The 19th Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE 2020) returned last 20-22 February 2020 with 25 participating countries from Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe – exhibiting more than 600 innovations and inventions. Vision 2020 was conceived 28 years ago and MTE, for the past 18 years, has been championing innovative and scientific progression.
The phenomenon of “IR 4.0”, Internet of Things, and rapidly evolving and converging technologies poses considerable challenges in the work force where current skills are no longer relevant. In advocating creativity and development of innovations, MTE seeks to drive the need in obtaining new skills that are aligned with the advancement of modern technology.
MTE 2020 was officiated by YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof, Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives. MTE 2020 is also supported by Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MED), and Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC).
Invention and Innovation Awards Programme 2020
This is the first time MTE has established individual awards committee for each award to distinguish the highest rated in a multitude of products and services categories:
- Invention and Innovation Awards – Chaired by University of Malaysia Malacca (UTEM) & SIRIM Berhard, led by Vice Chancellor of UTEM, Professor Datuk Wira Dr. Raha Binti Abdul Rahim.
- Public Service Innovation Awards – Chaired by En. Hussein Mohd Ariff, President of Malaysia Association of Creativity and Innovation (MACRI) Malaysia.
- Asia Youth Innovation Awards – Chaired by Prof. Dato’ Dr. Noraini Idris from National STEM Movement & President of IMT-GT Uninet STEM, a veteran in judging inventions & innovations.
In addition to the above four awards categories, there are special awards presented by 8 foreign international inventors associations and research institution; Croatia Inventors Network, Chinese Innovation and Invention Society (Taiwan), International Federation of Inventors Associations (IFIA) , Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), International Alliance of Innovation & Invention Associations (IAIIA), Euro Business-HALLER Poland, Association of British Inventors & Innovators & Consorzio Tefarco Innova (Italy).
MTE’s longest standing award, Invention and Innovation Awards that has been receiving an average 300 entries yearly, offer an addition of “best of” award for each of the 17 products and services category in 2020.
To view all winners, please click here to go to their Facebook page.