Kuala Lumpur, 13 Sept – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) won the gold award at the National Intellectual Property Award 2018 (AHIN2018) under the Organisation Category (Best Intellectual Property Management).
UPM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris received the award from the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Dato’ Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, at the Tun Abdul Razak Hall, Menara Kembar Bank Rakyat here.
UPM brought home RM30,000, two trophies and a certificate of appreciation from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO). This is the sixth win for UPM for the same category since 2008.
Besides the award, UPM has also won the gold medal for the Patent Category for Remdii Sensitive, an innovation which is able to relieve symptoms of eczema. The product is the outcome of a research led by Prof. Dr. Lai Oi Ming from the Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences who also won RM10,000.00 in cash, a trophy and a certificate of participation.
AHIN 2018, recognised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland, promotes a creative, innovative and design culture among Malaysian citizens as it received 760 entries from all over the country.
Also present were UPM Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Idrus, Programme Leader of the Enhancement of Intellectual Property Protection, Dr. Zahira Mohd Ishan, and Programme Leader of Research and Innovation, Putra Science Park, Dr. Mohammad Fakri Zaky Jaafar.
UPM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dato' Dr. Aini Ideris said that UPM achievement is contributed by the development of a commercialisation ecosystem which involves a systematic management of intellectual property, starting with the intellectual property protection until the commercialisation stage which is managed by Putra Science Park.
By CoSComm UPM
Date of Input: 04/10/2018 | Updated: 04/10/2018 | hirfarizan