The competition is graced with the patronage of the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, His Royal Highness Prince (Dr.) Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah with the consent of His Majesty the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. The competition therefore carries the prestigious Crown Prince’s Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancement (CIPTA) award or the Crown Prince’s ‘CIPTA’ Special Award for the overall winner of the competition.Gallery
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evolution of technological innovations and inventions has seen rapid growth and
has benefitted global society. Despite this growth, it has been observed that
today’s world still faces critical challenges. It is believed that there are
massive asymmetries in the distribution of wealth in addition to poor
preservation of our planet.
The 2030 Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as adopted by United Nations Member States in September 2015, sets the blueprint of a global response to normalise the global issues by eradicating poverty, combating inequality and protecting the planet through the tackling of climate change.
The theme “Innovations for Sustainable Development Goals” has been developed for CIPTA 2023 to respond to the 2030 Agenda. This is also in line with Brunei Darussalam’s National Vision, Wawasan Brunei 2035. Brunei Darussalam has given profound observations by focusing on nine (9) SDGs goals, namely: Goal 1 - on no poverty, Goal 2 - on zero hunger, Goal 3- on good health & well-being, Goal 8 - on decent work & economic growth, Goal 10 - on reduced inequalities, Goal 12 - on responsible consumption & production, Goal 13 - on climate action, Goal 16 - on peace, justice & strong institutions and Goal 17 - on partnerships for the goals*.
CIPTA 2023 Competition invites visionary innovators within Brunei Darussalam and other ASEAN countries to invent and innovate products that revolves around the 17 elements of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to provide integrated solutions to respond to the challenges the world is facing and to ensure inclusiveness among the global society.
The theme is very much in-line with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’ízzaddin Waddaulah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Saádul Khari Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam’s Titah for the country to continuously aspires to be widely recognized for its educated, highly skilled and accomplished people, with a high quality of life and a dynamic and sustainable economy by 2035, while preserving its unique social, cultural and traditional values**. His Majesty underlined that for the country to achieve the goals and targets of SDGs, it would require unified action and cooperations from national, regional and international bodies.
*Sustainable Development Goals, Brunei Darussalam Sustainable Development Goals Annual Report 2021.
**2020 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, Voluntary National Review Report of Brunei Darussalam.
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and sustainable agriculture.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact*.
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice fro all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership fro sustainable development.
"Alhamdulillah, this is the tenth time, spanning over a period of two decades, that
Universiti Teknologi Brunei and Brunei LNG Sendirian Berhad have co-organised
the Crown Prince CIPTA Award since it was first launched in 2004. The continuous
collaboration between UTB and Brunei LNG in organising this prestige event has
been able to discover creative and innovative individuals among the Brunei nation
and ASEAN member states, contributing towards the current global needs and
"Innovation is key to CIPTA Award and the new theme which will be revealed shortly centres around United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. This theme promotes innovations based on the 17 SDG elements that will contribute towards the benefit of the social, environmental conservation and economic prosperity, to better protecting the natural foundations of life and our planet for everyone, as well as, preserving people's opportunities to live in dignity and prosperity across the generations."
"UTB has been giving support to SDG elements through various ongoing research collaborations with the government and industries, such as SDG 11 on “Sustainable Cities and Communities” with a research on Relay Station Network based on Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) Technologies for Disaster Management by Centre of Innovative Engineering (CIE), SDG 12 on “Responsible Consumption and Production” is a research for the development of biodegradable food packaging and food waste management by Centre of Research and Agrifood Science and Technology (CrAFT) and SDG 13 on “Climate Action” is a research on Tidal Energy Resources in Brunei’s water. Furthermore, UTB also incorporates SDG-related topics into the curriculum to create understanding and awareness among the students."
Welcoming Speech by Chairperson of CIPTA 2023 Executive Committee
Professor Dr Dayang Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman , Vice Chancellor ,Universiti Teknologi Brunei
19th May 2022 / 18 Syawal 1443
aim of the competition is to encourage and to develop the culture for
creations, inventions and innovations in Brunei Darussalam. The competition is
appropriately called the Creative,
Innovative Product and Technological Advancement or CIPTA. The acronym CIPTA, is also a Malay word meaning to create or
to invent. The competition is held on a
biennial basis. The inauguration of the competition was held in 2005. Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), formerly
known as Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) is the pioneer and organiser of the
The competition covers all areas of Science, Engineering and Technology. It is open to all schools, technical and tertiary academic institutions, government and private organisations and the general public.
A suitable logo was designed through a competition among Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB)’s staff and students. The winning logo design was created by Pg Dr Haji Md Esa Al-Islam bin Pg Haji Md Yunus, former Principal Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering Programme Area / former Assistant Vice Chancellor (Academic) of UTB.
represents the letter C for Crown
represents the letter P for Prince
The bubbles floating out of the map of Brunei Darussalam and revolving around the globe represent excellence, quality, imaginative, creativity and innovativeness which reflect the dawn of a new era of local inventors. It also signifies teamwork as one of the objectives of the CIPTA award.
represents the letter C for CIPTA
The logo “THE CROWN PRINCE CIPTA AWARD” reflects creative and innovative product and technological advancement from potential local inventors to be awarded nationally as well as to be recognised internationally.
The Map of Brunei Darussalam with its national colours reflects the extent of the competition which represents the Bruneians with their creativity, innovative and competitiveness while maintaining their traditional values.
represents the letter A for Award Globe and Abstract Motifs
The abstract motifs which surround the globe indicate that this award is a stepping stone for Bruneians to be at par with other international counterparts.
The use of colours in the logo represents the hard work that potential local inventors experience in creating fresh ideas with knowledge and available resources. These basic colours also represent the colours of Universiti Teknologi Brunei as the pioneer and organising body of the prestigious award
The trophy has been designed and produced in
UTB. The shape of the trophy represents a modest yet strong foundation of
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) that forms an essential
element of the nation’s vision towards a sustainable economy. The shape also represents a
generation with a competitive mindset with a resilient awareness of the
economic challenges. Taking recourse into the creativity and innovative nature
of this talent pool will enable us to fulfill the national aspirations towards
The robust and minimalist design of the trophy - achieved using locally found materials, signifies the nation’s emphasis on a creative approach that leads the nation to be regionally and globally competitive utilising its limited resources. The logo at the top of the trophy symbolises the commitment of the CIPTA Award towards creating multiple avenues for innovation and invention.
The austere form of the trophy provides an inspiration towards achieving the national ‘Vision 2035’ and thus elevate us in the global setting.
The CIPTA 2023 competition is comprised of three main categories, as follows:
1 - Creating New Product,
Process or Technology.
Category 2 - Modifying Existing Product, Process or Technology.
Category 3 - Creating New or Modifying Existing Product, Process or Technology, by Young Inventors.
This category is open to :
Category 1 and 2 : members of the public and higher institutions of learning
Category 3 : Bruneian school students , ranging from Year 10 to Year 13 on Monday, 20 February 2023
This category is open to :
1 - New
Invention & Innovation Category.
Category 2 - Young Inventor Category.
This category is open to ASEAN member states :
Category 1 : persons from ASEAN member states
Category 2 : school students in the upper secondary schools or pre-university or equivalent with an age range between 15 and 18 years old on Monday, 20 February 2023
|19 May 2022||Launching of CIPTA 2023 competition|
|June 2022 – Dec 2022||Roadshow series|
|EXTENDED to 20 February 2023||EXTENDED
Closing date for registration and abstract submission CIPTA 2023 Competition
|March 2023||General meeting and briefing by the Technical Committee to shortlisted participants|
|1 May 2023||Closing date for full submission of entries reports for shortlisted participants|
|May/June 2023||Hardware/Poster Set-Up at UTB|
|May/June 2023||Final presentation and evaluation|
|June 2023||CIPTA 2023 Competition Awards presentation ceremony|
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