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"Embracing New Norms Towards Digitalisation"
Poster of GDIID 2021

Graduate Digital Invention, Innovation and Design (GDIID) 2021 is an international competition organised by Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Terengganu Kampus Kuala Terengganu for local and international graduate inventors and researchers to present their inventions, innovations, and designs of technology in various fields. Previously held in 2019, this biennial event has attracted graduate inventors from many universities. The ever-increasing attention from participants and communities has given us an aspiration to organise this event biennially.
See GDIID 2019

Therefore, we are proudly announcing the 2nd GDIID competition for this year. GDIID 2021 recognises unique inventions of the projects' ideas and designs in two highlighted fields: Science and Technology and Social Sciences. GDIID 2021 has changed the course of showcasing modern inventions by introducing a new theme: "EMBRACING NEW NORMS TOWARDS DIGITALISATION". Along with the changes made, we are moving forward in implementing a complete virtual system for all the processes that take place in this competition.

Important Dates

Registration & Abstract Submission

11th April 2021 - 11th July 2021  31st July 2021

Early Bird Payment Period

11th April 2021 - 31st May 2021  14th June 2021

Payment Deadline

15th July 2021  31st July 2021

Video Submission Deadline

5th August 2021  15th August 2021

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

5th August 2021  1st September 2021

Judging Period

23rd August 2021 - 30th August 2021

Announcement of Winners

6th September 2021

Extended Abstract Publication

30th November 2021

GDIID 2021 Categories

This GDIID 2021 competition are divided into two categories.

Category A : Science and Technology

Science and technology is an interdisciplinary topic encompassing science, technology, and their interactions. Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organises knowledge in the form of explanations and predictions about nature and the universe. Technology is the collection of techniques and processes used in the production of goods or services, or the accomplishment of objectives such as scientific investigation.

Category B : Social Science

Social science is the branch of science devoted to the study of societies and the relationships among individuals within those societies. It encompasses a wide array of academic disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, economics, human geography, linguistics, mathematics, management science, media studies, political science, psychology, and history.

GDIID 2021 Awards

This competition have six (6) categories of awards and offers great cash prizes to win.

Gold Award

  • E - Certificate
  • For both categories

Silver Award

  • E - Certificate
  • For both categories

Bronze Award

  • E - Certificate
  • For both categories

GDIID 2021 Rules & Regulations

  1. Every participation should consist of maximum FIVE (5) members only and no additional members are allowed.
  2. The leader of the project must be a student.
  3. The following entries will not be eligible for this contest:
    • An innovation that is a copy of another work.
    • An innovation that has the potential to enrage the public or include values that are incompatible with morality, public health, or welfare.
    • An innovation that may be the focus of intellectual property (IP) conflicts or disagreements.
  4. Participants may join in several innovations but must fill out a different registration form for each innovation. Only one innovation is allowed for each form.
  5. Participants are responsible to obtain intellectual Property (IP) protection for their exhibitions.
  6. The registration form should be submitted to GDIID 2021 organiser by 31st July 2021.
  7. The information provided in the registration form is accepted in its entirety. The organiser of GDIID 2021 will not be held responsible for any mistakes in the translation or wording of details published in the programme book or e-proceedings.
  8. The participants should further agree to release and acquit the organiser for all actions, causes of actions, claims of damages of whatever kind, including the negligence of the organizer arising out of participations in this program.
  9. The panel of reviewers or members of the organising committee are not responsible for any issues that arise from or are related to the competition's results or actions.
  10. The reviewers' decisions are final, and no disagreements or appeals will be considered.
  11. The cash prize will be paid in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR).
  12. Technical Helpdesk for registration: urusetiagdiid2021@uitm.edu.my

Registration & Submission Guidelines

Video & Abstract Submission Guidelines

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GDIID 2021 Fees & Payment

Early Bird
For Both

Local Participant

International Participant USD40

  • Until 31st May 2021
  • Extend to 14th June 2021
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GDIID 2021
Video Introductory

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GDIID 2021
Abstract Template

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GDIID 2021
Extended Abstract Template

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Call For Juries

We would like to invite a vast experience candidate to become a jury.


  • Have vast experience in innovative competitions is preferable.
  • Do not participate in GDIID 2021 as a participant (leader/member).
  • Fill in the jury application form by clicking the button below.
  • The application deadline is on 15th August 2021.


Upon the selection process, an official appointment letter and further information will be emailed to the juries. Only successful candidates will be notified via email a week after the deadline. Please inform the secretariat immediately if any cancellations are to be made after you have been appointed.

Conflict of Interest

No jurors, nor any member of their immediate family, colleagues and students where a juror has a current relationship to a submission participate in this competition. They must declare their relationship and not judge the work submitted. Failure to conform to this regulation would result in disqualification as the juror and resulting in the disqualification of the participant’s entry and/or forfeiture of the prize.

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Call For Reviewers

We are seeking for reviewers to help evaluate and review manuscripts.

Your Feedback Matters

Manuscripts that have received initial editorial approval are sent to the reviewers to further evaluate and provide constructive feedback. The comments and guidance that the reviewers supply are an invaluable contribution in our publication.


Upon the selection process, an official appointment letter and further information will be emailed to the reviewers. Only successful candidates will be notified via email. Please inform the secretariat immediately if any cancellations are to be made after you have been appointed.

Applications and Reviewers Selection

  • Volunteer reviewers with the appropriate credentials, skills, and expertise are considered to review appropriately fitting assignments.
  • Reviewers are assigned on the basis of subject matter and disciplinary expertise.
  • Reviewers must not be undergraduate students.
  • Fill in the reviewer application form by clicking the button below.
  • The application deadline is on 7th September 2021.
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Winners Results

We would like to wish congratulations to all the winners.

GDIID 2021
List of Winners (PDF File)

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GDIID 2021 Publication

GDIID 2021
Publication (PDF File)

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