11th August 2023 – The MTE 2023 Advanced Healthcare and Life Sciences International Innovation Awards & Expo, which was held virtually from 9 to 11 August 2023, has concluded on a triumphant note, bringing together a diverse global community of experts, innovators, and industry players. The event, hosted by leading institutions and organisations, witnessed unprecedented engagement, fostering knowledge-sharing and innovation collaboration.
With a resounding success, the event hosted a remarkable total of 2,371 visitors from 10 different countries, showcasing the truly international nature of the platform. This gathering of minds offered a unique opportunity for attendees to explore groundbreaking advancements in healthcare and life sciences from the comfort of their screens.
The event also hosted a highly competitive awards program, with an impressive 89 entries submitted from participants representing 10 countries. The Awards Results Announcement, a highlight of the event, was graced by esteemed dignitaries, including:
- YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin,
Minister of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE)
- YB Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup,
Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
- YB Lukanisman bin Awang Sauni,
Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia (MOH)
These distinguished guests delivered congratulatory speeches, acknowledging the exceptional contributions of the participants and the significance of innovation in advancing healthcare and life sciences on a global scale.
At the helm of the Awards Committee were:
- Professor Dato’ Ir. Dr. Mohd. Hamdi Abd. Shukor,
Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Malaya (UM) – Awards Chair
- Professor Dr. Chai Lay Ching,
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Sunway University – Awards Deputy Chair
- Professor Dr. Wong Tin Wui
Professor, Non-Destructive Biomed Pharma Research Centre (NDBPRC), Smart Manufacturing Research Institute (SMRI), Universiti Teknologi MARA – Awards Chief Juror
The esteemed panel of judges, drawn from various countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and China, brought a wealth of expertise and perspectives to the evaluation process.
Among the most anticipated moments of the event were the announcements of the outstanding innovation and special awards recipients. Their contributions have not only pushed the boundaries of healthcare and life sciences but have also exhibited a commitment to improving global well-being.
A total of 37 Gold, 23 Silver, and four Bronze awards were presented. There were six winners of the Outstanding Innovation Awards, and 18 winners of the Special Awards.
This year’s outstanding innovation recipients:
- AI & Machine Category
LearningCardioCode – Decoding the Hidden Clues: AI-Powered Hypertension Prediction for Adolescents by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
- Biotechnology & Life Sciences Category
Chocapine: A Treat For Body And Mind by University of Cyberjaya
- Healthcare Management Category
Mobile Electrical Saliva Cleaning Device by Chi Mei Medical Center, Taiwan
- Innovative Collaboration Category
Miniaturise RoVision: A Revolutionised Travelling Aid for Visually Impaired Community (VIC) by International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
- Prevention Category
UTI Detector Urine Bag by Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Treatment Category
POTARINGA: A Sustainable. Ready-to-use & Nutritious Therapeutic Food by Multimedia University (MMU)
The complete list of awardees can be found on the event website: https://ahls.mte.org.my.
The three-day event also featured a comprehensive programme of knowledge-sharing sessions. This programme, in partnership with institutions such as Management Science University (MSU), National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia (NIBM), Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology & Innovation (MRANTI), Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM), and Sunway University, covered a spectrum of topics relevant to healthcare, research, and technological innovation.
MTE 2023 Advanced Healthcare and Life Sciences International Innovation Awards & Expo has truly showcased the power of virtual collaboration in advancing the frontiers of healthcare and life sciences. The event has further solidified its position as a global hub for innovators, researchers, and thought leaders dedicated to shaping a healthier future.
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