Arrival, Registration and Breakfast

YIC 2017 was held on 30th September 2017 at CIDB Convention Centre, Cheras. The event started at 7.00 a.m. with the arrival and registration of the participants. This was followed by breakfast. A total of 102 teams registered themselves for the competition. After registration and breakfast session, the participants were allowed to setup their booths and models.


 

Booth Setup, Model Setup, Opening Ceremony and Judging

Once the booths and models were setup, the Opening Ceremony was held at 9.30 a.m. Next on the agenda was the briefing by the Judging Team at 9.45 a.m. More than 60 judges were present to judge the inventions and they mostly comprised of university lecturers, engineers, environment consultants, intellectual property specialist, etc.


 

Mentor Seminar Session

While the judging and cross judging process was on going, Mentor Seminar Session took place at the Dahlia Seminar room from 10.00 a.m. till 1.30 p.m. Mentors attended this seminar session. Below is the agenda of the Mentor Seminar Session:

 

Time Topic of Discussion Speaker
10.00am to 10.15am Introduction to ASTI and YIC Dr.Mohamed Yunus Yasin

 

10.15am to 10.55am ALC as School Level YIC Dr.Mohamed Yunus Yasin

 

10.55am to 11.35am Innovation In Empowering Teachers Ms.Aishah Parkes

100% Project

11.35am to 12.15pm How Educational Systems Can Incorporate Community Building and Start-up related community event Ms.Gwen Yi

Tribeless

Founder

12.15pm to 12.55pm Structuring a Unicorn Mr.Mohammad Yusuf Mohammad Jaafar

Head of Social Enterprise Ventures (SEV) in Malaysia

12.55pm to 1.10pm Judging Feedback by the Chief Judge Mr.Mahamed Faizal Noor Batcha

 

1.10pm to 1.30pm Mentor Sharing Session and Certificate Presentation Mr.Anandan Shanmugam

Table: Agenda of Mentor Seminar Session

 


 

Public Viewing and Certificate Presentation

At 1.00 p.m., the hall was opened for public viewing. Public was allowed to visit the booths and ask questions if they had any. Public Viewing session was closed at 3.00 p.m. All the teams that participated were presented with Certificates of Participation by our special guests at their respective booths.


 

Prize Giving Ceremony

Our Guest of Honour YB Dato’ P Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister II, Ministry of Education

arrived at 2.30 p.m.

 

The VIPs who attended the event were

Prof. Madya. Dr. Ramzah Dambul, Deputy Secretary General of MOSTI,

Dr Mohamed Yunus bin Mohamed Yasin, President of ASTI,

Major Dr Vineswaran Munikanan, Treasurer of ASTI,

Mr.Anandan Shanmugam, Project Director of YIC 2017,

Mr.Faizal Noor Batcha, Chief Judge of YIC 2017,

Mr.Velavan Sengodan, Chief Judge of YIC 2017,

Mr.Yoshiaki Okabe, Director and International Cultural Exchange (ICE) Committee Chairman, Jactim Foundation,

Mr.Kazuki Kimoto, Secretary General, Jactim Foundation,

Datuk B.Sahadevan, Managing Director of NLFCS,

YBhg Datuk Florence Goh, President of Care United,

Ms.Sumitra Nair, Vice President Talent and Digital Entrepreneur, MDEC

 

Ms.Aneita Abdullah was the host for the Closing & Prize Giving Ceremony.

 

Before the Prize Giving Ceremony, few of our dignitaries gave their speeches. Mr.Anandan Shanmugam was the first dignitary to give his opening remark. He said the 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 Mr.Anandan Shanmugam, The guest of honour, Deputy Minister II, Ministry of Education was called upon on stage accompanied by Dr.Mohamed Yunus Yasin to deliver keynote speech and give out Tokens of Appreciation. The recipients of the Token of Appreciation were, Mr.Yoshiaki Okabe, Director and International Cultural Exchange (ICE) Committee Chairman, Jactim Foundation, and Ms.Siti Kamariah, Vice President Education of Yayasan Hasanah who were the funders of YIC 2017.

 

Mr.Velavan Sengodan was called on stage to give the judging feedback. He said that the judges had a tough time judging the participants due to so many amazing inventions. He added that the judging was done based on creativity, innovation, presentation skills and safety features.

 

After that, Dr.Mohamed Yunus Yasin gave his thank you speech in which he encouraged the participants, regardless of the result, not to give up and to continue their inventive journey. Besides that, he also thanked everyone involved in YIC 2017 including the volunteers in making YIC 2017 a success.

 

The winning teams for Invention Pitch Video Competition, Project Paper Writing Competition, Bronze Award, Silver Award, Gold Award and Platinum Award were announced.

School Name State Team Name Team Invention Title
SMK SERI KOTA PUTERI 2 JOHOR THE VORTEX LEFT-OVER FOOD SEPARATOR VERSION 1

School Name State Team Name Team Invention Title
PRINCESS CHULABHORN SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL TRANG THAILAND PCCTRG FILTERING OIL TANK
PHILIPPINES SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL

CORDILERA ADMINISTRATIVE

PHILIPPINE PISAY C LAND SLIDE WARNING SYSTEM

School Name State Team Name Team Invention Title
ST MICHAEL SECONDARY SCHOOL PENAMPANG SABAH A-TEAM CHILI TRACK
PRINCESS CHULABHORN SCIENCE

HIGH SCHOOL MUKHADAN

THAILAND PROJECT ALPHA WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

FOR ILLEGAL LOGGING DETECTION

KHARISMA BANGSA SCHOOL INDONESIA TECHNOVATION SCOLIOSIS MEASURING DEVICE USING

WATERPASS AND GYROSCOPE CONCEPT

School Name State Team Name Team Invention Title
SMK MENGKUANG PULAU PINANG THE PEARLS OF MENGKUANG THE CAPSULE TO PLANTING VEGETABLES
SMK PEKAN TELIPOK SABAH SHIELD OF FAITH LOW COST ENVIRONMENTALLU FRIENDLY AIR VENTILATION
SMK BUKIT MEWAH NEGERI SEMBILAN SBM INVENTORS SMART WARD
SMK TAMAN MOUNT AUSTIN JOHOR MASSIVE XO-SWITCH

The participating teams were requested to come up with a 3 minute video to pitch their invention, but it was not made compulsory. 34 teams participated in this competition and submited their videos on time. The details of the winning teams are as below:

 

Winning Teams of YIC 2017 Invention Pitch Video Competition

 

  • Champion

 

School Name State Team Name Team Invention Title
PHILIPPINE SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL,

SOCCSKSARGE REGION CAMPUS

PHILIPPINE THE DREAMWEAVERS Hybrid Portable Nebulizer

(HPN)

  • 1st Runner Up
School Name State Team Name Team Invention Title
SMK KUBANG BEMBAN KELANTAN SMKKB3 ECO PAVI EcoPAVI

 

  • 2nd Runner Up
School Name State Team Name Team Invention Title
SMK ROSLY DHOBY SIBU SARAWAK ZEALOT INVENTORS TEAM SMART Gree-N-uino

 

The participating teams were requested to come up with 3 page project paper but it was not made compulsory. 32 teams participated in this competition and submitted their paper. Judging teams have marked the paper and selected three best project paper. The details of the winning teams are as follows:

 

Winning Teams of YIC 2017 Project Paper Writing Competition

 

  • CHAMPION
SCHOOL NAME COUNTRY TEAM NAME TEAM INVENTION TITLE
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

SINGAPORE SK2 GREY WATER RECYCLING SYSTEM
  • 1ST RUNNER UP
SCHOOL NAME STATE TEAM NAME TEAM INVENTION TITLE
SMK ROSLY DHOBY SIBU

 

SARAWAK ZEALOT INVENTORS TEAM SMART GREE-N-UINO
  • 2ND RUNNER UP
SCHOOL NAME STATE TEAM NAME TEAM INVENTION TITLE
SM ST. MICHAEL, PENAMPANG SABAH SMSM 3 MUCKO (2 IN 1 INSECT REPELLENT AND DISINFECTANT)

 

YIC 2017 was a huge success. We had attracted some multiracial teams from various parts of Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. We had received 480 proposals which is an increase from last year but only 117 teams were selected. From the 117 teams selected, 102 teams participated in the Grand Finale. Even the number of participating teams had increased from last year.

Our survey shows a high satisfactory level of all of our stakeholders. 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.