Sustainable Entrepreneurial Mindset Showcase (SEMS)


This program is organized by Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) and UTM XCITE. The programs was introduced in 2019  and was held in 2 separate occasion in that same year. There were more than 300 participants each time the program was conducted.

“SEMS is the initiative of the 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.

The purpose of this program

is to embed the innovation and entrepreneurship culture among the students. This approach will provide an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their innovative ideas in solving the current issues stated in the sustainable development goals based on seventeen United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In this program

the students from UHAK and UBSS courses are required to demonstrate their products and services that were developed based on United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are guided by entrepreneurship lecturers from the beginning of the semester. Each group will be 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.

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.