The research team led by Prof. Dr. Abdullah Abdul Ghani consisted of Dr Mohd Shahril Ahmad Razimi, Dr Selamah Maamor, Dr Ahmad Bashir Abd Aziz and Dr Norazlina Abdul Wahab submitted two products, namely IBA Easy Grow which won the gold and MySpirituality Module which bagged the silver medal.
Dr Mohd Shahril said that they did not expect to win since the products produced were Islamic based products and Koreans would find such products rather perplexing and such product may not even be accepted.
“The IBA Easy Grow is the result of a collaborative research effort done with the industry. The result is the production of the spiritually based halal fertigation product.
"IBA Easy Grow is an all-natural sharia based fertilizer that does not make use of animal waste and is environmentally friendly, in addition, the process of making it adheres strictly to the principles of Islam," he said.
Meanwhile, MySpirituality Module, an intangible product which was developed by these researchers would serve as guide to youth institutions when implementing programmes pertaining to spiritual development.
He added that the products produced were the result of the Nic Research Grant Scheme (NRGS).
"We are indeed grateful and ecstatic with our success as it is our daawah and we would like to introduce Islam and put UUM and in particular IBS on to the world stage. We were determined to participate in this particular competition and were ready to compete against the 400 universities from around the world.
"Participating in a competition like this will allow us to share the findings at the global level, it also enables us to test the marketability of the products we produced," he said.
Also accompanying the delegation was the ever supportive head of the NRGS Research Programme, Prof. Dato 'Dr. Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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