The ceremonies of MoU Signing, MoA Exchange and Pilot Plant Soft Launch was organized successfully by UMCIC at KPPI Auditorium on 11th March 2019. The goal of this program is to commemorate the commercialization of local-grown research-based outcome/products and research collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It also aimed to highlight various achievements made by UM and collaborators in research and innovation. This event featured the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UM and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), license agreement exchanges with Greatlav Sdn Bhd and Unigeneration Sdn Bhd. It ended with soft-launch of the Nanocat-Hartalega Pilot Plant.
One of the significant achievements is the UM-MIT research collaboration, being the first research collaboration between the two universities. According to Times Higher Education raking 2019, MIT is ranked number 4 in the world. Representing on behalf of MIT is Professor Dr Eric John Alm who also delivered a speech / talk on “Global Microbiome Conservancy Understanding and Preserving Our Microbiomes for the Health of Future Generations”.
Another achievement involved the licensing of the SMARTMF Salat auditing module to Greatlav International Sdn. Bhd. It is the only device available in the market to promote good posture during Muslim prayers. On the other hand, Modular Bed Alarm has been successfully licensed to Unigeneration Sdn. Bhd. This technology is the first locally produced bed alarm to monitor the elderly patients from falling off from their bed. Lastly, this event also witnessed the soft-launch of the plot plant for Nanomagnetite Glove manufacturing, a collaboration between Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT) and Hartalega Sdn Bhd.
All of the above ceremonies were conducted smoothly and successfully on 11th March 2019 from 9:45 AM until 1:30 PM at Auditorium, Research Management & Innovation Complex (RMIC). The event was officiated by Associate Professor Dr. Ramzah Dambul, the Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Energy and Climate Change (MESTECC). The welcoming speech was delivered by Professor Dr. Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman, Deputy
Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation). The event was attended by 53 participants comprising of 19 VIPs, 31 academic staffs and students from various faculties, and 3 representatives from the Media.
This event was organized to encourage researchers to conduct more research and innovation as well as to collaborate with the industries. The event has also motivated UMCIC to be more proactive in bringing UM’s innovations to the market, including the international market.
Group photo session with VIPs, and guests.
Licensing Signing Ceremony between UM and
Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony between UM and the Department of Valuation and Property Services (JPPH), witnessed by Prof. Dr. Rofina Yasmin Othman (Member of Board of Directors of University of Malaya) and Prof. Madya Dr. Ramzah Dambul (Deputy Secretary General of MESTECC).
Exchange of technology licensing ceremony between UM and
Memorandum of Agreement Exchange Ceremony between UM represented by Prof. Dr. Noorsaadah Abd Rahman (
Soft-launch of NANOCAT-HARTALEGA Pilot Plant by Prof. Madya Dr. Ramzah Dambul (Deputy Secretary General of MESTECC and witnessed by Prof. Dr. Mohd Rafie Johan (Director of NANOCAT), Prof. Dr. Noorsaadah Abd Rahman (