KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), along with Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC), Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (Swinburne), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus (UPM) and Curtin-University Malaysia (Curtin) organised the Innovation Technology Exposition 2022 (InTEX22).
InTEX22 is part of Unimas’ ongoing research and innovation initiatives; and serves as a platform for researchers to showcase their research outcome and translate them into innovative and creative research output such as products and designs.
With the theme “Inspiring Innovation Through Digitalisation”, InTEX22 was officiated by Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad today at Pullman Hotel here.
During the event, Ahmad witnessed the exchange of Licensing and Commercialisation Agreements between Unimas and various industry players, as well as the establishments of Unimas spin-off companies.
He also presented the “Best of Research Cluster” and the “Best of Overall InTEX22” awards to the inventors.
At the same event, Unimas board of directors chairman Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong Matjeraie presented gold awards to the winners of research projects while Unimas vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi presented silver and bronze medals.
The winners were evaluated by a panel that comprised industry practitioners and academics, with 60 per cent of the judges from the industry.
InTEX22 is the 15th installation of Innovation and Technology Exposition, which began in 2006 as Unimas Research and Development Exposition (R&D Expo). In 2015, it changed its name from R&D Expo to Unimas Innovation and Technology Exposition (InTEX).
A total of 160 research products were showcased at InTEX22 and it is organised concurrently with Social Sciences and Humanities Research Conference 2022 (SSHR22), under the auspices of Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Language and Communication and the Institute of Borneo Studies.
In supporting the Sarawak Digital Economy aspirations, InTEX22 is a satellite programme of International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak 2022 (IDECS).