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Young Maker Challenge @American Corners Exposes B40 School Students to STEAM

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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 objective of this program is to provide opportunities to under privileged children in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), to develop life skills – innovative problem-solving, design thinking, resilience, persistence, collaboration and pitching and to inspire continuous learning through systematic exposure to open-source software and hardware.

In the current Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) era, student are not only required to excel in academic but also to be more competitive in technological-related skills. Therefore, initiative and support from government could be seen especially in developing students in those skills. This exposure is vital to nurture computational thinking that is required in development of problem solving skills.

Participants from SMK Bandar Uda Utama explaining their product to the judges.

Grand prize winners, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Perling and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Uda Utama, will be representing Johor to YMC@AC National on 2nd May 2019. They carried home certificates of achievement, cash money valued at RM200, a plaque, Maker Uno sponsored by Cytron Technologies SDN BHD. Consolation prizes winner are Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Felda Ulu Tebrau, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Desa Jaya and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Johor Jaya 1. They carried home certificates of achievement, cash money valued at RM150, a plaque, Maker Uno sponsored by Cytron Technologies SDN BHD.

Winners posing for a photo with VVIPs.

Johor State Level YMC@AC was organized by UTM Centre for Student Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (UTM XCITE) in partnership with U.S. Embassy and supported by Johor Department of Education and Ministry of Education as well as Johor Bahru City Council. Welcoming speech was given by also attended by Mr Bradley Hurst, Counselor of Public Affairs, US Embassy. The program is officiated by Deputy Secretary of Johor Bahru’s Mayor, Ir.Hajah Nazatul Shima Binti Mohamad. The event was held at Sultan Ismail Library, Larkin.

SEMS 2019 Enable Students to Experience Crucial Entrepreneurship Processes

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22 April 2019, Skudai – 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.

One of the participants of SEMS demonstrated his prototype to the judges during evaluation session

Sixty-two products based on fourteen United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were showcased during the event. Every group was given 10 minutes to pitch and demonstrate their innovations to judges from industry as well as academic. The purpose of the event was to expose UTM students to entrepreneurial activities, which include  the vital processes of validating ideas and prototype development.

“SEMS is the initiative of Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) in bringing entrepreneurship course (UHAK) one step to a new paradigm based on sustainable development. The main objective of SEMS is to guide UHAK students through lecturer’s guidance to identify innovative ideas and technology as well as developing prototype”, said Prof. Ir. Dr. Zainuddin Abd Manan, UTM Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic and Internationalization

Prof. Dr. Ir. Zainuddin Abd Manan

            BB Care, a group from School of Mechanical Engineering, with their product IoT Portable Fetal Monitoring System, won the first-prize, bringing home RM400 and a medal of achievement as well as certificate of appreciation. They were supervised by Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Ramliy (AHIBS). Feeders, a group from School of Computing supervised by Dr Azurah A. Samah (SC), with their product Cat2Feed won second place while third prize went to Y-Not from Faculty of Science with their product S’ Bags. S’ Bags was supervised by Dr Mahadi bin Bahari (AHIBS).   

BB Care, a group from School of Mechanical Engineering, with their product IoT Portable Fetal Monitoring System, won the first-prize, bringing home RM400 and a medal of achievement as well as certificate of appreciation.

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.

Photo session with all the involved participants

Based on UTM XCITE agenda, the winner of SEMS will be enrolling into advanced programs to scaffold and specifically reinforce their prototype and business model.

UTM Students bagged two prizes at MTDC Business Challenge 2018 (MBC 2018)

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23 Oct 2018, Bangi: UTM students once again demonstrate what they are made of when they won two out of five main prizes at MTDC Business Challenge 2018 (MTDC 2018).

Abu Hassan Al-Basri Abd Malek from School of Electrical Engineering and Lai Cong Yan from School of Mechanical Engineering won the second prize with their innovative product, Rubber Tapping Robot. They took home RM 500 in cash, fund for product development valued at RM 7500, mentorship program with MTDC, hamper and also certificates of appreciation. Abu Hassan said his team’s product revolutionizes agriculture sector and their focus is to advance rubber industry in Malaysia to be one of the best rubber manufacturer in the world. “We created ‘Narutobot’, a rubber tapping robot, which it can be installed in the plant. Narutobot has proficient tapping system and high precision. It is controlled by IoT system, so that we do not have to come to rubber plantation every morning. We are thankful for Malaysia Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) and UTM Centre for Student Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (UTM XCITE) for the creating the platform for us to bring forward our product to the market.”

A.P. Dr. Mohd Zaidi took a selfie with Rubber Tapping Robot Team

 

A.P. Dr. Mohd Zaidi took a selfie with EduAR team

Another team from UTM, EduAR, bagged home fourth prize with RM 500 in cash, fund for product development valued at RM 4500, mentorship program with MTDC, hamper and certificates of appreciation. EduAR is represented by Tong Xin Jo from School of Civil Engineering and Albert Chong Ming Cai from School of Chemical Engineering.

For Tong Xin Jo, MBC 2018 helps her determine the right and most sustainable business model through thorough validation using Business Model Canvas (BMC). “BMC is very important knowledge for my team as we are also at first uncertain about the right business model for our product. I take this opportunity to thank MTDC and UTM XCITE for organizing such an amazing event for undergraduate students in Malaysia to showcase their talents and skills.”

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan, Director of UTM XCITE, said 9 teams from UTM including 2 from Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) were selected out of 120 submitted participations. “This is the best performance so far. UTM XCITE through its industrial partners and various agencies are actively seeking ways to ensure UTM students can gain first-hand experiences in innovation and entrepreneurship development.”

He also said that this MBC 2018 also involved 11 UTM students from various schools such as School of Electrical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS) as volunteers. “MBC 2018 has provide platform for volunteers to gain experience in organizing event as well as enhance their generic skills.” He added.

Aleeya Mohd Roslee, a third year student from AHIBS, said, “the best experience throughout this program is that I was able to observe how investors identify which products are market-ready based on product value, cost strategy and market readiness.”

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).

It all starts with Nescafe@UTM !!!

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18 September 2018 – Nescafe helps you to awaken to new opportunities and start new conversations, develop friendships and rekindle old ones.

The opening ceremony was held last weekend on Tuesday, graced by the attendance of TNCP Prof Azlan Abdul Rahman, Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan from UTM XCITE and also Mr Jeffrey Samsul Bahrin. The launching of the Nescafe @UTM also means the launching of a new drink – the MyUTM drink.

“We want to make the university more Vibrant,” said Dr Azlan , the university need more programs like this to spruce up the educational environment and make it more happening.

The Nescafe @UTM is wholly run by 11 UTM students from various backgrounds, who are passionate about bringing you coffee that will leave you energised for your studies and daily life.

  

 

Bryan Chua Seck How, Programme Director of Nescafe @UTM said, he joined the programme to learn more about entrepreneurship and to bring more colours to the university.

The Nestle Youth Entrepreneur programme hopes to develop and future young ambitious entrepreneurs who have the courage to try, the will to be persistent and the entrepreneurship spirit to inspire new ideas and experience real-world entrepreneurship.

The programme is a competition amongst 12 other competing universities around Malaysia. The judging criteria will be based on the sales, marketing strategies and the Innovation of a bring new drink – Signature drink that will be launched around the end of October.

Nescafe @UTM is opened on weekdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Prepared by : Bryan Chua

Photos by: @stefanus_arts

Congratulation Arif Tukiman and RunCloud Team!!!

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Arif Tukiman started small with his team Amir Fazwan and Ahmad Fikrizaman during their undergraduate studies in Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). They have transformed many of their classes’ projects and also their Final year’s projects into applications that are currently being used by many particularly UTM communities.

During their postgraduate studies in Master of IT Entrepreneurship in UTM, they have established a company by the name of Sejuk Studio or also known as Cool Code (coolcode.my), where they started to seriously venture into many projects. Due to that, they have won the Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education Entrepreneurial Awards MOHE (MEA) “Best Enterprise Award” in 2015 under the guidance of UTM Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (UTMTEC), currently known as UTM XCITE. Cool Code is also being incubated under the purview of Media and Game Innovation Centre of Excellence (MAGICX), UTM.

On 21st September 2018, they have won the MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Awards (MSC Malaysia APICTA) 2018 in two categories -The Best Start up and The Best ICT Services Solution – through their 2017 launched company named RunCloud.io.

RunCloud.io is a truly unique SaaS (Software as a Service) that enables administrators to setup, configure, manage and monitor Virtual Private Servers, which focuses mainly on PHP developers and web design freelancers. Arif is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Amir Fazwan is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) combined with marketing affair. While Fikrizaman was made Chief Technology Officer (CTO) due to his unique home brewed technology that become the foundation for RunCloud.io today.

Exploring Opportunities between College of Islamic Studies, Prince of Songkla University and UTM XCITE

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28 August – In the midst of the upcoming Merdeka celebration, UTM Centre for Student Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (UTM XCITE) had welcomely received a visit by a delegation from College of Islamic Studies (CSI), Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Pattani Campus, Thailand. Even though a journey from Pattani to Johor Bahru took around 16 hours, the 14-strong delegation which were led by Assit. Prof. Suthisak Duereh, Deputy Dean for Strategies and Organization Development, looked ecstatic when they arrived at UTM XCITE. The delegates was welcomed by Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan, Director of UTM XCITE.

A.P. Dr Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan had given a brief introduction about UTM XCITE to all the delegates. He also briefed them about activities organized by UTM XCITE for the past years and for the next few months. During the visit, a fruitful discussion between the delegation and UTM XCITE had also taken place. A range of issues including participation of students in entrepreneurial-related activities, entrepreneurial awareness among staff and students and also entrepreneurial culture in UTM were also part of the meeting’s agenda. In his brief speech before the end of the visit, Assit. Prof. Suthisak Duereh thanked UTM XCITE for the willingness to receive the visit. He also stressed that this visit could open up the opportunity for UTM XCITE and CSI to engage in a profound relationship.

UTM XCITE looks forward to deepening further strategic collaboration with CSI PSU. UTM XCITE would like to take this opportunity to thank Prof Mohamad Hassan Osman from Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS), UTM Kuala Lumpur for arranging this visit.

A.P. Dr Zaidi welcomed the delegates in his opening remark.

Assit. Prof. Suthisak Duereh, head of the delegation.

One of the delegates listened to the discussion.

Some of the delegation paid attention to the meeting.

Dr Zaidi had a small chat and thanked the delegates for their visit before the end of the visit.

A photo session with everyone involved.

Enhancing Entrepreneurial Mindset among Academia

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20 August, 2018 – Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme (ELP) Series 3 was held from 11 August to 17 August 2018 at Tenera Hotel, Bangi, Selangor.

Four representatives from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) were chosen to participate in the programme which was organised by Ministry of Education, Malaysia. UTM was represented by Dr. Md Afendi M Yusuf, Dr. Yong Ee Ling, Dr. Hadafi Fitri Mohd Latip and Dr. Normal Binti Mat Jusoh. The main purpose of the programme was to enhance the entrepreneurial knowledge among academia. This would ensure them to have the right information and knowledge to assist the progression of entrepreneurial culture in UTM as well as to cultivate the entrepreneurial mindset among staff and students.

One of activities done during the programme.

Participants were brainstorming their ideas.

Deputy Minister of Education, YB Teo Nie Ching, presented a certificate to one of the participants.

“Entrepreneurial leaders programme (ELP) is all about know what you customer wants and put yourself in their shoes. We need to understand the current reality, future vision, the barriers and who we can work with.

I feel, it is important to understand and adopt a mindset as an entrepreneurial leader for our institution projects development in becoming a more entrepreneurial organisation. It is allow organisations to cope with rapidly changing environments,” Dr Normal Mat Jusoh from Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS).

For Dr Yong Ee Ling, ELP was an exciting event that brings out the best of her. “It was about a program of growing yourself prior to growing others, an important traits that all leaders should have. It taught us a lot of know-how in bringing out the best in a team and also to pull the team together moving towards a common goal. Only then much work can be accomplished regardless of challenges once all understand and shared the same values.” She said.

UTM XCITE on behalf of UTM would like to thank the Ministry of Education Malaysia for the opportunity and all the representatives for their support and cooperation.

When Silicon Valley Meets ‘Skudai Valley’

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Date: 13 August 2018 (Monday)

Location: (9.00 a.m.) Convention Hall, AHIBS; (2.00 p.m.) Meeting Room, ICC

As one of the most prestigious universities in Malaysia, UTM once again accelerates to full throttle in promoting entrepreneurship among its members. Therefore, on 13th August 2018, UTM XCITE in collaboration with the Malaysia’s Embassy of the United States of America UTM has collaborated with Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS) in organising the ‘Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship Forum: An experience from Silicon Valley’. Seven illustrious women technology entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley were specially invited as speakers of the forum. The event which was held at the newly officiated building of AHIBS had attracted a number of audiences from diverse backgrounds including lecturers as well as students.

Dr Suresh officiated the event.

The forum, which was intended to promote technology and social entrepreneurship among the UTM community, was divided into two sessions. The first session delved into the colourful journey as technology entrepreneurs of the invited speakers. The speakers for the first session were Diana Macias (Twitter Inc), Bianca Liederer (Genentech Inc) and Sandra Chen (Facebook Inc). In the second session, the audiences were given the opportunity to listen to three other speakers Rekha Pai Kamath (Fast Forward), Maile Smith (Northgate Enviromental Management) and Erin Keely (Techwomen) discussing on the topic about social entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley from their point of views. At the end of each session, the audiences were allotted times to ask questions. Some of the questions asked by the audiences were about topics ranging from work-and-life balance as a career woman to the working experiences in big multinational companies in Silicon Valley.

First session. From left Dr Aliyu, Diana Macias, Sandra Chen and Dr Bianca Liederer.

Second session. From left, Dr Aliyu, Rekha Pai, Maile Smith and Erin Keely.

Both of the sessions were moderated by Dr Aliyu Isah Chikaji. The forum was officiated by Dr Suresh Ramakrishnan, Deputy Dean Research and Innovation of Azman Hashim International Business School. Tokens of appreciation were presented by Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan, Director of UTM XCITE accompanied by Assoc. Prof Dr Nurul Ungku Norulkamar Ungku Ahmad, Director of Business Admin (AHIBS), to the moderator and invited speakers, marking the end of the forum.

Assoc. Prof Dr Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan accompanied by Assoc. Prof Dr Ungku Norulkamar Ungku Ahmad presented a token appreciation to the Ms. Nur Amalina Che Ariffin, the representative from the embassy.

In the afternoon, the guests were invited to a half-day event ‘Science Meets Business’, which was organised by Innovation and Commercialisation Centre (ICC). Investors, entrepreneurs and researchers as well as lecturers were given opportunities to meet the featured guests, presented their ideas and ventures and to get information and immediate assessment on their products.

Sharing session with inventors and entrepreneurs.

A photo session with the participants.

The event also comprised of the networking session between the participants and the guests before ended with a short tour around ICC to showcase some of the products commercialised by ICC.

UTM XCITE would like to take this opportunity to thank Malaysia’s Embassy of the United States of America, Azman Hashim International Business School and ICC for their cooperation and support.

 

STEM Engagement @SMK Bandar Uda Utama

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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education plays a significant part in accommodating technological progress and innovation in developed countries as well as their developing counterparts. Nonetheless, a recent trend shows lack of interest among students to pursue career in STEM-related fields. Exposing students as early as possible to the potential career pathways in STEM-related fields remains a real obstacle. However, studies show educating students when they are still in schools and providing them with someone to idolize as role models, could ameliorate the situation.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia as the forefront university in technology and engineering has taken a step forward in addressing this issue. On 12 August of 2018, UTM XCITE in collaboration with Embassy of the United States of America had organised a one day event called STEM Engagement @SMK Bandar Uda Utama to promote STEM among students and inspire them to pursue career in STEM-related fields.  A group of seven US TechWomen entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley was brought to SMK Bandar Uda Utama to engage and experience how STEM culture being nurtured in the school. SMK Bandar Uda Utama was chosen as it is the adopted school under UTM XCITE. Among the delegates was Madam Rekha Pai Kamath who is an entrepreneur and mentor from Fast Forward, a startup accelerator which provides support, mentorship and access to financial capital for emerging companies.

Erin Keely and Rekha Pai listened attentively to one of the SMK Bandar Uda Utama’s students explaining her invention.

Students and guests posed for a photo.

Rekha Pai was enquiring the students about their invention.

Twenty-first century mode of teaching and learning was demonstrated by a teacher from SMK Bandar Uda Utama. Apart from that, the school has also organised STEM-related games; students were given tools and materials to develop their inventions. Later in the evening, students from SMK Bandar Uda Utama and a few from SMK Sultan Ismail were given opportunities to share their creative inventions to the visitors. Innovative inventions such as smart brick, automated warning system, key apps finder, parking lots detector and many more have attracted the interest of the visitors. The guests expressed their gratitude towards the warm welcome they had received from the organiser and the students. The event, which started at 2.00 p.m., ended at 5.00 p.m.

Dr Zaidi and students from SMK Sultan Ismail gave thumb up.

UTM XCITE would like to thank Madam Hajah Rosliza and Mr. Herriyan and several other teachers from SMK Bandar Uda Utama as well as representatives from SMK Sultan Ismail who have helped us in making this event a success. UTM XCITE would also like to thank Malaysia’s Embassy of the United States of America and US TechWomen for their support.

Reported by: Mohamad Norisham Mohamad Rosdi

Location: SMK Bandar Uda Utama

UTM triumphed the Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2018 winning 12 Prizes from 16 Categories

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July 9th 2018 Cyberjaya – Victory for UTM, winning 12 Prizes out of 16 categories in the Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2018 where four teams were awarded Champion, two teams winning the 1st place, four teams won the 2nd runner up and another two teams grabbed the Consolation prizes. This year, the Best of the Best team is also won by UTM, and the team has been awarded the Innovate Malaysia Excellence Award 2018.

Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2018 is a multi-disciplinary engineering design competition for undergraduates in Malaysia. It is co-organized by 8 technology leaders in the industry, supported by Ministry of Education (MOE), MaGIC and the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. This has been the largest design competition in Malaysia over the years and a platform to groom and acquire engineering talents; to promote adoption of industry platforms in the universities. In short, this programme prepares the brightest talents in pursuit of careers in high-value jobs, further studies, or technology start-ups. The Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2018 has received registration of 516 teams consisting of more than 900 students. Only 59 teams were selected as the finalist and from UTM, 12 teams were selected as the finalist.

The Technology Track Award is supported by Google, Intel, KEYSIGHT Technologies, MathWorks, Microsoft, SAS, SILTERRA, SOLIDWORKS and Celcom, Cyberview, Daikin, Exabytes, Telekom Malaysia, and WCS who contributed to the Design Challenge Award. Two special categories are Best Paper from Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and the Best Video award.

Malaysian Minister of Education YB Dr Maszlee Malik with the Best of the Best Excellence Award Recipients

The team spearheaded by Lim Ji Chen, Chin Linn Kern and Matthias Tiong Foh Thye focusing on problems in construction sites mainly on Workplace Safety and Security using Deep Learning Application, has won the Excellence Award (Best of the Best) and First Prize Award under Google Track. The team won RM4500 and a trip to Google Regional HQ in Singapore for a Machine Learning/AI Workshop. “We provide not only solution to construction industry but also focusing on better business model for them”, said Mr Lim Ji Chen the project leader who is also known as Jason. Jason Lim, Chin Lin Kern and Mattias Tiong have been working hard for the past several months.

“The team has won the heart and confidence of the two groups of judges through its innovative ecosystem of solution. They are able to make significant connection from every solution they provide”, said Assoc. Prof. Dr Ramesh K S @ Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan, Director of UTM Centre for Student Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (UTM XCITE). Dr Zaidi and Dr Mohd Shahrizal Rusli are the supervisors for this project.

 

 

Best of the Best Excellence Award and Google Track Champion. Lim Ji Chen, Chin Linn Kern and Matthias Tiong Foh Thye from School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. Supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dr Ramesh K S @ Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan (UTMXCITE/AHIBS) and Dr Mohd Shahrizal Bin Rusli (School of Electrical Engineering).

 

 

 

 

 

Winners of Innovate Malaysia 2018. UTM grabbed the most prizes in Innovate Malaysia 2018 with 12 prizes that includes the Excellence Award (Best of the Best) in Innovate Malaysia 2018

Tan Pei Seng, Lee Chee Heng & Goh Wai Woon won three prizes; CyberView Design Award, IEM Best paper award and the 2nd Runner Up under the Google Track Challenge with their project entitled “Development of “Joy”, a Service Robot with Social Interaction Capabilities”, supervised by Dr Yeong Che Fai (School of Electrical Engineering)

 

 

Solving ageing population problems are the main goal for the “Joy” Service Robot. With Joy, the feeling of loneliness and depression would be reduced as Joy  is aim to be a companion for the elderly.

Winner of Celcom Design Challenge Award : TaBOT- AI Chatbot for Customer Service by Eric Khoo Jiun Hooi, supervised by Prof. Dr Naomie Salim and Dr Anazida Zainal from the School of Computing, UTM

TaBOT is a project to increase the satisfaction and loyalty of customers through Artificial Intelligence Chatbot and has won the Celcom Design Challenge Award. This project aims to engage and educate customers about the products and services provided by companies.

 

 

MathWorks Track 1st Runner Up with their project entitled Automatic Prescription Lens Calculator for Myopia using Machine Vision and Proximity Sensor. Team members are Liew Tian Chin and Albert Sia Kah Dak. The Project supervisor is Dr Amirjan Nawabjan (School of Electrical Engineering)

 

The purpose of the project is to develop a machine vision solution to perform simple and highly accurate eye examination for myopia patient. A conventional eye care services requires the person to be presence with an optometrist. With this device, a real-time method to estimate the level of myopia is developed. Patients could now perform their own myopia examination anywhere and anytime conveniently.

 

Microsoft Track 1st Runner Up with their project entitled Machine Learning on Fetal Distress during Pregnancy by Lee Kong Yong, Tew Ken Sam, Cheah Weng Soon and supervised by Dr Yeong Che Fai and Dr Eileen Su Lee Ming (School of Electrical Engineering)

The project title is Machine Learning on Fetal Distress during Pregnancy. “bbCare”, is a portable IoT device which can help a pregnant mother to monitor her the condition of her fetus during pregnancy. Fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) and electrohysterography (EHG) are collected and sent to a smartphone for signal processing and transform into cardiotocography (CTG), and then the extracted features of the CTG are sent to Azure Cloud for Machine Learning and online data storage. This project is also clinically advised by Dr Woon Shu Yuan from Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru. The team members are Lee Kong Yong, Tew Ken Sam and Cheah Weng Soon from FKE. The team is supervised by Dr Yeong Che Fai and Dr Eileen Su Lee Ming.

SAS Track 2nd Runner Up: Robotics Diagnosis System Based on Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning. The team members comprised of Tay Yee Yang, The Zhi Huei, Chin Hung Vui and they were supervised by Dr Yeong Che Fai (School of Electrical Engineering)

 

With the complexity level and increasing number of machinery in manufacturing plants, this has created monitoring problems. This project introduces four significant features that are visualization, fault diagnosis, optimization through Machine Learning and remote maintenance using Augmented Reality. This is a complete system fully utilizing industry data and it can provide immediate feedback to the user.

Silterra Track 2nd Runner Up with Multiplierless DCT for Fast and Energy Efficient Image and Video Compression. The team members consist of Nurul Nazikha Ab Rahim, Raja Danish Iskandar Raja Kamal Azali and Dr Ab Al-Hadi Ab Rahman (Supervisor)

 

Multiplierless DCT for Fast and Energy Efficient Image and Video Compression is a project with the aim of producing fast 2D – DCT using KSA with low power and efficient energy usage.

 

 

 

 

SolidWorks Track Consolation: The Rubbish River Collector by Asyraf Sharif Badar Sharif, Adam Maxwell Doumin, Farah Atiqah Ibrahim and Supervised by Dr Muhamad Noor Harun and Dr Muhammad Noor Afiq Witri Muhammad Yazid (School of Mechanical Engineering)

 

This project entitled The Rubbish River Collector is aim to reduce the number of rubbish in the river utilizing SolidWorks.

Keysight Technologies Track Consolation Winner: Wireless Power Transfer System for Low Power Electronic Devices. The team members are Teoh Soo Yee, Lai Cong Yan, Cheng Wei Yeap. The Supervisors are Assoc. Prof. Tan Tian Swee (SBHS) and Leong Kah Meng (SBHS)

 

This project presents a development of a system which transfer power wirelessly, where it enables to charge low power electronic devices without the presence of a cable. This is made possible by using magnetic resonant coupling technique. This is safe for low frequency (700-850kHz) and suitable for low power electronic gadget & implantable medical device application

 Summary of the winners… 

No Prizes Project Title Participants Supervisors
1 Innovate Malaysia Excellence Award

(Best of the Best)

Intelligent CCTV for Workplace Safety and Security using TensorFlow Deep Learning Application Lim Ji Chen, Chin Linn Kern, Matthias Tiong Foh Thye Assoc. Prof. Dr Ramesh K S @ Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan (UTMXCITE/AHIBS), Dr Mohd Shahrizal Rusli (School of Electrical Engineering)
2 IEM Best Paper Development of “Joy”, a Service Robot with Social Interaction Capabilities Tan Pei Seng, Lee Chee Heng, Goh Wai Woon Dr Yeong Che Fai (School of Electrical Engineering)
3 Google Track Champion Intelligent CCTV for Workplace Safety and Security using TensorFlow Deep Learning Application Lim Ji Chen, Chin Linn Kern, Matthias Tiong Foh Thye Assoc. Prof. Dr Ramesh K S @ Mohd Zaidi Abd Rozan (UTMXCITE/AHIBS), Dr Mohd Shahrizal Rusli (School of Electrical Engineering)
4 Celcom Design Challenge Award TaBOT- AI Chatbot for Customer Service Eric Khoo Jiun Hooi Prof. Dr Naomie Salim & Dr Anazida Zainal (School of Computing)
5 Cyberview Design Challenge Award Development of “Joy”, a Service Robot with Social Interaction Capabilities Tan Pei Seng, Lee Chee Heng, Goh Wai Woon Dr Yeong Che Fai (School of Electrical Engineering)
6 MathWorks Track 1st Runner Up Automatic Prescription Lens Calculator for Myopia using Machine Vision and Proximity Sensor Liew Tian Chin, Albert Sia Kah Dak Dr Amirjan Nawabjan (School of Electrical Engineering)
7 Microsoft Track 1st Runner Up Machine Learning on Fetal Distress during Pregnancy Lee Kong Yong, Tew Ken Sam, Cheah Weng Soon Dr Yeong Che Fai & Dr Eileen Su Lee Ming (School of Electrical Engineering)
8 Google Track 2nd Runner Up Development of “Joy”, a Service Robot with Social Interaction Capabilities Tan Pei Seng, Lee Chee Heng, Goh Wai Woon Dr Yeong Che Fai (School of Electrical Engineering)
9 SilTerra Track 2nd Runner Up Multiplierless DCT for Fast and Energy Efficient Image and Video Compression Nurul Nazikha Ab Rahim, Raja Danish Iskandar Raja Kamal Azali Dr Ab Al-Hadi Ab Rahman (School of Electrical Engineering)
10 SAS Track 2nd Runner Up Robotics Diagnosis System Based on Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning Tay Yee Yang, The Zhi Huei, Chin Hung Vui Dr Yeong Che Fai (School of Electrical Engineering)
11 SolidWorks Track Consolation The Rubbish River Collector Asyraf Sharif Badar Sharif, Adam Maxwell Doumin, Farah Atiqah Ibrahim Dr Muhamad Noor Harun (SME), Dr Muhammad Noor Afiq Witri Muhammad Yazid (SME)
12 Keysight Technologies Track Consolation Wireless Power Transfer System for Low Power Electronic Devices Teoh Soo Yee, Lai Cong Yan, Cheng Wei Keap Assoc. Prof. Tan Tian Swee (SBHS), Leong Kah Meng (SBHS)

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