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MPOB wins Clarivate South and Southeast Asia Innovation Award 2021

by Shah Farouq

Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) has bagged the Clarivate South and Southeast Asia Innovation Award in Government Research Organizations category for the second consecutive time.

The announcement of the award was made at the Clarivate South & Southeast Asia Innovation Forum held virtually on 21st September 2021. 

Director-General Dr. Ahmad Parveez Hj. Ghulam Kadir said the Clarivate South and Southeast Asia Innovation Award 2021 places MPOB amongst top innovators in Malaysia, said

“I would like to thank Clarivate for recognizing and selecting MPOB as the top innovator in Malaysia under the category of Government Research Organization. MPOB is honored to receive this meaningful appreciation.

“As of August, this year, we have developed 709 breakthrough technologies of which 31.4 percent, or 222 technologies have been commercialised with the aim to improve the oil palm industry. Meanwhile, as of 21 Sept 2021, a total of 381 patents were filed of which 252 have been given grants.

As the premier research and development institution, MPOB will continue to provide leadership and impetus in developing a diversified, globally competitive, and sustainable oil palm industry,” he added.

Every year, Clarivate recognises the most innovative companies in the region according to patent-related metrics that get to the essence of what it means to be truly innovative.

This analysis is done using proprietary Clarivate data and tools. The evaluation is strictly driven by metrics for both patent volume (patents published) as well as patent quality (grant success rate, extent of globalization, and citations).  

The awards are being given in three broad categories of Government Research Organizations, Academic Institutions, and Corporations for each country in the region.

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