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UKM deputy vice-chancellor (Research and Innovation) Prof Datuk Ir Dr Abdul Wahab Mohammad (second from right) holding a trophy for Clarivate’s ‘The Most Influential Innovators’ award at the South and South East Asia Innovation Awards for the academic institution category, at a virtual felicitation ceremony in Bangi, on December 24, 2020. — Picture by FACEBOOK

UKM bags ‘The Most Influential Innovators’ award

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 25 — Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was named the recipient of the ‘The Most Influential Innovators’ award at the South and South East Asia Innovation Awards for the academic institution category.

The announcement was made by Clarivate at the Innovation Forum held on November 18 and 19 via online. The forum brings together academic, government and industry sector leaders from around the world to share the best practices of innovation-driven transformation initiatives.

The criteria for ‘The Most Influential Innovators’ was based on the analysis of patent volume, citation volume, patent success and the level of globalisation.

UKM deputy vice-chancellor (Research and Innovation) Prof Datuk Ir Dr Abdul Wahab Mohammad said the recognition made UKM the only local university to bag the award and was on par with several other universities such as the National University of Singapore and Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

He said the award was a recognition given by Clarivate to changes made by UKM in innovation and patents (commercialisation).

“UKM has raised the importance of innovation when establishing the Innovation Centre in 2010, and since then we started strengthening innovation centrally and continue to innovate to enhance the university’s research.

“We want to transform this innovation into a culture at UKM,” he said in a statement today.

He said UKM also saw the award as a very important component in cultivating innovation in research.

“We will continue to increase the importance of patents as one of the alternative conditions for postgraduate students to graduate besides producing publications, they need to innovate and increase patents for commercialisation,” he said.

— Bernama

 

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