THURSDAY, 10 DECEMBER – A total of 200 staff and students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) today had the opportunity to listen to an innovation sharing delivered by ‘innopreneur’, Robert Yong at the Sharing Session: Innovator that was held for an hour at the Main Lecture Hall 2, UMS.
According to Robert, great innovation started from a simple idea and would develop into a creation that would make it easier for users.
“There are four things that should be considered when producing innovative products that would make it easy and profitable,” he said, citing a number of his innovations that were accepted by the public such as POLYCLONE Instant Rubber Stamp Machine; MOBIHEAT Portable Water Heater; KAMIKAZE Mosquito Glue, TIME-LOCK Remote Control and some other products.
He explained that these four factors were Imagination, Creativity, Invention and Innovation that made the very foundation of every creation and innovation he created.
Through the products he innovated, he earned for himself many awards and accolades such as the Malaysian Inventor of the Year 1994 award, National Youth of the Year 1997, Gold in the Malaysia Technology Exhibition 2006, Gold in the London International Invention Fair, UK 1998, Silver medal in Inventions Competition in Geneva, Switzerland 1999 and many others.
Robert was specially invited to share on his knowledge and experience in the industry in conjunction with the Research and Invention Competition (PEREKA) 2015 organised by the Centre for Research and Innovation (PPI), UMS which began on 9 December and ended this evening. – CD (fl)
Photo: Ramdan Saleh Nain