“PM Tepi’ an invention by Mr. Vincent Chan, Ms. Cheah Wei Chee, Mr. Manivanan Sehgar, and Ms. Izyan A’qila Wan Ahmad Faizal won another award, recently. This time around, the invention secured 2nd place at the International Borneo Innovation, Exhibition & Competition (IBIEC) 2021. “PM Tepi ” is a digitalised platform with unique features that provides a unique solution for Pasar Malam vendors that are badly affected by COVID-19. People can buy items that are available at Pasar Malam virtually, and the vendors can also continue their businesses in the comfort of their own homes.
The IBIEC 2021, which was held virtually, aimed to recognise high-impact innovations and their commercial possibilities. It will also initiate future collaboration with institutions that are involved, thus creating a sharing platform among the innovators who participated in this competition. About 110 institutes from various categories took part namely Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Pulau Pinang, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Nanyang Technological University, polytechnics, secondary schools, and many more. There were seven categories covering the entire spectrum from Construction & Material, Machine & Equipment, ICT & Multimedia to Social & Entrepreneurship.
For the record, on 17 June 2021, ‘PM Tepi’ won the gold award at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2021: The 2nd COVID-19 International Innovation Awards.