I was just reading my daily newspaper in Kuala Lumpur, Straits Timesand fortunately found and Ad. for ITEX 09.
What’s ITEX 09?
“ITEX is the region’s leading exhibition to showcase new inventions, new technologies and products, with the aim to secure investment, manufacturing and commercialisation prospects and partners. The exhibition brings together a showcase of inventions and innovations by universities, research institutions, and individual inventors and from the corporate sectors from the Asean, Asia and Europe countries. ” This is as per their website.
I was surprized when I knew that the event was organized just 100m from where I was living! I grabbed my digital camera and then directly headed to the ITEX.
I arrived at the main gate where the registration is taking place. It was like a symphony! Everything is organized in a way that will widen your eyes so you will say wow!
I finished registration in 5 min. got my badge and then entered through the main gate. I was rushing like I’m just waiting for a date. I started visiting every single booth from every country like: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Singapore, etc. Majority of the projects displayed can be categorized under Graduation projects. The projects cover so many fields like: medical applications, agriculture, IT, electronics, entertainment, etc. I started shooting some photos of the best projects that I liked. To be honest, the idea behind this event is quite clear: let’s educate our young generation to make their own start-ups using their own projects. This is what I like in Malaysia, they show you the right path and give you tools! This is more than enough for and educated person. I got the chance to meet some of the prize winners and had a little chat on how they get funds, how they develop their projects. I’ll probably write another post to cover some technical stuff regarding projects.
Anyway, the event is good but I think some electronics projects should must be filtered out right from the beginning. Because I come from a technical background, I understand how easy were some projects that can be considered as weekend projects and not for such an event. So I think it would be better if the projects to be filtered out to give visitors a better prospect and flavor of the nature of the event. Other than this, everything else was up to my expectation and I was fascinated by the high numbers of fenale inventors!
Thanks Malaysia for such a nice event!