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July 15, 2008 13:38

We would like to extend our appreciation to every participating university, enthusiastic participants, adjudicators, and visitors for making this event a success. We hope that you have enjoyed the event. Please send in any comments and we hope that you have a great day ahead. Thank you.

National Research and Innovation Competition 2008, or NRIC in short, is organised by the Student Representative Council of Universiti Sains Malaysia. This event provides a platform for  the best final year projects from local and private universities to compete under a single banner besides being exhibited to the public.

Following from the success of NRIC 2007, NRIC 2008 has introduced a new concept and approach, and will be a bigger event. For this year’s event, this competition welcomes participation from universities in Malaysia and ASEAN countries. This will enhance the scope of the competition by showcasing current development in research and innovation in ASEAN countries.

“Innovation Towards Sustainable Transformation” has been selected as this year’s theme. It is hoped that this event will provide an opportunity for undergraduates to develop their creative and innovative talents by designing and developing environmentally friendly products of world class standards that will enhance the quality of life.   

NRIC 2008 was held at the Dewan Utama Pelajar, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang from 20th-22nd May 2008.

  • To raise awareness among Malaysians about the importance, contributions and implications of research and innovation in our country’s development.  

  • To accord due recognition to the best research project conceived by full time undergraduate students in Malaysia.

  • To support the aims and aspirations of the Malaysian government in spearheading national development through the emphasis of research and development in the area of science and technology.

  • To provide a platform for ethical networking and cooperation between the IPTs in Malaysia and ASEAN together with external partners such as entrepreneurs, companies and other interested individuals.