The overall champion was a hydropower generator project named Pico Hydro from the Technical University of Malaysia Malacca (UTeM). It is a simple, yet cost-efficient, design of a power generator using turbines in a small stream of water. It has 78% efficiency, which is exceptionally good considering its use in small water streams. In total, 10 gold medals and 17 silver medals were awarded to participating teams.
The event’s supporting organisations also gave their own awards to teams who they felt excelled in their areas of engineering and technology. These awards were:
- IET Technical Network Malaysia: Best Automation and Control Concept
- IEEE Malaysia: Best Project Innovation
- IEEE Control System Society: Best Control System Project
- Malaysian Inventions and Design Society: Most Inventive Project
- Malaysia Society for Automatic Control Engineers: Most Creative Prototype
- Public’s Choice Award (Most Voted Award)
International ACEiC 2019’s closing award ceremony was officiated by Yang Berhormat (YB) Dr Ong Kian Ming, the Deputy Minister of The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). Honourable speakers included Razif Abdul Aziz, Acting Group CEO of Cradle Fund Sdn. Bhd, who gave a talk on Technopreneurship: Journey from Research Work to Commercialization and Izmir Yamin, CEO of Independence-X Aerospace Sdn. Bhd, with a presentation on the Impact of Space Era in The Industrial Revolution.
It is a great way to promote critical thinking and showcase the brilliant minds of the next generation who will change the face of technology and engineering with their innovative ideas in future years. The event offered a great opportunity for young professionals to develop their network and bridge the gap between education and industry. The competition would not have been possible without sponsorships from PESTECH International Berhad (Platinum sponsor), UNITEN R&D Sdn. Bhd. (Platinum sponsor), Aerodyne Geospatial Sdn. Bhd. (Gold Sponsor), Trisystems Engineering Sdn. Bhd. (Gold Sponsor), Independence-X Sdn. Bhd (Gold Sponsor) and Abbaco Controls Sdn. Bhd. (Bronze Sponsor).
A huge well done to our IET UNITEN OnCampus volunteers for organising such a successful event and congratulations to all the winners.