By CoSComm UPM
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.
“The ecosystem helps to ensure the commercialisation of UPM technology and enhance the talent of selected graduates to become techno-entrepreneurs through the Innohub programme.
“To date, UPM has successfully generated a total commercialisation income of RM13.5 million and gross sales of RM62 million, filed 2623 intellectual properties and established 59 start-up companies,” she said.
Last year, UPM won the gold award for the Organisation Category (Best Intellectual Property Management) at the National Intellectual Property Award (AHIN) 2017. It also won the same award in the previous year.
The National Intellectual Property Award (AHIN) was launched in 2006 to commemorate the National Intellectual Property Day initiated by MyIPO, an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives and Consumerism, with an aim to provide recognition to inventors or creators for their contributions in developing intellectual property for the socio-economic development of the country.
A total of seven award categories were put up for contest: Organisation (Best Intellectual Property Management), Patent, Trade Marks & Geographical Indications, Industrial Design, Copyright, Intellectual Property Inventor, and Young Intellectual Property Inventor. - UPM
Date of Input: 08/10/2018 | Updated: 08/10/2018 | ahmadazlan
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