Eureka on a grand scale

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THE third edi­tion of the EUREKA In­no­va­tion Ex­hi­bi­tion 2016 ( EIE 2016) was suc­cess­fully or­gan­ised by Univer­siti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Span­ish In­sti­tute ( UniKL MSI).

This an­nual in­no­va­tion ex­hi­bi­tion was held from Aug 16- 18 to pro­mote the spirit of creativ­ity and in­ven­tive­ness among young Malaysians.

With the theme “Driven for a Bet­ter Fu­ture”, EIE 2016 in­ter­na­tional level at­tracted par­tic­i­pa­tions from pri­mary, sec­ondary and higher learn­ing in­sti­tu­tions, both lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

The EIE 2016 shows UniKL MSI’s strong com­mit­ment to de­vel­op­ing a plat­form for re­searchers to share the lat­est re­search and in­no­va­tion that can ben­e­fit so­ci­ety in gen­eral.

The ob­jec­tive of the com­pe­ti­tion was to show­case the in­ven­tions de­signed by aca­demi­cians, non- aca­demi­cians and stu­dents from ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions, in­clud­ing pri­mary and sec­ondary schools.

The com­pe­ti­tion also pro­motes an in­no­va­tive cul­ture not only among UniKL MSI’s stu­dents but also par­tic­i­pants from lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional in­sti­tu­tions of higher ed­u­ca­tion.

It is also a link between ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tutes and in­dus­tries to share their prod­ucts and cre­ative ideas.

The ex­hi­bi­tion’s clos­ing cer­e­mony was graced by Datuk Ibrahim Ah­mad, di­rec­tor- gen­eral of Mara.

Also present were Prof Datuk Dr Ma­zli­ham Mohd Su’ud, pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of UniKL, the top man­age­ment of Mara, UniKL, in­dus­trial part­ners, and aca­demics from par­tic­i­pat­ing in­sti­tu­tions as well as mem­bers of the me­dia.

A to­tal of 270 teams par­tic­i­pated in six dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, which recorded al­most a 30% in­crease in par­tic­i­pa­tion com­pared to last year’s com­pe­ti­tion.

“The num­ber and the qual­ity of en­tries this year have in­creased from the pre­vi­ous year. It is hoped that po­ten­tial in­no­va­tions and in­ven­tions ex­hib­ited through­out EIE 2016 can be fur­ther de­vel­oped as com­mer­cial prod­ucts, which could bring great ben­e­fits to the ad­vance­ment in the field of science and en­gi­neer­ing.

“I also hope to see more ac­tive in­volve­ment from in­dus­trial part­ners to help el­e­vate the cul­ture for in­no­va­tion and in­ven­tion in Malaysia,” said Ibrahim in his clos­ing speech.

For EIE 2016, par­tic­i­pants com­pete in six dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories to win Best Award for each cat­e­gory, Best Con­tin­gent Award, and Best of The Best Award.

The fi­nal re­sults of EIE 2016 can be viewed at www. msi. unikl. edu. my/ eureka.

Sit­u­ated in Kulim Hi- Tech Park since 1999, UniKL MSI has de­signed com­pre­hen­sive Bach­e­lor and Diploma cour­ses in re­sponse to ful­fill­ing in­dus­trial de­mand, es­pe­cially in tech­ni­cal en­gi­neer­ing.

Shar­ing tech­nol­ogy and ex­per­tise with Spain, UniKL MSI pro­vides high- tech­nol­ogy work­shops and lab­o­ra­to­ries with mod­ern equip­ment, ap­pa­ra­tus, ma­chines and tools, orig­i­nally adopted from Spain.

Spe­cial­is­ing in me­chan­i­cal, man­u­fac­tur­ing and mecha­tronic re­lated to au­to­mo­tive com­po­nents in­dus­try, UniKL MSI de­liv­ers strong work­forces in the au­to­mo­tive field to sup­port the rapid growth of this in­dus­try.

Win­ner of eIe 2016 ‘ Best of the Best’ re­sult – mrsm Jeli, Ayer Lanas, Ke­lan­tan.

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