KDU College Penang’s students score big, yet again, at MDEC competition |

KDU College Penang’s students score big, yet again, at MDEC competition

KDU Penang students won top honours at the MSC Malaysia-IHL Business Plan Competition 2012/2013 (MIBPC) for the fourth consecutive year.

Jointly organized by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), the Ministry of Education and the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) in Malaysia, MIBPC aims to provide a platform for the convergence of skills by producing innovative digital entrepreneurs with problem solving skills. Every year, KDU Penang's staff and students participate in this annual competition, emerging either as champions, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up on many occasions. This year was yet another repeat performance, with two teams from KDU Penang's Business Department and School of Engineering garnering several prizes in various categories.

In the Business Idea Category, KDU Penang's students from the Business Department, Noor Fateen Azhar, Jim Harith, Loh Qwan Ying, Rajeswary, Aimee Choon and Lee Shiun Long, who comprised the Emmy Green Team, won a merit prize worth RM1,000 cash and a trophy. Their business idea, a Tenaga Saver Mobile App, which focuses on curbing the habit of unnecessary consumption of energy through its app which calculates power usage on a daily basis for its user was adjudged the best over 35 other business ideas and 27 business plans submitted during the pre-qualification rounds.

KDU Penang's students from the School of Engineering also won a merit prize worth RM2,000 cash and a trophy in the Business Plan Category. Going by the name, S Cube Technology, the team comprising Chin Jia Hui, Ang Jin Teong, Choo Zyn Xian and Chang Yu Ming said that their idea came to fruition when they were brainstorming for solutions to address today's parking problems. Their idea of using NFC cards to promote paperless ticketing in order to create an eco-friendly environment is in response to the growing call for greener technology. A truly functional invention, the business plan incorporates an i-SCAPS app that will also help to locate a vehicle in the event the driver has forgotten where he has parked it.

The students' lecturer and advisor, Dr. Wendy Chin Siew Wen from the School of Science, Engineering and Technology who was their mentor for the i-SCAPS project said, "The students' aim in this product is to bring more convenience to every day life and the best part is that it helps reduces cost by implementing an eco-friendlier approach."

At KDU Penang, we have put in place a strong creative experiential learning platform to enable our students to gain the right exposure and experience to succeed in the industry. Learn more about KDU Penang's experiential learning based programs today. Visit us during our next Open Day on 3 and 4 August 2013, and you could be Malaysia's next big Technopreneur.

 

For more information on the programmes and activities at:

- KDU University College PJ, call 03-77288123 / email best@kdu.edu.my, or log on to their website at www.kdu.edu.my. 

- KDU College Penang, call 04-2266368 / email best@kdupg.edu.my, or log on to www.kdupg.edu.my. 

 

KDU College Penang is a member of the KDU Education Group, a fully integrated provider that offers quality education from primary and secondary, both local and international, through to undergraduate and post-graduate levels, as well as executive and professional development programmes. The KDU Education Group celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, and is proud to have had 80,000 students since its inception, some of whom include corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities around the globe.

The KDU Education Group is the education arm of Paramount Corporation Berhad (Paramount), a public company that is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and whose diversified business interests include property development and construction.