2 March 2020 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) won five silver medals at the 19th Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE), and also in conjunction with ‘The Malaysia-Croatia Technology Exchange 2020’, four of the FRIM innovations contested in the ‘Invention & Innovation Awards’ category received ‘International Award of Merit’.

FRIM menang lima pingat di MTE 2020
FRIM menang pingat di MTE 2020
FRIM awards recipients showing their certificates and medals. FRIM staff at the FRIM exhibition booth.

FRIM’s innovation entries in  the ‘Invention & Innovation Awards’ category comprised:

  • Active Ingredient SEEL30 with Anti-Ovarian Cancer and Energy Booster Potential led by Dr Nurhanan Murni Yunos;
  • KLL092 Standardised Extract: Development of Antidiabetic Agent from Medicinal Plant Based on Orang Asli Kensiu Traditional Knowledge (Dr Fadzureena Jamaludin);
  • ‘Jus Laris’ (Noor Rasyila Mohamed Noor); and
  • Producing Mechanical Pulp for Molded Products from Tropical Hardwood Timber Waste Mix (Dr Rushdan Ibrahim).

Smart Stand (Bonsai Beat) led by Norain Mohd Arif competed in the ‘Public Service Innovation Awards’ category.

FRIM menang pingat di MTE 2020
FRIM menang pingat di MTE 2020
Certificates and medal received by ‘Jus Laris’ innovation project. Rushdan (far right) explaining his innovation project to jurors.

MTE 2020, held in Kuala Lumpur on 20-22 February, was launched by YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof, Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives.