Over 57 students from 21 education institutions were urged to seek innovation for sustainable development goals in time for the 10th instalment of the Crown Prince Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancement (CIPTA) Award 2023.
The theme was shared during a roadshow at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) yesterday, to generate interest among students and the public to participate in the CIPTA 2023 competition.
Cambodian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Hok Sophea, Vietnamese Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Tran Van Khoa, representatives of high commissions and embassies, relevant industries, teachers and students from secondary schools, colleges and institutions attended the event.
CIPTA 2023 Technical Committee Co-head Pengiran Dr Rafidah binti Pengiran Haji Petra briefed attendees on the competition’s categories, rules and regulations, prizes and awards, important dates, judging process, and examples of projects submitted in previous competitions.
She also touched on the importance of nurturing creativity and innovation and their relevance to the competition.
With the theme ‘Innovations for Sustainable Development Goals’, the 10th CIPTA Award 2023 has three main categories – Local categories, Smart Junior Competition and ASEAN categories.
The Local categories comprise three sub-categories – Category 1: Creating new product, process or technology; Category 2: Modifying existing product, process or technology; and Category 3: Creating new or modifying existing product, process or technology by young inventors.
The Smart Junior Competition is open to lower secondary school students or equivalent – Years 7 to 9.
Meanwhile, the ASEAN categories has two sub-categories: New Invention and Innovation and Young Inventor.
Each entry will be judged based on novelty and creativity; deployment of end product; social, economic and sustainable design considerations; and the project report and presentation.
The assessment of submitted projects will be conducted in two stages starting with the preliminary assessment, and only qualified entries will proceed to the final assessment.
The competition’s latest instalment is organised by UTB in collaboration with Brunei LNG.
Winners will receive cash prizes, trophies and certificates.