UMS Won The Most Number of Gold Medals in ITEX 2023

KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) made history by winning the most number of gold awards at the International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2023.


UMS entered the competition with 20 ground-breaking innovations, which earned them 13 gold prizes, six silver awards, and four special awards.

According to UMS, these achievements were resulted from the dedication and trainings inspired by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Kasim Hj. Mansor and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Ir. Dr. Rosalam Hj. Sarbatly.

“In addition to the impressive medal count, UMS also won several special awards. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jidon @ Adrian Janaun won the Malaysia Innovative Product Award (MIPA) in the Equipment, Electronics, Machinery category for his innovation, the Residual Oil Extractor (ROE).

“He also won the Best Invention Award (Top 3 Grand Winner) for the same product.

“Other special award winner from UMS include Dr. Norhayati Ayob, who won the Best Invention Award in the Household Product category for her innovation, the Lapohan Artistry,” said UMS in a statement here today.

With such a remarkable achievement, UMS has once again proven its commitment to innovation and research.

“Congratulations to all the winners and UMS for their outstanding performance at ITEX 2023.

“UMS, through the Innovation and Commercialisation Management Centre (ICMC), will continue the efforts to translate the awards to commercialisation,” the statement added.

For the records, ITEX is an annual exhibition that brings together inventors, innovators, and technology entrepreneurs from around the world to showcase their products and services.

It is one of the largest exhibitions of its kind in Southeast Asia that was held on 11 – 12 May 2023 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

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