03 MAY 2018 – The Crown Prince CIPTA Award 2019 Competition roadshow was held at the Dewan Kemasyarakatan Kampung Pandan today. The aim of the roadshow is to raise public awareness of the ongoing CIPTA 2019 competition and stimulate interest amongst students and the public to participate in the competition. The roadshow was attended by ‘Penghulu’ and Head Villages from the District; school teachers and students, and members of the public.
At the roadshow, Dr Aida Maryam binti Haji Basri from the CIPTA 2019 Technical Committee delivered a presentation on the categories of competition, rules and regulations, prizes and awards, important dates, the judging process, and examples of projects submitted in previous CIPTA competitions. There was also an open forum at the end of the presentations where the attendees asked questions and obtained clarifications on the competition. Mini exhibitions comprising of past CIPTA projects were also showcased at the roadshow.
CIPTA 2019 is the seventh installment of the biennial competition organized by Universiti Teknologi Brunei, in partnership with Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd, as the main sponsor.
The Crown Prince CIPTA Award Competition objectives are to inspire the youth and public to develop creative products, processes or technology for national and ASEAN aspirations; to encourage inventions and innovations from the participants; to recognise and award creative talents in the country as well as at ASEAN level; to encourage research and development in Brunei Darussalam; to promote industrial and manufacturing processes, technological products development, commercialisation and entrepreneurship in Brunei Darussalam; to motivate and instill the culture of science, engineering and technology to the youth and the public; and to foster collaborative linkages within Brunei Darussalam and the ASEAN region. The competition is open to all schools, technical and tertiary academic institutions, government and private organizations and the general public.
The CIPTA roadshow will be coming to Tutong next on Satuday, 30 June 2018 at Dewan Utama, Dewan Seri Kenangan, Kompleks Dewan Kemasyarakatan, Tutong. The deadline for participating in CIPTA 2019 is on 31 October 2018. More information can be obtained from www.utb.edu.bn/cipta.