Tuesday, May 13, 2008



Last weekend, a team under our Network Technologies Research Group participated in ITEX 08 at KLCC. Not the twin tower but Kuala Lumpur Convention Center which also located very close to the KLCC Twin Tower. UNITEN sent 12 team (including us). ITEX is organized by MINDS.

In this exhibition, various product and findings of the Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions, Research Institute, Individual Researchers/Innovators and Industry sections had been showed off to public. This is one of the platform to create a link between industry and researchers.
This years Taiwan and Iran also participated in this event. In conjunction with ITEX, Malaysia Young Inventors Challenge (MYIC) also held at the same hall.


The inventions are evaluated by judges and were awarded either Gold, Silver, Bronze or No medal at all. There are also special awards given (which I don't remember).
UNITEN teams score 100% where all team get the medal , and one of the team awarded special award on ICT. UNITEN awarded 5 Golds, 5 Silvers and 6 Bronzes this year. AS for my team we got Silver Medal.

Not connected to Internet

My U mobile modem failed to detect any signal in the exhibition hall, and able to received a little signal outside the hall. At first I planned to blog there, but the signal are not strong enough.
However good news is the U mobile now covers other cities in Malaysia (it is not updated yet in their web). Hopefully they consider to also cover the remote areas.

Old friends

In this kind of exhibition, one of the best things is when I met with my old friends. This time I met four of my friends during my undergraduate studies at UTM (1998 - 2002).

Fadil (UTHM) won a Gold Medal
Herman (UTeM) also get a Gold
Zacko (UTeM) awarded a Bronze Medal

There are a lot of things to chit-chat about but unfortunately there are too little time.

I will upload some pictures

My digital camera is not with me right now, I'm going to upload some pictures during the exhibition. However the inventions will not be uploaded since some of the inventions are still in the patent search or copyright. I have to respect the innovators hard work and ideas.

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