE (LDP UTMXCITE), an association completely ran by a group of students from UTMXCITE, to catalyse innovation and accelerate learning among the students through workshops, mentorship and experience sharing from either UTM students or alumni.
Initiated in Semester 2 2019/2020, Leaderprenuership UTM XCITE (LDP UTMXCITE) is another new initiative by UTM Centre for Student Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship (UTM XCITE), to catalyse innovation and accelerate learning among the students through workshops, mentorship and experience sharing from either UTM students or Alumni. It is completely ran by a group of students from UTMXCITE who seek to further cultivate leadership traits and develop business acumen especially among UTM students by building up an ecosystem, gathering a group of like-minded people who are hungry and eager to learn. The 4 key elements or pillars that shape up LDP UTM XCITE are leadership, mentorship, entrepreneurship and self-enrichment programs.
The Sustainable Entrepreneurial Mindset Showcase 2020 (SEMS 3.0) program by UTM Centre for Student Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (UTM XCITE) aims to democratize and nurture the spirit of innovation and technopreneurship among UTM students by encouraging them to develop ideas, solutions or prototypes to solve challenges pertaining to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The program was conducted entirely via an online platform due to Movement Control Order (MCO).
UTM XCITE had organized it’s first-ever UTM XCITE IDEATION CHALLENGE 2020 (XIC2020) during MCO. XIC2020 was a program to encourage UTM students to generate creative and innovative ideas that could assist in combating COVID-19. The program that began on 16th April 2020 and ended on 15th May 2020 was completely conducted using virtual approaches.
AIESEC in Johor Bahru has long stood up to its name for being one of the university’s most active youth societies, constantly creating numerous platforms for leadership development through challenging environments and supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG Goals) along the way. Both AIESEC in Johor Bahru and UTM XCITE have a common hope that through this event, youths currently being confined at their own homes are still able to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations that care for the current and global issues. The theme of this year’s Youth Speak Forum – “Heroes of COVID-19” clearly brought out the main aim of this event, which is to inspire youths to start taking action and playing their respective roles in fighting COVID-19, for the sake of this country we call home.
X, often known as an unknown yet to be discovered, viewed by TEDxUTM2020 as boundless prospect to be explored, symbolized by two crossing lines. Those single lines have been pulled to cross each other that metaphorically means people with the same energy and positive purposes will be pulled together and meet one another anytime and anywhere. Although humans are set apart by their own mind and thoughts, TEDxUTM2020 believes that every individual has their unique story to share. This was the message in which TEDxUTM2020 want to convey to the public.
SBSC 2020 was a three-day programme organised by UTM XCITE in collaboration with AHIBS from 1st of March 2020 until 3rd of March 2020. SBSC 2020 used MonsoonSIM, an award-winning business simulation and gamification education platform, as the core basis for the programme. The platform recognised by Enterprise Resources Planning (Business) – SAP and has been used for business education in various universities around the globe since 2013. MonsoonSIM allows educators to change their teaching ways of business concepts and indirectly provide students with early exposure to numerous aspects of business processes.
The Hult Prize is an annual, year-long competition that crowd-sources ideas from students, challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education. Hult International Business School introduced this Hult Prize Foundation back in 2010 in partnership with the United Nations. Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has referred Hult Prize to as the “Nobel Prize for students”. Basically the program’s end goal is to create the next wave of social entrepreneurs amongst youths.
Nescafe UTM emerged as overall first runner-up place and bonus challenge winner in National Nescafe Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (NYEP) 2019. NYEP is an entrepreneurship programme under Nestle that focuses on university students to experience real-world business by running a fully equipped Nescafe kiosk business at their respective universities with all equipment and training provided by Nestle.