Faculty of Cultural Studies UB: the Champion in “World Invention and Technology Expo 2018″
On 12-13 March 2018, students of Faculty of Cultural (FCS) UB won three championships in “World Invention and Technology Expo 2018″ at ITB Bandung. World Invention and Technology Expo (WINTEX) 2018 was an activity to appreciate inventions and technology. In addition, WINTEX 2018 was also a platform for promotion and commercialization of inventions and technologies, featuring potential inventors, building partnerships between inventors, and encouraging Indonesians to seek inventions.
The World Invention and Technology Expo (WINTEX) 2018 was organized by the Indonesian Inventions and Innovation Promotion Foundation (INNOPA) in collaboration with Insitut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). The event was supported by the International Federation of Discoverers Association (IFIA) and the World Association of Inventions and Intellectual Property (WIIPA). WINTEX 2018 participants consisted of individual inventors and researchers, corporations and institutions, and other organizations.
This event took place on March 11, 2018 with the exhibition booth installation. March 12, 2018 it was continued with the opening ceremonies, exhibitions and judging, as well as meetings with investors. The next day, the show continued with innovation forums, awards, company visits, city tours and dinner. On March 14, 2018, participants, who still wanted to enjoy Bandung, were given the opportunity to enjoy a tour.
The competition consisted of three categories: Agriculture, Chemicals, and Industrial Design with assessment criteria that included innovation, commercialization, product performance, inventor performance, design and patents.
Passing the assessment criteria, FIB UB students managed to accomplish the awards. One of these outstanding students was Nilam Izzatul Atqa Z, the student of English Education Study Program (2016). Nilam managed to bring a golden medal home with her invention titled KALIMA JHC (Javanese Herbal Coffee). Nilam also brought a silver medal because of her invention entitled AT-B (Aero Techno Boat). Another participant from FIB UB who also brought a medal home was Muhammad Dhimas A S., a student of English Education Study Program (2017) who brought a bronze medal with his invention of GEN-POMENT (Green ENvironment POlutry ModErN Transportation).
This achievement shows how creative FIB UB students are in contributing to Universitas Brawijaya and Indonesia. Congratulations, FIB UB!