On the 21st September 2020. The Faculty of Pharmacy UiTM has organized an award giving ceremony of the Virtual Pharm-IIDEx 2020 “Expanding Frontiers Through Innovative Ideas”. The event is organized to fulfil the aspiration in encouraging bright and brilliant ideas to be crowd-sourced and highlighted in an eventful platform. Pharm-IIDEx commitment on nurturing creativity and innovative thinkers amongst research communities from both academic and non-academic backgrounds continues through encouragement in creative competition and safeguarding of the Intellectual Property (IP) rights.
Despite all the challenges and new experiences to be familiarized in organizing the event virtually, this year Pharm-IIDEx has received an encouraging number of participations from both local and international participants. A total of 57 groups have participated in the four categories to be contested namely; Inventor I, Inventor II, Young Inventor and Junior Inventor categories. Apart from receiving participation from higher learning institutions, Pharm-IIDEx is also glad to receive a total of 13 entries from schools around Selangor consisting of both public and private primary and secondary schools. This has highlighted the growing potential of creativity and innovation among our young generations.
Indeed, to innovate is to inculcate the spirit and belief that things could be done efficiently with possible approaches to spark off. To have a breakthrough we need to foster an environment of exploration that should be initiated by imagination beyond boundaries. On behalf of the faculty. we would like to congratulate all the winners and participants of Virtual Pharm-IIDEx 2020. It is of our great hope that the organization of this event will serve as a valuable field and platform for the invention and innovation to further excel and reach greater achievements in the foreseeable future.