Third edition of Invention and Innovation Competition for Private Institutions of Higher Education is hosted by Management and Science University (MSU)
Management and Science University (MSU) came away with 13 gold, 15 silver, and 21 bronze medals from PERINTIS 2018.
The portfolio of 49 inventions and innovations represented the largest participation by MSU to date in the Invention and Innovation Competition for Private Institutions of Higher Education.
MSU researchers emerged PERINTIS Best Young Inventor with the award to Future Vision: a smart and affordable technology for the vision impaired, by Dr Safaa Najah Saud, Dr Lilysuriazna Binti Raya, Siti Hadijah Shariff, Lydiawati Sallehudin, Nathamol Prasanthong, and Suad Anwar.
MSU secured the PERINTIS Best Commercial Potential Award for Invention of a New 8-in-1 Instant Herbal Coffee as Halal Health Beverage by Dr Zulhabri Othman, Dr Rosjulila Husin, and Dr Norwahidah Wahid.
The awards were presented at a dinner ceremony officiated by the Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia Teo Nie Ching, with MSU President and Patron of PERINTIS 2018 Profesor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid in attendance as well as Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib.
Thirty-eight institutions contested 144 inventions and innovations in PERINTIS 2018, whose opening was officiated by the Deputy Director General of Higher Education Dr Mohd Nor Azman Hassan.
MSU hosts PERINTIS 2018
The Invention and Innovation Competition for Private Institutions of Higher Education comprises two categories, with a further eight categories of competition for the university-industry category and four for the schools category.
Among the universities participating were Universiti Malaya (UM), Multimedia University (MMU), Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), and Nilai University.
UNITEN received the PERINTIS Best of the Best award for their Senslar - a Smart and Sensitive Solar Floating Platform, whilst UNIKL won the PERINTIS Most Promising Invention Award for their Novel and Natural Ultrasound Gel for Medical and Paramedical Use and also the MSU Special Award for their Lean-Healthcare Specimen-handling IT Application.
PERINTIS 2018 counted the participations of Institut Kemahiran Tinggi Belia Negara and Kolej Komuniti Sungai Petani, as well as SMK Sultan Badlishah from Kedah, SJK (C) Kheng Chee from Puchong, and MAZ International School from Petaling Jaya.
International participants included Samar State University from the Philippines and Politechnic Medica Farma Husada Mataram from Indonesia.
PERINTIS 2018 was supported by the Ministry of Education Malaysia and also the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC).
PERINTIS 2018 concluded with the establishment of the Research and Innovation of Private Higher Education Network (RIPHEN) comprising MSU, MMU, APU, UTP, IUKL, UniKL, UNITEN, and Nilai University.
Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) was named host of PERINTIS 2020.