13 September 2018 – Twenty-one groups of inventors bagged prizes for their IP accomplishments at the National Intellectual Property Award 2018.

This award recognizes creators, inventors and innovators who have contributed in empowering intellectual property as the national economic driver.

“Innovation should be supported with good leadership to ensure the model and the idea could turns into something profitable,” said YB Dato’ Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumerism in his speech.

Universiti Putra Malaysia won the Best IP Management Category, brought home RM30,000.00, trophies and certificates. For this award they were successful proving the initiatives taken in managing IP and demonstrated a clear knowledge of IP.

National Intellectual Property Award 2018 received 760 entries from all over the country making it the highest since it was first introduced in 2006. The National Intellectual Property Awards Ceremony is the best platform to highlight the creativity and innovation among Malaysians.