THE various faculties of Management and Science University (MSU) did the institution proud at the recent Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2020 with an impressive medal haul and various awards for innovation and invention.
In total, MSU clinched 13 awards – two Best and Special Awards, three Social Innovation Asia Awards, and eight Invention and Innovation Awards; and 11 medals – six gold, three silver, and two bronze medals.
The International Medical School (IMS), Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS), and Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering (FISE) contributed a gold mdal each through the MTE2020 Social Innovation Asia Awards. FISE contributed both of the Best and Special Awards as well as four out of the six gold medals to MSU. Two projects in MSU’s key research area of 21st-century education bagged the MTE2020 Invention and Innovation Awards.
‘Future Vision’ from FISE received the Croatian Inventors Network Special Award besides the MTE2020 Invention and Innovation Awards gold medal in the Social Innovation and Entrepreneur Management category. Development of smart, affordable technology for the blind or visually impaired is a collaboration between FISE, MSU Eye Centre, MSU Foundation, and industry collaborator Cytron.
Another special awards winner from FISE is ‘Implementation of a Learning Assistant Tool for Aircraft Maintenance using Mixed Reality in Mobile Devices’. Winning the categorical best for Audio Visual, Optics and Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI), it also received a gold medal in the same category of the Invention and Innovation Awards. The FISE collaborated with MSU Centre of Excellence ITIC and industry collaborator SIR Ventures.
Two more gold medals through FISE were contributed by ‘MSU MySolar’ and ‘A Multiplex Software Solution for Imaging Identification in Real-Time Surveillance Applications’.
‘MSU MySolar’ is a Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) for Sustainable Energy, another key research area of Management and Science University (MSU). Winning the gold in the MTE2020 Housing category of the Social Innovation Asia Awards and a bronze in the Agriculture, Livestock and Horticulture, Aqua Cultures and Fisheries category of the MTE2020 Invention and Innovation Awards, the Solar Power and IOT Watering System for Smart Home project is a joint effort between FISE and industry collaborator Suncrox Solar.
The multiplex software solution clinching the gold medal in the ICT category of MTE2020’s Invention and Innovation Awards is a collaborative project between FISE and MSU Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security and Big Data
Two more gold medals for MSU were contributed by the International Medical School (IMS) and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS).
Clinching both the Social Innovation Asia Awards gold in the Environment category and the Invention and Innovation Awards silver in the Protection of the Environment, Energy, Water, Wastewater, Sanitation, and Green Technology category of MTE2020 is ‘MSU MyCoral’ by IMS and industry collaborator Dorken Reef Resources.
‘Blindness Prevention’ by FHLS is another KTP project that won MSU an MTE2020 Social Innovation Asia Award. Supported by MSU Foundation as well as industry collaborators MSU Eye Centre and MSU Medical Centre (MSUMC), the MSU Assessment Ruler for Orang Asli Sight Testing not only received a gold medal in the Health category of the Social Innovation Asia Awards but also a silver in the Industrial and Product Design, Web Interface Design and Printing Technology category of the Invention and Innovation Awards.
The third silver for MSU from MTE2020 was contributed by ‘D-Tash Spray’, a novel solution helping sufferers to overcome their morphine cravings. It is a collaboration between MSU International Medical School (IMS) and MSU Medical Centre (MSUMC) with industry collaborators Malaysia Genome Institute and SIRIM Berhad.
‘3D Printing of Rat Model Embedded with Augmented Reality and Musculoskeletal System as Teaching and Learning Tools’ by MSU’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS) and School of Education and Social Sciences (SESS) bagged a bronze in the Education Technology and Pedagogy category of the MTE2020 Invention and Innovation Awards. The project’s industry collaborators comprise Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) researchers as well as Fumo Solutions Sdn Bhd.