The Young Inventors Challenge (YIC) 2014 started on the 20th September 2014 at 7am with the arrival and registration of the participants. A total of 49 teams comprising 2014 students and 70 over mentors arrived on time to get start with the event. Once after their breakfast, the participants were allowed to setup their booth and model.

At 9am there was a short opening ceremony. Then the floor was officially handed over to the judging team. The inventions were judged by a team of about 40 judges made up of university lecturers, engineers, environment consultants, intellectual property specialist, etc.

During the Judging, the parents and mentors were attended YIC 2014 Seminar which was held in Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations from 10.00am to 12.30pm. The seminar was conducted by field experts to enrich the mentors with knowledge as below:

  • Future Job Seeker – Capacity and Competence: What does the future Job market require? By Mr. Suresh Sakadivan, Product Owner, Job Street
  • “Garbage Dreams: Recycling for a Living in Cairo – My Personal Journey” Mr. Adham El Sharkawy, Recipient of ASTI Innovation in Community Award 2014
  • Creating New Economy through Science and Innovation Ms.Hazami Habib, Chief Operating Officer, Academy of Sciences Malaysia

Following the judging the hall was opened for public viewing at 12.30pm and all the participants were presented with certificate of participation by our special guest in their respective booth. At around 2.30pm our guest of honour YB Tuan P.Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education arrived and viewed the exhibits.

Mr.Drake Weisert, Information Officer of Embassy of United State of America, Mr.Sathia Moorthy, Area Retail Manager of CIMB Bank, Mr.Vesuanathan Suppiah, Trustee of MyNadi Foundation, Dr Mohamed Yunus bin Mohamed Yasin, President of ASTI, Mej Dr Vikneswaran Munikanan, Treasurer of ASTI, Mr.Anandan Shanmugam, Project Director of YIC 2014, MrAdham El Sharkawy , Recipient of the ASTI – Innovation in Community Award, Mr.U.Thamotharan, President of Perinnbam were among the VIPs who also visited and officiated at the event.

After viewing the exhibits the guest of honour YB Tuan P.Kamalanathan officiated the Prize Giving Ceremony. During the ceremony, ASTI proudly announces the First Winner of the ASTI – Innovation in Community Award (ASTI-ICA).

ASTI-ICA is designed to recognize the contribution of an individual, a group of people or an organization for doing projects within the community by utilizing Science and/or Technology and/or Innovative methods. In line with YIC 2014 theme – Green Inventions: Ideas on Sustainability, ASTI announces the winner of the ASTI-ICA 2014 to be Mr. Adham El Sharkawy, from Cairo, Egypt.

Mr. Adham is from the Zabaleen community in Cairo. The Zabaleen community is a community that lives in one of the garbage villages in Cairo. They live by collecting and recycling garbage in the city. Mr. Adham had a dream to bring modern technology and methods to better his community’s livelihood. He has been working to make his dream a reality from the age of 14. Mr.Adham were presented with Certificate of Award by the Guest of Honour.

After that, the winning team of Young Inventors Challenge 2014 and winning team of YIC 2014 Video Log Competition were announced. A trophy, cash prize and certificate were presented to each winning team member. The champions also received a revolving YIC Challenge Trophy.

Champion :

White Penguin (Environmental Friendly Pen)
School Name: SM Lodge Kuching, Sarawak


1st Runner Up :

Intelligent Recyelers (I-Bin)

School Name:SMJK Chung Ling Butterworth


2nd Runner Up :

Sky Salvador(UV Schutz)

School Name:Tunku Kursiah College, Negeri Sembilan

Ist Place :

MRSMTAR1Palm Oil Leaves(Elaieis Guineensis Eco Paper)

School Name: MRSM Tun Abdul Razak, Pahang


2nd Place :

The Salvagers(Automated Waste Sorter Powered by Solar Power)

School Name:SMK Datuk Haji Abdul Samad, Negeri Sembilan


3rd Place :

MRSMTAR9(Aloe-Eco Tissue)

School Name:MRSM Tun Abdul Razak, Pahang

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