UNIMAKER (University Makers) – is an innovation competition run by the Ministry of Education Malaysia, as a platform to nurture & cultivate Maker’s Movement in Malaysia. This event is happening on 24 November – 25 November 2018 at Damansara City Mall, Concourse area Level 1. The event will be graced by YBhg. Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir, Director General Higher Education Sector, Ministry of Education Malaysia.
The Ministry of Education (MOE), Higher Education Sector in collaboration with Universiti Malaya (UM) will organize the inaugural UNIMAKER 2018 National Competition. This open innovation challenge is open to all registered or active university students; public & private universities from diploma holders to PhD. The theme for this year’s challenge is Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0). 20 finalist will be competing in the Nationals level.
The final pitching and judging will be held on the 24 Nov 2018 and the announcement of national winners will be made on the 25 Nov 2018 at DC Mall. The Ministry of Education is giving out prizes worth RM 300,000 for the winners. Concurrently, this programme will also feature the UNIMAKER UNIVERSE PAVILION (at Damansara City Mall Concourse Area Level 1) where all innovation ecosystem players will be part of the showcase to provide latest information and promote their initiatives in elevating our young innovators to the next level.
The UNIMAKER UNIVERSE PAVILION consists of Centre stage for innovation pocket talks and performances, Innovation Space (Recruit Me station, where visitors can drop their CVs & to learn how to write a good CV), Makers Expo, Gig Economy Pavilion by MDEC, AR / VR Learning Lab by WARISCAN and MyCRO, Showcases of Malaysia Innovation Ecosystem, UNIMAKER top 20 finalists showcase and Corporate partners showcase.
Entrance is free. Everyone is welcome to attend. Visitors will stand a chance to receive limited edition UNIMAKER 2018 finals goody bags, Asia Research News magazine, Special discounted coupons @Symphony by Chef Jo restaurant, shopping vouchers, and many more. There will be special performances by Caliph Buskers on 25 Nov 2018.
The Northern region competition is hosted by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for Southern Region and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) for the Eastern Region, and Central Region is hosted by Universiti Malaya (UM).
For more information, please log on to official website http://www.unimaker.my/