Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Malaysian inventors make their mark in Geneva

Malaysians were in full force at the 34th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, which ran from April 5-9 in Geneva, Switzerland. Recording a total of 75’365 visitors, this exhibition is now the world's most important specialised event for inventions.

This year, Malaysians made up the largest delegation with 152 exhibitors out of the total of 775 exhibitors from 45 countries.

And they were not just there to enjoy the scenery and chocolate.

The Grand Prix prize (awarded unanimously by the International Jury) went to Dr. Chantara Thevy Ratnam and Mr. Khairul Zaman from the Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology, for their manufacturing process for organic medical material. It uses palm oil as a plastifying and co-stabilising agent and it does not damage or become discoloured and produces no toxic gases during sterilisation.

I am really happy that two of my good friends, Ziana and Azizi were there as exhibitors and they WON prizes for their exhibits under the "Computer Science, Software, Electronics, Electricity & Methods of Communication" category.

Ziana’s team won a Silver medal for a web3D virtual reality program used for teaching dentistry students while Azizi’s team won a Bronze medal for their Automated Mobile Paddy Disease Diagnosis System (M-PADDY).


This, I can sincerly say: Malaysia Boleh!

The next exhibition will take place from the 18th to the 22nd April 2007.

Some related links:
- Geneva is the master of invention
- The Weird and Wacky Wow Geneva



Jee said...

It's good to see Malaysian on news for something good, congrats to the winners especially to your buddies.

Btw I'm wondering if our local news has reported these..

Adam said...

Yes. I saw something about it in the Star but they only wrote about some USM guys winning prizes there.

Dragon City said...

The Star got? online one i see dun have wo...

Adam said...

I fogot the date the story was in. Anyway some related news here

Anonymous said...

Many thanks Adam, such an honour for me as well ...
pretty hectic to come out with a real good prototype - especially when we are working in ground level development... cheers!



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