UTP shines at ITEX 2017
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.