The Crown Prince CIPTA Award 2019 Launching Ceremony

The Quadruple Helix model should be explored and further developed in order to produce an innovative product. The Minister of Education highlighted that the Quadruple Helix approach which involves the interactions and strategic alliance between academia, industry, government and the community, can potentially stimulate the innovation-based industry that can contribute to the country's economic diversification. Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman urged relevant stakeholders to work together to enhance and empower the innovation ecosystem to ensure that the country's aspiration for a knowledge-based economy can be realized. The Minister of Education emphasized the matter this morning while officiating the Crown Prince Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancement (CIPTA) Award 2019.

In the context of CIPTA, Yang Berhormat said, a system of support can be created so that any idea that has commercialization potential can be Intellectual Property (IP) protected and developed further to the point that it can be marketed. Yang Berhormat emphasized that continuous collaborative efforts of the process is also needed for it to be successful. The Minister of Education is confident that the effort can be a catalyst for nurturing the culture of innovation in the society and making the CIPTA award competition more attractive and effective.

The 8th CIPTA Competition is organized by the Universiti Teknologi Brunei, UTB with the cooperation of Brunei LNG, which is also the competition's sponsor. With the theme "Industry 4.0: Convergence of Innovation", the competition is divided into 3 categories namely, Local Categories; Smart Junior Competition AND ASEAN Categories. The competition aims to encourage and develop the culture for innovation in the country. The deadline for submission of participation is on 31 October 2018. For more information, visit www.utb.edu.bn/cipta. Also present at the launch were Doctor Awang Haji Azman bin Ahmad, Acting Permanent Secretary of Education, Professor Doctor Dayang Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, Vice-Chancellor of UTB as Chairperson of CIPTA 2019 Executive Committee and Mr. Patrice Girard, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Brunei LNG Sendirian Berhad, who is also the Co-Chairperson of CIPTA 2019 Executive Committee.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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