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 or a special award. A recognition by MTE is highly regarded and one that is coveted by many in the industry. Each year, MTE aims to continue inspiring, educating and raising up young inventors and innovators to create the next generation of technopreneurs for the future.



Trailblazers TransformingThe World at MTE2021. The Invention & Innovation Awards (IIA) at MTE has 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.

Online Submission Opens in September 2020


Promoting the role and visibility of public service, 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.

Online Submission Opens in September 2020


Empowering today’syouth for tomorrowThe Asian Youth Innovation Award was created in 2014 to foster, nurture and encourage the participation of youths in science, technology and innovation. Now in its 8th year, the Asian Youth Innovation Awards will continue to provide 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.

Online Submission Opens in September 2020


Reimagined innovation for the society. Social Innovation Asia Awards (SIAA) celebrates when an idea or innovation that is driven by empathy towards the less privileged and having the determination to resolve their hardships or efforts in enhancing a nation’s socio-economic situation. We invite change-makers from across Asia who has redefined urban thinking, lifestyles and ecosystems to transform current social and environmental challenges. Take the first step and share your innovations with the rest of Asia.

Online Submission Opens in September 2020

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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