COPE-BEST received IChemE Public Engagement Global Award

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has announced COPE-BEST as Highly Commended recipient of the 2022 IChemE Global Award under Public Engagement Category.    

IChemE announced winners in 15 team categories and two individual award categories (Young Industrialist and Young Researcher) from 15 countries at the first in-person awards ceremony since 2019 at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, UK, on 17 November 2022. Across all categories, Optimal Systems Engineering (OPTIMISE) is the only organization in ASEAN, and one of the three from Asia to receive IChemE Global Award this year alongside Saudi Aramco and Dubai Municipality. 

The Convention on Promotion of Best Practice in Energy Sustainability (COPE-BEST) is founded by the UTM Spinoff, Optimal Systems Engineering Sdn Bhd (OPTIMISE) as a community of best practices to synergise open innovation in energy sustainability among industry, academia, policy makers and community within ASEAN and beyond. 

This year’s COPE-BEST 2022 was organised from 20 – 22 September 2022. A total of 1121 participants from more than 20 countries, including from Europe, Africa, Asia and, as far west as Mexico and the USA attended COPE-BEST 2022. This made COPE-BEST one of ASEAN’s biggest energy conventions. COPE-BEST 2022 was held in conjunction with the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2022), in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia University Sustainability Network (MySUN), Malaysia Energy Services Companies (MAESCO), ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), Centre for IMT-GT (Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand) Sub-regional Cooperation (CIMT), SIRIM Berhad and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). 


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