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: