Sources: Borneo Bulletin

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) recognised for its innovation, was awarded the Clarivate South and South East Asia Innovation Awards 2020 in the Academic Institutions category.

UBD was announced the recipient at the Clarivate South and Southeast Asia Innovation Forum held on November 18-19. UBD won the award with six other universities in the region.

The other recipients include National University of Singapore (NUS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB).

The award is based on invention and patent volume, percentage of patent success, patent influence/citation volume and level of globalisation based on patent investment.

UBD Vice-Chancellor Datin Dr Hajah Anita Binurul Zahrina binti Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Aziz accepted the award on behalf of UBD in an online ceremony yesterday.

The award places UBD as the top innovator in the country. UBD was ranked in the top one per cent of universities in last year’s QS World University Rankings with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship activities in its students’ curriculum.

Since 2012, UBD filed 60 patent applications and received grants for 40 patents including 33 patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. UBD also licensed two of the technologies to local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – Smart Coating Technologies (B) Sdn Bhd and Pahaytc Sdn Bhd in 2018 and 2020.