Malaysia Techlympics showcases six categories divided into 39 competitions, encompassing various technology-based contests such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), drones, coding, and robotics, to be held at state, regional, and national levels.
The initiative, Malaysia Techlympics, spearheaded by MOSTI (Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation), aims to foster interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the youth through an engaging competition format, encouraging critical thinking, skill development, meaningful innovation, and high impact.
This initiative, therefore, is timely – allowing youth and children to enjoy science, come together, discuss, compete, experiment, to cultivate the nation’s interest in Science, Technology and Innovation. Techlympics is not just an ordinary science competition. It will serve as a platform to bring the nation’s greatest minds together to generate 2,000 potential ideas and solutions for commercialisation.
Techlympics aims to generate ideas based on current problems and issues faced by Malaysians – which include solutions for post-Covid-19 recovery, environment and climate change, health and well-being, the next big thing, jobs, connectivity and mobility, food security and sustainability, technology and innovation. The programme has been designed to also inculcate entrepreneurship amongst participants because although most Malaysians have brilliant ideas, they struggle to commercialise their ideas.