Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri Dr. Adham bin Baba, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation graced the official launching of the Research Innovation Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship Showcase (RICES) 2021 on 16 November 2021. YB Dato’ Sri Dr Adham commended MMU’s effort in organising this event as an avenue for innovators from various backgrounds to present their inventions, innovations, and research and development (R&D) commercialisation results. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su’ud, the President of MMU also delivered his welcoming remarks to the audience during the event.

After the launching ceremony, YB Dato’ Sri Adham also witnessed an exchange document ceremony between MMU and National Technology & Innovation Sandbox (NTIS). MMU was represented by Prof. Dato’ Dr Mazliham, while NTIS was represented by Ms. Dzuleira Abu Bakar, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MAGIC). This collaboration will pave the way for the Sandbox- High Tech Education project.

On top of that, YB Dato’ Sri Adham also launched ‘Rombak’ a virtual showcase of digital artworks from artists and filmmakers, organised by the Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM) and Faculty of Cinematic Arts (FCA). This virtual event was held from 16th November until 18th November 2021.

RICES is an annual event organised since 2017, and the event fosters visionary and innovative technologies to increase global competitiveness. With its theme, Humanising Innovations, the virtual event received more than 100 participants from local and international varsities including from the United States, India, Yemen, and others. The one-day event ended with a closing remark delivered by Prof. Dr. Ir. Hairul Azhar Abdul Rashid, Vice President of Research, Industrial Collaborations and Engagement (RICE) as well as the announcement of the winners for the showcase.