THE 1ST ADVANCED INNOVATION & ENGINEERING EXHIBITION (AiNEX 2015)
Advanced Innovation & Engineering Exhibition (AiNEX) held on 18 August 2015 was the first exhibition organised by Automotive Engineering Centre which aimed to initiate efforts towards technology and innovation development as well as tightening the relationship between UMP with educational institutes, external agencies and industries.
This programme has attracted 100 exhibitors from various institutes of higher education, training centres and secondary schools as well as Mara Junior Science College (MRSM). Among exhibitors which took part were UMP, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), POLYTECHNICS, Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA (KKTM), Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC), Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) and International College of Automotive (ICAM). Besides, this programme was also participated by 31 secondary schools and MRSMs from Pahang and other states.
Besides that, the purpose of this programme was to nurture the culture of creative ideas in the production of saving and environmentally friendly products through projects exhibited by the researchers among students from schools, public universities, private universities and other educational institutes as well as UMP staff. The exhibition indirectly enhanced the efforts of AEC specifically and UMP generally in creating and maintaining a good network between UMP and community, external agencies and industries. The programme held has supported the mission of UMP: “We provide high quality education, research and services in engineering and technology in a culture of creativity and innovation”.