Innovate Malaysia Design Competition is the largest design competition in Malaysia, open to all third year or final year degree engineering, computer science, IT, and science/mathematics students. The goal of the competition is to promote innovative culture in engineering design work, tackle real-world problems with practical engineering solutions, and churn out brightest talents for product development, further research, and commercialization. Technology companies, including Google, Intel, Keysight, MathWorks, Microsoft, SAS, SilTerra, and SOLIDWORKS, work together to co-organize the competition. We welcome the most ambitious, creative, and smart students to participate and showcase your talents!
Much more than just a competition... RM100 per member is payable upon successful enrolment into the competition to show your commitment to participate.
|(Extended) 24 Oct 2017||Project proposal submission deadline ( guide & sample)|
|24 Oct 2017||Announce shortlisted entries|
|Oct 2017 - May 2018||Project implementation|
|Mar 2018||Mid-point clinic|
|16 Apr 2018||Project paper submission|
|28 - 29 Apr 2018||Regional competition (southern region) @ JB|
|19 - 20 May 2018||Regional competition (northern region) @ Penang|
|12 - 13 May 2018||Regional competition (central region) @ KL|
|14 - 15 May 2018||Regional competition (East Malaysia) @ Kuching|
|9 - 10 Jul 2018||Grand Finale|
Applicants can choose one of the technology tracks listed below:
An engineer applies scientific knowledge and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical problems. While solutions can be developed with the platforms provided in Innovate Malaysia, who defines the problems?
Design Challenge brings real-life problems for participants to undertake as their competition project. Companies from various industries are throwing their design challenges. Applicants can choose to take up.
Once enrolled, additional support from the Design Challenger may be provided. This may include technical mentorship, field trip visits, access to lab facilities, prototyping assistance, etc.
This year, the Design Challengers are:
Judges will be experts from respective technology track or Design Challenge companies. Projects will be judged on their innovation, specification or validation plan, practicality, complexity, and working design.
This award is opened to teams qualifying to the competition grand finale. Winner will be selected among top 5 demo videos getting highest likes in Facebook.
This award is opened to teams qualifying to the competition grand finale. The judging is based on the final project paper submitted.
This is the overall winner award selected among the first prize winners of each technology tracks. Team of judges consists of representatives from government agencies, professional body, and industry.
Cash prizes (total of RM10,000 / track) plus items are awarded to 5 finalists from each technology tracks.
Cash prizes (RM3,000 each) or equivalent are offered to winners for each Design Challenge.
Cash prize of RM3,000.
Cash prize of RM1,500.
Innovate Malaysia Excellence Award trophy