LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF THE CROWN PRINCE CIPTA AWARD 2021


The Crown Prince CIPTA Award 2021 (translate Malay: Anugerah CIPTA Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota 2021) was officially launched at the Indera Kayangan Ballroom, The Empire Brunei, Jerudong.

CIPTA 2021 is the ninth instalment of the biennial competition organised by Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) in partnership with Brunei LNG Sdn. Bhd., as the main sponsor.

Present as the Guest of Honour was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education. Also present were Yang Mulia Datin Seri Paduka Dr. Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Deputy Minister of Education; Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries from Ministry of Education; and representing the Managing Director and CEO of Brunei LNG was Yang Mulia Pengiran Mas Norhazilinah binti Pengiran Momin, Finance Manager of Brunei LNG and Chairperson of Brunei LNG Sponsorship Committee.

The ceremony began with a welcoming speech by the Chairperson of the CIPTA 2021 Executive Committee, Yang Mulia Professor Dr. Dayang Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, the Vice-Chancellor of UTB followed by a speech by the Guest of Honour, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, the Minister of Education. The launching ceremony of the Crown Prince CIPTA Award 2021 was then officiated by the Minister of Education.

The acronym CIPTA stands for Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancement, and it is also a Malay word meaning to create or to invent that aims to encourage and to develop the culture for creation, invention and innovation in Brunei Darussalam.

Carrying the theme 'Innovations for Society 5.0', CIPTA 2021 competition emphasises on multi-dimensional technological innovations to reach out the needs of the global society.

Society 5.0 is the integration of the first four era societies; hunter gatherer, agricultural, industrial and information. The fifth society, also called as super-smart society; interconnects the online with the offline that envisions a sustainable, inclusive socio-economic system, powered by digital technologies such as Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotics.

'Innovations for Society 5.0' has been developed as a platform to initiate innovation across Brunei Darussalam and other ASEAN countries in addressing the 17 elements of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in giving impact to the society as a whole.

CIPTA 2021 complements the direction of the country to another level through Society 5.0 which aims to use the potential of digital transformation not only for economic growth, but as an extended far-reaching landscape to transform our way of life by addressing prolonged social challenges.

The theme is very much in-line with Brunei Darussalam's 2035 vision and His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Saádul Khari Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam's Titah for Brunei Darussalam to actively implement digital transformation toward stable economic landscape for the country, as well as to respond to Brunei Darussalam's directions towards achieving the vision to be a Smart Nation.

There are three main categories namely: 'Local Categories', 'Smart Junior Competition' and 'ASEAN Categories'. The Local Categories comprise of three categories: 'Category 1: Creating New Product, Process or Technology'; 'Category 2: Modifying Existing Product, Process or Technology'; and 'Category 3: Creating New or Modifying Existing Product, Process or Technology by Young Inventors'.

The Smart Junior Competition is open to lower secondary school students or equivalent to Year 7 to Year 9.

Meanwhile the ASEAN Categories are comprised of two categories which are 'New Invention & Innovation Category' and 'Young Inventor Category'.

Each entry will be judged based on their novelty and creativity; deployment of end product; social, economic and sustainable design considerations; and the project report and presentation. Assessment of submitted projects will be conducted in two stages starting with the Preliminary Assessment. Only qualified entries will be allowed to proceed to the Final Assessment.

CATEGORY 1, 2 AND 3 (LOCAL CATEGORIES)
The winners for Category 1 and Category 2 will receive:
1st Prize - B$ 6000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
2nd Prize - B$ 4000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
3rd Prize - B$ 2000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
Two Consolation Prizes - B$ 500.00 cash and certificates

The prizes for Category 3 are as follows:
1st Prize - B$ 3000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
2nd Prize - B$ 2000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
3rd Prize - B$ 1000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
Two Consolation Prizes - B$ 250.00 cash and certificates

SMART JUNIOR COMPETITION
Winners in the Smart Junior Competition will receive:
1st Prize - B$ 1000.00 cash & certificate
2nd Prize - B$ 800.00 cash & certificate
3rd Prize - B$ 500.00 cash & certificate
Two Consolation Prizes - B$ 200.00 cash and certificates

ASEAN CATEGORIES
The winners for New Invention & Innovation Category will receive:
1st Prize - B$ 6000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate
2nd Prize - B$ 4000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate
3rd Prize - B$ 2000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate
Two Consolation Prizes - B$ 500.00 Cash and certificates

The winners for Young Inventor Category will receive:
1st Prize - B$ 3000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate
2nd Prize - B$ 2000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate
3rd Prize - B$ 1000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate
Two Consolation Prizes - B$ 250.00 Cash and certificates

SPECIAL AWARD - THE CROWN PRINCE CIPTA AWARD
Winners from the Local Categories in Category 1 and Category 2, and in the ASEAN Categories - New Invention & Innovation Category are eligible to compete for the Crown Prince Special Award to win the grand prize of B$8000 and Trophy.
The competition encompasses all areas of Science, Technology and Engineering. It is open to all schools, technical and tertiary academic institutions, government and private organisations and the general public.
With the official launching of CIPTA 2021, all related documents can be obtained from their website at www.utb.edu.bn/cipta/ and the registration will be open on 2 November 2020 until 1 February 2021.








Date Updated: Sep 01, 2018