This year’s Crown Prince Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancement (CIPTA) Award submissions were lauded for immense creativity and potential.
The judges also commended young creators presenting digital and electronic designs for the competition. They expressed hope that these young inventors will become a new generation of talented leaders in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).
This was revealed by Co-Head of the Technical Committee Dr Rafidah binti Pengiran Haji Petra when announcing the winners during an award ceremony at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas yesterday.
She added that although the entries have good quality, none met the high quality set by the award and none was awarded the Crown Prince CIPTA Award 2023 trophy.
Also, some of the competition categories did not have first, second or third place winners.
The competition is divided into three categories: local; smart junior; and ASEAN.
The local category is subdivided into creation of new product, process or technology; modification of existing product, process or technology; and creating new or modifying existing products, process or technology by young inventors. The smart junior category was for lower secondary school students while the ASEAN category was subdivided into new invention or innovation; and young inventor.
The project titled ‘Hydrothermal Synthesis of a Novel I-Bi/Bi2WO6@MWCNTs Photocatalyst for Degradation of Tetracycline Antibiotics’ by Dr Mubarak Mujawar and Dr Khairunnisa Nabilah binti Haji Ruslan from Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) was given local category one’s consolation prize.
‘A Sustainable and Immersive Experience of Simulation Training Platform in Agriculture Using Extended Reality (XR) Technology’ by Sarinah binti Ziziumiza and Nursheila binti Ziziumiza from Rumine Corporation won second place in local category two.
For local category three, ‘The ATARU Suit’ by Mohamad Iman Al-Amin Afiq Hasyir bin Haji Ismail, Awangku Amir Rauf bin Pengiran Mohamed Sufri and Alen Chew Kah Poh from Berakas Secondary School was given consolation prize.
‘Mamoru: Accident Prevention Motorcycle Helmet’ by Muhammad Iman Danial bin Haji Awang and Danial Batrish Moksin bin Abdullah from Berakas Secondary School and supervising teacher Pengiran Abdul Raub bin Pengiran Haji Ghani was placed third in smart junior category.
ASEAN category for new invention and innovation saw ‘BacColl: A Solution for Halal Collagen in Industries’ by Dr Azura binti Amid and Faqihah binti Salleh from Malaysia in second place and ‘Microbubble Generator for Aquaculture Aeration and Mixing’ by Associate Professor Poo Balan A/L Ganesan, Goo Wei Hong and Professor Ramesh Singh A/L Kuldip Singh from Malaysia in third place.
Project TE-ALUM by Nur Insyirah binti Saidi, Muhammad Syafiq Haikal bin Shary Azhan and Batrisyia Balqis Angullia binti Ahmad Zahir with supervising teacher Salmi binti Abdullah from Malaysia was given third prize in ASEAN category for young inventor.