KUANTAN: Only six out of the 1,200 products made by locals have been recognised by the Malaysian Innovation Foundation this year.
The foundation’s chief operating officer Muhammax Aziph Datuk Mustapha said one of six innovative products was a spinning top (gasing) which was made from plastic.
Muhammad Aziph said the new plastic-made spinning top was both reliable and easy to make.
Muhammad Aziph said another one was an angel hook which is practically used in almost all Government hospitals in the country.
He said the angel hook was to replace the ordinary stand hooks that are used in the wards.
Muhammad Aziph said the practicalities of the angel hòoks, among others are its cheaper prices, while its hòok is to attached to the curtains.
He said both innovative products were widely used and have been patented.
“The reason only six of the many products received our recognition and patented was because the process involved, like research and development, needed to be studied further before they hit the market,” Muhammad Aziph said after the official opening of the innovation day by Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob here yesterday.
Earlier, in his speech Adnan said Government servants should be more innovative as they would then be able to contribute more.
He said that innovation should start from grassroots level which later could be upgraded through further studies and research.
“There is a need for us to think out of the box which will lead us to be creative and innovative,” he said.
Adnan said the innovation was important as it was the main mechanism in increasing the country’s competetive abilities to achieve the new economy model.
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