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    FBM, UiTM coordinate International Sustainability Invention, Innovation and Design Showcase (ISIIDS) 2022

    The Faculty of Business and Management (FBM), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor (UCS) Kampus Puncak Alam (KPA), coordinated the International Sustainability Invention, Innovation and Design Showcase (ISIIDS) 2022 with collaboration from Creative Media & Technology Hub UiTM (CMT) UiTM, International University College (PICOMS), Nilai Polytechnic and Faculty of Business, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Indonesia. It was established in response to the call of the global vision which encourages transformation in the world of research and innovation.

    With the theme “Pathways to Sustainability Innovation”, it provides opportunities and space for inventors and industries to showcase their creative innovations as well as to highlight the use and application of inventions in a sustainable environment. Targeted at researchers from institutions of higher learning and industry, as well as potential researchers, namely secondary and primary school students, from both the public and private sectors, it had attracted 169 participations, including international participants from Thailand and Indonesia. To assist and encourage the culture of innovation and invention among the participants, several activities such as innovation and invention competitions through video presentations and webinars from the industry experts were organized.

    Prior to the ISIIDS 2022 Awarding Ceremony, a one-day coaching and mentoring workshop titled ‘The Coaching and Mentoring Workshop: from Ideation to Commercialization’ was held on the 9th of February 2022 to guide and advise participants in preparing their innovation and invention products for the competition. Several prominent speakers from the industries, academicians, and university students with vast experience and had won numerous awards internationally, were invited to share their experiences with the participants during the workshop.

    The inauguration and award ceremony of ISIIDS was virtually held on 22nd March 2022 and officiated by Professor Ts. Dr. Asmah Awal, Deputy Rector (Research & Innovation), Universiti Cawangan Selangor (UCS), and attended by the program advisor Professor Dr. Noryati Ahmad (Dean of the Faculty Business and Management), program collaborators and the participants. The ISIIDS 2022 Awarding Ceremony reached more than 1000 views and it can be viewed via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srgaf4-Hhzw. It offered Gold, Silver, Bronze, best poster, video, and extended abstract awards to be won by professionals, university students, and school students. In addition, specials awards, namely ‘Al-Khawarizmi,’ were also given to each category.

    May the success of ISIIDS 2022 inspire other faculties and UiTM campuses to create similar or other fruitful events in the near future focusing on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (17 SDG Goals).