Every year, inventors and innovators gather from far and wide to be part of the prestigious MTE Innovation Awards Programme, hoping to cinch a gold medal. A recognition by MTE is highly regarded and one that is coveted by many in the industry. MTE 2021 Virtual aims to continue inspiring, educating and raising up young inventors and innovators to create the next generation of technopreneurs for the future.

 Let’s go Virtual!

  • Award entries are included in all packages for MTE2021 Virtual.

  • MTE2021 Virtual will be held via an interactive Exhibition Virtual Platform.

  • The event will be held over 5 days.

  • Chat and network with visitors from all over the world and grow your global contacts.

Outstanding innovations will be selected by the Independent Awards Judges to receive Special Awards conferred by the following renowned international inventors associations and organisations.

  • Association of British Inventors and Innovators (ABII)
  • Chinese Innovation & Invention Society (CIIS)
  • Eurobusiness Haller
  • International Alliance of Innovation & Invention Associations (IAIA)
  • Indonesian Invention & Innovation Promotion Association (INNOPA)
  • International Federation of Inventors’ Association (IFIA)
  • Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA)
  • MTUN TVET International Innovation Award
  • National Association for Science & Research: NASR Lebanon Award
  • National Research Council of Thailand
  • STEM National Association
  • The Union OF Arabian Academics (TUOAA)
  • Turkish Inventors and Innovators network


The International Innovation Awards (IIA) , previously known as Invention & Innovation Awards have a long and successful history of celebrating innovations and recognizing excellence in Research and Innovation. For many years, it has brought new innovations to the forefront. IIA 2021 is the perfect place to showcase your innovations and your trailblazing spirit. Meet potential customers and partners from industries, investors and financial partners at MTE2021 while you compete for the coveted IIA Awards. Besides winning Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, IIA also awards the best innovation for each category. Outstanding innovators stand to receive special international awards from the International Federation of Inventors Association (IFIA), Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), and many other International Inventors Association.

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The Public Service Innovation Awards (PSIA) promotes the role and visibility of public service, the government rarely gets the credit it deserves for the tremendous range of innovation it drives. MTE takes this opportunity to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlighting the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizing the work of public servants, and to encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector. The Public Service Innovation Awards is created to reward the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration.

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The Asian Youth Innovation Award was created in 2014 to foster, nurture and encourage the participation of youths in science, technology and innovation. The Awards has provided a platform for youths to exhibit and share their work with the public, providing essential first-hand experience of participating in the “real world”, boosting their life skills – such as communication, critical thinking, and tenacity that will equip youths to thrive in the classroom and when they enter the workplace.

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Why is it so important to be recognised?

Recognition is important in innovation and invention to propel ideas from its infancy to mature stage, ready for commercialisation and global implementation. The international recognition gives it the boost it needs to find its footing in today’s fast-growing world.

Winners from MTE continue along a path of success after clinching a prestigious title at MTE, paving the way to more opportunities to compete at overseas competitions including the International Invention Fair of the Middle East (Kuwait), International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products (Geneva), and Seoul International Invention Fair (Korea) and more award shows worldwide.

In empowering the next generation, MTE has also introduced the Asian Youth Innovation Awards & Expo to elevate the youths of today. This platform has proven to be effective for the younger inventors and budding entrepreneurs to show off their skills and talents to the world while gaining an experience of a lifetime in the process.

2019 saw the introduction of the Public Service Innovation Awards, recognising the innovations that have been designed, developed or implemented within the public service and provide a platform to share and showcase innovative approaches and solutions across the public sectors; encouraging others to adopt innovations in public administrations in Malaysia. 

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