Varsity bags 11 medals at expo on inventions

The MSU research team at Pecipta 2019.

MANAGEMENT and Science University (MSU) bagged two gold, five silver and four bronze medals at the 2019 edition of the International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (Pecipta 2019).

Winning one gold medal each were the Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering (FISE) and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS).

Both the International Medical School (IMS) and School of Education and Social Sciences (SESS) won two silver medals

each, while FISE clinched the fifth silver. SESS also won two bronze medals. Combined, FISE and

FHLS bagged two more bronze medals.

Across the Pecipta categories, MSU finished with seven medals in the Innovation category, three in the Commercialisation category, and one in the Fundamental category.

Pecipta’s Innovation awards are for innovative products, services, or technologies already in use but with one step to commercialisation.

For the Commercialisation category, the products/services/technologies must have completed all development stages and ready for commercialisation or have already been commercialised.

In the Fundamental category, the product/service/technology research must have been completed with proof of concept and also lab experiment validation.

MSU’s Pecipta 2019 gold medallists, respectively in the Innovation and Commercialisation categories, are FISE’s Future Vision and FHLS’s AkuaRiz Gamat Extract.

Leading the silver medallists is IMS with Dermacol and MyCoral Underwater Seascape; both in the Commercialisation category.

Prior to the Pecipta 2019 win, Dermacol bagged five gold medals (Perintis 2018, IICE 2018, InTEX18, ITEX 2018, ITEX 2019) whereas MyCoral received two gold medals (Perintis 2018, ITEX 2019) and the Best Green Invention Award (ITEX 2019).

TILES and T-Rex the Explorer, both from SESS, brought two more silver medals through the Innovation category; both also won a silver medal each in MTE 2019 as well as a bronze in Perintis 2018.

FISE’s ESP-ark, a new cellular automation method for automatic search of indoor and outdoor parking, gave MSU its fifth silver in the Innovation category. ESP-ark bagged a gold medal for research achievement this year.

Three bronze medals to MSU from Pecipta 2019 Innovation category were for SESS’s Circus of Speech and Cogency and also FHLS’s KiSyn W Mat. Circus of Speech won a Platinum Award at Inside UM 2019 and a bronze in Perintis 2018. KiSyn W Mat bagged a silver in Perintis 2018 and a bronze in MPI 2018.

The fourth bronze to MSU from Pecipta 2019 came through the Fundamental category.

The invention by FISE, Secure Access to Residence and Elevator using Fingerprint, had clinched a bronze as well in Pecipta 2018.

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