Young Innovators Challenge (YIC) 2017 University Level Maker Fair and Competition (TAR UC)

Venue : TARUC Penang Branch Campus Auditorium


The TAR UC Penang Branch Campus, Department of Engineering Built Environment (DEBE) together with the Electronic Engineering Society partnered with the Penang Science Cluster and MDEC (strategic partner) with the support of the Ministry of Education organised the Young Innovators Challenge 2017: University Level Maker Fair and Competition.


A total of 31 teams from 12 secondary schools participated in the University Level Maker Fair. These teams were mentored by 32 members of the Electronic Engineering Society from the TAR UC Penang Branch Campus.

The event was sponsored by Sime Darby Yayasan (national sponsor) together with Motorola, ECM Libra Foundation, Inari Amerton, Kontron Asia Pacific Design Sdn Bhd, Ceedtech, Flex and Linear Seminconductor. Cumbaka was the secretariat for the event while iM4U was the official volunteer platform provider.


The panels of judges during the competition were engineers, managers and consultants from the industry. The following are the judges:


  • Ong Yuen Cheik (Peter) from Penang Science Cluster
  • Louis Yong from Dreamcatcher
  • Lim Kok Keong from Keysight
  • Siow Jian Yong from CSM Excel Sdn Bhd
  • Tai See Chew from DEBE, TAR UC Penang Branch Campus
  • Lee Lai Seng from DEBE, TAR UC Penang Branch Campus


Participants exhibited their creativity in their innovative projects in automation, agriculture and building. The competition was successful in creating a first-hand exposure for the participating teams children to tertiary level engineering ideas.


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