6 General Criteria

GENERAL CRITERIA 1
Technical explanation about the product invention

  • Clearly and precisely explained about the product invention
  • Project objectives & R&D roadmaps are well explained
  • Methodology and scientific knowledge/engineering concept are highlighted

GENERAL CRITERIA 2
Intellectual Property Status and Originality, Novelty and Inventiveness

  • Patent granted – patent number and patent certificate available
  • Patent pending – submitted for patent and patent application number available
  • Ability to think “outside the box”, the newness and the unusual

GENERAL CRITERIA 3
Applicability of the Product Invention

  • Due diligent – look for evidence that due diligent was carried out prior to the innovation work done
  • Usefulness in problem solving and its impact to economy/social – specific problem/regional problem/global problem
  • Useful to others and applicable as it is
  • May be useful to others with modification/improvement

GENERAL CRITERIA 4
Status and Completeness of the Invention

The methodology/technique/procedure/facility/ are:

  • At research & development stage – laboratory scale
  • At trial stage – semi-pilot/pilot scale, conducted in collaboration with relevant authority/industry
  • Out-put data available in reasonable quantity

GENERAL CRITERIA 5
Commercializability of the Product Invention

  • Market potential/Social benefit – need evidence that market survey being carried out, feedback from potential users available
  • Potential market size – local/regional/country/global
  • Technology transfer potential – evidence of collaboration with industry/business partner (collaborator/partner present?)

GENERAL CRITERIA 6
Knowledge Management

  • Publication in Cited Journal/International Journal/Referred Journal/local journal/magazine/newspaper/TV appearance
  • Pamphlets available
  • Any award or any form of appreciation receive by the product invention at national/international level?
Judging Criteria Showcase of Success Story (Commercialization)

Technical Explanation About the Product Invention

  • Clearly and precisely explained about the product
  • Concept and related roadmap are clearly highlighted including the scientific/engineering knowledge, clinical/preclinical and intellectual property
  • Cost of social/economic value in producing the product invention
  • Potential of the product invention in generating more product innovation
  • Being evaluated according to international standards/specifications.

Commercialisation of the Product Invention

a) Registered company/commercial partner

  • Sales and purchase agreement, registered commercial partner/outright sale/franchise
  • Start-up company/Enterprise

b) The product is marketed and widely used – to be supported by financial record, sales volume for the product in the market for either six months, two years or more than two years

c) Market coverage of the product – local market, regional market or world market

d) Effort and mechanisms for the product promotion – e.g. fliers evidence required.

Impact of the Invention on Social Economy and Growth of Related Industry

a) Total sale value of the product

  • RM 20,000 to RM 100,000 (Starter)
  • RM 101,000 to RM 500,000 (Intermediate)
  • RM 501,000 and more (Master)

b) Revenue to the parent organization(royalty, fees)

  • RM 5,000
  • RM 5100 to RM 20,000
  • RM 20,000 and more

c) Revenue collected by the inventors

  • RM 10,000
  • RM 10,100 to RM 15,000
  • RM 15,100 and more

Action Plan to Enhance the Business of the Product Invention

  • Well plan business strategy
  • Effort and methodology for market expansion locally, regional & global
  • Product improvement with respect to cost, quality, productivity etc.
  • Reinvestment for R&D & amount allocated

Role of the Inventors in the Product Business

  • Any role in the business administration?
  • Any responsibility in product marketing?
  • Expert service and guidance in the R&D
  • Any technical training to the staff?

Presentation and Demonstration about the Product

  • The product is available in reasonable quantity/numbers
  • Posters are informative and print out are available for customers
  • Successfully demonstrate the applications/uses of the product, first time wright
Judging Criteria Showcase of Success Story (Community Project)

Technical explanation about the product invention

  • Clearly and precisely explained about the invention
  • The target group is identified
  • The incorporation of scientific knowledge, engineering goals and social values into the research work in producing the product innovation are presented

Is the product innovation original? Does it carry high degree of creativity and novelty?

  • Problem statement is very clear and well explained
  • The significant impact of its application in contra to the  original status are identified
  • Possibility of any new finding being identified
  • Can it benchmark the expertise and effectiveness of an organisation

The application of the product innovation

  • Useful to the finding organization only
  • Useful to other organization at national level
  • Useful to other organisation at international level

How long had the product innovation being put into practice?

What are the impacts to the implementing organization? What are the outcome to the implementing organization? With respect to:

  • Productivity
  • Quality of life
  • Societal wellbeing

Can the inventors list the creative factors that contribute to the success story?

Commercialisation of the product innovation

  • Business strategy if any ( supportive document available)
  • Methodology and special effort in marketing the product
  • Intellectual property protection like patent, utility, trade mark

Presentation

  • Informative and precise presentation supported by latest technology
  • Able to demonstrate the application of the product innovation in details and well supported with relevant data
  • Certificate and any other appreciation in relation to the product innovation are available
Agriculture & Aquaculture
  • An invention that can enhance the quality of life and help to overcome food shortage problem, and contribute to efficient agriculture practice.
  • An invention that capable to revolutionise food industry and agro industry despite the problem with respect to water, energy and climate.
  • An invention that may shorten the route from farmer to market.
  • When applicable product should be declared as ‘has undergone Biosafety Assessment by Biosafety Department & declared safe.
  • Declaration on genetic modification, if any. Declaration on the use of endangered or protected species, if any. Some product needs declaration of animal ethics by acknowledged Animal Ethics Committee.
Automobile, Aeronautical & Maritime Technology

Technical explanation about the product invention

  • Clearly and precisely explained about the invention
  • Project objectives and R&D roadmaps are well explained
  • Methodology and scientific knowledge/engineering concept are highlighted

Intellectual property status and Originality, Novelty and inventiveness

  • Patent granted – patent number and patent certificate available
  • Patent pending – submitted for patent and patent application number available
  • Ability to “think outside the box”, the newness and the unusual

Applicability of the product invention

  • Due diligent – look for evidence that due diligent was carried out prior to the innovation work done
  • Usefulness in problem solving and its impact to economy/social – specific problem/regional problem/global problem
  • Useful to others and applicable as it is
  • May be useful to others with modification/improvement

Status and Completeness of the Invention
The methodology/technique/procedure/facility are available:

  • At research & development stage – laboratory scale
  • At trial stage – semi pilot/pilot scale, conducted in collaboration with relevant authority/industry
  • Out-put data available in reasonable quantity

Commercializability of the Product Invention

  • Market potential/Social benefit – need evidence that market survey being carried out, feedback from potential users are available
  • Potential market size – local/regional/country/global
  • Technology transfer potential – evidence of collaboration with industry/business partner (collaborator/partner present?)

Knowledge Management

  • Publication in Cited Journal/International Journal/Referred Journal/local journal/magazine/newspaper/TV appearance
  • Pamphlets about the product invention available
  • Any award or any form of appreciation receive by the product invention at national/international level

Look into the following possibilities to be gained by the invention:

  • Can the invention contribute to advance manufacturing technology, to enhance the industry, and produce end products at a more competitive pricing to make Malaysian committed to support the National Car Programme.
  • Can the invention produce better products with required specifications, highly consistent, durable and lower in price than equivalent competitors. Hence, reduce vendor control over the products and spare parts.
  • Will it help to overcome the limited access to competent Technicians and engineers
  • Build the comprehensive automotive development and testing centre

 

Disaster Management

Description of the product invention, and novelty and inventiveness

  • Clearly and precisely explained about the product invention, the objectives and
    problem solving
  • The geographical position of the country is taken into consideration
  • The historical events are taken into account
  • Is the referred disaster truly portray a disaster?

Applicability of the product invention
Will the invention addresses a specific or an integrated Disaster Management?

  • A clear frame work to assure the effectiveness of the invention
  • A clear procedure for effective management of a crisis
  • Well-documented set of critical success factors available

Does the invention take into consideration of the mitigation plan? For example, the establishment of community emergency network system in the risk area.

  • System to collect information
  • System to disseminate information
  • Establishing the point of contact
  • Allocation of special needs for the disabled, children, senior citizens, etc.

Does the invention address the basic need during a disaster like water, electricity, transport, medical etc.?

Does the invention take into consideration of the disaster preparedness?

  • Early action like warning system, sign or forecast.
  • Any effort to up-date the status of the community living in the respective area – the number of houses/shops/schools
  • Distribution of population, numbers of adults/children/toddlers

Does the invention contribute to healthcare and rehabilitation during disaster?

  • Well-documented recovery plan available.
  • Any evidence of effort to identify and prioritize the risk area.
  • Potential risk and
  • Potential hazard also identified

Is there any mention that the plan is to be made known to the community?

  • Any involvement from the management group – community members, individual residence, government officials, chamber of commerce, NGO etc.
  • The expected differences before and after the implementation of the disaster
    management program.

Knowledge Management

  • Publication in Cited Journal/International Journal/Referred Journal/local journal/magazine/newspaper
  • Any award or any form of appreciation receive by the product invention at national/international level?
Digital Era, Data Analytics & Automation Revolution

Try to identify in which sector does the product innovation may be contributing:

  • Media front for communication, entertainment & social related platform;
  • Idea creation e.g. design & engineering
  • Innovation e.g. testing & evaluation
  • Manufacturing; or
  • E-commerce, and
  • Will it help to improve the application of digital era in the SMIs and SMEs

How about Automation?

  • Local R&Ds are not full bloom R&D – v. low percentage
  • Raw materials are not available locally e.g. imported carbon black
  • Stiff competition with our two neighboring countries
  • Will your invention do any replenishment on these?
Education, Community Development & Social Innovation

An invention that can contribute in producing holistic graduates/manpower/society who are:

  • highly employable
  • resilient
  • innovative

At present and future, ready for the future and ready for the unpredictable job market.

Environment & Renewable Energy

The application of renewable energy is still very low. How can an invention help to address those issues like:

  • Boiler corrosion
  • Significant cost of transportation
  • Environmental impact

And can the invention improve for example environmental and energy efficiency, economics of a biorefinery and other related matter that to be highlighted by the inventor.

Health, Medical, Pharmaceutical & Food Supplement

Look for evidence on the status like:

  • Medical : Preclinical trial ; Clinical trial
  • Pharmaceutical: Registration with Bureau of Pharmaceutical
  • Food Supplement?
Industrial Design, Building Engineering & Architecture

Can the invention support the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) – the 11th. Malaysia Plan formulated by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)?
Does the invention comply to any of the following strategic thrusts:

  • Quality;
  • Safety professionalism;
  • Environment sustainability;
  • Productivity & internationalization.
Manufacturing Technology, Food Processing & Mechanisation

Technical explanation about the product invention

  • Clearly and precisely explained about the invention
  • Project objectives and R&D roadmaps are well explained
  • Methodology and scientific knowledge/engineering concept are highlighted

Intellectual property status and Originality, Novelty and inventiveness

  • Patent granted – patent number and patent certificate available
  • Patent pending – submitted for patent and patent application number available
  • Ability to “think outside the box”, the newness and the unusual

Applicability of the product invention

  • Due diligent – look for evidence that due diligent was carried out prior to the innovation work done
  • Usefulness in problem solving and its impact to economy/social – specific problem/regional problem/global problem
  • Useful to others and applicable as it is
  • May be useful to others with modification/improvement

Status and Completeness of the Invention

The methodology/technique/procedure/facility are available:

  • At research & development stage – laboratory scale
  • At trial stage – semi pilot/pilot scale, conducted in collaboration with relevant authority/industry
  • Out-put data available in reasonable quantity

Commercializability of the Product Invention

  • Market potential/Social benefit – need evidence that market survey being carried out, feedback from potential users are available
  • Potential market size – local/regional/country/global
  • Technology transfer potential – evidence of collaboration with industry/business partner (collaborator/partner present?)

Knowledge Management

  • Publication in Cited Journal/International Journal/Referred Journal/local journal/magazine/newspaper/TV appearance
  • Pamphlets about the product invention available
  • Any award or any form of appreciation receive by the product invention at national/international level

Can the invention contribute to the followings:

  • Reduce demand for intensive labour force
  • Reduce in cost of production and reduce in the number of rejects
  • Increase in the production capacity and reduce in the cost of productions
  • Boost up the program halalantoyiban & improve the export market of halal food worldwide
  • Reproducibility of product quality & specifications
  • Build local expertise and knowhow

Supply of required materials, transportation and storage may be some important factors  require consideration

Tourism, Travel & Tours

How does the invention help to create significant contribution to any of the followings:

  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Social
  • Cultural
  • people and;
  • places

What is the impact and how can it enhance life opportunity in the community where it operates, e.g. in the preservation of cultural heritage, local employment, education and health.