November 29 – UTM-ISIIC FAB-FKA team won a Gold Award at SIIF 2015 for the development and commercialization of PAWDEX, an Urban Walkability Index Analysis Model. The multidisciplinary research team which was spearheaded by Assoc. Prof Dr. Hasanuddin Lamit; consists of Dr. Arezou Shafaghat, Dr. Ali Keyvanfar, Dr. Kherun Nita Ali, Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaimi Abd. Majid, and Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdan Ahmad. The research project was also supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysian Highway Authority (Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia-LLM), Qatar Road Safety Studies Centre (RSSC), and the Institute of Sultan Iskandar (ISI).

The team has won the judges attention to their Urban Walkability Decision Support tool which was developed to be used by local government agencies to enhance low-energy and low-emission urban development policies.

SIIF 2015 was hosted by Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), and organized by Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) at Hall E, COEX complex building. SIIF 2015 jury was validated and verified by International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA). This year’s event witnessed 525 inventions from 33 nations showcasing their inventions.

The objective of the SIIF 2015 was to invite inventors and innovators from all over the world to promote their inventions and learn about the importance of intellectual property. SIIF 2015 not only gave the platform to display UTM new products but also served as a venue for consultation on commercialization and intellectual property rights for the new market.

Congratulations to UTM- ISIIC FAB-FKA team!