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    Locals urged to drive innovation ecosystem

    Aziz Idris

    Head of Seminar Committee, Crown Prince CIPTA Award 2021 (CIPTA 2021) Dr Wida Susanty binti Haji Suhaili said the series of forums was in line with Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) vision aimed at dealing with activities impactful to society.

    She also explained that it is in line with a titah by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam as well as to move the nation forward to a nation of inventors and creators, not just mere users and second-hand adopters.

    “We Bruneians need to answer this call. This is one of the works done to hopefully get locals, and especially the audience, to appreciate and gain a much insightful understanding of the needs to cultivate innovation and creative environment for the betterment of our society,” she said during the forum ‘Driving the Innovation Ecosystem’ at the International Convention Centre yesterday.

    Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof was the guest of honour.

    The forum was organised by UTB in partnership with Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd.

    Panelists Vice Chancellor of UTB Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, BIBD Head of Government Relations and Special Projects Haji Mohammad Yusri bin Haji Wahsalfelah, DARe Startup Development Manager – Enterprise Programme Unit Rueben Chin and BSP Capability Development In-Country Value Haji Amirul Shahnoel bin Mohd Noeh during the forum. PHOTO: UTB

    Four panelists – Vice Chancellor of UTB Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) Head of Government Relations and Special Projects Haji Mohammad Yusri bin Haji Wahsalfelah, DARe (Darussalam Enterprise) Startup Development Manager – Enterprise Programme Unit Rueben Chin and Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) Capability Development In-Country Value Haji Amirul Shahnoel bin Mohd Noeh – contributed at the forum.

    The speakers shared their insights and brainstormed ideas on how to drive the innovation ecosystem with the audience.

    The session concluded with a questions-and-answers session.

    The forum was part of the CIPTA 2021 Seminar Series as part of the Digital Technology Week at Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition (MYCE) 2021 initiated by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT). The seminar included CIPTA 2021 Executive Seminar with the theme ‘Innovations for Society 5.0’, sharing sessions themed ‘Spreading the Winning Vibes’ and CIPTA 2021 forum ‘Driving the Innovation Ecosystem’.

    Deputy Permanent Secretary (Infocommunications) at the MTIC Haji Hairul Mohd Daud bin Haji Abdul Karim and Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MTIC Haji Mohd Salihin bin Haji Aspar were also present.

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