KULIM, 18 August 2016 - The third edition of the EUREKA Innovation Exhibition 2016 (EIE 2016) was successfully organised by Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Spanish Institute (UniKL MSI) from 16th -18th August 2016. The annually held innovation exhibition aims to promote the spirit of creativity and inventiveness among young Malaysians. With the theme of "Driven for a Better Future", EIE 2016 attracted participations from primary, secondary and higher learning institutions both locally and internationally.
EIE 2016 is also a link between education institutes and industries to share their products and creative ideas. The objectives of the competition is to showcase innovation and invention designed by academicians and non-academicians as well as students from education institutions including primary and secondary schools.
The Honorary Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad, Director General of MARA graced the exhibition's closing ceremony. Present including YBhg. Prof. Dato' Dr Mazliham Mohd Su'ud, President and Chief Executive Officer of UniKL, the top management of MARA, UniKL, industrial partners, academics from participating institutions and members of the media.
Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad, Director General of MARA presenting his closing speech.
2016 saw a total of 270 teams participating to showcase their innovation and products in six categories, an increase from 190 participants from the previous year. Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad in his closing speech said, "The number and the quality of entries this year has increased from the previous year. It is hoped that potential innovation and invention exhibited throughout EIE 2016 can be further developed as commercial products which could bring great benefit to the advancement in the field of science and engineering of the nation. I also hope to see more active involvement of partners from the industry to help elevate innovation and invention culture in Malaysia."
Winner of EIE 2016 "Best of the Best" result - MRSM Jeli, Ayer Lanas, Kelantan
Winner of EIE 2016 "Best Contingent" award - Sekolah Raja Perempuan Taayah, Ipoh, Perak.
The final results of EIE 2016 can be viewed at the below link.