MTE 2018 RETURNS WITH CONCURRENT AWARDS AND SHOW
The aim to inspire, educate and raise up young inventors and innovators is part of the nation’s drive in creating a generation of technopreneurs for the future, and one of the main priorities of the MTE. Through its highly anticipated award programmes and shows, MTE 2018 provides a platform for young innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs to present their best ideas to the world.
Invention & Innovation Awards
As one of the prominent invention awards in the region, the Invention & Innovation Awards returns in 2018 attracting participants from Asia and beyond. In 2017, the awards attracted 275 entries and gave away 62 Gold Awards, 60 Silver Awards and 132 Bronze Awards, as well as 12 Special Awards and 11 Foreign Awards to outstanding participants. This year the awards continue to be a platform for inventors and innovators to showcase cradle or near-term projects to the public and a targeted audience of potential investors.
Malaysia International Design Expo & Awards
The Malaysia International Design Expo & Awards (mIDEAS) was created to recognize design excellence and recognize the significant role of designers, because the correlations between technology and design aesthetics make it a key element in completing a new product. mIDEAS at MTE 2018 will once again be a prestigious showcase of the best industrial designs from local, regional and international participants.
Asian Youth Innovation Awards & Expo
The Asian Youth Innovation Awards was created in 2014 to foster, nurture and encourage the participation of youths in science, technology and innovation. Now in its 5th year, the Asian Youth Innovation Awards & Expo provides a platform for youths to exhibit and share their work with the public, providing them crucial first-hand experience of participating in the “real world” in order to build up their confidence and presentation skills. The awards is open to public and private secondary/high school students including polytechnics and colleges.
Leap to Commercialization 2018
“Leap to Commercialization” is a special section at MTE aimed at helping start-ups, entrepreneurs, and small-to-medium enterprises introduce their ideas and products to the market. The exposure derived from this show allows these companies to find suitable investors and partners who can translate their new ideas and inventions into reality.
STEM Mentor-Mentee Awards 2018
The National STEM Movement has been championing the STEM Mentor-Mentee Program to promote greater interest and capacity building in science and mathematics amongst students. To date, over 25 Universities have successfully introduced the STEM Mentor-Mentee Programs. And through the Mentor-Mentee Programs over 100 schools and 3000 students have participated in numerous STEM activities designed to nurture interest and competence in science and mathematics.
In recognition of the efforts, contributions and accomplishments of Institutions of Higher Learning and Schools that have participated in the STEM Mentor-Mentee Programs, the National STEM Movement in collaboration with Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2018 will be conferring the STEM Mentor-Mentee Awards. Submission is now open for the STEM Mentor-Mentee Awards which will be presented at MTE 2018, 22 to 24 February 2018 to be held at PWTC Kuala Lumpur.