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YBhg Prof Emeritus Dato' Dr. Abu Azam Bin Md Yassin, MARA council member (eight from the left) together with the winners for i-Tec 2017

Kemaman, 12 September- Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) organized the International Innovation, Technology & Conference 2017 (Program i-Tec’17) at Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA (KKTM) Kemaman, Terengganu from 11th to 12th September 2017.

YBhg. Profesor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abu Azam bin Md Yassin, MARA council member, said that this programme driven by the theme “Research Evolution and Transformation” was to highlight TVET MARA future revolution.  The five main agenda of this programme were presentation of innovation projects/research papers, innovation exhibitions, competitions and research conferences in various fields, forums as well as sharing of information on oil and gas with the industry players.

 “121 products from 67 institutions throughout the country confirmed their participation in this conference, together with 62 presentation of research papers from 26 institutions,” he said.

“Three companies presented the latest information on oil and gas such as PPETS (Production Plant for Education Trainning System), Offshore Trainning Simulator (OTS) and Software Smart Plant which is beneficial to the oil and gas industry and Industry 4.0.”

According to Abu Azam, these systems were placed in KKTM Kemaman to support the academic purpose and to utilize facilities “Offshore Structure Lab”, “Rotating Equipment Lab”, “Control System Lab” and Electrical and Electronic Lab” with the aim to create local inventors in oil and gas.

This conference was supported with cooperation by UniKL MFI, UMP, MARA-Aerotech and other parties who industry players, institution of higher learning and local inventors with the hope that this i-Tec’7 will the catalyst to Malaysia Transformation in Industry 4.0.