UTP shines at ITEX 2017

New Straits Times - - Excellence In Education - For more in­for­ma­tion on UTP, visit www.utp.edu.my

UNIVER­SITI Te­knologi Petronas (UTP) recorded an out­stand­ing achieve­ment when all of its 32 ex­hibits won medals at the In­ter­na­tional In­ven­tion, In­no­va­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion (ITEX 2017) re­cently.

This achieve­ment was a tes­ti­mony of the univer­sity’s strength in its as­pi­ra­tion to be a glob­ally prom­i­nent cen­tre of in­no­va­tion and cre­ativ­ity. UTP bagged 23 gold medals and nine sil­ver medals, in­clud­ing two spe­cial awards.

The first spe­cial award UTP re­ceived was the Science, Tech­nol­ogy and In­no­va­tion Min­istry’s (MOSTI) Pa­tron Award for win­ning the high­est num­ber of awards. The sec­ond was the In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of In­ven­tors’ As­so­ci­a­tions award for Pro­fes­sor Dr Noorhana Yahya’s re­search on Next Gen­er­a­tion Green and Eco­nom­i­cal Urea.

ITEX is an an­nual re­search and de­vel­op­ment ex­hi­bi­tion that high­lights the best in re­search works among fel­low in­ven­tors and re­searchers glob­ally. It pro­vides a plat­form for in­ven­tors to seek out po­ten­tial in­vestors to com­mer­cialise their in­ven­tions and new prod­ucts.

The event is deemed as the re­gion’s lead­ing expo on in­ven­tions and in­no­va­tions. This year’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in­cluded coun­tries like Bahrain, China, Egypt, Eng­land, Ger­many, Hong Kong, In­done­sia, Iran, South Korea, the United States, Tai­wan, Sri Lanka and Thai­land.

Univer­siti Te­knologi Petronas in­ven­tors bagged the most gold medals in the re­cent 2017 In­ter­na­tional In­ven­tion, In­no­va­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion.

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