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NAHRIM Wins National Innovation Award For Its Innovative Drainage System

on . Posted in News Clippings 2015

NAHRIM Wins National Innovation Award For Its Innovative Drainage System



KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- Ten years of hard work of the National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM) finally paid off when it won a top award at the National Innovation Awards (AIN) today.

NAHRIM's Integrated Drainage System (NIDS), the third generation of drainage system which has treatment facilities for solid waste, garbage, sludge, oil and waste treatment and groundwater infiltration system, won the Product category award.

In addition, the Armed Forces Dental Services Agency won the Services category for its innovation projects on mobile dentistry unit treatment equipment.

Both categories of innovation won RM50,000, trophy and certificate.

For the Grassroots category, a housewife, Teng Yu Mein, 44, took home RM20,000 for her efforts in 'Efinity Ez Water Filter System' a system that allows Orang Asli to filter water from the river or hill without using pressure pipes for drinking and daily use. For the first time this year, two new categories were introduced, namely, print and electronic media.

Utusan Malaysia journalist, Ashriq Fahmy Ahmad won the print media category for his article 'Biak Tisu Manusia' while Radio Televisyen Malaysia Sabah journalist Jualina Bangot won the electronic category for her special report titled 'Nenek Jurutera Solar, Kampung Sensogon'.

Both won RM10,000 in cash each.

AIN is an annual event of the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry aimed at recognising local inventors who produce products and services via creativity and innovation.

Meanwhile, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Datuk Seri Madius Tangau, who presented the awards, said the 2016 AIN winners were not only being recognised by the nation, but also, the government via the ministry, would help to comemrcialise the products and innovations produced in terms of advisory service to get copyright and patents.

"This recognition is in line with the government's aspiration to turn innovation into one of the national agenda specifically to transform the nation towards a developed, high income nation by 2020," he added.

There was also a School category, where Mara Junior Science College Taiping, Perak was named the winner. The college defeated nine other competitors from across the country. Their creations, 'FO-ver', an abbreviation of the word 'Float Over', a flood warning system for road users won RM10,000, trophy and certificate.

The National Young Scientists Award was won by Associate Prof Dr Juan Joon Ching from Universiti Malaya while the National Technologist Award went to Shaiful Hisham Samsudin of Mechanical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi Petronas. They won RM20,000 and RM10,000 respectively, a trophy and certificate.

For the first time this year, two new categories were introduced, namely, print and electronic media.

Utusan Malaysia journalist, Ashriq Fahmy Ahmad won the print media category for his article 'Biak Tisu Manusia' while Radio Televisyen Malaysia Sabah journalist Jualina Bangot won the electronic category for her special report titled 'Nenek Jurutera Solar, Kampung Sensogon'.

Both won RM10,000 in cash each.

AIN is an annual event of the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry aimed at recognising local inventors who produce products and services via creativity and innovation.

Meanwhile, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Datuk Seri Madius Tangau, who presented the awards, said the 2016 AIN winners were not only being recognised by the nation, but also, the government via the ministry, would help to comemrcialise the products and innovations produced in terms of advisory service to get copyright and patents.

"This recognition is in line with the government's aspiration to turn innovation into one of the national agenda specifically to transform the nation towards a developed, high income nation by 2020," he added.

Source: http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v8/ge/newsgeneral.php?id=1293620-- BERNAMA

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