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Creating Turtle Egg Hatcher and Gender Determinants Tool, UB Win Croatian Award

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UB Maticgator Team succeeded in piquing the interest of the Croatian government and earning a Special Award from the Union Croatian Innovator at the Seoul International Invention Fair - SIIF 2017. As one of the largest international innovation exhibitions in the world, SIIF brought 30 delegations together for 4 days, on November 30 until December 3, 2017.

Mechanical Engineering Student of 2015, Muhammad Husni Mubarok with his three partners Nicky Putra Pradana (Mechanical Eng. 2015), Vani Dwi Febrian (Vocational 2016), and Yudha Akbar Budi W. (Vocational 2016) created Maticgator (Automatic Turtle Egg Incubator). This tool can incubate turtle eggs and can choose which gender preferred to be hatched, by regulating temperature, air circulation, and humidity in the incubator tool.

Utilizing solar panels as primary energy, these tools can be used in coastal areas that usually hardly touched by electricity. It's quiet easy to operate this tool. Just click the on button then click the gender preferred and done. Maticgator has been registered a patent in LPPM Universitas Brawijaya, it also has been traded to some cities in Indonesia such as Malang Coastal area, Banyuwangi, and Trenggalek.

The preparation process starts from registration until preparing the equipment for the competition always accompanied by Dr.Eng.Nurkholis Hamidi, ST., M.Eng as the supervisor lecturer who always briefs them patiently.

Asked about his impression of joining the competition, Husni as the Team Leader admitted very happy and proud to be able to gain valuable experience with many innovators from various countries.

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"Despite shivering while adjusting to the winter temperatures of Korea, we are excited to meet hundreds of innovators from 30 countries with various backgrounds exhibiting innovation in this prestigious event," he said when contacted directly from Seoul, South Korea this afternoon, Monday (4/Dec/2017).

He also said that he hopes in the future many more students from the Faculty of Engineering will follow the international competition and can spread the great name of the alma mater. Not forgetting he also thanked the Vice Dean for Student Affairs FT-UB, Dr.Slamet Wahyudi, ST., MT., for support and motivation.

"Thanks to all parties who have provided support, to the supervisor, and especially to our parents who always prayed sincerely. Hopefully, more and more innovation of Indonesian innovator can enter the international market," he concluded.

As in the previous years, SIIF 2017 was organized by the Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) under the patronage of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA).

A total of 630 pieces of inventions were showcased from high schools, universities, lecturers, researchers, corporations and the general public of 30 participating countries including Poland, Malaysia, France, the USA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yemen, Ghana, Japan, Lebanon, China, Egypt, Germany, Vietnam, Singapore, Russia, Croatia, India, Iran, Taiwan, UAE, Thailand, Indonesia, Mexico and Uzbekistan.

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The participants of SIIF 2017 were given the opportunity to enter the open market, technology transfer, have access to crowdfunding or business meetings for purchase or investment.

As an event that showcased global state-of-the-art technologies, SIIF has been putting efforts into building up the international status of the exhibition, working on close cooperation with related international organizations and invention groups from each country to help the participants find their way into the world market. (mic/Humas UB)

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