7 September I Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) and the Ministry of National Unity (MNU) have identified several scientific studies to be carried out comprehensively in an effort to formulate a unity and integration agenda at the national level.
Minister of National Unity, YB Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique said, UMK is the second university after Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) which helps the MNU for the implementation of a comprehensive study based on facts.
She said this cooperation is expected to help the ministry formulate more approaches including national unity policy.
"Through this cooperation, MNU hopes that the study conducted by UMK can help in the development of the draft National Unity Action Plan (PTPN) 2021-2025 which will be presented at the end of this year," she said at the Launching Ceremony of PTPN Kelantan State Feedback Session and Signing Ceremony Agreement of Understanding (MoU) between MNU and UMK at Dewan Keusahawanan UMK, City Campus, Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan, today.
According to YB Datuk Halimah, this feedback session was held in all states to gather input on the people's understanding of the ideals of the Rukun Negara as well as the proposed programme that can be implemented to achieve the goal of unity.
Meanwhile, UMK and the Ministry of National Unity (MNU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form cooperation involving unity activities and national integration organised jointly.
The MoU was signed by the Vice-Chancellor of UMK, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail while MNU was represented by the Secretary-General of the Ministry of National Unity, Datuk Wan Suraya Wan Radzi and witnessed by the Minister of National Unity, YB. Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique and Menteri Besar of Kelantan, YAB Dato’ Bentara Kanan, Ustaz Dato' Hj. Ahmad Yakob.
Also present, the Chairman of the Community Unity, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Committee, YB Major (B) Dato’ Haji Md. Anizam bin Abdul Rahman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Abdullah and Senior Division Secretary, Ministry of National Unity, Puan Zahariah Mohd Sarif.
Through the MoU, UMK will be the main driver of cooperation involving national unity and integration activities in the state of Kelantan.
According to Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi, this MoU collaboration makes UMK and MNU as strategic partners in implementing activities related to national unity and integration.
He said UMK is very proud of the trust given by the MNU to carry out cooperation in the field of research and publications related to unity which will contribute to efforts in increasing unity and preserve community harmony.
Through the MoU, the University also benefits in the field of human capital development through the placement of students and staff of UMK to obtain guidance, improve new knowledge and skills regarding aspects of unity management at MNU.
"Both parties will also together increase social capital through the implementation of programmes and activities organised jointly to further strengthen the spirit of unity and goodwill in the community," he said.
According to Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi, the draft National Unity Action Plan (PTPN) 2021 - 2025 is the MNU's strategic plan to implement the National Unity Policy to ensure harmony, happiness and well-being among Malaysians, including in the state of Kelantan.
“Therefore, this feedback session is important to receive suggestions or views of the community in this state before being presented to the government.
"The geographical position of Kelantan, makes the unity between the races in this state special compared to other states,” he said.
KUALA LUMPUR 23 August I As strategic partners, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) and Technoriant Sdn. Bhd and PKT Logistics Group will continue to work together to implement various academic and entrepreneurship programmes even at difficult times during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thus, the UMK delegation led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Abdullah has paid an official visit to the offices of both industry partners as a sign of the closeness of the relationship.
The visit was also attended by the Senior Director of UMKEI Entrepreneurship Institute, Prof. Dr. Nik Maheran Nik Muhammad, Director of Centre of University Industry Collaboration (CUIC), Dr. Shah Iskandar Fahmie Ramlee and UMKEI Deputy Registrar, Puan Alifah Adnan.
Industry partners are Dato 'Bruce Lim (Technoriant Sdn. Bhd.) And PKT Logistic Group Chief Executive Officer, Dato' Micheal Tio (DMT).
Both parties have welcomed UMK's intention to organise Collaseum The Arena Entrepreneurship and Business Pitching programme which will be held through a webinar.
This programme has received the cooperation of Growth Malaysia under the auspices of Dato’ Bruce Lim himself.
Meanwhile, Dato Micheal Tio who is a successful entrepreneur and entrepreneur sifu of the country will rock the public university campus in Malaysia with the Entrepreneurship programme run by himself.
Certainly, these programmes that will be implemented can give an impact to UMK students and even the whole country towards producing graduates who have the thinking and culture of entrepreneurs.
Students are not only guided to become entrepreneurs but they can create job opportunities and create new innovations in accordance with the needs of society in the future.
ALOR SETAR July 10 I The Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in collaboration with Al Bukhary International University (AIU) in an effort to formally strengthen bilateral relations to carry out various academic and research collaborations.
The MoU ceremony was signed by the Vice-Chancellor of UMK, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail while the AIU was represented by its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abd. Aziz Tajuddin was held at the Foyer of the AIU Chancellery Building, Alor Setar, Kedah, on 9 July 2020.
Also present Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Abdullah and AIU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Ir. Dr. Rizalafande Che Ismail.
According to Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi, this MoU is as an effort to preserve the cooperation between UMK and AIU more seriously to produce joint work with the purpose of collaboration in various fields.
He said this is related to cooperation in research, poverty management, enterprise and social entrepreneurship as well as social business.
“This collaboration is significant as we have many similarities, especially in relation to entrepreneurship and social business”.
"I believe this collaboration will have a great impact not only on UMK and AIU, but also on the community in need," he said.
He believes this effort will benefit all parties, especially students and lecturers in both Universities.
“I remember the words of the President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rafael Reif, when he was asked the secret of MIT's success and he only answered with one word, which is COLLABORATION.
“As such, the UMK is very pleased with the way this collaboration has been to achieve the goals agreed upon by creating a more organized workforce.
"UMK would like to thank AIU for signing the MoU with UMK," he said.
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JELI 6 July |A proposal on establishing the National Business Incubator (NBI) at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) is expected to benefit local students, staff and entrepreneurs especially as laboratories, mentoring centres and workplaces for the development of innovative ideas among students and staff to produce products that can be commercialized overseas.
UMK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail said through the expertise and cooperation of the industry, UMK was confident and able to lead the entrepreneurial agenda not only at the UMK level but also at the national level.
He said that through high commitment and hard work, everyone was also able to realize the dream of becoming a renowned entrepreneurial university in the region. “UMK has eight incubators in the form of programme base, innovation base and business / commercialization base that support student entrepreneurship activities to be better managed and more systematic”.
“The Incubator Centre will also be developed as a co-working space for student and alumni companies (start-ups), mentoring and coaching space and a platform for entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur in Residence @ E-I-R) to share ideas and experiences in the process developing a market-driven product,” he said in a speech during the Working Visit of Deputy Higher Education Minister Dato’ Mansor Othman to UMK at Monsoon Hall, UMK Bachok, on July 5, 2020.
Earlier, a briefing on the establishment of the National Business Incubator (NBI) by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Abdullah to Dato’ Mansor and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed was held at the UMK Jeli Campus. He was briefed on the essence of the NBI before being taken to visit areas around campus, especially the entrepreneurial projects available at the UMK Jeli Campus.
Meanwhile, Dato’ Mansor said the establishment of the' National Business Incubator’ Hub at UMK enabled the University to play an important role in building human capital capacity, innovation and commercialization of products including innovation in ICT. “I believe UMK can lead this NBI by turning it into a hub for developing experts in related fields such as E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Cloud Computing.
“Through UMK's cooperation with the state government, Kelantan can be dubbed as Hangzhou or Shenzen city in China well known for Alibaba and Tencent or Hyderabad in India known as Information Technology city. “The ministry will always provide support in any form of assistance to boost innovation in entrepreneurship including ICT,” he said.
According to Dato’ Mansor, UMK's high commitment will be seen as an entrepreneurial reference point in line with the establishment of UMK as an entrepreneurial-focused university. He said the existence of UMK could be felt not only to students but to the people of Kelantan in particular and Malaysia in general.
“UMK needs to take the initiative to set up local referral centres for local and national entrepreneurs and even reach the ASEAN and Asian levels.
“I believe this initiative can be done through collaboration with successful entrepreneurs in Malaysia through the Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) concept. At the KPT level, maybe we can reinforce the CEO @ Faculty programme especially in promoting entrepreneurship as one of the main agendas for the country, ” he said.
At the same event, Dato’ Mansor completed the opening of the GIG @ UMK Economic Centre at Tok Dalang, Faculty of Creative Technology and Heritage (FTKW).
The GIG Economy Programme is a collaboration between FTKW with the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) in organizing workshops, short courses and training on digital entrepreneurship, freelancing, remote working for students and the general public.
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KOTA BHARU 02 JULAI 2020 I Timbalan Naib Canselor (Penyelidikan & Inovasi) Universiti Malaysia Kelantan(UMK) Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Ibrahim, dilantik sebagai Komandan baharu kepada Kor Sukarelawan Polis Siswa/Siswi (SUKSIS) UMK berpangkat Asisten Komisioner (ACP) Kehormat Kor SUKSIS.
Pelantikan Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham telah disempurnakan oleh Ketua Polis Kelantan, YDH. DCP. Dato’ Hasanuddin Hassan pada 30 Jun 2020 di Majlis Pemakaian Pangkat dan Penyerahan Surat Penghargaan Khas kepada Mantan Komandan Kor SUKSIS, Prof. Dato’ Dr Mortaza Mohammad selaku Naib Canselor ke 3 UMK , di UMK Kampus Kota.
Turut hadir pada majlis itu, Naib Canselor UMK, Kapten Kehormat Profesor Dato’ Ts. Dr Noor Azizi Ismail, Ketua Jabatan Pencegahan Jenayah & Keselamatan Komuniti (JPJKK) Kontinjen Kelantan, ACP Sheikh Azhar Sheikh Omar dan Pengurusan Tertinggi UMK.
Kor SUKSIS UMK telah ditubuhkan secara rasmi pada tahun 2009 yang dipimpin oleh Naib Canselor pertama UMK, Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Ir. Dr. Zainai Mohamed sehingga tahun 2011. Manakala Naib Canselor kedua, Prof. Datuk Raduan Che Rose telah memegang jawatan Komandan Ke-2 pada tahun 2012 sehingga 2014 dan pada tahun 2015 Naib Canselor ketiga Prof. Dato’ Dr Mortaza Mohamed dilantik sebagai Komandan Kor SUKSIS sehingga tahun 2017.
Penubuhan Kor SUKSIS Universiti awam (UA) berdasarkan kepada beberapa aspek penting iaitu untuk memenuhi harapan serta kehendak UA dan Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM) dalam membentuk warga SUKSIS yang berilmu pengetahuan, berkemahiran, berdisiplin dan bersikap positif terhadap jati diri yang tinggi.
Pasukan Kor SUKSIS merupakan satu elemen penting yang sentiasa berkolaborasi bersama PDRM dalam menangani isu berkaitan pencegahan jenayah.
Oleh: Pusat Komunikasi Korporat.
BACHOK 7 JUNE|A total of 14 young researchers from Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) from various disciplines and fields of study received appointment accreditation to start the UMK Rising Star pioneer program in an effort to enhance their academic discoveries, particularly in the areas of research, innovation and high impact publications.
The programme organised by the Publishing and Rating Division (PRD), the Centre for Research and Innovation Management (RMIC), the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research & Innovation (TNCPI) enabled 14 UMK Rising Star pioneers to receive RM 20,000 research grants for science and technology (ST). and RM10,000 for social science (SS). The programme is offered to participants for one year.
The accreditation presentation ceremony was officiated by UMK Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Abdullah recently.
Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi said the Rising Star UMK programme was an initiative by TNCPI UMK to enhance the quality and quantity of research and publications at the university.
He said UMK not only provided research grants to lecturers and researchers but also provided them with the opportunity to hone their talents while developing research findings in the form of quality scientific publications.
"This opportunity will also provide access to the academic staff to become a reputable academic leader who needs to have an excellent track record in academic, teaching and learning, research, innovation, consulting, community service and a good industry network.
"In addition to producing successful academic leaders, the academic staff must meet criteria such as qualified, trustworthy, humble and always looking for a better direction," he said at the UMK Rising Star Accreditation Presentation Ceremony at UMK Bachok.
Also present, Senior Director of Research and Innovation Management Centre, Prof. Ts. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Ziad Sulaiman, Director of PRD, Dr. Mohd Asrul Hery Ibrahim, Director of Research Management Division (RMD) ChM Dr. Abdul Hafidz Yusoff and Director of Innovation and Commercialization Division (ICD), Prof. Madya Ir. Dr. Julie Juliewatty Mohamed.
Meanwhile, Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham said the UMK Rising Star recipients had to meet the criteria set that the recipient must not be more than 40 years old and have at least a Hirsch Index (H Index) 3 for ST field and 2 for SS field. Also, these young researchers need to have good leadership qualities. He added that recipients would also need to submit a short 3 -5 minute video and CV summary for review by the panel.
According to him, the initiative of the programme is the result of discussions with the Vice-Chancellor to see how UMK needs succession planning through research and innovation. In addition, the programme is part of the RICE ecosystem (Research, Innovation, Commercialization & Enterprises) introduced at UMK.
"In addition, the first agenda is “development of leadership and academic leadership” which I believe the programme will enable the academic staff to improve their academic quality and future career path.
He hoped that the academic staff who pioneered the programme would build a strong legacy especially in the management of the university's academic administration.
UMK Rising Star is a great platform for honouring young university researchers, and they can even use this route to higher levels like the Malaysian Rising Star Award (MRSA) introduced by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.
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Kota Bharu 12 April I In an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) has opened its doors to its citizens from all levels of management to come forward with any new products that the Frontliners could use. This opportunity also opens up to existing product innovations that are not only aimed at improving the quality of the product but also furthering the creativity element among the UMK people.
The Centre for Research and Innovation Management (RMIC) leading the development of this innovative idea welcomes any suggestions to be made to the university in developing the best mechanism to support the current needs of Frontliners personnel in responding to COVID-19 transmission.
UMK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail said UMK has developed five products made by its citizens including design and technology as well as technical expertise.
He said UMK had worked with the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to assist health workers and security agencies.
"This is UMK's on-going commitment to establishing shared expertise of the university, including all staff and students to come up with any new ideas and innovations that will benefit in flattening the COVID -19 virus transmission chain," he said.
Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi said that with this initiative, UMK with the cooperation of the Faculty of Creative Technology and Heritage (FTKW) and the Office of Library and Science Management have produced 818 3D Face Shield Visor and Self-Defense Equipment (PPE) including head coverings (5220 units), feet coverings (540 units) and isolation gowns (1046 units) have been distributed to several agencies for frontliners use.
He said that in addressing the scarcity of hand sanitizer supplies in the local market, UMK has successfully produced this product with the expertise of researchers in the Faculty of Bio-Engineering and Technology (FBKT) and Faculty of Earth Sciences (FSB).
"To date, a total of 1816 units have been distributed to over 10 agencies across Kelantan," he said.
At the same time, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi said UMK has also developed an application called 'Smart Tracking' that serves as a communication and monitoring tool for COVID-19 infections among staff and students.
“The invention was created by the Computer and Information Centre (CCI) to track the location of employees and students based on GPS coordinates and health status according to the COVID-19 epidemic chain (category A-E) during the period of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in force.
“In addition, the Movement Control (MCO) Order has extended for another two weeks, until April 28, 2020. UMK through the Vice Chancellor's Office (Academic and International) has coordinated teaching schedule and virtual teaching or e-Learning to facilitate all the students,” he said.
In this regard, all UMK citizens are invited to submit a thoughtful and fast-moving proposal that can be implemented quickly and quickly.
BACHOK 30 March I After several days of work, the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) today handed over 267units of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and 3D Face Shield Visor and disinfectant fluid to the Kelantan Malaysian Red Crescent (BSMM).
The PPE handover ceremony, named UMK Cares COVID-19 Kit was officiated by the Vice-Chancellor of UMK, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail to the Deputy Secretary State of Kelantan (Development), YM Tengku Kaya Perkasa, Dato’ Dr. Tengku Mohamed Faziharudean Tengku Feissal as Advisor of the Kelantan HRM, at the Faculty of Creative and Heritage Technology (FTKW) Workshop, UMK Bachok, Kelantan, on 30 March, 2020.
According to Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Azizi, the handing over of the complete set of PPE was to be distributed to the Ministry of Health (MOH) front line personnel in the state of Kelantan to immobilise the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
He said UMK had taken the initiative by contributing the expertise to provide a complete set of PPEs, among the innovative products included in the UMK Cares COVID-19 Kit for frontliners needs in a joint effort to combat COVID-19 infection.
“I see this as a sincere contribution made by UMK to help everyone including various agencies in Kelantan such as hospital staff, police officers and others.
“To date, 300 units of PPE Suit and 200 units of 3D Face Shield Visor have been submitted and distributed to hospitals. We hope to produce more UMK Cares COVID-19 Kits for use in our frontline through donations from various agencies and the public in the near future, ”he said at the UMK Cares COVID-19 Submission to BSMM.
Also present was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Abdullah, Dean of FTKW as the Head of PPE Suit Project, Dr. Hanisa Hassan, Yang Dipertua PBSSM Zurairie Dyeela, Head of 3D Face Shield Project, Dr. Tan Tse Guan, and En Amirul Firdaus Zilah (Maker @ UMK Library).
Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi also thanked the BSSM and the Council of the Religion of Islam and Malay Custom Kelantan (MAIK) for helping in terms of funding and provision for the supply of basic materials.
“The BSSM also provides specialist doctors to help volunteers coordinate the production of the complete set of PPEs according to MoH's criteria and specifications.
"This collaboration shows that we need to work together to prepare and help the frontline affected by the threat of the COVID-19 outbreak, especially health workers," he added.
The production of this set began a few days ago and it is amazing that the production was completed as planned thanks to the commitment from all.
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UMK CONTRIBUTES EXPERTISE IN MANUFACTURING PPE AND 3D SHIELD VISOR FOR COVID-19 FRONTLINERS
BACHOK 26 March| After successfully producing a hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) is again stepping up its production of 3D Shield Visor and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or the COVID- 19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) project.
The COVID-19 PPE project is a collaboration of UMK through the Faculty of Technology and Heritage (FTKW), the Office of Library and Management (PPI), the Deputy Vice Chancellor's Office (Research and Innovation), the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (PBSM) and the Council of the Religion of Islam and Malay Custom Kelantan (MAIK).
Dean of FTKW, Dr. Hanisa Hassan, who led the work team, said the implementation of the COVID-19 PPE project was a UMK Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme to help provide protective equipment to frontline workers in the Ministry of Health (MOH) such as doctors, nurses and staff, healthcare workers and security personnel.
“UMK is expected to supply 300 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) and 500 sets of 3D Shield Visor for security protection support in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We expect to be able to prepare at least 300 sets of PPE in the near future. These materials have been personally donated by MAIK through funds channelled to PBSM,” she said after a visit by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Abdullah who reviewed the process of producing 3D Shield Visor and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the FTKW Workshop, UMK Bachok, Kelantan, on 26 March, 2020.
Also present, PPI Librarian, En. Amirul Firdaus Zilah and Assistant Registrar of Corporate Communications Centre, Pn. Atekah Ismail.
According to Dr. Hanisa, FTKW is always ready to offer knowledge and expertise including technology tools such as machines used in textile specialisation programmes.
She said although there were obstacles in preparing the PPE due to the shortage of manpower, with 15 FTKW staff volunteering, which help with the project.
"We are very happy to be part of the COVID-19 PPE project and did not expect many volunteers to come down to help even during the Movement Control Order(MCO).
"Although we cannot contribute medically, we can contribute expertise through sewing and the production of this product is intended to help Frontliners by offering the expertise and knowledge we have," he said.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Dean (Research, Innovation and Postgraduate) FTKW, Ts. Dr. Tan Tse Guan said the Department of Design and Creative Technology took the initiative to produce a 3D Shield Visor for use in handling the COVID-19 transmission.
He said that for the first phase we aim to complete 500 sets with the help of PPI and funding from MAIK.
"With the expertise and facilities available at FTKW we can assist in the process of reviewing this 3D Face Visor used for face protection," he said.
FTKW Designer, En. Muhammad Najibul Muthiie Che Ya'acob said the concept of this product design differed slightly from the existing product in the market.
"We have two types of 3D Shield Visor using two different machines where we will design the concept and PPI Alan made using 3D printing.
“The process of using 3D printers takes a little longer. With 3D printers, one set takes 45 minutes compared to the CNC Machine which makes the process faster and in mass quantity.
"For now, we will continue to use these two methods, 3D printers and CNC Machine to complete this project in the near future," he said.
He added that the advantage of this 3D Shield Visor is that it can be reused over products in the disposable market and that our products need to be cleaned and reused.
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BACHOK 8 March I UMK 4 x 4 Gelam Challenge Litecore records an unexpected entry officially launched by its Vice-Chancellor Prof Dato’ Dr. Ts Noor Azizi Ismail.
He did not expect the Litecore UMK 4 x 4 Gelam Challenge to receive an overwhelming response with 58 4x4 Club entries from around the country despite the track being tested the first time.
He said UMK was proud not only to have the first 4x4 driving training centre among Malaysian public universities but it was UMK's desire to become a community-friendly knowledge institution. “The organisation of the extreme sports programme is one of them and we are thrilled that with the unexpected response today it is a sign that the programme has a good future,” he said at the UMK Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Training Track Launching Ceremony held at Creative Techno Park (CTP), University Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) Bachok, Tangok, Kelantan, on 6 and 7 March 2020.
“I can see that the commitment and enthusiasm of the participants to complete the extreme sports challenge and this shows that the objective of the programme has been successful. The UMK 4x4 Gelam Challenge incorporates some of the most challenging features in which participants must complete eight different forest trail track challenges, he said.
This 30-acre residential development called the Creative Techno Park (CTP) is not yet fully completed and development is in stages. However, extreme motorsports enthusiasts see the UMK CTP as their best field as a training ground in enhancing their skills in handling heavy and powerful vehicles.
Noor Azizi also gave prizes to the winners with Pokko Thunder 4x4 as the champion, second place is Yap Team Terbang and third place Zaidi Belantara.
Meanwhile, En. Mohd. Aswawi Isa, CTP Coordinator informed that the development of the track is being advised by the Road Transport Department, the Royal Malaysian Police and the Orang Asli Development Department.
"CTP will be a platform for extreme motorsports enthusiasts to hone their skills before they take on the challenge of a more challenging jungle track," he said.
"The CTP will also offer 4 x 4 driving course to all Public Universities and government departments using the track facilities here at an estimated 40 participants per month at an affordable rental rate," he said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, 23 February I Innovation Product titled K- Biozyme System: Integrated Design Of Kenaf Processing And Recovery System by Lecturer of Faculty of Engineering And Technology (FBKT), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Dr Mardawani Mohamad continued to excel when announced as the winner for Best Award and winning gold in the Livestock and Horticulture, Aquaculture and Fisheries category at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2020 held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) on February 22, 2020.
UMK has submitted 15 entries in various categories and won four gold, nine silver and two bronze medals at the MTE 2020 which took place over three days from 20 to 22 February 2020.
Also winning the gold medal is the research product of Tea 4G - Herbal Remedy for Gout by the Faculty of Science (FSB) Lecturer, En. Zulhazman Hamzah, VSOL Product: Highly Sensitive Determination Pesticides In Fruits and Vegetable Using Sol-Gel Hybrid As Sorbent For Dispersive Solid Phase Extraction by the Faculty of Industrial and Basic Faculty (FIAT), Dr. Krishna Veni Vello and the Compact Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) product for Rearing Freshwater Clam by FSB Lecturer, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aweng A / L Eh Rak.
Meanwhile, nine silver medals were won through the OKU Stempreneur product: Inclusion Entrepreneurship Education Model For Disable Students and My Heropreneur STEM Ambassadors UMK by the Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Prof. Dr. Hjh. Raja Suzana Raja Kasim, a Smart Network Performance Monitoring product by the staff of the Computer and Information Technology Centre. Faizum Ahmad, a 6 in 1 Bamboo Drum Innovation Product by the Faculty of Creative Technology and Heritage, En. Mohd Aswawi Isa and Nano Scented 2 in 1 Insect Repellent product by Ts. Dr. Suganthi Appalasamy.
Other silver medals were also won by the NSP Machine: Innovative Design Of Sublimation Printing Machine by FBKT Lecturer, Dr. Mohammad Najmi Masri, Sustainable Model - Swamp Home Management by FKP Lecturer, Dr. Wan Khairy Wan Ibrahim, CCTO product: Future Super Capacitor by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ir. Julie Juliewatty Mohamed) and HyPES: Hygienic Processing of Ethics by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aweng A/L Eh Rak.
The bronze medal was won by the I - Falah (Successful) Academic Writing Platform by FKP Lecturer, Dr. Mohd Zulkifli Muhammad and the CapriBos Hydraulic Press Machine product by FIAT Lecturer Pn. Nor Dini Rusli.
Senior Director for Research Management and Innovation Centre (RMIC), Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Ziad Sulaiman said UMK had performed well with four gold medals, nine silver, two bronze and The Best Award.
He said that based on the results of the scoring system this year, the juries had evaluated based on the market potential or product potential of the product produced by the group of researchers.
“Alhamdulillah, UMK research team in overall, has performed exceptionally well with 100 percent of the medals collected through 15 entries. Winning the The Best Award is a bonus to UMK as we see great competition from private and foreign universities. These achievements are a driving force for UMK researchers and citizens to continue to excel in the future, ” he said at the MTE Awards Presentation Ceremony organised by the Professional Trade Exhibition and Meeting Planners (PROTEMP) and Universiti Teknologi Melaka (UTEM).
According to Prof. Ts. Dr. Ziad, he believes the research and innovation projects being launched at MTE 2020 are now on the verge of commercialisation to enable this product to be recognised by the society, community and industry through the MTE platform.
“In general, these products can be shared with industry and society. As a result, this innovation has gained the attention of the industry which has shown interest in working with UMK to enable this product to be commercialised in the future.
“In the MTE 2020 edition, the RMIC acknowledges the university especially Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail as the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Abdullah, who provides support and encouragement to all UMK researchers, ” he said.
Meanwhile, Dr. Mardawani Mohamad said the innovative product of K-BioZyme System: Integrated Design of Kenaf Processing and Recovery System is a system developed in collaboration with the National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (LKTN) and Kenaf Adsorbent Sdn. Bhd.
He said, besides being used for kenaf crops, this integrated system is also suitable for processing and recovery for other crops such as hemp, jute and flex.
He said the integrated system was developed for the processing of kenaf bast fibre as well as the recovery system for kenaf retted wastewater. The function of this system can reduce the processing time while also producing premium fibre. In addition, kenaf retted wastewater is also processed for the recovery system.
“The integrated system is located at the National Tobacco Control Centre (LKTN) processing centre which utilises the concept of in-situ processing which was developed through the refinement of the previous system, BioZyme Ultimate Debark Unit (B.U.D.U).
“Kenaf is a short-term crop that can be harvested in only 3 to 4 months. The application of kenaf products is quite widespread in the construction, automotive, heat insulator, soundproof and products of this system can also be used in the textile industry. It is expected that the productivity of kenaf-based products will increase this year,” he said.
KUALA LUMPUR 20 Februari I Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) mempamerkan 14 produk penyelidikan dan inovasi yang berpotensi tinggi untuk dikomersialkan sempena berlangsungnya Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2020 di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC) pada 20 hingga 22 Februari 2020.
Pengarah Kanan Pusat Pengurusan Penyelidikan dan Inovasi (RMIC) UMK, Prof. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Ziad Sulaiman berkata, kumpulan penyelidik dan penyelidik bersama akan mempamerkan 14 produk dalam pelbagai kategori bidang seperti teknologi dan inovasi bersempena dengan penganjuran MTE 2020 selama tiga hari.
Beliau berkata, produk inovasi yang dibangunkan oleh penyelidik UMK ini telah disenarai pendek menerusi peringkat saringan dan penyertaan pada Karnival Penyelidikan dan Inovasi (CRI) 2019) dimana sesi penilaian telah dijalankan untuk mengenalpasti kesediaan produk inovasi untuk dipertandingkan.
“MTE adalah platform bagi penyelidik mempamerkan ciptaan dan inovasi universiti untuk memberi peluang produk inovasi ini diketengahkan kepada umum dan industri ke arah pengkomersialan produk untuk dimanfaatkan kepada masyarakat.
“Selain itu, objektif utama penyertaan UMK pada pameran ini adalah untuk merangka peluang kerjasama penyelidikan dan koloborasi pembangunan penyelidikan kepada industri yang berminat,” katanya.
Menurut Prof. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Ziad,
terdapat ramai pemain industri luar yang berminat dengan produk UMK contohnya ialah Gendang Tali Kecapi di mana sebuah syarikat telah berminat dengan produk yang dihasilkan.
“Alat instrumental ini menggunakan produk bioderversiti iaitu bahan materialnya berasaskan dari pokok buluh yang terdapat banyak di hutan Kelantan berpotensi untuk dikomersialkan khususnya dalam bidang muzik.
“Manakala sistem network yang dibangunkan oleh Pusat Komputeran dan Informatik (CCI) juga mendapat perhatian industri dimana mereka telah bersetuju untuk mengadakan perbincangan lanjut bagi membangunkan produk inovasi ini ke peringkat seterusnya,” katanya.
Sebanyak 14 produk -produk inovasi yang menyertai MTE 2020 pada edisi ke 19 iaitu produk Tea 4G – Herbal Remedy For Gout (En. Zulhazman Hamzah), OKU Stempreneur: Inclusion Entrepreneurship Education Model For Disable Students dan My Heropreneur STEM Ambassadors UMK oleh Prof. Dr. Hjh. Raja Suzana Raja Kasim), Capribos: Mini Moulding Hydraulic Press Machine For Animal Feed (Dr. Noor Dini Rusli), Smart Network Performance Monitoring (En. Faizum Ahmad), Gendang Kecapi (En. Mohd Aswawi Isa).
Selain itu, produk I Falah (Successful) Academic Writing Platform (Dr. Mohd Zulkifli Muhammad, Nano Scented 2 In 1 Insect Repellent (Ts. Dr. Suganthi Appalasamy), NSP Machine : Innovative Design Of Sublimation Printing Machine (Dr. Mohammad Najmi Masri), K- Biozyme System :Integrated Design Of Kenaf Processing And Recovery System (Dr. Mardawani Mohamad), VSOL :Highly Sensitive Determination Pesticides In Fruits and Vegetable Using Sol-Gel Hybrid As Sorbent For Dispersive Solid Phase Extraction ( Chm Dr. Krishna Veni Vello), Model Lestari – Pengurusan Rumah Burung Walet ( Dr. Wan Khairy Wan Ibrahim), CCTO : Future Super Capacitor (Prof. Madya Dr. Ir. Julie Juliewatty Mohamed) dan HyPES : Hygienic Processing Of Etak Salai (Prof. Madya Dr. Aweng Eh Rak).
Oleh : Pusat Komunikasi Korporat
PENGKALAN CHEPA 5 Februari I Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) dan Geo Solution Resources (GSR) menandatangani Memorandum Persefahaman (MoU) bagi kerjasama menjalankan penyelidikan berimpak tinggi untuk menyokong proses pengajaran dan pembelajaran sekaligus meningkatkan aktiviti keusahawanan dalam kalangan pelajar dan warga universiti.
Majlis menandatangani MoU telah disempurnakan oleh Naib Canselor UMK, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail manakala Geo Solution Resources diwakili oleh Tn. Haji Ahmad Nizam Hassan dan disaksikan oleh Timbalan Naib Canselor (Akademik dan Antarabangsa), Prof. Dr. Mohd. Rafi Yaacob serta Pengurus GSR, En. Muhammad Safwan Ishak.
Menurut Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi, sinergi koloborasi di antara UMK dan GSR meliputi perkara pembangunan program akademik modul kursus yang bersesuaian dengan keperluan industri termasuklan penyelidikan usahasama dalam menjalankan penyelidikan dari segi data, analisis, alatan dan kepakaran, pembangunan bahan-bahan santifik, penerbitan dan maklumat.
Katanya, kerjasama tersebut mampu membolehkan kedua-dua pihak meningkatkan kerjasama menjalankan eksplorasi mineral dan kajian saintifik berkenaan bidang industri geosains di Negeri Kelantan.
“Kelantan merupakan negeri pengeluar emas kedua terbesar di Malaysia selepas Pahang dengan pengeluaran sebanyak 1.13 juta gram pada tahun 2018 berbanding Pahang sebanyak RM1.5 juta gram. Mengikut sejarah perlombongan emas, Semenanjung Malaysia ini pernah di gelar sebagai Golden Chersones atau Semenanjung Emas dan menjadi tarikan orang asing untuk datang mempelopori hasil bumi di sini.
“Ini dibuktikan dengan penemuan beberapa terowong bekas tinggalan pelombong Perancis yang pernah datang mengeksploitasi hasil emas di Kampung Kalai, Jeli sekitar tahun 1930 an dan tapak lombong bersejarah ini telah dirancang untuk dibangunkan semula sebagai destinasi pelancongan di Kelantan,” katanya pada majlis menandatangani MoU di Dewan Eksprimental, UMK Kampus Kota, Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan, pada 4 Februari 2020.
Beliau menyifatkan Kelantan memiliki tempat yang berpotensi kerana mengandungi mineral berharga dan hasil kerjasama dengan GSR dapat menggalakkan lagi perkembangan aktiviti eksplorasi di Kelantan dalam menemukan lebih banyak tempat perlombongan mineral baharu untuk dibangunkan.
“Kerjasama ini dapat meningkatkan lagi pertumbuhan ekonomi di Kelantan serta menyediakan peluang pekerjaan kepada penduduk tempatan menerusi MoU untuk tempoh enam tahun ini bagi merealisasikan visi dan misi universiti serta merangsang dan memperkukuhkan aktiviti pembelajaran, pengajaran serta penyelidikan di UMK terutamanya dalam bidang Geosains dan bidang lain berkaitan,” katanya.
Sementara itu, Tn. Haji Ahmad Nizam berkata pihak GSR akan memanfaatkan sepenuhnya kerjasama ini dengan meningkatkan peluang penyelidikan bersama disamping memperkukuhkan ikatan hubungan sebagai ahli UMK AGE Council.
Katanya, Negeri Kelantan memiliki banyak produk geologi yang boleh dipromosikan terutamanya dalam bidang geotourism seperti Sungai Pergau, Gunung Reng, Gunung Stong dan Gunung Ayam serta Air Terjun Gunung Stong.
“Produk ini boleh diselitkan dengan ilmu geologi serta kaitan cerita mitos atau asal usul sejarah untuk menarik minat pelancong dari dalam dan luar negara sebagai destinasi pelancongan pasti untuk menarik minat pelancong dalam dan luar negara. Justeru, pakej menarik ini akan memberi keseronokan kerana ilmu geologi dapat dikongsi dalam bentuk santai dan ilmiah,” katanya.
Sehubungan itu, beliau menyifatkan antara cabaran yang perlu dilihat adalah aspek memperkasakan kebolehpasaran (Employability) graduan-graduan bidang GeoSains UMK dalam industri yang semakin mencabar mutakhir ini ialah untuk mendepani cabaran Industry Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0).
Wireless Connectivity, teknologi 5G, Big Data Analytic, Cloud System dan Digitalization yang merupakan komponen penting dalam IR4.0.
“Justeru, GSR telah mengambil pendekatan awal dengan menubuhkan satu unit CSR (Corporate Social Responility) yang dinamakan sebagai Makmal Latihan Industri Geosians (GIL – Geosains Internship Lab) pada tahun 2018 untuk mendepani cabaran ini.
“Dalam konteks MoU ini, kerjasama antara UMK melalui Fakulti Sains Bumi (FSB) dan GSR sebagai pemain industri berhasrat untuk membangunkan modul kursus yang seiring dengan keperluan industri terutamanya dalam mendepani cabaran IR4.0,” katanya.
Menurut Tn. Hj. Ahmad Nizam lagi , makmal latihan industri GeoSains ini adalah makmal yang menggunakan segala pelaburan infrastruktur teknologi kami yang realitinya digunakan secara pratikal, optimum dan hands on sebagai salah satu alat yang menyelesaikan masalah-masalah projek penyelidikan kami yang semakin sofistikated dan rumit.
“Antara aplikasi teknologi adalah seperti penggunaan drone dalam penyelesaian pemetaan geologi dan bencana cerun batuan, penggunaan Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) dalam penentuan kawasan berisiko tanah runtuh, Penggunaan Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) dalam mengesan masalah mendapan dalam skala macro dan micro, Pemetaan sub-permukaan menggunakan kaedah Ground Penetrating Radar, Transient Electromagnetic, Resistivity dan Seismic Imaging dan Penggunaan dan peluasan aplikasi 3D geological modelling dalam penyelesaian multidisplin imginasi subpermukaan.
“Kerjasama akademia-industri ini diharapkan dapat mendepani masalah yang kian rumit dan pada era IR4.0 dan teknologi 5G juga menuntut kesiap-siagaan pembangunan modal insan yang mampu berdaya saing bagi meningkatkan kualiti dan keberhasilan industri. Para pelajar perlu diperkasakan dengan asas ilmu yang kukuh, berkemahiran tinggi dan mempunyai kemahiran insaniah (soft skill) seperti kemahiran keusahawanan,” katanya.
Oleh I Pusat Komunikasi Korporat
BACHOK 3 February I Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) and the Kelantan State Government will work together to build a vinegar processing plant based on rambutan and dokong to address the problem of seasonal fruit dumping and help farmers increase their income while diversifying products from agricultural produce especially fruits.
Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Biotechnology, Green Technology and Environment, YB. Haj Tuan Mohd Saripudin Tuan Ismail said through the construction of the plant which is expected to be operational in September 2020, it will be able to process 300 pounds of fruit in a day.
He said based on studies in terms of product quality, this vinegar product was able to market internationally.
“The State Government through the Kelantan State Agricultural Corporation has provided an initial fund of RM250, 000.00 to ensure complete operation of the plant with facilities and processing machines in Pengkalan Chepa Industrial Area operating as scheduled.
"The research lab collaboration has also diversified dokong and rambutan based products such as gels and juices and other food products," he said.
Earlier, YB. Hj. Tuan Mohd Saripudin officiated the opening ceremony of the Research and Innovation Carnival (CRI) organised by the Centre for Research and Innovation Management, Vice Chancellor's Office (Research and Innovation) at the Dewan Tuanku Canselor Hall, UMK Bachok Campus, Kelantan, which runs from 3 to 4 February 2020 (Monday - Tuesday).
The 2019 CRI Carnival brings together 145 research and innovation products from 102 participants from UMK researchers, 23 participants from UMK students, and 21 participating students from schools around Kelantan on display during the annual carnival.
At the event, he also completed the launch of the Research Management System (RMS), a system for research management and the launch of Crowdfunding, a platform for raising funds from the public, individuals or groups to carry out projects, develop research and give groups opportunities to achieve their dreams and the launch of the IdeaTon, UMK Innovation Project which inspired the development of UMK staff mindset in line with the creation of an excellent work culture in organisational governance.
Also present was the UMK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Abdullah, Deputy Chairman of Agriculture Committee, Agro-based Industry, Biotechnology, Green Technology and Environment, YB. En. Abdul Aziz Kadir.
Also present, Senior Director of Research and Innovation Management Center, Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Ziad Bin Sulaiman, Director of Kelantan Utilities Mubaarakan Holdings Sdn. Bhd., Tn. Hj Mahadi Hj. Mokhtar and Deputy Director of Kelantan State Economic Planning Unit En. Azman bin Hj Awang.
Meanwhile, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi said this year's CRI 2019 carnival was to encourage on-going research and innovation towards commercialisation and to cultivate innovative and impactful research for the local community.
He said CRI 2019 was relevant to the current stream of achievement in research and innovation where universities, academics and industry stakeholders, played an important role. Advances in sustainable research and innovation and responsiveness to the national education agenda will have an impact on the progress of the people and the nation.
“Research can be defined as a systematic and disciplined activity undertaken to create and develop knowledge. It involves various forms across disciplines, including the discovery of scientific and social research, the creation or refinement of concepts and theories, techniques or compositions, or expanding current understanding through critical analysis,” he said.
He added that this research and innovation should be practised among educators in this country as the current teaching and learning concepts are not only directed at providing information from teachers but students themselves need to get relevant information on anything that is learned through various sources, especially in virtual.
“In other words, the concept of teaching and learning requires students to learn on their own and not just be the recipient of knowledge. They need to change to co-curators of Knowledge as technology advances,” he explained.
He also mentioned the use of RMS, a system for managing research projects at UMK by the Research Management Division (RMD) in collaboration with the Centre for Computer and Informatics (CCI).
Phase 1 of the RMS operated on November 28, 2019, offering UMK-Fund, UMK Pro, UMK-Match and UMK-Sir research grants. This RMS system provides research grant application services faster and easier than ever before using manual forms.
As a result of the integration of this system with UMK's E-Comm system, information on the applicant's profile can be obtained without filling out the form. Through this system, the application information is kept neat and tidy and can serve as a medium for bank proposals. The system is seen as a comprehensive system that not only involves the application, evaluation and monitoring of research grants but can also be the medium for assessing the performance of lecturers, reporting to universities, intellectual property registers and journals in the future.
Meanwhile, the IdeaTon UMK Innovation Project is a platform for the UMK Registrar Office through the Talent Management and Excellence Division and the Vice Chancellor's Office (Research and Innovation) aimed at educating UMK staff to always have a healthy, intelligent and active mind by leveraging their creative ideas addressed to the right channel and platform.
The idea was developed by the UMK Registrar Office based on the inspiration and aspirations of the Higher Education Ministry through the KPT Idea Bank Innovation Project in 2014 and 2015 (Formerly known as the Ministry of Higher Education) in an effort to build UMK staff mindset in parallel with the formation of an excellent work culture in organisational governance.
This innovation project is open to all UMK staff or residents whose participation is voluntary and the ideas that need to be addressed have to be in line with the theme that has been submitted on a monthly basis. These ideas can be channelled through two (2) methods, which are through a replica of the Idea Innovation located in the Registrar's Office lobby and through the Padlet application (https://padlet.com/bakat/BAKAT_UMKIdeaTon).
The project will directly produce UMK citizens who have the skills and leadership as well as good personalities and the ability to interpret ideas for the purpose of University development. Any of the best ideas that are successfully selected will be translated and subsequently implemented at UMK.
PENGKALAN CHEPA 28 January I Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) received RM2.6 million in research funding grant from the Ministry of Finance Malaysia (MOF) for implementation of the Social Entrepreneur Project or UMK For Society Social Enterprise Project in an effort to increase income and economic resources in Kelantan.
The Deputy Minister of Finance of Malaysia, YB Dato’ Wira Hj. Amiruddin Hj. Hamzah said funding for the research grant was a government initiative to continue the efforts of UMK researchers to enhance the capacity for implementation of enterprise-based social projects.
He said the initial funding was a commitment by the Ministry of Finance to ensure that the project work well through the platform provided by UMK and ultimately impact the target group of B40 and asnaf including UMK students to do enterprise or business.
“The project will help participants be given training and guidance to increase their family income. Examples are the Ikan Lunak and Ikan Bekok processing business already established by the Kumpulan Wanita Nelayan (KUNITA) in Tok Bali, Pasir Puteh Kelantan and Kampung Genting, Tumpat, Kelantan.
"For this programme, the Ministry of Finance and UMK work together to create an agenda to raise the income of the people and remove the people from the poverty alleviation through Social Business projects and ultimately benefit them and give back to others,” he said at the Ministerial Talk Series Programme with YB Dato’ Wira Hj. Amiruddin Hj Hamzah and the UMK-MOF Social Enterprise Project Giving Ceremony, at the Dewan Experimental Hall, UMK City Campus, Pengkalan Chepa, on 28 January, 2020.
Also present was the UMK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail, Chairman of the Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (TERAJU), YB. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Secretary of Government Procurement Division of the Ministry of Finance, Dato’ Zamzuri Abdul Aziz, UMK Board Member, En. Mohd. Nazri Mat Noor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Abdullah and Director of the Institute for Poverty Research and Management (InsPeK), Prof. Dr. Wan Mohd Amir Zal Wan Ismail.
At the ceremony, YB. Dato’ Wira Hj. Amiruddin and Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi officiated the UMK-MOF Social Enterprise Project Signing Ceremony and MoF Grant Contracts Submission to 13 UMK Lead Researchers.
Commenting on the collaboration, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi said that up to 2019, UMK had implemented 93 research projects with grants of RM16, 134, 201.00 including programmes in the form of Social Enterprise that built ecosystems for stakeholders to work together to help communities in a sustainable way.
He believes the initiative is in line with the expertise of UMK and through this joint venture UMK is working with MOF to succeed the Social Enterprise project in line with the initiative developed by the Ministry of Finance Malaysia (MoF).
"The ministry has given full confidence to implement this programme and the success of this project will be of great benefit to all," he said.
Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. Wan Mohd Amir Zal said the implementation of the UMK For Society Enterprise Project under the InsPeK secretariat involves three categories of Clusters: Special Project Cluster (UMK Innovation), Jeli Cottage Industrial Park Cluster and Social Enterprise Capacity Building Cluster.
He said the whole project involved a target group of 3,445 participants from underprivileged communities of B40 and asnaf, Orang Asli communities and UMK students.
“This grant is a Knowledge Transfer Program designed to promote the transfer of knowledge and expertise of the university to the target community or entrepreneurs.
“Through these 13 projects, the target group is able to effectively carry out business activities and subsequently produce products that can be helped by social enterprises. This indirectly generates income for the residents' households especially for the fishing community and the Orang Asli,” he said.
This Social Enterprise project involves the Enriched Organic Planing Mix Production Capacity Building For Social Enterprise Development project by Head of Research Prof. Madya Dr. Palsan Sannasi Abdullah, Design, Development and Testing of Commercial Scale Hybrid Solar Dryer For Drying Of Fish project, led by Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Abdullah, Enterprise Strategic Entrepreneurship Strategic Training Programme (Dr Anis Amira Ab. Rahman), Low Cost and Low Equipment Cultivation of Gray Oxygen Mushroom by PSB Substrate to Contribute Nation's Revenue (Dr. Mst Laila Naher), Social Engineering (Social Re- Engineering) Fishermen Through Careers Based on Social Enterprise Ecosystems (Associate Professor Dr. Wan Ahmad Amir Zal Wan Ismail), Pineapple Entrepreneur Development Programme through Pineapple Skills, Pineapple Downstream Product Development and Marketing (Dr. Raimi Mohamed Redwan), Entrepreneur Development Program Orchids Among Graduates, Graduates and Local Youth Through Tissue Culture Skills, Nurse Care and Orchid Marketing (Associate Professor Dr. Fatimah Kayat)
Also involved in the Empowerment of Social Enterprise Economy programme through High Commercial Vegetable Production Using Vertical Cultivation Technology (Dr. Norhafizah Md. Zain), (KUNITA) Kumpulan Wanita Nelayan Social Enterprise Empowerment Programme Through Ikan Lunak Processing as a Social Entrepreneur (Dr. Nurhanan Abdul Rahman), Agro-based Entrepreneur Coating Incubator (IPUAT) Project (Pn. Tg. Halimatun Sa'adiah Abu Bakar), Desa Jeli Complex Development Centre (Ts. Dr. Maryana Mohamad Nor) Programme, Sprilulina Superfood project: Sustainable Steps to Addressing Community Malnutrition (Ts. Dr. Mohamad Faiz Mohd Amin) and the Social Entrepreneur Programme (Ikan Bekok) in Kampung Geting, Tumpat, Kelantan (Dr. Tengku Fauzan Tengku Anuar).