Champions of Social Innovation Challenge

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On the 14th October 2017, Enactus UUM became the champion for the Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) under the Academic & Research Exhibition (ACRADEX) 2017. This prestigious event was organized by Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) by collaborating with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).

By competing with 16 teams from 10 different universities across the country, representatives from Enactus UUM, Dheana Dipti, Chang Hui Chang, Lee Rui Jia and Richard Tan have done well by presenting Co&Coal which is a project that aims to empower the underprivileged community to earn additional income by transforming coconut shell waste into coconut charcoal.

By becoming the champion of SIC, Enactus UUM was awarded RM20, 000 worth of grant by Universiti Teknologi Petronas for the purpose of executing and expanding the project. On the other hand, the 1st runner up for SIC, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) received RM15, 000 while the 2nd runner up, Universiti Tenaga Nasional KHAS (UNITEN) received RM10, 000 from Universiti Teknologi Petronas.

In addition, Enactus UUM has also received an invitation from the Deputy Minister of MOSTI, YB Datuk Wira Dr.Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah to submit their proposal for further collaboration with MOSTI in the future.

To know more about project Co&Coal, please clink the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nItBQdodCcQ&t=2s

 

Enactus Malaysia National Competition (EMNC) 2017

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Enactus Malaysia National Competition (EMNC) 2017 was held on 24th and 25th July 2017 at MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre. It was an opportunity for Enactus UUM to participate and showcase our projects to all the other Enactus teams across Malaysia. After months of hard work, dedication and patience, we finally had the opportunity to travel to the concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur to meet with the other teams and present our projects.

Unlike the previous years, this year Enactus UUM did not make it to the final rounds of EMNC. Despite trying our level best, we did not make the cut to compete in the final rounds of EMNC. However, we were glad to be able to watch the presentations from Enactus Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Enactus UNITEN and Enactus Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT). The competition between the three final teams was stiff and the event was finally concluded when Enactus UMS emerged as the champion, Enactus UNITEN being the 1st runner up and Enactus UMT being the 2nd runner up for EMNC 2017.

It was a learning experience for each and every one of us. We were glad to be presented with the opportunity to participate in EMNC 2017. We will definitely try harder to emerge victorious in EMNC 2018.