July 13, 2013

Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2013

Congratulation to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for getting 2 First Prizes and 6 consolation prizes in the 3rd Innovate Malaysia Design Competition (IMDC). 

8 finalist teams from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia won 2 First Prizes and 6 consolation prizes
Innovate Malaysia Design Competition is a multi-discipline engineering design competition open to all final year undergraduate engineering or computer science students in Malaysia.The goal of the contest is to promote innovation culture and mindsets among university graduates, to enhance knowledge and skill set in practical engineering and promote greater interest in engineering design, with collaboration of MDec, TalentCorp, IEM, Agilent, Altera, Intel, National Instriments, Siltera, CEDC and DreamCatcher.

This year, there were 256 applications submitted from 20 universities and UTM had 8 teams shortlisted to the finalist from the total of only 25 teams.

All the efforts had finally paid off, we managed to win the First Prize in 2013 Innovate Malaysia Design Competition under Intel track! Here, we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone, who supported us throughout this competition! 

Thanks to therapists from NASAM (National Stroke Association of Malaysia) and Hospital Sultanah Aminah for providing their great support and physiotherapy expertise to make this project a successful one.

Prize giving ceremony during Innovate Malaysia 2013

Team members of MY024-Compact Rehabilitation Robot (First Prize in Intel track)

I was pleased to meet great team members like Patrick and Suan Kian, they are both talented and we really have a wonderful moment together in going through all the challenges. Most importantly, greatest thanks to Dr.Yeong for his dedicated guidance, support and motivation! Without him, we would not able to achieve what we have until today.

The robot software programmer, Patrick and I

Suan Kian, the embedded  control programmer and I
Nicholas, one of the judges from Intel was playing the virtual reality games of the robot

Besides that, I was really happy to be part of the team and also feel grateful to get the CREST Research Assistance Award study grant, so that I can continue my research for this project in UTM.

YB Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid bin Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Economic Planning Unit presented the CREST Research Assistant Award to me.

Having great time during the presentation of the robot to YB Senator and other industrial experts

By joining this competition, we gained a lot of knowledge and practical experiences from industrial experts. For me, it is indeed a great platform for the student to turn their imagination into reality using the aids of the technologies and expertise from industrial.

This competition truly exposed undergraduates to more industrial experience and make them better prepared for the outside world. Therefore, I strongly encourage the related engineering undergraduate to take part in the coming competition. For those who is interested, they can register at the official website for 2014 Innovate Malaysia Design Competition : http://innovate.dreamcatcher.asia/

Congratulation to all the winner from different tracks.
 Result : http://innovate.dreamcatcher.asia/2013/winners.html

First prizes winner from all tracks
Well, the story will not end here, because we will continue to strive for this journey and hopefully one day we can make this Dream a reality! 

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