|Research And Innovation Competition 2011 UTHM|
On the 24th of November 2011, the closing ceremony cum the award giving ceremony was held in Office for Research, Innovation, Commercialization and Consultancy (ORICC) for the annual Research and Innovation Competition in University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.
This event focuses on the creation of platform for UTHM staffs and students, academicians, researchers alike to make known their current research projects and innovative ideas to the community and compete against each other in a positive yet equal ground. Such event also serves as an arena for identification of potential innovative projects to be developed, patented and commercialized. It also acts as a ground for ORICC to identify or pin-point potential research projects to be sent to the upcoming 2012 MTE, ITEX and Pecipta ; assumedly, a competition for researchers to broadcast their ideas and intellectual properties in accordance to representing their university.
The Research and Innovation Competition 2011 (also known as R n I Compete 2011) had two main categories established for competition with seven sub-disciplines, each to allow academicians or researchers to compete within their jurisdictions; with the theme Research and Innovation each serves as a category.
The competition starts off by the display of products and presentation and also demonstration of product by the participants to a panel of professional judges. Adjudication takes place during the whole process with the involvement of all the parties within the research team.
The closing ceremony was officiated by Yang Berbahagia, Professor Dato' Dr Mohd Noh Dalimin as the Vice Chancellor for University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, accompanied by Professor Dr. Rugayah Mohamed as the Deputy Vice Chancellor University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia and Professor Ir. Dr. Saparuddin Ariffin the Dean of Innovation, Commercialization and Consultancy Office. The competition takes us to an exactly 132 entries for both categories and a break point of 61 and 71 entries for Research and Innovation. The merits for every category were judged on novelty, inventive steps, industrial feasibility and commercial viability. Such apply to all sub-discipline.
The competition was intense; even on the closing ceremony Yang Berbahagia, as quoted, wanted to see more participations from more academicians and researchers alike as the university has seen its importance to figure great talent within the community itself. He also mentioned that it is a good thing for the university to invest in due to the high involvement of intellectual discourse and counter discourse within the community itself hence harnessing an environment suited for greater creativity and positive reinforcement on ideas and projects for the development of the University's standard and intellectual achievements by its people. This means that such a program has high impact on the level of development within the talent pool and also aligned with the university's objective to market and showcase the university to a higher ground; mainly the international arena. University Tun Hussein Onn showcase excellent result in the international arena as a precedent; yes, we can do it.
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