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YIC Competition_2015

”Event_Day_Summary”

YIC 2015 was held on 19th September 2015 at Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway University. The event started at 7.00 a.m. with the arrival and registration of the participants. This was followed by breakfast. A total of 52 teams registered themselves for the competition. After registration and breakfast session, the participants were allowed to setup their booths and models.

Once the booths and models were setup, the Opening Ceremony was held at 9.00 a.m. Next on the agenda was the briefing by the Judging Team at 9.15 a.m. More than 50 judges were present to judge the inventions and they mostly comprised of university lecturers, engineers, environment consultants, intellectual property specialist, etc.

While the judging and cross judging process was on going, Mentor Seminar Session took place at Lecture Theatre 7 from 10.00 a.m. till 12.30 p.m. Mentors attended this seminar session. Below is the agenda of the Mentor Seminar Session:

Table 5: Agenda of Mentor Seminar Session

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At 12.30 p.m., the hall was opened for public viewing. Public were allowed to visit the booths and ask questions if they had any. Public Viewing session was closed at 3.30 p.m. All the teams that participated were presented with Certificates of Participation by our special guests at their respective booths.

Our Guest of Honour YB Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Bin Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of MOSTI arrived at 3.00 p.m. The VIPs who attended the event were Dr. Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University; Ms. Wong Lei Lei, Director of Marketing Sunway Education Group; Ms. Shahira Ahmed Bazari, Managing Director of Yayasan Hasanah; En. Muhamamad Aziph Dato’ Mustapha, CEO of Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia; Mr. Maheshvaran Balakrishnan, Vaanavil Channel Manager; Mr. Jayaraman Kuppusamy, Deputy President of Perinnbam Malaysia; Dr. Mohamed Yunus bin Mohamed Yasin, President of ASTI; Dr. Subramaniam Gurusamy, Deputy President of ASTI; Mej Dr. Vikneswaran, Treasurer of ASTI; Mr. Anandan Shanmugam, Project Director of YIC 2015; Dr. Ewe Chun Te, Chief Judge I of YIC 2015; Mr. Faizal Noor Batcha, Chief Judge II of YIC 2015 and Mr. Ali Zareh, Managing Director of Start Health.

Ms. Shankaree of ASTRO Vaanavil was the host for the Closing & Prize Giving Ceremony. Before the Prize Giving Ceremony, few of our dignitaries gave their speeches. Dr. Mohamed Yunus Mohamed Yasin was the first dignitary to give his speech. He said that teams that have participated in YIC in the past have gone abroad and won competitions at international level such as in Hong Kong. He added that this should not be the end and the students should continue their inventing journey.

After the speech by Dr. Mohamed Yunus Mohamed Yasin, Deputy Minister of MOSTI was called upon on stage accompanied by Mr. Anandan Shanmugan to give out Tokens of Appreciation. The recipients of the Token of Appreciation were Dr. Elizabeth Lee, Ms. Shahira Ahmed Bazari, Mr. Muhammad Aziph Dato’ Mustapha and Mr. Maheswaran Balakrishnan who were the funders for YIC 2015.

Next up was MoU Signing involving Dr. Mohamed Yunus Mohamed Yasin and Mr. Ali Zareh, Managing Director Start Health. After the MoU Signing, Mr. Anandan gave out Token of Appreciation to YB Datuk Dr Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah.

Dr. Ewe Chun Te was called on stage to give the judging feedback. He said that the judges had a tough time judging the participants. He added that the judging was done based on creativity, innovation, presentation skills and safety features. After that, Mr. Anandan gave his thanking speech and he encouraged the participants not to give up and to continue their inventive journey. Besides that, he also thanked everyone involved in YIC 2015 including the volunteers in making YIC 2015 a success.

The winning teams for Video Log Competition, Project Paper Writing, YIM Inclusive Innovation Award and the Overall Champion were announced. The details of the winning teams are as below:

 

”The_Top_5_Overall_Winners”

Champion :

Team Name : Mad Science

Project Name : Ultra Violaceus Contego

School Name : SMK USJ 13, Selangor

Prize Given : RM2, 000 + Trophy + Certificate for each participant and Bursary worth of RM100, 000 per team from Sunway University for Pre-University or A-Level Studies

1st Runner Up :

Team Name : Mosaic Fighters

Project Name : Smart Safety Helmet

School Name : SMK Sains Muzaffar Shah, Melaka

Prize Given : RM1, 500 + Trophy + Certificate for each participant and Bursary worth of RM75, 000 per team from Sunway University for Pre-University or A-Level Studies

2nd Runner Up :

Team Name : The Kursiah Creature Inventor

Project Name : SPIXHAUST

School Name : Kolej Tunku Kurshiah, Negeri Sembilan

Prize Given : RM1,000 + Trophy + Certificate for each participant and Bursary worth of RM50,000 per team from Sunway University for Pre-University or A-Level Studies

4TH PLACE :

Team Name : Team Alert

Project Name : The Portable Integrated Medical Kit (PIMK)

School Name : School of Science and Technology, Singapore

Prize Given : RM750 + Trophy + Certificate for each participant and Bursary worth of RM 25,000 per team from Sunway University for Pre-University or A-Level Studies

5TH PLACE :

Team Name : The Y-Nots

Project Name : Safe Rattler Toys for Infants

School Name : MAZ International School, Selangor

Prize Given : RM500 + Trophy + Certificate for each participant and Bursary worth of RM10,000 per team from Sunway University for Pre-University or A-Level Studies

”The_Video_Log_Competition_Winners”

The participating teams were requested to come up with a 5 minute video documenting their inventing journey. 21 teams participated in this category by submitting their videos. This Video Log Competition was judged by ASTRO Production Team. The details of the winning teams are as below:

CHAMPION:

Team Name : The Y-Nots

Project Name : Safe Rattler Toys for Infants

School Name : MAZ International School, Selangor

Prize Given : RM500 + Certificates

1st Runner Up :

Team Name : Vaaams

Project Name : Solar powered plug-point

School Name : MAZ International School, Selangor

Prize Given : RM300 + Certificates

2nd Runner Up :

Team Name : Radical X

Project Name : Care J Project (Multi-Purpose Bed)

School Name : Malay College, Kuala Kangsar, Perak

Prize Given : RM200 + Certificates

”The_Project_Paper_Writing_Competition_Winners”

The teams that participated in YIC 2015 were requested to submit a 2 page Project Paper. For this Project Paper, the students were required to write a summary on their inventions. A total of 21 teams submitted their Project Paper for this Project Paper Writing category. The details of the winning teams are as follows:

CHAMPION:

Team Name : Archimedes’s Amateurs

Project Name : Reusable Water Purifier System

School Name : ELC International School, Selangor

Prize Given : RM500 + Certificates

1st Runner Up :

Team Name : Radical X

Project Name : Care J Project (Multi-Purpose Bed)

School Name : Malay College, Kuala Kangsar, Perak

Prize Given : RM300 + Certificates

2nd Runner Up :

Team Name : Mosaic Fighters

Project Name : Smart Safety Helmet

School Name : SMK Sains Muzaffar Shah, Melaka

Prize Given : RM200 + Certificates

”ASTI_YIM_Inclusive_Innovation_Award”

In conjunction with YIC 2015, Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM) and The Association of Science Technology and Innovation (ASTI) introduced a new award called ASTI – YIM Inclusive Innovation Award. Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia has agreed to sponsor this award category for the top three winners. We believe that through this programme we can create a platform for young creative and inventive people to showcase their talent and possibly built their career in this area. The details of the winning teams are as follows:

CHAMPION:

Team Name : Jaws

Project Name : Portable Mobile Charger (PMC)

School Name : SMJK Chung Ling

Prize Given : RM1, 000 + Trophy + Certificates

1st Runner Up :

Team Name : The Kursiah Creature Inventor

Project Name : SPIXHAUST

School Name : Kolej Tunku Kurshiah

Prize Given : RM700 + Trophy + Certificates

2nd Runner Up :

Team Name : Future

Project Name : Product Of Rubber Seeds

School Name : SMK Datuk Bahaman

Prize Given : RM500 + Trophy + Certificates

”Conclusion”

YIC 2015 was a huge success. We had attracted multiracial teams from various parts of Malaysia. We had received 145 proposals but only 63 teams were selected. From the 63 teams selected, 52 teams participated in the Grand Finale after 2 teams had pulled out last moment.

We believe that this program can be a platform for young creative and inventive students to showcase their talent and possibly build their career in this area.

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